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I've usually been trying to redirect the energy into a training session or play outside with my puppy when she starts barking, nipping, and acting really hyper. However, my vet said another good way to deal with that is to put her in the crate until she cools off so that she knows that behavior is inappropriate. However, when I put her in the crate when she's in her crazy mood, she starts crying and barking and whimpering even louder. Is putting my dog in the crate a good way to teach her how to cool off?
 

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I'm no expert by any stretch and many on this forum will agree that I'm not an expert.

But.....I don't think that will work. How is the dog to understand what is acceptable? YOU need to understand or learn what the trigger is for the behavior. Then YOU need to circumvent or train the behavior you want.

Example: My dog would sit on a sofa table to watch the world outside the picture window. Everytime a person, bicycle, kid.......would go by on the street, the dog would bark a storm. I start with the "Quiet" command, if this was ineffective, then a 2 finger touch + Quiet would be delivered. If still ineffective, then the dog would be brought down off the table and then blocked from the table until he would sit and be calm. Then access to the table was open. The "punishment" was denied access to the window. Rewards for compliance were always given, mainly in the form of pets, praise and continued access to gaze out the window.
 

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Ive always heard to not your crate as “punishment”
With my fur babies when they were puppies when they would nip or play rough i would say ouch in a lil louder then normal volume and immediately stop the play , and that stopped that behavior.


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When and why is she being hyper and barking ?
Is it during play time? Or when someone goes by ?
Puppies are hyper and they play. They need physical and mental stimulation or they can act up and my not comply wirh training like no focus.
Please give more information


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