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Old 10-26-2018, 08:48 AM
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Puppy hyper and difficult to tire out!

Hi there

I got my corgi puppy a week ago, at 10 weeks old - 11 now.

We've had a great week. She potties outside and if inside, only on pee pads (we live in a condo high rise). She can sit, stay is underway. She seems confident and happy.

Except... the past 2 days something has changed. She's much stronger and more energetic already, which is great, but I can't seem to tire her out and settle her down in the AM.

Every morning I feed her, walk her then play with her. Now it's up to 40+ minutes of fetch, tug of war, and chew toys, and she is not remotely tired after. When I put her in her playpen so I can work (I work from home), she barks and starts tearing the place up. Shredding pee pads, being bratty. She seems to need much more than the 5 mins per month of life to get tired but I'm now spending more than an hour totally focused on her in the AM and it's still not enough. I put toys and treats in her pen with her but she still tantrums. Any ideas?
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:53 PM
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My boy was like this. Two things you can try. Firstly, try working in a training routine at the end of play time to make sure she gets mental stimulation along with the physical stimulation. Secondly, try a walk at the end of a play and/or training session to help her wind down after all the excitement of play to relax. Some puppies, you can play with them til the cows come home, but like some little kids they need something to help them wind down before they settle down.
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can your dog see t.v? My dog wears herself out watching docos of animals or sports - even cartoons -she runs around, barks, growls, & gobbles up her food so the t.v pets cant eat hers! Then zonks to sleep after. Cuddling in a blanket & rubbing their backs helps them get sleepy & so does a big belly full of warm pet milk & dry kibble. I used to talk to her in a slow reassuring voice when she was a pup & whisper in her ear things like go sleepies baby etc coz she would try her hardest to stay awake. She still sometimes sits there blinking heaps & head dropping & I know she's so tired & fighting off sleep & I talk to her. I tuck her under my arm & she sleeps on me. If I'm buzy she gets back into my bed & sleeps. Is the doggy bed in a dark ish area? some dogs like the bed inside something like a box on its side with a blanket over it & they have like a little cave. Make sure the sleeping area is out of the way in a nice quiet corner, out of a breeze & not to noisy. As pups they will tend to eat & sleep in smaller more frequent amounts. like a 20 min power nap! As they get older they tend to chill out a bit more.
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Hi!

Have you tried giving your dog a Kong toy? I have two pups myself and find this super useful. I put some of their kibble in there, poor some water through it and freeze it up. After their play session, training session, and walk I put a spoon of peanut butter on the top and give it to them in their crate (playpen in your case). This provides them with some mental stimulation to tire them out more, and it settles them down into a calmer state so they can take a nap afterwards!

Hope this helps!
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