My pup is now six months old.
We did puppy school from 10 weeks to 15 weeks.
This consisted of 15 mins obedience and 45 mins of wild wrestling.
By the end of this he was doing well and promoted to dog obedience.
During this time I also took him to off leash beach and parks.
Of course he got lots of attention because "aww what a cute puppy".
At about four months we had some private training as all his puppy friends had dropped out of the school and he was hurt by bigger dogs,(he was the smallest one in obedience). Maybe thats why the others left also.
Eventually the training paid off - he is very good at home but still testing the boundaries. I still do sessions twice a day then free playtime after.
Now he is the size of a fully grown dog. He looks like an english pointer - very tall and leggy.
When I take him out (rarely now and always on leash) he gets overexcited especially with children. He is quite calm around other dogs but seeks attention from thier owners.
He is quite happy at home, plenty of stuff to amuse him, we are farmers
and so work at home- he has a cat, ducks, chooks and 4 humans for company.
Should I even worry about taking him out?
Should I just let him grow up and get more sensible? Any advice welcome.