Hi to all!! We have a 12 week old Caucasian Sheepdog boy, although he is a great dog, and seems to be extremely switched on. He has a dark side. We have had lots of dogs over the years, but the problem is not being a breeder or a professional on the training side, we only get to go through this puppy stage every 7 to 10 years or so, and have forgotten how many behave. So we have the pup, who has very high protean food as he needs the energy due to his growth rate, as he will end up something like 70 to 80KG or more, a monster dog, Russian Bear dog as some call them. When he is in his play pen area which is about 6ft 6in by about 7ft which is really our entrance porch he amuses himself for hours, sleeps and everything else, but he can watch what’s going on in the kitchen due to the baby gate we have put in. Ok, no problems. But, as soon as he get out or we let him out so we can spend some time with him, he quickly ends up in hyper mood, no wind up’s, to start him off, so thats not it, he starts his mouth going chew, chew, bite, jumps up, bites, chews, and more chews, you get the picture. This little guy is super charged, could be due to the food in part, not sure, but he is FULL ON! And of course after about 5 to 10 mins, we get so ramped up or tired of his constant on the go, attacking everything on site, wires, anything he can get his mouth around, we have to put him back in his pen area. We walk him, he goes out for toilet about 10 times a day, and on top of this we have him out for some interaction about 3 or 4 times a day for about 5 to 10 mins at a time. But we do feel sad for him as we feel he spends too much time in there on his own. 1 to 2 hours. At a hit. He does not complain and seems 75 to 80% of the time reasonably happy. I can’t recall, from our other dogs, if it was as bad with them or not, some friends say it’s sort of normal, a stage they go through, which will pass within the next 2 or 3 months or so. I hope so. He is going to be an outside dog when he is a little bigger. But that does not mean he will not be allowed in the house at all. After all these are very big, tough, mountain dogs. But we are also, extending our outer porch for him, which will double up as a kennel for him. This means we can leave the back door always open, and he will have about 3.7meters and 1.7meters wide den for him to sleep and rest in with his blankets. The winters can get very harsh here, sometimes down to -25c but these dog are quite at home in these sorts of temperatures. We are just trying to cement a good relationship with him, but due to his hyper charged behaviour we are finding it difficult to have some quality time with him. He is very good on the lead, almost trained him to walk to heel already. Let him go in the house, and it’s mental time.:scared: Would be nice, if he could just lay still for 5 mins now and again, and have a nice stroke. Any feed back would be interesting. Or anything else or info I have left out let us know.