RUBZERK wrote:well, shes hyper all day & night. even after spending 2 hours at the dog park. just looking for a lil help to keep he calm.
Puppy energy is pretty relentless
Work-to-eat toys are a good way to work her brain while she is getting her daily meals. I think there are some threads in the Equipment section about various kinds of food dispensing toys. I have used kongs with various kinds of fillings and a tug-a-jug. You can even hide bits of kibble all over the house and have her search for her food.
Starting her on some simple obedience training a few times a day, for about 5-10 minutes at a time can also work her little brain and tire her out that way too. As others have pointed out, mental stimulation is just as important as physical activity to tire out a pup.
The dog park sticky has been beaten to death but I will add that for your pup, always make sure she has good experiences every time she goes out to meet the world. Dog parks can sometimes be overwhelming for pups and sometimes, all it takes is one bad experience with a dog/puppy-intolerant dog to impact how your pup might relate to other dogs as she matures. If there are owners of dogs who like puppies and are (dog) socially appropriate at the park, maybe you can approach the owners and set up a play date for your pup. We used to take Molly to dog parks when we first got her and stopped taking her as she matured – opting instead to set up one-on-one play dates with another dog. It's a lot easier to manage a one-on-one play date than managing a potential situation at a dog park – if you've ever seen a fight break out at a dog park (I have), you will understand.