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Please help! So frustrated.

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Hello all,

Wondering if you can help me please??.... I have a 13 week old German Shepherd male puppy named Bowser. He's a great dog, full of beans and never gets tired. I keep him out during the day (leaving the utility door open so he can go in and out whenever he wants to rest, but only the utility).

At night I try to bring him into the living room with us to relax with my me and my 2 housemates. My housemate has bought a toy terrier puppy too (complete house dog) and he is the same age as my GShepherd and we bought them at the same time, but all they seem to do is want to bite each other, and I can't seem to settle my German Shepherd down at all. :cry:He keeps jumping all over the place and people, and he is way too powerful for the toy puppy so they have to be seperated. I have had to put him back out to the utility most nights because he is incontrollable, which I hate doing because he is on his own all night then. When everyone has and the toy pup has left the room I can bring him in then and let him explore and he eventually settles into his bed, but he's not really learning anything this way.

I really don't want to have to leave him out all night as well as all day, so of anyone has any points please share them, as I'm very annoyed about the problem. It has got to the stage now where I get angry with him and shout at him (which is not helping him learn) but he just won't listen. I can only describe him as hyperactive haha!

Please help as I want him to be part of our household and be around people?? :help:

Thanks a lot.
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Three words: PLAY WITH HIM!

He is a baby, he NEEDS to interact in fun and active ways with you!! Too big for the other dog, just the right size for you to play with him. Playing is cheap, and can be done indoors or out, regardless of the weather.

Having a puppy is a full-time responsibility, and his needs should come first. Instead of hanging out in the living room with your friends, spend time with your pup.

Enjoy him, play with him, cherish every moment with him. Keeping him out all day is boring for a puppy that needs to engage his mind with interaction. Going for walks once in a while won't cut it. I've lived in a very wet climate, rubber boots, rain jacket, and an umbrella works wonders! The dogs don't care if it is raining.

They grow so fast, you will miss out on some of the most fun times with your pup if you don't make him a priority. Your pup is fine and normal and acting like a completely normal pup - being hyper in the house is not the problem - the problem is that he gets ignored too much, and does not get enough exercise and enough play time. The good news is that this is EASY to fix! All it takes is for you to make a few changes in your priorities and give him more time. Have fun with him, it will go a long way towards your bonding and becoming his special person, and your pup becoming your best friend!
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