I have a 13 week old cocker spaniel puppy, every night at about 10pm he goes completely crazy, no matter how much we play/train/entertain him during the rest of the day to wear him out it seems for a good hour he just goes completely nutty! It would be quite entertaining if it wasn't for the fact he starts play biting really hard, running around so he can't be caught, barking and squirming like mad if you try to pick him up. I have tried various ways to combat this such as: Playing with him to channel his energy, he starts playing too rough and biting Leaving him in the kitchen alone to calm down - he just barks Taking him for a walk - he is still nutty when we get back (we can only go for 15 minutes due to his young age) Training him to focus him - he loses interest I am not really sure what else to do? I know this is probably normal puppy behavior but no puppy me or my partner have had before has been this wild! Currently we have him set up in the kitchen, he has a crate we put him in at night and if we need to go out but the rest of the time he has the run of the kitchen with the crate door open to sleep in - which he does go in to do. I wondered if it was pent up energy but he has plenty of space to move around and loads of toys/chews etc, not to mention me and my partner playing with him and pottering around the house etc, he should never be bored. He's such a sweet puppy but he just gets so over excited and boisterous that he becomes impossible to do anything with. Has anyone else had a puppy like this and if so how long did it last before they grew out of it (assuming they do!!!) and did you find any good ways to calm them down and redirect the energy?