well he sounds like a mouthy brat
Does he like toys/tuggies? Tug with him, run him ragged...the more exercise he gets hopefully it will tire him out ..Take him for a hike, brain exercise is as good as physical exercise.
He is THE MOUTHIEST BRAT I've ever seen!! I exercise him with something every single day. I take him hiking, I take him swimming, I take him around tracks at walking parks... He gets in the car, takes a nap, and is back to being all rambunctious. He loves toys and tuggies. I'll have to get him more of those, I guess. It's ridiculous how much energy he has for biting.
It would be best if you just re-homed him to my house!
. Haha....I have a thing for Drago. I really like him.
Is your puppy getting enough physical and mental exercise? My dog 11 months old and he will drive me nuts if I don't wear him out....His pedigree isn't near as strong as Dragos either. I'm sure people will buzz in to help you out...
Hmm...I think I'll have to find a different approach than the rehoming. Sorry.
I agree, Drago's pretty amazing! I should have included in my opening post that he gets TONS of exercise. I'm fortunate enough to only work four and a half hours a day, so he usually gets the remainder of the day with me. I try to take him to many different places so he doesn't get burned out on any place in particular. If we go somewhere to walk/swim/hike and he seems disinterested, we go somewhere else so that he'll get worn out. Seriously, I cater to this dog. LOL
I agree with Diane, exercise and redirecting to appropriate toys. Keep a good tug nearby for sure and make sure he gets tons of both physical and mental work daily
A tired pup is a well behaved pup
Nose work is awesome for wearing out those puppy brains, and frozen raw bones and stuffed kongs can keep them busy and give you a break when needed
That's my only issue with redirection is not having a good toy nearby whenever I need it. I guess I need to get a lot more! haha. He also tears up EVERYTHING. It's unreal. I got toys that say that they're guaranteed to not tear up, but he proves that guarantee wrong in a matter of days, if not hours.
What kind of nose work would you suggest? I hadn't even thought about that. I'll have to try the frozen bones with maybe something smeared on the inside where the marrow would be whenever that's needed. He has a femur bone that he loves, but nothing keeps his attention for very long.
One of the other things that isn't very good is that I like to let him out in the morning before I go to my job and work with him for 10 - 15 minutes. After that, I let him lounge around. That's when he decides to get all mouthy, even after he runs around outside for a bit. He bites, chases the cats, pounces on the smaller dog, etc. It's a nightmare in the morning!