One of the most easy to recognize “whines” is the excitement whine. We’ve all seen the lab that is so happy to see someone that their entire body wiggles and they start whining. It’s like they just can’t control themselves. And sometimes, they can’t. Often these are the dogs that jump, bark, and get “crazy” when they are doing something fun or exciting (greeting a new person, saying hi to dad when he gets home from work, or during agility class). You can help your pup by working on self-control and calming behaviors, such as mat training.