I agree that life in general is better with my dog. What training have you gone through with your dog? I have a hyper dog as well but through obedience training I have learned how to manage her better. You can teach your dog that play time, pet time is on your schedule not the dogs. Needless to say I do spoil my little girl but when I need to do something else (like clean, study, have company over) she is requried to have manners.