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These Tips Will Calm Down Your Overexcited Puppy

Wednesday, June 26, 2019




When you first bring a new puppy home, there is no doubt that it will be very excited. It will want to meet everyone in its new family and will also spend a lot of time exploring its new home. After a few days it should start to settle down and be a lot more comfortable in its new life.


But what happens if your puppy just doesn’t calm down? Sometimes, young dogs can be extremely hyperactive and, in some cases, this can lead to bad behavior. Even if your puppy is just excited and not misbehaving, it can still get very tiring. Something will need to be done!

Here are some great tips that will help to calm down an overexcited puppy.

Invest In Some Puppy Training Classes
Your puppy might be hyperactive because they have a lot of energy. So, it could be worth occupying them by teaching them new tricks. You could either book a few puppy training classes with local dog trainers or try to train your pup yourself. Most first-time dog owners like to pay for a professional to do this, as then they can be sure that their puppy will learn lots of good behavior right that will last well into the future!

Take Them For More Walks

Another great way to encourage your new dog to use up all of its pent-up energy is to take them for plenty of walks. At the very minimum, you will need to take your dog out at least twice a day so that they can do their business outside. If you have time, it could be worth trying to fit a third one in so that they get plenty of exercise. If you don’t have time for an extra walk, then why not just go for longer walks? That should be more than enough exercise for your dog.

Check The Breed

Your dog’s over-excitedness might be down to its breed. For instance, dogs that have been bred to work on farms like sheepdogs will have a lot of energy and it’s best to get one of these breeds if you plan on putting it to work. Don’t have a smallholding or farm where you can give your dog some jobs? If not, then it’s best to stick with a small dog that hasn’t been bred for work, like a shih tzu or chihuahua.

Check With The Vet

If you try all of the above tips but your dog still seems to be very hyper every day, then there might be an underlying medical reason. It could be worth booking an appointment with your vet so that they can check your puppy out. For instance, dogs that haven’t had the snip can often have a lot of energy, so it could be worth arranging to have that procedure done. But always ask your vet for their advice and guidance.

If you follow all of these tips then your puppy should soon calm down and you will be able to enjoy some peace!


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