This is one of those situations that is difficult to make recommendations without actually seeing the behavior. Maturity and consistency will likely help. When he reaches 18 months, I'd consider getting a Bike Tow, which is a brand piece of equipment that allows you to tether your dog to your bike safely and ride while he jogs beside you. I don't know if you have a bike or are physically able to ride one, but this can go a long way toward getting some of that pent up energy and drive out of your dog. The Bike Tow is one of the more pricier products, but I think it is also one of the safer and better made products. Definitely wait until the dog is 18 months old so you don't risk orthopedic problems likes flattening of the patella or other issues. Also build up the time jogging gradually and make sure your dog is hydrated and not overexposed to the heat. Swimming is also great, but it is kind of cold in certain areas now and you need to have good control on your dog as in a reliable recall, unless you have access to water on private property that is enclosed with a fence that has a pond or a pool. Some dogs are just less biddable and are more into what they can get for themselves rather than trying to please their handler. Negative reinforcement or removal of yourself from the situation when he is biting and jumping paired with catching your dog behaving correctly and offering praise, food and petting will also help, but often the exuberance overrides those approaches, which is why burning up some of that energy is important. If you are a jogger, you can do the same thing without the expense of a bike and a Bike Tow, but I would invest in a proper pair of jogging shoes. Also, consider waiting until the end of the day when your dog is more tired to try to "catch" him behaving correctly.
As for obedience, what have you worked on and what has been your approach? The obedience can help establish some respect and manners from your dog and be an adjunct to the other things I mentioned. If he has no obedience and has decent food drive, I would stat to shape basic behaviors with food when he is very hungry. Always mark the behavior and have a release command.
Last edited by Chip Blasiole; 01-03-2019 at 08:46 AM.