Hi, any example Of how to mentally drain my dog?
Commenting on the E-collar solution. It does work by telling the pup what NOT to do but the follow up and more important part of the equation is giving the information of what TO do in place of the unwanted behavior. When puppy stops the unwanted behavior instantly give them a desired behavior to perform in it's place.Another way to tire any dog out is to "drain the brain" with training, or as the pup will know it, games. A mentally tired pup is just as tired as a physically tired pup, and gets great benefits from it.
Usually recommended is training the steps to qualify for a CGC whether you decide to pursue the title or not.
Canine Good Citizen (CGC) – American Kennel Club (akc.org)
Take the Test – American Kennel Club (akc.org)
Same goes for Trick Dog
AKC Trick Dog – American Kennel Club
The negative reinforcement of the E-collar should be phased out in favor of a positive reinforcement.