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My Boxer mix used to be the same, and still gets that way with certain people who like to get her riled up.

I assume your dog is food motivated? What worked for us was teaching her that the reward is on the floor. When she would get excited we would toss treats onto the floor so she would frantically go after them instead of the person. The idea is to teach him that if all 4 feet are on the floor he will get rewarded. You could also get him to sit and get rewarded for that, if he'll sit for you. It takes a lot of treats, patience, and time for this to become a habit. You could also try using a toy if he likes to play. Keep a favourite toy within reach and before he starts freaking out, give him the toy and encourage him to play with it.

You will have to practice this at a distance until he's behaving how you want, then slowly make your way closer and closer. If he's still freaking out, you're too close; go back a step.
 
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