I have mentioned several times how insane Clyde is. I could take him out for 2 to 3 hours and when we get home he does not so much as lay down. He just follows me everywhere. On the other hand there are times when I go to work and call home to see how things are going and my family tells me Clyde has been asleep for 2 hours! This has NEVER happend for me unless I kennel him which I often do for 1.5 hours in the afternoon just so I can get a break (when he is kenneled he sleeps, no problem) I am the only person in the house that exercises him. I am wondering if he associates me with walks, fetch and dog parks and that is why he is always so hyper when he is around me. You know like your kids, if they always get a toy when they go to the store, they come to expect it and are obnoxious when they do not get their way. If this is the case, how do I fix it? Exercise him less? (He gets a couple walks around the block and 2 hours at the off leash dog park usually everyday.) The exercise helps his naughty behavior like the jumping, chewing etc. But it sure would be nice to just have him lay down. I am not kidding when I say around me he NEVER lays down! Not even if I lay down, last night I thought I will lay on the floor to see if he will just lay next to me but he just stood over me! I thought I was going to get this little cuddle bug but he can't sit still long enough. He is now 8 months. Maybe it's his age and if so what age will he start to take naps? I hear of all these other dogs who sleep all afternoon in the sun spot. When will I get that? OK I am done rambling, am I creating this monster? What would you do?