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So 5 1/2 month bruno still has too much puppy in him for me to handle sometimes. Tonight at 1 am i still had him out because he had been in his crate a lot today. He gets the zoomies and just goes nuts, it was fine for a while until he decided to hang on the cord from my blinds. I got him to stop, he did it 2 more times and I got incredibly mad to say the least as he cracked the plastic. It took everything in me not to yell at him so i got a treat box to calm him down and shook it. What does he do, he comes to me suddenly a little angel and lays down. I don't give him a treat cuz i was a little too angry and felt he didnt deserve one.

As I began to turn away from him he he proceeded to go through every trick he knows on his own without me commanding anything. First shaking the air, then sitting then laying back down then rolling over all in a sequence. After he rolled he just stared up at me. It was too cute I couldn't help but give him a treat then. Isn't it crazy how they never cease to amaze you?
 

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LOL, Zoey does the -EXACT- same thing any time I have something she wants. And after she runs through all her fun tricks, she'll run away and go lay down on the other side of the room and put herself into 'stay'.. It's very hard not to give her a treat for all that effort!
 

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Hahah, I love it when they offer behaviors!

Misty has a particular sequence she goes through..

Spin, sit, down, "bang" (laying on her side), roll over, stand up, spin, and finally sit and sometimes down again.
 

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That is TOO adorable!! Our puppies' mother does the same thing, our breeder told us... will go through her whole repertoire of tricks, in the order she learned them! I'd be tempted to give a treat jackpot after seeing all that cuteness!
 

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One of the cutest qualities of these dogs is when they do it with extra energy and for me that's simply so adorable about them.
 

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I have several questions for you questionasker:

1. What kind of dog is Bruno?
2. How much excersize does he get daily?
3. How far are you walking him?
4. How often do you walk him?
5. How much time do you spend training and working with him everyday?
6. How much time do you spend "hangin' out" with him. (just with him, not watching TV with him in the room etc...)

Without knowing the answers to my questions, It sounds like the dog may have some anxiety issues, needs mental stimulation and is most likely just board silly. But I really can't say for sure without knowing the answers first.

Oh, the reason he's going thru the list of tricks is: He sences that you are upset, and he's trying to please you by doing the things that he knows makes you give him treats ...

So 5 1/2 month bruno still has too much puppy in him for me to handle sometimes. Tonight at 1 am i still had him out because he had been in his crate a lot today. He gets the zoomies and just goes nuts, it was fine for a while until he decided to hang on the cord from my blinds. I got him to stop, he did it 2 more times and I got incredibly mad to say the least as he cracked the plastic. It took everything in me not to yell at him so i got a treat box to calm him down and shook it. What does he do, he comes to me suddenly a little angel and lays down. I don't give him a treat cuz i was a little too angry and felt he didnt deserve one.

As I began to turn away from him he he proceeded to go through every trick he knows on his own without me commanding anything. First shaking the air, then sitting then laying back down then rolling over all in a sequence. After he rolled he just stared up at me. It was too cute I couldn't help but give him a treat then. Isn't it crazy how they never cease to amaze you?
 

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1. What kind of dog is Bruno?

Beagle Bulldog Mix

2. How much excersize does he get daily?
3. How far are you walking him?
4. How often do you walk him?

Usually at least 2 30 minute walks. On this particular day he had 2 45 minute walks and a 20 minute walk in the middle of the afternoon

5. How much time do you spend training and working with him everyday?

At least 45 minutes. He catches on to stuff so easily its fun to work with him and it keeps him calm

6. How much time do you spend "hangin' out" with him. (just with him, not watching TV with him in the room etc...)

Lately, almost always. I have been working on always praising him when he chews on things that he is supposed to because he used to chew on a decent amount of wires and shoes. It gets quite exhausting for me! lol. I'm not much of a TV watcher anyways.

I don't think anxiety is the issue here, he has just been a handful since day one and I believe will continue to be but he is starting to grow up some :). Also, some new toys should do the trick. Let me know of any more input you may have and thanks for the response.
 

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It looks like you are doing everything fine, you just might have a very active dog that needs more than the normal dog does.

Beagles like to hunt for things so maybe you could try some "Hide -n- Seek" games to stimulate his mind. I'm working on doing this with Neka too. i went out to the second-hand store and got a bunch of plastic cups. I drilled a 1/2" hole in the bottom of them and i put them all over the back yard.

Then i put a treat under one of them and send her out to find the treat. It keeps her busy for a few minutes each time I do it and I do it 5 or 6 times a day.

To begin training for this game, put the dog on a leash and guide it around to all of the locations. I put a trat in each one at first. after she figured out that there were treats under them, I started putting the treat in only one or two. Now its only one.

The funny thing is, when we are NOT playing, she still goes around the yard looking for the cups!!!
 

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It looks like you are doing everything fine, you just might have a very active dog that needs more than the normal dog does.

Beagles like to hunt for things so maybe you could try some "Hide -n- Seek" games to stimulate his mind. I'm working on doing this with Neka too. i went out to the second-hand store and got a bunch of plastic cups. I drilled a 1/2" hole in the bottom of them and i put them all over the back yard.

Then i put a treat under one of them and send her out to find the treat. It keeps her busy for a few minutes each time I do it and I do it 5 or 6 times a day.

To begin training for this game, put the dog on a leash and guide it around to all of the locations. I put a trat in each one at first. after she figured out that there were treats under them, I started putting the treat in only one or two. Now its only one.

The funny thing is, when we are NOT playing, she still goes around the yard looking for the cups!!!
I like that version of hide and seek. Sounds as much fun as an Easter egg hunt for kids!! TFS; will try this... I know my pups will have a ball!
 

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It looks like you are doing everything fine, you just might have a very active dog that needs more than the normal dog does.

Beagles like to hunt for things so maybe you could try some "Hide -n- Seek" games to stimulate his mind. I'm working on doing this with Neka too. i went out to the second-hand store and got a bunch of plastic cups. I drilled a 1/2" hole in the bottom of them and i put them all over the back yard.

Then i put a treat under one of them and send her out to find the treat. It keeps her busy for a few minutes each time I do it and I do it 5 or 6 times a day.

To begin training for this game, put the dog on a leash and guide it around to all of the locations. I put a trat in each one at first. after she figured out that there were treats under them, I started putting the treat in only one or two. Now its only one.

The funny thing is, when we are NOT playing, she still goes around the yard looking for the cups!!!
Great idea, however because I have an apartment/no fenced in yard this may be a bit hard. What I did today though, was went to a college's intramural fields which are about a 10 minute walk from my place and just let him loose and played fetch. It completely wore him out and they are so big I don't have to worry about him running off towards any roads so even if his stubborn self ignores my initial command to come he will come back eventually, usually as soon as I start walking away :). Thanks for all your help!
 

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Great idea, however because I have an apartment/no fenced in yard this may be a bit hard. What I did today though, was went to a college's intramural fields which are about a 10 minute walk from my place and just let him loose and played fetch. It completely wore him out and they are so big I don't have to worry about him running off towards any roads so even if his stubborn self ignores my initial command to come he will come back eventually, usually as soon as I start walking away :). Thanks for all your help!
Thats great, what ever works ... :D Keep it!!
 
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