My flatcoat is 2 in February and has always been hard work in several different ways. He has a very sensitive digestion and I have to be careful what I feed him (special food, very few types of treats etc) plus to make things worse he is a scavenger on walks (only yesterday coming back to me with a mouth full of poo which led to an afternoon's bout of the squits). I have tried the treat exchange method where he is given a treat if he ignores stuff on the floor and comes to me instead but sometimes it is hard to catch him in the act of gobbling down sh*te He also suffers from separation anxiety issues and will chew if left uncrated. Every morning he is taken for an off lead run for a minimum of 50 minutes followed by his food and then left in the kitchen with my other dog whilst I am in and out doing things around the house. If I have to go out I will put him in his crate (at night uncrated). Trouble is he never seems settled or able to switch off to rest but constantly wants to follow me everywhere standing looking up at the kitchen door and seeming generally anxious, whining excitedly if I so much as approach the door or pick up keys. He barges through doors and has to be constantly reminded to wait so as not to dislocate my knee-caps. If I put him in the garden he will just stand by the back door or jump up at the windows to get back with me. I have been at home with him and my other dog every day since they were pups and they are used to being with me all day every day. In the evening they get another off lead run of around 20 minutes and then they are both ready to relax on a big fluffy rug in front of the TV. I feel disappointed that I am still relying on the crate and wonder what I am doing wrong and what I can do to get him to relax more. I often use a Kong Wobbler, peanut butter smeared kongs and other interactive toys for him but sometimes feel he is running my day rather than the other way round. Sorry to sound so negative but some days I wish I had just stuck with my first dog Do you think he is getting enough exercise or will more just raise his adrenaline levels even more??