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Energy at night...how to deal???

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OK, Brutus is starting to drive me to jump off the front porch.

It doesn't matter how many walks he gets, or a long visit to the dog park, or time with the laser pointer running around the backyard...he ALWAYS paces around at night usually between 8-11pm. And that's the time we're curling up to watch a baseball game or a movie.
We took down his crate for the time being but even then he would just bark the entire time while in it.

I work at home so it's not that he's home alone all day and just gets excited when people come home so the household dynamics don't really change.

We try to just ignore it and let him clam down on his own but it hasn't worked yet. Anyone know how to deal with this or have the same problem?
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The laser pointer is on rare occasions because i figured how spastic he gets with it that it could cause a problem.
We used the crate a lot when he was younger but he started not wanting to go in it even with toys and treats. The crate was never a "bad place" as long as we were concerned. I'll put it back up and give a good effort then see what happens i guess. I hope this is just another phase.
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