Are you struggling with a puppy that has so much energy that he is driving you nuts? This is a common issue. We want to help you so that you feel more peace with your puppy.
First, you want to make sure your puppy is getting plenty of exercise. If this is something that you are struggling with see if a friend or dog walker can help walk your dog.
It is a good idea to use someone who is also willing to work on obedience. Salt Lake City has plenty of places where your puppy can be walked, and it is good idea that good behavior is rewarded on the walk.
Second, it is a good idea to give your puppy plenty of enrichment opportunities to occupy his time. I recommend feeding your puppy all of his kibble in a toy. This could be in a treat ball or cube.
The buster cube works really well. You can also check out Outward Hound. They have many products where the puppy has to work to get his meal by doing a puzzle.
Even though toys have nothing to do with obedience, Salt Lake City owners will be impressed by how much these toys can occupy their puppies for quite a bit of time.
Third, it is a great idea to give your puppy plenty of items to chew. These items should change every day to every other day.
These can include: Kongs with frozen peanut butter, cow hooves, bully sticks, elk antlers, pig ears, femur bones, etc.
Fourth, it is a great idea to get your puppy into a puppy training class. If your dog learns how to channel is energy through obedience, Salt Lake City friends will be impressed by how calm your puppy appears.
Johanna Teresi, Salt Lake City Obedience Trainer, Four Legged Scholars LLC, Obedience, Salt Lake City