So... It's Christmas tomorrow and I am a bit stressed. We are going over to my in laws place with Chewie. There will be 10 adults, 2 kids and 2 other dogs there. Chewie gets quite over excited around kids and dogs. It doesn't help that the 5 year old nephew thinks that running away from Chewie screaming, or screaming at him is great fun. Chewie tolerated this calmly for hours last time before eventually jumping on him, triggering about the 20th tantrum of the day... the other dogs are older, and the 10 year old Sheltie hates him, but is able to go hide upstairs. The other 2 dogs are also big barkers, and they set Chewie off barking, but somehow only he gets told off. On top of all this my in laws yell at Chewie when he does something undesirable, like taking food that was left at a height he can reach... really? I got so upset last time that I burst into tears after he got yelled at for being too boisterous around the 5 year old who had taunted him all day and just been a brat. Also, there's the food everywhere on Christmas. My OH thinks I'm being oversensitive, although he has had a word to his family about not yelling. But we will see if they listen. They probably think I'm crazy. We are going to take Kongs and make sure we get some alone time- no kids or other dogs. Is there anything else we can do?