Hi all! I didn't really know where to put this, whether it belonged in this forum or another - mainly because I don't know if the issue is mainly myself, or whether I am justified in wanting advice on training this dog. Basically, my family have just taken in a 10 month old male Golden Retriever. He's our second family dog, and the only dog in the household currently. Our first was a beautiful Golden girl we had from 8 weeks old who passed away recently at the ripe old age of 17 and a half. This new guy's a gorgeous boy, really friendly and happy...overly friendly. He has clearly been taught the basic commands, and is sometimes really good at following them, especially when noone else is around but you and him. He can do "sit", "stay", "leave", "come", and "away" that we are aware of. He's really clever, so we taught him to "lie down" in the space of like 15 minutes and he really caught on fast. But, I'm struggling to tolerate his behaviour sometimes. He's a typical teenager I think - sometimes he listens, sometimes he feign being as deaf as a post. My main issue is his overenthusiastic greetings. He'll constantly greet you by jumping up and licking/mouthing any part of you that he can reach. This can simply be walking downstairs from being upstairs (which is off limits as he chews things). Occasionally he'll listen to you trying to give him commands, but usually he just carries on getting overexcited and even if he does listen to a command he forgets it like half a second later (like, tell him to sit and stay or to move "away" from the bottom of the stairs for example, and he does it for like a split second then reverts back to jumping up and mouthing). Try going down to his level so he doesn't jump and he gets worse. Try ignoring him until he shows good behaviour, and his bad behaviour just gets worse again. Its hard to know what to do, because he's a big boy and easily reaches my shoulders with his paws when he jumps up. Any advice would be appreciated. There are other issues, but that is the main one.