Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Los Angeles, California
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Normal puppy behavior!
Although not sure why you’re waiting until he’s 5 months old to start training classes - don’t know where you’re located and what options are available in your area, but here in LA we start training with puppy preschool at 8 weeks old. Of course we have to make sure the classes only allow dogs that are up to date on shots, not sick, the place is cleaned properly before puppy class etc. Training was my saving grace with my pup, he was very very very naughty and a bundle of energy, training class saved both of us lol. It gave us something new to focus on learning every week, and filled up free time that my pup would have used to be naughty instead if we weren’t training.
My puppies naughty and disobedient behavior stopped completely around 5 months old, although by then, we’d been doing 2 months of training classes and daily training.
Another thing is maybe you could try exercising more than 30 minutes a day plus fetch. I find my pup gets more tired if I do several short 10 minute walks spread throughout the day instead of one long walk. On the walks, he gets a chance to get some fresh air, and almost always gets to meet a few passers by and other dogs, which is great socialization as well.