I haven't been here for a while...but lately Foster is acting pretty wierd. He does so many wierd things like: 1) If im sitting on the couch and put my feet on the table and they slide the slightest bit on the table, he comes BOLTING out from his cage in my room and barks and nips at my feet. 2) Gets REALLY nippy and bites hard, hard enough that he scrapes my skin. this is totally NOT acceptable from him (or from any other dog for that matter) and I always immediately stop play and ignore him when he does this but he continues to do it anyway. But only when he gets really excited and needs to go for another walk. (If i do take him for a walk, I wait for a while, so he doesnt some how think that when he gets like that that he gets to go for a walk) 3) Growls and barks, and sometimes bites, when I touch his knees, and elbows, and his back right foot. (His elbows are pretty dandruffy) 4) Tries to jump in my lap if I'm sitting in the computer chair, and licks my face like crazy. 5) Barks A LOT at people on walks, and before we were at a point where he would do a light "bruff" and I'd say "quiet" and he'd stop, but now he barks full out and doesn't stop until we are infront of them. The first thing he used to do but not to this extent. The others are completely new. Could it be because I am back in school, and have school, homework, and work? I still have a LOT of time to be with him though. Another thing...I'm not sure if this has anything to do with anything, but we recently had to have our family dog (a 16 year old American Eskimo dog)PTS due to health problems and old age :'( I think Foster misses him more than we do! He keeps looking around for him, and laying in the one spot Dakota used to always sleep. I will be taking Foster to the vet sometime this month, or early next month for his regular checkup, so I'll ask the vet about his crazy behaviours. In the mean time, anybody have any other ideas why he might be acting this way?