Jumping, bitting over excited puppy

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  1. tmusci

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    This is my first time on here. I have a soon to be 6 month old English chocolate lab. He is a normal puppy, ornery into everything. I walk him twice a day for 15 minutes and we have an acre with an invisible fence which he is trained on. I work from home so I make sure he gets plenty of exercise outside during my breaks etc. I also send him to doggie daycare once a week for a day for socialization and he loves it. Here is my problem my energetic pup sometimes goes in to crazy mode when we are playing outside. Today he started jumping and biting at my clothes and coat of which he ripped. I was trying to talk to him in a calm voice and not grab at him so he doesn't get even more crazy. Any ideas how to calm him down. The bitting was to hard. When I finally got to him I took him by the collar and put him in his crate for ten minutes to calm down. However, I'm still pretty upset. Ideas would be great.
     
  2. selina27

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    Hi @tmusci , there's been quite a few threads on here recently about this subject, so you're not alone. I experienced it myself when my puppy, now 19 months was 12/13 months, so she was full grown, and I know it is quite hard to deal with.
    Do you do much training with him, things to engage his brain and engage with you?
    I do know that when she was wound up and determined to do this to me that the only way to stop it was by no interaction at all. Which was difficult, because it hurts. So I had to resort to standing on her lead, attached to flat collar, so that she couldn't do it, then when she stopped pick up the lead, say nothing and walk on. Just kept repeating that, and she stopped after a few days.
     
  3. Blackbird

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    I recently posted about this and had some very helpful and supportive replies.
    Tansy (7mths) will run at me, leap and bite me hard, I was worried but I gather it's pretty normal pup behaviour. Seems to be that Tans does it when she's bursting with energy and we're somewhere relatively boring and I'm the most interesting thing there (lol!) or other dogs have got her excited, she's never done it in the woods for instance, but I don't go to the playing field at the moment.
    I've got better at reading the signs of over stimulation before it erupts into biting, but there's times when she just can't help herself! For instance walkies tonight saw a burst of zoomies which was great (happy dog!) but it ended with a leaping bite onto my arm
    I'm sure she'll grow out of it and so will your pup, until then I've got a thick old jacket for walking!
     
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    Yup, the zoomies are pretty darn normal. The jumping and biting will go away over time IF you do not turn it into a game. About all I could ever do was just turn sideways when he came charging full tilt and get my arm up. Like most things, if they do not get some sort of reward from it they stop doing it.

    I can still send Murphy into the zoomies even though he is just over three years old now. He will do it in the morning when he is full of energy and I surprise him by starting to wave my arms and act like a crazy person. He doesn't jump anymore, just zooms around at high speed for a while.
     
  5. tmusci

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    In have been training since he was 9 weeks. He is very good listens well, and we just started puppy school. Different ideas to engage his brain would be great. We play his and find the treats.
     
  6. tmusci

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    Thanks for the feedback makes me feel better. I never remembered my black lab doing this but then that was fifteen years ago
     
  7. tmusci

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    Thanks for the feedback it really helps
     

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