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You wonderful people have helped me before and I hope you all can help me again! My American Brittany older puppy (10 months old) always runs everywhere and it drives me crazy! He is well exercised, but this behavior happens no matter if he's sat in his kennel for 8 hours or been running outside all day long.

When I let him out of his kennel, he bolts to the living room, if we're on the couch just relaxing, he keeps running around pushing and picking up things in his way. He has a new game where he figured out that if he runs fast enough and jumps on the rug, it will slide across the wood floor. So we'll be hanging out as most people do in their homes and there goes Batona, surfing through the kitchen on our area rug :rofl:

He has a great "sit/stay" and "down/stay", but no matter how long I have him stay, as soon as I give him his release he's up and running again. He also knows "wait" and he will wait for his release to get out of his kennel, to go through doors, for his food and water, and for pretty much whatever I want him to "wait" for. There's no middle for him, it's 0 or 60!

Do you think this is just him being a high energy puppy or is this something I can "fix"? It doesn't really make me that upset, it's more or less just inconvenient and annoying sometimes!


Here are some pics just for fun. We moved into our new home about a month ago and he was stealing things from me.







 

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If it's not annoying you too much, I don't think it's something you have to fix. He's starting adolescence and this period will definitely test you! Our pup is 10 months old and he's got so much energy now. We can walk him for 5 miles...do a long run...then back home, he's still all about play, play, play...flirt pole, tug, chasing games. Omg, we're pooped! Anyways, you've got a normal active pup and he's a high energy breed. You can look fondly at this time 5 years from now, and reflect fondly on his puppy ways :)
 

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Does he have a job to do? Or is he just a pet that goes outside to play and then back inside? Brittanys are hunting dogs, and high energy ones at that. I would suggest finding him a 'Job' to do, be it just nose games, or a doggie backpack on walks(Loaded down with water bottles) or even agility or flyball. It sounds to me like he's bored, and is finding ways to burn off his energy.
 

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Does he have a job to do? Or is he just a pet that goes outside to play and then back inside? Brittanys are hunting dogs, and high energy ones at that. I would suggest finding him a 'Job' to do, be it just nose games, or a doggie backpack on walks(Loaded down with water bottles) or even agility or flyball. It sounds to me like he's bored, and is finding ways to burn off his energy.
He has basic bird dog training and my husband will be starting more fieldwork with him as soon as this winter weather breaks. Right now he's pretty much just a pet that plays all the time. It could be the combination of him being inside more due to the bad weather and the move to a bigger place, I just didn't know if there was something obvious I could change to make him chill out haha! Thank you!
 

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He's a cutie. My dog does the same thing and she's a GSD/Basenji and she's 10yo these days. She will walk if she's board or just wandering for a snack (I free feed) but going out? hearing a visitor? WOAH NELLIE. She acts like a puppy. I do worry about her injuring herself on the slippery pergo, so I have a couple of runner-type rugs so when she is on the fast-track mode she dosn't go base over apex and skid into the sliding door. My hubby and I mostly just laugh because the pergo in the dining room she NEVER has trouble with. She's not slipped once....but the pergo leading out to the backyard slider--you would think it's made of ice.

Things we've done to help--trim the fur between her toes, trim her nails down and keep the quick as back as possible, use paw "wax" to keep her toes moisturized and give her a better feel of the ground.
 
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