Puppy charging into me
Lacie turned 6 months old. I have been working with a positive methods based trainer (clicker, praise, and treats) and getting fantastic results. But recently, Lacie has begun charging into me when we are out in the backyard playing. We play fetch, tug and chase. Then, we take a little break and I will be standing there or begin to walk towards another part of the yard, when Lacie will come charging at me at full speed and either deliberately bump into me as she runs by, or will jump up on me, and then stand next to me. My question is have others on the forum experienced this and is it normal and why does it happen? Is it play, invitation to play, dominance...what may be going on?