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He will not stop running around.I run him everyday for about 30 minutes a couple times a day .Then i will tell him to do tricks afterwards.After that he will run around the house like crazy.He gets so bad i have to put him in the cage for a couple of minutes till he settles down.I will let him back out and he will start again. What could i do to get him to settle down?:help:
 

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Pups get the zoomies when they are overtired. Not sure the age of yours but constructive type learning sessions will tire him out better than running him, and put him up for a bit after every session so he can process what he just learned. Have him hunt/track for his meals instead of eating out of a bowl. If he's not teething, tug or flirtpole is great for mental and physical exercise
 

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He is now 8 months old
I never tried a flirt pole where can i buy one?
Thats a good idea to hide his food
 

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By the way....running a young pup is not recommended. Very hard on the growing bones and joints.
 

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diet may play into the behavior...what are you feeding? Grains aren't necessary for canines.
 

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my puppy was completely unable to put herself down for a nap for the first 2 months I had her. She had to be crated or she would just bite and bite and get more and more naughty for HOURS without sleeping! just now in the last month (she is 5 months old) she has become nice and sweet and can nap without fussing when tired.
 

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What does your breeder recommend? What's happening to the rest of the puppies in the litter? Did you tell the breeder what your lifestyle was like and they then give you the most energetic puppy (I'd be pissed if that happened.... ).

The reason we do all the months of research and then use a responsible breeder ( --> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/choosing-breeder/137533-things-look-responsible-breeder.html ) is so they can immediately give us help for these situations.

This look familiar?


If that's what you wanted and your breeder gave you then you just need to up all the training/classes to focus all that ...
 

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I got my male about two months ago and he was about 9 months old. He is just now starting to settle down some. I still have to put him in the crate when he gets out of hand. I think that its about balance between physical and mental exercise. In less then a month, mine will be getting a healthy dose of both...that should fix him;)
 

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The reason we do all the months of research and then use a responsible breeder ( --> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/choosing-breeder/137533-things-look-responsible-breeder.html ) is so they can immediately give us help for these situations.

This look familiar?

So You Think You Want a High Drive Puppy - YouTube
Yep, I believe this is how mine was when he was younger and that would be exactly why he ended up in the shelter:( More work, but it does get better every day:)
 

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What does your breeder recommend? What's happening to the rest of the puppies in the litter? Did you tell the breeder what your lifestyle was like and they then give you the most energetic puppy (I'd be pissed if that happened.... ).

The reason we do all the months of research and then use a responsible breeder ( --> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/choosing-breeder/137533-things-look-responsible-breeder.html ) is so they can immediately give us help for these situations.

This look familiar?

So You Think You Want a High Drive Puppy - YouTube


If that's what you wanted and your breeder gave you then you just need to up all the training/classes to focus all that ...
This cracks me up and reminds me of two of Rangers litter mates, both female, both nuts. The breeder was planning on keeping them unless someone with experience was interested, way too much drive for the average pet owner.
 

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I got my male about two months ago and he was about 9 months old. He is just now starting to settle down some. I still have to put him in the crate when he gets out of hand. I think that its about balance between physical and mental exercise. In less then a month, mine will be getting a healthy dose of both...that should fix him;)

How is he going to get that exercise? I mean how is it different from the training and exercise you are probably already giving it. The reason I ask is I want to know how do we train our shepherds and stimulate them mentally beyond their basic obedience and manners and exercise? Especially in the case of a family pet and I don't have the time to do dog sports or any other specialised activity. I do however want to see if mine will be suitable for therapy dog work.
 

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Mine seems to be acting really wild today. Twice today she ate or tried to eat 2 bags of chips, both times less than 30 secs. after I leave the room. I took her on two long walks today and still can't settle down. I was trying to watch some tv and she kept wanting to play, which I have no problem with, but she keeps running up on the chair with me and trying to bite my hands, arms and even aiming for my face (with no luck). All this while playing tug of war, then she stops and then try's to bite me. I know its all in playing but it not when it huts and leaves scratches marks all over my arm. Any suggestions? Right now I'm in the other room and she has seemed to clam down a bit. I can't into any classes in my area until mid Aug. We love her but she needs disciplined and at times she does not listen to me or my wife. Need help on this.
 

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How is he going to get that exercise? I mean how is it different from the training and exercise you are probably already giving it. The reason I ask is I want to know how do we train our shepherds and stimulate them mentally beyond their basic obedience and manners and exercise? Especially in the case of a family pet and I don't have the time to do dog sports or any other specialised activity. I do however want to see if mine will be suitable for therapy dog work.
I don't have a yard right now. So that will be a big change. There is a walking path less then half a block down for hiking. I will be setting up a whole agility course and he will settle into classes that are closer to where I am moving. Right now we take a class for his reactivity, the trainer found another trainer that will work with me. We will be able to play find it in the yard and I can work on obedience without worrying about him running off. His whole world is going to change.
 

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Mine seems to be acting really wild today. Twice today she ate or tried to eat 2 bags of chips, both times less than 30 secs. after I leave the room. I took her on two long walks today and still can't settle down. I was trying to watch some tv and she kept wanting to play, which I have no problem with, but she keeps running up on the chair with me and trying to bite my hands, arms and even aiming for my face (with no luck). All this while playing tug of war, then she stops and then try's to bite me. I know its all in playing but it not when it huts and leaves scratches marks all over my arm. Any suggestions? Right now I'm in the other room and she has seemed to clam down a bit. I can't into any classes in my area until mid Aug. We love her but she needs disciplined and at times she does not listen to me or my wife. Need help on this.

Work on real basic obedience until classes begin. Sit, down, stay, watch me, leave it, etc. Try a flirt pole for exercise purposes.
 
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