Small things you can do to teach your dog to be calm.
Correct at the first sign of excitement. If you notice your dog gets extremely pumped up and overly excited when he sees other dogs, people,cats,basketballs,wh
Reward calm. If you see your dog being incredibly chill in a situation that normally would have sent him over the edge to crazy excitement- give a small amount of affection, or light verbal praise. Be very calm and don’t overdo it, if you do too much praise your dog may bounce up with energy defeating the whole rewarding for calm process.
Don’t reward the craziness. I often see unknowing owners with an extremely energetic,pulling,whining,
Teach your dog a long down/stay and or place command. If you teach a great place command (down/stay on a bed or cot) and work on long durations up to a few hours over time; your dog will go into a calm state whenever you put him on place, because he knows what’s expected of him.
Make sure your dog has daily physical exercise. I recommend two structured walks and some play time. Being out and about walking every day will expose him to lots of sites and sounds too. If you’re incredibly busy you may want to think about hiring a dog walker.
Teach your dog to wait for food and wait for permission before going through doorways. Waiting teaches dogs tons of impulse control and helps with creating a more calm home environment overall.