Well Mango is firmly into the 1 year old energy blast, and lucky us she really got started right as colder weather was arriving. A two hour walk results in a spree of zooming around whatever park we're at or our yard. She doesn't tire out she just gets faster. But she'll usually calm down with some couch snuggles. This past week she's started a behavior with her frisbees that has me concerned however. She brings them in with her when she's done playing outside; normally great because then we can toss them around the basement - now however she won't rest if it's in sight. She drops it at my feet, and barks at me, or whoever is near until we throw it...then brings it back and starts again. So I started putting it up while we're relaxing. She usually calms down after that, but sometimes she'll grab another toy and start up with that one for a few minutes. I'm not sure if this is a continuation of her excess energy or if it's a symptom of her being concerned because my husband has had to go on a few business trips right as I had a friend come in to stay for a week. So she's had a lot of changes. I've been trying to step up our walks and worked in some running, and increasing the amount of play time outside where she can really let loose and run and jump. I'm trying to mix in a few puzzles for getting the frisbee while we're playing inside so she has to use her mind more...and I used some time when Honey was sleeping outside to bring Mango in and really work on some commands. Hopefully this will calm down as summer comes closer, but if anyone's seen this behavior from their dogs and has any suggestions, I would LOVE to hear them!