Hi I'm new to this forum so bear with me. My pup is 16 weeks old now, and neutered.
He has been attending a GSD only obedience school weekly and in puppy A class (lowest of the class, pups from 8 weeks old).
The commands are sit, drop, come, heel and stay.
He's been quite good with those at home, on a open grass ground with little distractions and sometimes in the off leash park where other dogs are present at a distance. We took him to supermarkets, café, beach and on car ride to vet clinics. Walk him twice a day with play etc.
However, he's started to exhibit a quite unwanted behaviour in class. The class usually lasts 1 hour and we always exercise him before we go and he is on an empty stomach, so that he has a food drive.
He constantly and I mean non stop for the entire 1 hour, jumping and pulling toward other puppies during the class.
He also jumps on our trainer for treats which he never does at home. He knows to wait for feeds and we could easily leave a Kong there for minutes and he won't go for it unless we say okay.
The other puppies some are playful and others just sit there not paying attention to him at all. He always jumps and pulls and to be quite honest, I am quite embarrassed by it.
We tried reprimand by a loud Erh Erh, we tried calling him to come for food. We tried physically put him into a sit or a drop position. He seems to be in an overly excited his own little mind and sometimes he'll come back for food. And the second he sits and gets a reward, he goes back to annoy other dogs. The other puppies some will get excited with him and play for a while, like 1,2,3 seconds like we were taught in class then walk away. Some younger than him ignored him, but he keeps jumping toward their direction relentlessly.
He normally is good with say hello with other dogs. He sometimes gets jumpy and paws out on the other's face but he will just walk on if on leash when encounter another dog.
I am frankly quite embarrassed and don't know what to do here. He is the oldest dog in puppy A class now and he's supposed to graduate to puppy B at his age. All the other dogs do when they demonstrate obeying orders. He's just too distracted with this behaviour and thus we achieved nothing in the last two weeks.
Help is desperately need and any advice is appreciated!
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