I have a female Springer Spaniel/Blue Heel mix. She is very smart and training is going well. The biggest problem is that she is over excited about meeting everyone she sees. She strains at the leash and whines if I don't take her to meet the person she sees. Also, she loves my son in law, who is autistic. He came over last night and Smokey climbed all over him uncontrollably. When he went into the computer room Smokey wanted to go also. She strained and whined for the two hours he was here, trying to get at him. After he left she sat at the door and whined for quite awhile. We have one of those sonic things to control behavior, but it was useless. And when he sees Momma he does the same thing, but I attributed that to the Ellie May effect.