Have any of ou ever used a behavior specialist? If so how did it work out? I adopted my sons dog after he moved and decided he liked being without a dog and since his wife took a job, no one is home 8 to 10 hrs a day. She has been my granddoggy since she was 6 weeks old. I always watched her when they went on vacations and away week-ends. She is a pit bull, very very sweet and very smart and well trainned. She knows come, sit, down, stay, crawl, speak, let go, back up and more in both verbal and hand commands. She is now 4 y/o The problem is when hubby and I hug or kiss she gets very upset and thinks we are hurting each other. I called my son and asked if he and his wife beat on each other (I was joking) as she got so upset when we danced, hugged, jokingly wrestled. He said him and his wife would joke and play and his wife would say help help, it was a game to them. I don't see it as such a great game. It's annoying and I'm tired of it. I spoke with an animal control officer who said his rat terrier does the same with him and his wife. He will jokingly smack his wifes leg to get the game going. The other day I moved my hand and was loud in showing my husband someone actions, she though I was serious and came off that sofa in lightning speed barking at us. We stop whatever we are doing and reassure her, and include her in the hug or dance, but it is not working. Has anyone experienced this problem? Did you solve it and if so how? Has anyone used an animal behavorial person before? This barking and getting all worked up just gets on my nerves.