Hi everyone, myself and my partner own Atlas a 7+ stone German shepherd and he's terrible. He's rude to other dogs especially on the lead and barks in their faces and lunges, he's so hyperactive its untrue, to the point he has to be crated to calm down (despite regular exercise and training daily). He refuses to walk to heel without treats even though its been drummed into him since he was 8 weeks old (clearly I'm doing something wrong). Now he's not my first dog nor my first shepherd so I knew what I was getting into but wow he's exhausting. Take yesterday for instance two hour hike in the afternoon in the snow off lead and when we got home he still wouldn't settle, he finally settled for an hour and I took him out again for a long run before training. when we got there he was awful. lunging, barking, pulling, to the point I took him out for 10 minutes to calm down again we got home at 9pm and he didn't settle until 11 by which point we've got sick of him and put him to bed and gone to bed ourselves. Today I asked him to get out of the lounge, course not, he ran around the lounge like a loonatic and then hid and cowered behind the couch resulting in my curtain rail falling down, all I had done is opened the lounge door and asked for "out" he just looks at you initially and doesn't move then runs when you go near him. He is the most loving kind dog there is but I cant carry on living like this. He is so stressful to live with, he's caused arguments and tension and you cant just relax in your home because as soon as you sit down the whining starts. The most frustrating thing for me is the lunging and the walking, I don't know whether its aggression or play or what. He's never bitten another dog and if told off wont retaliate so I personally think its excitement but how do you stop it? Has anyone else had a similar experience, I'm at my witts end with him.