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Berserker, 11 weeks old. How can I calm him down ?

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Odin is a typical berserker when he gets excited and playful. He runs from one side of the garden to the other, plays ball with us, then goes to his eating all you can see affair and plays a bit. When we call for him he half the time comes and sits down all good.

Now, after 30 mins, even more, we go inside and he still does not calm down. Tries to jump around like a rabbit, bites this and that, breathes heavily, drinks a lot, toddles around.....

Question, can I just put him in the crate under such a circumstance for 30 mins for him to calm down ?? It seems, the crate is the only place he can calm down fast, so is it fair from me to use that as an advantage ? I am planning on leaving him now for about 40 minutes and then I go out again with him.
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Berserker...I like that. Pretty accurate description of most
GSD puppies Im afraid. My Abby was like that. The term
I used was Tasmanian Devil.

What you describe seems pretty normal. It will get
better. Only thing you can do is excercise them a lot.
A tired puppy is a good puppy.

One thing that helped with Abby was the Flirt Pole.
She went nuts over it and really burnt up the puppy
calories. Who ever invented it was a genius.

Easy to make with stuff laying around. All you need
is a pole, some line, and a lure like an old stuffed toy
or even an old rag. Do a search on this forum and you
will find lots of info about making and using one.
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