Our newest rescue Abbey is a lab/husky mix. She was surrendered to the shelter because she was "too much" for her elderly parents. She is the sweetest, most loving dog I know but she is so boisterous! She is 3 and has never had any formal training except for the 3 months she spent in foster care. She knows "sit", "drop it" and the occasional "Lie down". Often she just loves to cuddle with her people - she lays close, puts her head on your knee, stomach, whatever she can reach and she just lays there. The problem comes in when she is NOT just "laying there". She is like a bull in a china shop! If she wants to get on the couch - it doesn't matter who she has to step on to do it. I have bruises and scratches all over because of her jumping on me (not to get to me but because I'm in her path!) When she sees something she wants to chase outside she moans and growls and yelps - even long after the thing is gone. and runs from one window to the next knocking over or into anything in her path - me, my daughter, our other dog - whatever. When you ask her if she needs to go potty - she twirls around in circles, runs around the table then tramples the other dog to get to the door. They spend several hours per day outside running after one another, playing ball etc and at the end of the day she is tired and sleeps mostly all night (that's for another post!) but the craziness when she gets excited is too much. She like a kid with ADHD hyped up on pixie-sticks! We love her so much but need to know where to begin to get her to be calmer. Thanks!