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I have a 16 week old Alaskan malamute, male puppy. Overall he’s a very good puppy, he sleeps in his crate, and will go in on command. Behavior wise in the last few days he has started something new where he is whimpering for what seems like no reason, he is fed, he has been outside, gone potty etc but yet cries... I have been asking myself if he’s over stimulated? Just now I made some lunch, while it cooked I went through his training and played a little with him, I went to sit down and eat and the bad behavior starts, jumping up at me, biting me, whining. I took him off the sofa several times, then gave in and gave him something to chew on this kept him quiet for 20 minutes then he starts again, jumping up, biting so I have put him in his crate now. I don’t like that idea though, that he has to be crated to settle.. maybe it’s okay? He doesn’t whimper once in the crate so I don’t think anything is physically wrong with him. We recently moved so his routine has changed but it’s really like if I’m sitting down or laying in my bed and he’s freely walking around he’s whining and jumping up and biting as before he could just fall asleep on the floor. I’m currently working from home so he doesn’t have much crate time in the day but I have kept some crate time in place say 2-3 hours even if I’m home as that’s what he has when I’m at work. Any advice welcome! Thank you!