What are some of the best ways to improve line manners? I have trained my 17mo pup and i am having trouble with his line manners starting to stand up on marks when he is getting way to excited and moving around. I know line manners start with sit so at home i work on sit and reinforcing sit and I also try to put him in exciting situations but he never breaks the standard in training alone for me to correct him. Its only once a week when he gets around other dogs and new places, the excitement causes him to drop his standard. I just recently started training with another guy during the week who has 2 dogs which causes the same excitement. So hopefully i can train it out of him by making the proper corrections at the proper time while training with other the dogs. HERE are my questions 1. how should i go about enforcing the standards at the line. I have trained with a heeling stick and the whip seems to not even faze him when he’s excited. 2. are there any other drills or things i need to be focusing on at the house that will improve his line manners?