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As I mentioned on your other thread, a really terrific book to read is: "Love Has No Age Limit" by Patricia McConnell. It's a short, easy-to-read guide to bringing home an adopted dog. Also, take a look at that thread on children, dogs, and safety.

Clearly, your dog is anxious about his new home and family. You've got three young kids and that's a lot for him to deal with. He's most likely humping out of anxiety, so right now, I'd keep the kids off of the floor and not kneel down or sit down with him.

Rather than reach out to pet him, let him come to you. Dogs generally don't like to be hugged or kissed. The more he begins to feel comfortable with you all, the more he'll approach you and accept your affection.

It will most likely take a few weeks for everything to settle down. In the meantime, work on establishing calm routines, and make sure that he has a chance to rest and get away from the commotion. If you don't already have a crate, set on up for him with the door open so that he can freely go inside. Draping a cloth over the crate can make it seem more den-like. You can also set his food bowl inside it for meals.

Just remember to strive for patience. I'm confident that all will work out for you, your family, and Pippin. :)
 

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Here are a couple of videos you might find useful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFoa6rhEQIU&list=PLPw4P_laf1ywck9jlWmtPfY6P4Q__a_vG&index=2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AElTVoIPlOw

One thing you'll soon realize about this forum, if you haven't already, is that it's all about "positive reinforcement" training, which means teaching your dog through rewarding him for desired behavior. Whenever you want to curb a behavior, you'll want to think about what you want your dog to do instead. For example, if your dog is jumping up on people, then you're going to teach him how to sit.

It really is going to be a lot of fun. :)
 

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Yes to all that Grabby has written. Now is the time to be setting him up and rewarding him for good behavior. Here's kikopup's video on positive interrupters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBvPaqMZyo8

And, here's an article on how to prevent separation anxiety from developing:

Taking Measures to Prevent Separation Anxiety Related Behaviors - Whole Dog Journal Article

And if you find yourself getting a bit overwhelmed in these first few days, and most new dog owners do, it's o.k. to take a break now and then. You'll want to give your new puppy, who's really like a toddler right now, and yourself time to rest and acclimate.
 
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