Crazy puppy owners, rejoice! Here are some training tips to help you get your puppy on the path to good behavior. With a little patience and these proven techniques, you can have the best-behaved puppy on the block.
Puppy Goes Crazy in the evening?
When you think your puppy is going to his bed to settle down in the evening, boom, your puppy starts jumping. Your puppy starts running here and there in the evening like a wild animal who is chasing a squirrel.
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There is no clear reason for this wild puppy behavior. Even you will notice that no one is chasing behind them and similarly, there is nothing to chase.
What happened to your pup? If you adopted a puppy a few days ago and you are a new dog owner then this will be surprising for you. You may worry about why the puppy goes crazy in the evening.
Luckily, there is nothing to worry about the behavior of your puppy. Although, it seems that your naughty puppy is hallucinating some imaginary playmates.
Don’t worry, it’s just a myth that your puppy can see ghosts at night. It’s nothing like that, so don’t be afraid. However, there are multiple reasons why the puppy shows crazy behavior in the evening.
Some dog parents also complained their dogs started jumping during their walks.
Why my puppy goes crazy in the evening?
As a dog parent, you must know about the reasons why your puppy goes crazy in the evening. Knowing the causes or reasons will help you to get the best solution for your puppy.
1. Finding something scary in the evening
One of the common reasons why your puppy goes crazy in the evening is because they are afraid of something. Maybe your puppy is noticing something which might be scaring it that you are not realizing.
Most of the puppies are scared of the evening because of the lack of noise. They interpret it as a threat. Even, a lack of vision and hearing sense in the evening can cause aggression.
Therefore, if your puppy is showing aggressive nature in the evening, you must check its hearing and vision abilities.
Serotonin abnormalities along with other cognitive impairments are also the reason for craziness in the evening.
2. Demanding more attention
You should be aware of the fact that dogs suffer from stress and anxiety if you are not spending maximum time with them.
Being crazy, jumping everywhere, and getting wild is their way of demanding attention.
Keep in mind that your energetic puppy loves to play with you. Similarly, their energy level increases in the evening.
Also, your dog may show aggressive nature when he is mad due to your boring nature. All your puppy wants is to play, play, and continue playing.
In case you do not have the energy and time to play with your puppy, make sure to bring him toys. Chewing toys, bones and some puzzle toys are going to help you and your puppy in the evening.
Keeping him busy in the evening is the best approach to get rid of his crazy behavior. Regular exercise will also help your puppy to get proper sleep without even demanding attention even you may notice after regular exercise your puppy starts sleeping so much.
3. Your puppy shows owner-oriented aggression
Owner-oriented aggression can be a new term for you, also known as dominance aggression. Male dogs carry this type of aggression more than female dogs.
In this condition, your puppy is not aggressive but suffering from anxiety or fear. This fear is overshadowed and interpreted as aggression by the dog owners.
While on the other hand, your puppy can be confident enough that he is not even afraid of his owner. In this case, the reasons for the owner-directed aggression are unknown, don’t yell at your puppy.
Proper dog schooling and behavior training can be helpful in these sorts of conditions.
How do I get my puppy to calm down at night?
When your puppy is wild at night, showing difficulty in settling down at the time of sleep then you should help him.
As mentioned above a dog is never wild without any reason, it has its reasons to defend its behavior.
Pet parents should be aware of the tactics to get their puppy to calm down at night. None of us can live with such a crazy dog who is not letting us sleep after a busy day.
So calming your puppy down is a better option as compared to changing your decision of keeping a pet.
1. Serve a calming treat
Offering the best type of calming treat is going to help settle down your puppy at night. Just before your puppy is going to bed or soon with the start of the evening, serve the calming treat.
The essential minerals and vitamins in the treat will let him control his behavior and changes the aggression into sleep.
2. Providing a secure and comfy bed to sleep
You are enjoying a comfy bed and maybe your dog is jealous of it. Provide a comfortable and soft dog bed for your puppy.
3. Bring his favorite cuddle toy
Do you remember how secure you felt while sleeping with your favorite teddy bear as a child? Similarly, your puppy will enjoy sleeping with a cuddling toy in his bed.
Also, don’t bring the squeakers otherwise he will keep playing all night by forgetting to sleep. Mentioning that, the toy could be anything but not something which you used in fetch games.
It should be a toy that comes out from the basket just at the time of sleep.
4. Add calming scents
A lot of pet parents ask, “how do I get my puppy to calm down at night?” Instead of using medication or sleeping pills, use some calming scents that are pet approved (not all essential oils can be used around pets).
5. Spend quality time with your puppy
Spending time with your puppy is the best therapy. No matter how many expensive and entertaining toys you purchase for your dog, they will still demand your time.
It’s not just a calming approach for puppies but also soothing for the dog parents. You must make time from your hectic routine to share moments with your puppy.
How do you calm a hyper puppy?
Firstly, calm yourself, don’t yell at your puppy. Don’t be aggressive, maybe your puppy is feeling this hyper energy and adapting the same nature.
Never encourage the crazy and wild behavior of your dog.
Show strictness when your puppy barks at silly things and starts misbehaving. It’s a way of stopping him at the very start of his bad behavior.
Appreciate the calm behavior of your dog
Similarly, showing love will be sweet of you when your dog is behaving well and following a good boy routine.
Regular exercise and keep your puppy engaged
Socialize and exercise regularly with your puppy so it will learn something new and interesting about behavior.