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Hyperactivity...having trouble managing it

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I have a Flat Coated Retriever mix and he´s 8 months old. He´s a rescue dog who had absolutely no rules and we´re having trouble controlling him.

We´ve tried training him on a serious problem which is jumping on people because he gets too excited. He does a great job when theres treats around but as soon as we end training he goes back to the same and it´s exhausting.

We sometimes watch videos on how to deal with it but he´s a big dog and the "shushes" and small touches don´t do anything, he just keeps jumping on me and other visitors.

His leash walking isn´t good as well but its almost the first time he´s ever walked with it so we´re not very worried about that.

Another thing is that at around 7am he just starts barking and we have no idea how to stop it.

Would love some help on this hyperactivity please!
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He arrived at our home a week ago so we are still figuring him out. But we usually take him on a walk in the morning, like 8h30 am, then at 10h we try to do some obedience training. In the afternoon we do obedience training again and at night (around 9pm) we take him on another walk.

When he´s not walking he stays on our backyard, with all the essencial items, including dog toys which he doesnt seem too interest in.

Regarding the food we´re feeding him with Advance.
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We never thought of the "seeing people" as a reward, sounds like a great idea! REgarding the other activities, we can´t really give him too much freedom to roam around a big area without a leash yet, unfortunately, he can jump on other people and start running where we´ll never find him. Once he´s used to going to meet us each time, we´re going to do all those great activities with him :)
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