11-07-2017, 01:38 PM
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Do you play any games with him? Just walking, even long walks usually arent enough if he's a high energy pup. Like a marathon runner just taking a walk. Not even gonna raise the heart rate. Try incorporating obedience routines into his play time. Especially if he's a smart dog youre gonna need to engage his brain to tire him out more.
I've said this on other posts but going to repeat it here. Physical exercise alone can give you a dog that is just fit and conditioned.....since he's fit it takes more and more exercise to tire him out.
If he's bursting with energy he might not be that capable of calming down yet and it manifests as bad behavior.
All that energy and bad behavior can be channelled into something productive..... Obedience training followed by playtime and maybe a walk afterwards as cool- down time.
Plus the obedience training will reinforce that its in his best interest to listen to you, and reinforce that you, not him, decides when its time to initiate play or training. The jumping and mouthing is just him being a bossy little @$!#.
Crazy playtime is the reward for the training.
Try playing some tug games with him. Teach him how to play. Make it super fun. Good chance in playing tug at first he'll at some point go from the toy to your clothing, get out of control etc. If/when he does just walk away, put the toy away, end of game. Dont even look at him. Ignore him. I play alot of tug with my dogs, from day one. Some of them, you have to end the game when they go off the toy and onto hands or clothing. Some just need a firm NO! And I can put the toy back in mouth and keep playing. Either way, they always learn early not to go off the toy and onto me when we tug. Since my pups always want to bite and chew on me anyway, and stuffing a toy in their mouth is how I deal with that, going straight to playing tug, and building off of that works very well for me at least. Im not a trainer and theres probably easier ways, but it sure is alot of fun!
Just some ideas that may help.
Theres probably a million ways you could go about this.