Hey everyone. So, Aldo our 10 month old male is by far the most bizarre dog I've ever owned. I wanted to describe some of his behavior to find out if this is normal Vizsla personality. So, Aldo is very hyper - he never just lays down when in the house - always pacing around, looking for trouble. He gets a lot of exercise - an hour of walking/running/playing in the middle of the day, plus the same in the evening. He's taken out through the evening for off-leash play in the yard also. I've had him out jogging for 20-30 minutes and we'll come home, he will get a drink and pace around a bit, then sometime just flat out go bonkers. Running from room to room at top speed, boucing off the furniture (literally) acting like he got shot out of a cannon! I know these dogs have tons of energy, but I've drained him already to the point of him not wanting to even walk or run anymore, then 5 minutes later he's acting like a nut in the house. I usually just let him go banana's and then he will usually calm down somewhat, but he never gets to the point where he is just relaxed. Only time is once in awhile late at night if I keep him up passed his bedtime, he will sometimes lay on the couch with me, but even then, it seems like he just wants to fight the fact that he is tired. He also has a tendency to bite at us when he's in this frenzied state. I usually will put him in "time out" in his kennel when he gets really out of control, but he will typically come back out and start up with the same behavior again. I am at a loss as to what methods to use to get him under control, and am worried that this is going to be his normal behavior. I had thought that if these dogs got enough activity and exercise that they were "couch potato's" when in the house. That certainly is not the case yet, so I'm wondering if it is just his age? He does good with obedience when we can get him focused on it, and he is going to classes - but even there he is the dog that is always acting up, barking, trying to get to the other dogs, etc. I've realized that the training methods I've used in the past with my doberman's do not work with him, and perhaps I am partially (or fully) to blame for not being able to bring him under control. I know he is still a puppy, but he is not a very lovable dog sometimes when behaving the way he does. He acts like he is completely out of his mind! Just trying to gauge things compared to what others have experienced. Any thoughts, encouragement or ideas would be appreciated!!
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