I know what your talking about. I have had English Springer Spaniels for twenty one years. First, thing you must know is every dog is different. However, that does not mean they cannot learn a bad habit. My English is a character that loves to lay on freshly folded laundry.
Anyway, He is also a very dominant dog. Your likely to have the issue on who runs the house. For instance, some of my family members will give the dog attention right when we get in the front door. I urge them not too. Dogs are pack animals if the dog is the center of attention they think that their the boss. I don't know your dog, but my first was calm and easy going. My second, is still a little wild at age nine trying always to get attention.
Answered by Anonymous - 2/5/2011 2:55:44 AM