10-26-2010, 01:45 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Hampshire
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Originally Posted by Pug Oscar
As a few of you might remember, I have a three month old Pug. He learns fast, and have been nothing but great, but he always seem to be in a really hyper mood. When I walk he tries to walk in front of me, or he just jumps on my leg. I think he might think he's in a alpha position. Is there any way of calming him down. Like a simple trick or something.
Any answers would be greatly appreciated.
Hi and welcome to the forum!
What you describe is perfectly normal puppy behavior and is not about trying to dominate you. So no worries! He's just happy to see you and wants to get close to you and ideally he wants to get "muzzle to muzzle" like he would with another dog.
More exercise helps a lot with the hyper thing. Play with him outdoors or use a "flirt pole" (think cat toy) to get him tired. Tired puppies are good puppies!
Hang out here a little and I think you will learn a great approach to puppies. The whole "dominance" thing is really being shown to guide folks in a counter productive direction. Check out the threads in the puppy section. There are also some good books in the book recommends forum.
Also, you can post about your specific puppy issues and people are great about giving you training tips to help out.
Welcome! We love puppies here, and puppy questions!
Oh, and if you have pics to post, we love those too!