I have a three month old Boston Terrier that "looses" control frequently, trashing around things for minutes and biting anything that moves including humans. It happens around five to eight times a day with no apparent pattern. It seems that something triggers him and he goes from calm to crazy in milliseconds. I am not too worried about the trashing of things that lie around, its the biting I am more concerned about.
So far, I have tried (and continue to) try the following things:
- Saying "ouch"
- Stopping to play
- Putting him in play pen
None of this seems to work on him in crazy mode. He will just continue biting whether or not the objects are moving or making sounds.
Currently, the only option to control him is to grab him by the collar and push him to the ground. He will resist, sometimes for minutes and eventually give up. I can usually tell from his ears (they will loose tension). But after calming down, anything can trigger him again immediately.
I also consulted a trainer and she suggested that I might be keeping his energy too high (for example by energetic playing). For the last two weeks, I tried to refrain from doing anything that might get him more agitated. She also suggested, it could be that he is eating too little. I then tried to experiment with his food portions, but that showed no effect either.
I made some videos from a "play" (more like sitting on the floor) session after breakfast and walk. These are all scenes from playing with him less than three minutes in total. It consists of three clips that I cut together, one where he is going in crazy mode, then chewing his blanket on top of me and when I pull him away, he starts biting: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7f26b6