Post # 1
The little furry love of my life, Frankie, generally has a very calm and loving temperament. He gets hyper at times, like most puppies, but occasionally Frankie takes hyper to a whole new level…he gets CrAzY EyEs. SO and I notice that when he gets way out of control you can see the crazy eyes and we know it’s gunna be bad. Crazy eyes are indicative of chewing, biting, jumping, and generally causing a whirlwind path of destruction. Now he usually listens when you tell him no and give him something else to do (ex. no chewing the couch, chew the bone). But with the crazy eyes there are no alternatives to utter destruction. He gets completely out of control and when you try to alter his bad behavior take a chomp out of you (and that hurts trust me). Now from the beginning SO and I said that his crate was his little home not to be used for punishment. But sometimes he is so out of control that there really isn’t another option that leaves both me and the house intact. Does your dog/puppy have a tell that they are wild and full of energy? How do you control the temper tantrums?
Post # 3
Our dog will freak out and run around that house for about 5 minutes every night. He gets crazy eyes too. Usually it happens around the same time so we just make sure everything is out of his way so he doesn’t pull things with cords onto the ground (he’s only 8 lbs so he can’t really destroy anything).
Your dog probably just needs more interaction or exercise – that way he’ll be tired and won’t feel the need to go crazy.
Post # 4
Yep, our puppy gets them too! We have taken him to puppy training and they taught us a trick called ‘watch me’. What you do is get a treat in your hand, call your puppies name so they stop and look at you, then put the treat by their nose and draw the treat up to your nose so your puppy is now looking you directly in your eyes…the whole time say ‘puppies name…Watch me’! Keep working on this until your puppy can stare at your eyes for 10+ seconds. Sounds silly, but it works, gets your puppy to focus again. Also, might be a sign your puppies needs a walk or ball thrown to them or something to burn off the extra energy, but get them to calm down first before taking them on a walk, otherwise they will begin to think that by them getting hyper they get a walk, and trust me, you don’t want that.
Post # 5
He has no method to his madness. He did it right after a long walk last night then tuckered himself out after his little rampage. He did it again as soon as I let him out of his crate this morning. We go on about 4-5 short walks a day, one long walk, and play a lot (I am home all day with him). From what you guys are saying it might be that he gets crazy at extremes (when he’s too wound up and hyper or when he’s really exhausted but won’t go to sleep). I don’t mind the energy we are just really trying to teach him not to be destructive or bite and unfortunately that’s exactly what he does when hyper hits.
Post # 6
Are you crate training him? Our puppy does this. We call it “going on a tear” because that’s exactly what it is like. He seems to totally lose all sense of what’s around him and does laps around whatever room we’re in. He will not respond to his name and chasing him makes it even worse lol. If we do catch him, he does try to bite. It’s like he’s completely lost his mind!!! Anyways, when we catch him we put him in his crate. We’ve found that this can be a signal that he is tired and needs a nap. He usually falls asleep right away once in his crate.
Post # 7
I LOL’d at the thought of Crazy Eyes. Our puppy does this too, but he’s so small that it’s hilarious. He just FLIES all over the room. And then totally passes out. LOL