The title says it all. I missed her so much, I just want to lavish her with hugs and kisses! But she gets so excited, even to the point of barking the other day--which I do NOT want to become a habit! I've been reading online to ignore her for five minutes or until she exhibits calm behavior and I think I'm going to try it. Anyone think this is a good idea or have further advice to offer? What is your philosophy on greeting your dog when you come home?