I'm going to be a horrible person and have more rules for my future bigger dog than Mia and Summer about certain things. My dogs right now would probably horrify some people. Summer pogo-sticking to look over the counter at petsmart. Mia hurtling at you from the top of the couch. Mia standing on your shoulder or hitting you on the head... The fact of the matter is there is a difference between an 8 lb Summer jumping on you and a 65 lb retriever jumping on you (just an example, thinking of my neighbor's dog). You talk to Summer and reach down to pet her, she's going to put her feet up on you.