I have an 8 month old Border Collie mix who is amazing. We've had her since she was 6 weeks old and have done everything we can with her thus far to make sure she is well behaved and socialized. So far the experience has been a good one; she is extremely intelligent, doesn't chew on furniture, LOVES people and other dogs, knows a variety of different commands, and does really well in the car.
However, there are still some things that we are currently working on that seem to be a bit of a challenge for us. She's an energetic and playful dog, and we do our best to make sure she gets all her exercise and energy out each day by taking her to the dog park and letting her run around in the field as often as we can. She has her moments where she can be very calm and will sit beside us while we watch TV or relax around the house. BUT. Sometimes she'll get into her play mode at the wrong times and it can be a nightmare. She'll grab whatever toy she can get her mouth around and shove it in our faces. She's relentless. 8tttttttttttttttttttttttttg5... Sorry. Speak of the devil.
She's usually pretty obedient, but it seems that when she wants to play there's nothing that can stop her from getting up in our faces with a toy and shaking it around until we have no choice but to indulge her. So my question is.. How can I get her to understand that when play time is over, she needs to respect our personal space? How do I get her to snap out of her play mode and obey when it just isn't time for fetch?