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    Default 3 months old and gets the crazies!

    Hi all,

    Barney is now three months old and of an evening after dinner he is nuts! I figure this is all normal and we play tug and fetch and then do some training for mental stimulation. He is getting quite rough with the mouthing, and when he takes his training treats. Can you give me any tips for making the evenings a bit calmer? And tips to decrease the mouthing and rough treat taking?

    I have enrolled in level 1 obedience at the rspca, so im hoping this will help a little, and i think one walk per day is not enough? He is a cavalier cross and only supposed to have 5 mins of exercise per month of age i thought?

    Thanks!

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    Every dog is different. Dogs exercise as they need to as puppies.

    Does he sleep a lot during the day? I got my pup to remain calm by crate training her.

    In the night time she was in the crate, only let out o the toilet. During the day was when she learnt obedience and played and went for walks.

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    LOL.............Six, five, four and two year olds and they get the crazies............We call them zoomies here and when newfies get zoomies in the morning and evening, you just get out of the way..

    Maybe you can just turn it into some fetch or frisbee play....I think it is good for dogs to let of steam, I encourage mine to have the silly's before i go to work after their walk. I think that is why they are so quiet and sleep a lot whilst we are at work.

    The Obedience will help with your Leadership......And why don't you hold the treat in a closed fist, and if he approaches rough, he just does not get it. "off" could be used and if he gets rough, I give some dogs a tap with the closed fist. It is not a beating, just a tap. if they approach softly/politely they can have the treat. Sometimes it is how the treat is held that causes the biting. It is one of the first things you should teach a little puppy, to be polite. Not polite, no treat......they learn pretty quick around here. I think Ian Dunbar has a Youtube on it. And I am sure others do too. hard to explain, without showing (I find anyway)
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    Thanks newfsie, ill search youtube, and try a walk when i get home from work first thing, he is just exchited as we are at work all day, probably worse yesterday as i got home at 8 pm and only hubby and son were home with him so less interaction. He is a great little dog, so i have no doubt we can work through!

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    Yep sounds like Zoomies to me. I love zoomies and I cheer my dogs along when they get them, edpecially as tey are older now and it isnt as regular.

    What Newf said pretty much

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    Oh, it isn't the zoomies, he goes nuts biting and jumping on me...zoomies would be great.

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    Its normally Bella that does the zoomies in our house, she will do fly by nips of Harley as she goes. So funny to watch!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apuppyforme View Post
    Oh, it isn't the zoomies, he goes nuts biting and jumping on me...zoomies would be great.
    Zoomies for every dog is different, your puppy still has zoomies, your just involves biting and jumping at you.

    When your pup gets them maybe grab a toy and play with him to redirect the crazyness onto a toy rather than you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    Zoomies for every dog is different, your puppy still has zoomies, your just involves biting and jumping at you.

    When your pup gets them maybe grab a toy and play with him to redirect the crazyness onto a toy rather than you.
    Yep that is why I said use a frisbee, ball or maybe even a tug and redirect...Make the pup too busy to bite you
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    This is one of the reasons why I like having multiple dogs.
    The last 2 hours before sunset I never have them in the house as they just go nuts racing each other around, barking at each other and jumping around so someone will chase them. I would have everything knocked over if they were inside during that time of day.

    I bet your pup is just trying to tell you to get with the program and play. Direct attention away from you as suggested, ball, frisby, stick etc. Maybe some of the dry kiibble if he loves it but remember to take that away from the amount you are feeding.
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