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Q: How do I calm my 6 month old Min-Pin down??

March 31, 2008 | By Sandy L. | 11 answers | Expired: 2418 days ago

How do I calm my 6 month old Min-Pin down??

We just had him neutered but that did not slow him down. He is crazy. He keeps our whole house in an uproar and Winston is getting tired of him chewing on his legs!! He is a very jealous dog as well. He gets to go outside many times a day and plays with the dog and cats but that just doesn't seem to be enough. He will not listen to me at all. In fact he listens to my 3 year old better.

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Janet W.
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Mar 31, 2008

Get him a buddy--two is always better than one! Just stay with another male same size range and energy--they will both be happy

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Jasper323
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Mar 31, 2008

Exercise!!!! Also if he is caugth chewing something up, tell him no, then offer him something he is allowed to chew on. Min pins are very intelligent. After some good exercise, try training him to do tricks. that will help wear out his mind after the exercise has worn out his body. I have had 4 min pins now and they have all been different. I have had bolters, and non leash walkers and in between. It will take patience and consistency with exercise and training. And yes, he will probably settle down as he ages. Good luck!!!
MIN PINS ROCK!!!

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best f.
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Mar 31, 2008

We have had our min pin for about 2 years and she is slowly calming down. It has taken lots of patients and love. Lots of very durable chew toys have worked for our dog.Min pins are very known for being bolters, if they see an open door they will run, so be very careful. We also had to by a harness for walks because Sandi (our min pin) could wiggle right out of a collar.Min pins need alot of attention and playtime and usually do not like to spend long amounts of time alone. It has been a long road for us but Sandi is a wonderful part of our family and we could not do with out her. So my best advice is lots of love, attention, and a huge variety of safe chew toys (we have to buy toys for heavy chewers if we want them to last more than an hour). Good luck and just give it time.

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Marta J.
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Mar 31, 2008

excercise, excercise, excercise! Walking him, playing with him and obedience training. Walking or training him to run with you on rollerblades, or a bicyle or treadmill. If you really want to see what that can do watch the Dog Whisperer. I have 2 8 month old puppies and by the end of the day they are worn out. Between my husband and I we make sure they are tired. I other suggested the Ceasar Millan the Dog Whisperer If you can't get Nat Geo channel. Look on line he has CDs and books as well as his web page. Good luck -don't give up.

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Ellen K.
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Mar 31, 2008

Exercise! Exercise! Exercise!
A tired dog is a good dog...
Just because your dog is little -- it does not mean he will be a couch potato.
Even though he's little in size and young -- you need to make sure you are always the leader -- set up boundaries -- and make sure he follows them (you too! don't give in).
Playdates are a great thing too -- 2 or more dogs can tire each other out better than us humans just doing the walk thing.
Make him work for all that he does -- whether it's his meal, a treat, a toy or something he treasures.
Try watching Cesar Millan on the Nat'l Geo Channel -- he is great -- his rules are -- exercise, discipline and then affection.
The walk thing is a great thing -- teaches that you are leader -- if only the walk is done right -- Cesar shows you how...
Neutering does not make a dog get fat and lazy -- but it's certainly a wonderful thing -- so no more puppies in the world -- and helps to deter reproductive organ cancers/diseases later in life for your min pin...
Good luck!

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Peggy
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Mar 31, 2008

Your min pin probably thinks he's the head of your house. He can do what he likes whenever he likes. You need to follow this simple rule, exercise, disipline, then affection. He probably just gets affection, affection, affection. We all love our dogs but we tend to "people-ize" them. He has certain needs as a dog that aren't being fulfilled. He needs a calm assertive "pack" leader, you. After an hour walk each day, have him wait patiently as in sit and stay, then once he is in a calm state you can feed him. Food is a form of affection. You must keep the excitement level to a minimum from your human household members as well until he realizes that calmness gets him affection. Never pick him up and try to soothe him when he is in that hyper state, if you do your actually telling him you approve of this state of mind. Remember dogs follow a calm assertive leader not a loveable leader.

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Anonymous
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Mar 31, 2008

my min pin is 13 months old and is neutered. he is still chewing on everything including new pillows and comforters, kittens, and pez the older dog. I have not found anything to calm him. He is so sweet and loving. but also a hellen. Our vet has had a min pin for 8 years and says they are a very different breed that hers is still hiper and he is even overweight. So if you can come up with anything let me know.

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Joan  H.
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Mar 31, 2008

I HAVE A FRIEND WITH A MINI PINS WHO HAS THE SAME PROBLEM. THE LITTLE DEVIL HE CALLS HIM. HE RUNS HIM OUTSIDE EVERYDAY. THEY PLAY TAG UNTIL THE OWNER IS COMPLETELY TIRED AND WORN OUT. THE DOG CAN KEEP GOING.

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Siera
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Mar 31, 2008

I would take him out on a jog or a long walk or even u could ride a bike and have him on a leash riding beside you he needs a way to let out his energy. let him be outside for a while and run and play fetch or whatever he just needs a energy release. minpins are a naturally active breed and they need a active home or they will get bored and start acting hyper or chew or even turn aggressive.

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Ginny W.
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Mar 31, 2008

Train him with treats & corrections. Take him to a puppy training class and alot of exercise.

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