We all love our furry friends and we show it different ways – giving them treats, walking them daily, or allowing them to take up more room on the bed than partners. During training sessions, I’m often asked if you can give your dog too much affection. Well, it really all depends on you and the dog. You may be giving your dog too much affection if you never show leadership. This could lead to behavior or obedience issues. If your dog is generally well-behaved and answers to your commands, then your affection and leadership are probably in balance. Your dog should receive affection every day, however maintaining balance between affection and leadership is very important.