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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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Thanks for all the replies guys....really appreciate them!

He has a big yard to run around in all day, and he comes into the living room at night and then when we are all going to bed he goes to bed out in the utility.

I bring him for walks as often as I can....once every 3 days usually...I know it should be everyday but the weather at the moment is literally pouring rain non stop (typical Ireland).

I have been advised to use a check chain to get him to sit in his bed in the living room, but the other puppy is let run around in his full view so I don't think this will work.

At the moment I can't afford puppy classes, and I don't want to have to lock him in a crate when the other puppy is just let roam free, don't think this is fair, and I'm afraid it might make him aggressive.

I've tried tiring him out by going for a four mile walk but I realise he is just young and will hopefully grow out of it. Any other tips you can give me would be great.

Thanks again! :)
Is he outside during the pouring rain as well?!?! Crate training isn't mean, a lot of dogs come to love their becomes almost like a den to them. Everytime I have moved in my life I have set up the dog crates first and they would sit in their crates and watch their surroundings...its a comfort zone for them. If you cant go for walks what about activities inside? A kong full of peanut butter, games of hiding treats under flower pots...something to stimulate the mind?
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