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Okay. Here's the deal. We brought home our 8 week old pup on Friday.

When he's good, he's really good. When he's acting up - it's BAD.

He's being crate trained. If I cover the crate, he's fine. I don't want to keep him crate forever, though. I try to let him out as much as possible, but he's driving me crazy with his barking.

If I'm letting him run loose (he's being kept in a doggy proofed portion of my room - it's by far large enough) with his food, water, toys and I'm sitting on my bed he sits there and CRIES at me. It's like, full out YAPPING. I was expecting this when he was being crated, but not while he's loose. It's not that I don't give him attention, but I've had some schoolwork that I needed to do and was trying to get him to play (stuffed a kong) so I could do it. No dice.

The other thing - if I'm sitting on the floor or standing, playing with him all he wants to do is bite on me/my clothes and hump my legs, arms, whatever he can hump.

I guess I wasn't expecting him to be so crazy while he's OUT. >.<

I would really appreciate suggestions on what to do at this point. I don't know how to get him to STOP barking and STOP biting/humping. Like I said - he has tons of toys and distractions. He's not being caged (right now). I could understand if he needed to teethe and didn't have anything - but he has the kong as well as a ton of other stuff. >.<

I tried letting him on the bed, but he ended up peeing (he hadn't messed at ALL) which is not something I can't deal with. I don't normally let animals in my bed because of hair - but with the poodle it's not really a problem. Peeing in the bed means being kicked out ASAP. I kind of have a thing with messes - they gross me out. I can deal with cleaning up messes, but I have to wash up really well after. :-/ In my bed is a different story. I changed the bed and I'm still grossed out to be sleeping in it, to be honest. By that's my crazy, not his. xD
 

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Okay. The crying is straightening himself out.

We're only having one real problem - biting. He's getting pretty aggressive with us. He nips a lot, which I've been told is normal. When we correct him (stern NO) he gets really aggressive and pretty much attacks us at that point with full out growling and biting. We've tried crying out like we're in pain, but that doesn't work. It's the worst when he's really hyper and excited, but even when he's tried and we're standing he'll try and attack our feet. He bites HARD. He hasn't broken skin yet, but he's made marks. Do you have any suggestions?

I've been meaning to stop by and see the trainer at Petco - she's exceptionally helpful (I normally do not like Petstore staff but my certain Petco has a great and knowledgeable staff), but she's been gone the couple of times I popped in. Our work hours seem to clash.

Thanks!
 
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