Have you ever taken your dog to a person's house where the people aren't incredibly dog savy, live with a quiet little lap dog and believe that dogs should be seen and not heard? That the perfect dog is one that lays at your feet all day and never acts like a dog? That's what happened to me last weekend. I would say that Jack is a GOOD dog. He's a nice dog, he doesn't potty in the house and he doesn't destroy things. But he does... Sleep on the couch - Which in this house no dog under 5 pounds is allowed. He would pace back and forth because he doesn't like to lay on hardwood floors...and he's incredibly stubborn. Bark -when he's hungry, excited or needs out (or someone knocks). He likes to Aroo roo rooo when he's happy about something, and this is a large no no in this house. Absolutely no barking ever! Dig holes after critters - A city dog in the country. I can't help it he learned the joys of chipmucks! It was stressful letting him outside off leash because all he'd want to do is go critter hunting, and dogs shouldn't be allowed to do that. Roles in cow poop - He's a dog. A boy dog at that. He likes to be disgusting! Has nails - That apparently ruin the floor. He's not allowed to run (which is hard for an energetic boy!) LOVES toys - But isn't allowed to touch the many baskets of toys set up around the house. Heaven forbid the toys get boy cooties! I even brought his own toys in anticipation of this problem, but he can't resist the buckets upon buckets of new toys. He only destroyed one, but usually just likes to carry them around. Scratches at the door - When he has to go out, he paws at the door. They were astounded that he'd do that. We've always encouraged it at my house, so it's hard to punish him for doing it there. It's stressful because he just wants to act like a dog and he's not allowed. I guess at my house we let the dogs do what they want as long as it's not hurting anything. I couldn't imagine micro managing Jack all day long and not letting him act like a dog at all. We're going back this weekend and I hope it goes better.