The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
It won't stop for a while. Puppies' brains are hardwired to play this way, and what we are trying to do is to re-program their brain to play in a way that is more appropriate for us. So it takes weeks of consistency, and some pups are just 'harder' wired than others. Best thing to do is to manage the little one and supervise.
Crazy, really intense behaviour like what you describe can be from two things: pup needs more outlets for their energy - so take the pup out and let them chase a rag, or chase a ball, or chase you around for a while to burn the extra energy off, or conversely, pup is overtired and is acting up, just like an overtired toddler not being able to settle - so putting them in the crate for a nap is exactly what they need.
If you only had the pup for a week, no need to be concerned. Wait a few months, and if things don't get better, that's when it is time to be concerned. Until then, if you have little kids around, only have short periods of supervised play between the pup and the children, and make sure the puppy had a chance to burn off extra energy before being introduced to the kids.
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