It has come to my attention that little Toppa is a very jealous guy I can not sit and have a conversation with my Son or he will squeeze in between us and give me pleading battered dog syndrome eyes. I can not cuddle my Daughter else I will have the whole 'orlov the meerkat impressions' and he can hold that (begging) pose for HOURS sometimes he even goes onto his back legs and dances toward me with his front paws high in the air! It is one thing to get between me and my Children, but today he took it to a new level. He was sat on my lap and I recieved a txt and decided to read/reply - but as I did so, Toppa decided to mouth my phone and scratch at my hands trying desperately to get me to let go of the thing, clearly unhappy that 'his time' had been interupted I have never had a dog that was not satisified to simply be on your lap having a fuss... but to actively try to remove anything that comes between us :lol: Luckily when it comes to other people he is very content to get my lap and an extra pair of hands to fuss him and really relishes in that so long as it is my lap that he is on, if I put him on someone elses lap he will instantly claw his way back to me in as desperate a manner as possible. I did read up on the jack russell and noted that they can be very clingy to their owners, so I ignore any behaviour that could make this a bigger problem if left unchecked, when he gets jealous I walk away from him and ignore him intil he settles again which is working a treat, but now and then he will do some subtle behaviour to show me he would rather I was ALL HIS! Love him, his a persistant charmer! The other day I was reading a newspaper and when I rested the paper on my legs I noticed Toppa had been sat at my feet in the orlov pose... most likely he had been sat like tht since I picked up the paper... as soon as he realised my eyes were on him and not the paper, his tail wagged whilst still holding the orlov pose and he remained sat like that wagging his tail intil I called him for a fuss. He won to the newspaper, I think he felt awesome about that So, I was wondering if anyone else has a needy attention seeking dog who gets jealous about daft things that you give attention to?