We have a 7 month year old beagle (Phoebe) who is doing quite well with her training. Sit, lay, wait, recall and toilet training are all going well. She is a high energy dog and gets plenty of exercise, regular walks through the day on and off the lead. We do have two problems, which we cant seem to overcome or make any progress. 1. Behaviour whilst out with other dogs Whilst we are out, she is just desperate to say hello and play with every dog in sight. If she spots another dog nothing we can do will get her attention. We have tried high value treats (chicken, beef etc...), and the problem seems to keep getting worse. When she sees another dog she will whimper and whine, and has also started to bark. I am sure other people must think she is a vicious dog, but she is totally the opposite and doesnt have a nasty bone in her body. She is just so desperate to say hello and play. Its got to the point where this is very embarrasing and we need to fix this!!! 2. Being calm in the house In the house, we just cant get her to settle, unless we go upstairs out of the way (where she is not allowed). We want her to be able to have access to downstairs whilst we go about daily activities (watching tv, reading, cleaning) but she is just totally into everything. Up on the sofa, window cill, biting magazines, etc... and just WILL NOT SIT STILL. We have a crate in the kitchen which will calm her down sometimes, but i cant help but feel if we use that tactic it will be like a punishment and she will then hate her crate. We try to keep her occupied as much as we can, with the use of Kongs, toys, bones, exercise, training etc... but nothing seems to work once we stop. Your help would be really appreciated, as we are just stuck with these problems.