Our 11 week old puppy is extremely hyper and I guess his idea of playing is chasing the kids around and trying to bite them. I have 6 kids and no matter how many of them I try to get and sit there seems to be one always up that the dog can chase after.
I've told them to yelp and ignore him when he bites but he could care less, he just nips and nips and nips.
Today after he started I took him out to try for a walk by myself (usually hubby helps) and he was awful. He kept trying to get behind me and bite my legs and then just sitting and staring at me while I tried to walk. After 15-20 minutes of "walking" we got home and he played in the yard attacking the leash. It was like he was rabid or something with all the biting and growling.
This week I started crate training him so maybe that's part of the problem?! My kids are starting to act scared of him which I can understand but that's not what I want. Help me because I don't know what to do!
I do have a few specific questions:
1. When he starts running around trying to bite do I get the kids to leave the room/quiet down or put him in his crate?
2. How long a walk should an 11 week puppy go on to get rid of all that energy?!?!