Hello all, I'm new to this forum business so please bear with me and I'll apologise in advance for not replying quickly as I don't get time to come on here often. I have a very hyper GSP and I'm tearing my hair out at the moment. He is 8.5 months old and he won't seem to calm down. We had a GSP for 10 years up until we lost him last year so we have had some experience with the breed but I don't remember it being this hard with him. Sorry if this post is long but so is the list of problems with Oscar! He pulls on the lead, we have tried treating when he is walking by my side but as soon as the treat has gone he lunges forward again and if there is any distraction (people, dogs, bikes, children, anything really) I have to brace myself as he tries everything in his power to get to it and I can't seem to keep his attention for more than a split second. He is currently being fed on a dried junior food and someone has suggested that I may need to reduce his protein intake but I'm not sure the best way to do this and still get him the nutrients he needs being a young dog. I have given up on puppy training classes as it is impossible to hold on to him with so many people and dogs around to jump on or run around. I thought maybe gun dog training would be a good idea but I need something very local as he really does not like going in the car at all. (sometimes sick and he will lay down as flat as possible to avoid being picked up to go in it even when he hears the keys rattle). There is absolutely no aggression in him but he is just so full on and bouncy when he sees anybody or if anyone comes visiting (which people are avoiding at the moment). Please help.