Hi everyone! How much play is too much? I've got a dachshund/terrier mix that I adopted about 2 months ago. He's gated in the kitchen M-F for about 6-8 hours a day depending on when my husband gets home. When I get home I take him outside and then we have play/training time. I've noticed he wants to continue playing when I'm worn out. I feel like I'm playing/training all evening long. I've tried different games, toys, puzzle toys, fetch, etc. To break up the play time I will do some training (obedience and trick) for about 15 minutes; sometimes a couple of times a night. He responds very well to this! However, when I'm tired and ready to relax he will whine, huff and bark at me. He's starting to jump on me and huff in my face. Is this normal? I tell him no and he will entertain himself for a few minutes and then we repeat. By the time 8-9 pm rolls around he is crashed. This is my first dog ever so I'm not sure if this is normal or I'm I turning him into a hyper-active dog.....Any advice would be really appreciated!