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02-26-2014 11:20 AM
Originally Posted by jocoyn View Post
I have that issue. Beau will turn off in his crate or in a non stimulating environment and he will be 3 in July. In the house, he has to be sticking his nose in everything. I have embraced the "place" command on a Kurunda bed (the raised bed is nice because it is more obvious to both of us when a foot hits the floor.

Place command was a life saver!!! They switch the energy off in their bed or place like they do with the kennel....!

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02-26-2014 09:02 AM
blackshep My dog can recharge really quickly after exercise, although I'm blessed in that she has a fabulous off switch. She will play, play, play with her toys on her own in the house, but if I tell her to go lie down, she will, she's always been really good about it.

One thing I noticed with her since starting nosework classes, is that the scent detection stuff tires her out way more than physical exercise (which seems to mostly just get her pumped up). You might try doing some of that with your dog and see how it goes.

I also agree with whoever suggested having a bed for them to lay on and training them to lay down there on command (and they aren't allowed to leave until you say so). They don't need to sleep necessarily, but they learn they have to stay on their bed when told.
02-26-2014 08:48 AM
Jlmaiorana Sounds like my little 5 month old girl. My husband played ball with her for 6 hours straight and she is still bouncing off the wall. My trainer says you can run her for 10 hours and still not get her energy out. People think there is Belgian Malinois in mine (I don't know if that has anything to do with it). It's wild.
02-23-2014 04:54 PM
Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
all ignoring goes out the window when they start to eat the leash.
02-23-2014 01:15 PM
nikon22shooter Never a dull moment haha
02-23-2014 01:14 PM
llombardo Unintentionally I have done this exercise in obedience class. He lays down and behaves like an angel in class. If I have him out and about and I stop to talk to someone, he lays down and waits patiently. At home it's getting better but nothing like out of the house. He is my work in progress, but he gets me tired. I love him to pieces and one day I will miss all of his puppy ways in the meantime I enjoy his antics and he makes me smile.
02-23-2014 01:12 PM
Blanketback I had it so easy with my pup, because I was off work at the time. He'd get super rambunctious and be such a terror, lol. I'd get the hint - he needed to release that energy somehow. So he was required to lie on his blanket for a few minutes and his reward was outside fun. It really didn't take him long to figure out he had to behave to get what he wanted.
02-23-2014 01:09 PM
MichaelE Lisl gets like that if she needs more exercise. I sometimes hold her and speak softly and tell her to settle down.
02-23-2014 01:06 PM
Shade LOL! Oh the that age Delgado was being walked in the morning before work, then I would leave and my sister would take him to the dog park for an hour later in the morning. Then he was crated until I got home just after 4 and we'd spend 2 hours, sometimes more again at the dog park literally running every moment and playing and then came home and play for another hour with obedience and fun and he STILL wouldn't lie down and sleep unless he was in the crate. I called him my energizer bunny with the fast recharge

Some dogs are naturally born with a great off switch, some need it taught. Really work out that energy and be consistent with training and hopefully be the time he hits one year you'll see a great improvement. Delgado just turned 2 last month and what a difference even the last 6 months have been, he's still got that fun puppy energy most of the time but I can trust him out of sight now easily and he knows when it's quiet time.
02-23-2014 12:27 PM
DobbyDad Just like my dog. He's 6 months and driving us crazy. I understand that he's a puppy and needs exercise and activity, but he never calms down. If I'm not standing on his leash at home he is always into something. Can't relax when he is out of his crate makes having him more stressful than enjoyable at times. Tried sit on the leash yesterday. He doesn't behave anything like the calm dog in the video.
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