Talos is a major biter, so it helps to teach the command leave it
so that when he's going in for the chomp, I say leave it
, and 9/10 times unless it's almost bedtime, he'll back off and give me a sort of grumpy "you ruined my fun" look.
Invest in a flirt pole! It's a toy tied to like...a pvc pipe with a rope. Puppies love chasing things usually, so it's a really good way to burn some energy.
I cannot stress this enough as a person with a high drive/high energy puppy (twelve weeks tomorrow), but mental stimulation works far better with tiring out my puppy. He's knocked out right now and ONLY because I took him to Lowe's today to get some socialization with people who aren't dog people (I'm teaching him to ignore strangers as opposed to actively greet them without my say so) and to practice his commands with distractions and because we learned TWO new things today. I've had exactly one day where I thought I could skip training. Never again. @[email protected]
Puzzle food balls are a favorite of his, and that too can do wonders on working off some of that puppy energy. Sometimes even simple things can work off that excess energy, but Talos will go and go and go without sleeping until I put him down for a nap/bedtime. The only thing that gets him to sleep as soon as I put him down, is a long hard day of thinking.
Also, too much crate time is no good because the puppy will get restless and bored, but at the same time, don't be afraid to put him away if you need to get something done, or if he needs some time to just chill out. Make sure you properly introduce the crate, of course, so he doesn't see it as punishment and instead regards it as a time/place to relax.