No suggestions on the hookup, but here's a tip for you as far as the "wild dog" is concerned...
I've found a couple drops of Bach's Rescue remedy on my dog's tongue has a remarkably calming effect in that kind of situation.
In fact, I've been told that this stuff is actually carried by mountain rescue teams, and they give it to overexcited "victims".
Don't know if that's true or not, but it sure works on my pup!
Rescue Remedy: Natural Stress Relief
Good Luck with the fan question!