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Unhappy Havasaurus Rex in the evening!

Daisy has been "mis-behaving" in the evenings. She's really good during the day while we work in the office. We take her out for several 1/2 hour walks during the day. She'll follow me around the house when I leave the office. She's a total delight to have around.

BUT - when we sit down on the couch in the evenings, she turns into Havasaurus Rex! She digs incessantly at the couch cushions, tries to jump from the couch to the coffee table, wants to jump down off the couch (we lift her down in case she needs to potty) then wants back up. When we stop her from digging the couch, she invents a new game of snapping at our hands. I've been turning her on her back, growling "NO", and holding her down until she stops squirming. She gets back up and starts all over again. If we're really frustrated, I put her in "time-out" in the sunroom for 15 minutes and then bring her back out.

It's pretty hard to watch a show on TV with all this going on so the evening isn't relaxing...

But after a 45 min - 1 hour struggle, she turns back into our sweet, affectionate Daisy and lays on the couch chewing her Bully Stick.

Any other Havasaurus out there? Any ideas?

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My Beamer is kind of like that to.. He does not care much for letting us sit and watch TV.. lol.. He has settled down in his old age a bit though.. (he's 17months old)
If I need to watch some tv or do something important I give him a nice raw meaty bone to enjoy. He will be busy with that for 1-2 hours! So everyone is happy!

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Wow..that sounds JUST like Todd!
He's really sweet and mellow most of the time but in the evening he turns into a little beast!
It's the only time that I have to correct him for biting to hard and during that time he's like the energizer bunny...nothing seems to wear him out...
I just play fetch or with toys with him until he's exausted.
Usually it takes about an hour then he's his laid back self again.
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She digs incessantly at the couch cushions, tries to jump from the couch to the coffee table, wants to jump down off the couch (we lift her down in case she needs to potty) then wants back up. When we stop her from digging the couch, she invents a new game of snapping at our hands. I've been turning her on her back, growling "NO", and holding her down until she stops squirming. She gets back up and starts all over again. .

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It sounds like she has alot of energy in the evening and is letting you know she wants to play. She's pretty young isn't she? Both of mine are high energy in the evenings and want to fetch toys and tussle and RLH all over the house. After a long morning at work and afternoon walks and naps they are ready to rumble!

You may have to give in to the play for awhile until she's older and mellows out!
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Sounds a lot like Bailey at night. He starts doing all kinds of (annoying) things in the evening to get my attention. That's usually the time I try to get something accomplished in the house and he's having none of it. Last night I was cleaning out a deep closet that hasn't been touched in a long time and he found that a great opportunity to go after everything that was moved out before determining whether it as a keeper, tosser or give-away. After he started chewing on some artificial grapes I'd had enough and put him unceremoniously in his crate. I fully expected him to howl but instead he must have been exhausted, because he went right to sleep, after which I went back to work.

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I have a couple of dogs that have bursts of energy in the evening. It sounds like a good time to play, toss toys or go for a walk. Mine love to RLH through the house or out in the backyard when they have that much energy.
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Stella always used to do that too. She's calming down some now that she's 14 months old. That and the fact that I walk her in the evenings now too.

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I guess I'm not the only one living with an evening Havasaur! We're still waiting for the "neighborhood association" to approve a fence for our back yard - so RLH is in the house for now (unless visiting friends with fences). Guess I'll try heading to living room and hour BEFORE the show I want to see so Daisy gets it out of her systems before showtime!

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I have found that the best way to tame a Havasaur is to get a playmate! When my girls get nutty, they RLH and wrestle with each other. Sometimes they get a bit noisy, but it beats having to come up with new ideas to keep them entertained.
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You could also take her on a nice long walk before your shows!! She is sure to be tired after that!!! I found with age, my guys calmed down.

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