Hi everyone, I just wondered if my Dotty's behaviour is normal, and if anyone has experience of it too? Dotty is a 15 month old Spanish rescue (we think half Galgo, half Podenco). I got her at 6 months old and she was a stereotypical high energy, clever puppy that needed a lot of attention all the time. I work from home, and we have established a routine of playing 10 minutes of ball in the garden every 2 hours throughout the working day. We generally walk for an hour around 2pm (we have to avoid busy times as she is very dog reactive). Outside of this, she snoozes or relaxes around me or in the room nextdoor, until I finish work at around 5pm, and she has her dinner. At 6pm, she needs a lot more attention for a good 3ish hours every evening solidly. Ball is no longer enough, and she chews furniture or barks, or scratches doors etc. if I turn my attention away. I always prepare enrichment games to deal with this: games of find the treat, hide and seek, trick training, homemade dog toys, frozen kongs, wobblers, various bits to chew, and a nice sniffy walk around 7:30. It's only around 9 that she begins to settle and I can usually guarantee she will relaxed and sleepy by 9:30pm. Is this 3 hours of super full-on mental and physical attention standard for her age? I do my best to keep her entertained and am happy to, but it would be lovely to be able to watch a bit of TV sometimes after work, even if it's just an hour of something! Is this an age thing, does it settle down a bit as she gets older?