Coton hyper-active at night

by Narita
(Oklahoma)

Bill is our 8 month old Coton de Tulear. At night he becomes very hyper. Not just running and playing but chewing up things, and wanting in and out in the back yard. Jumping on me and biting me. He doesn't use the bathroom, just hunts rabbit poo to eat. This happens even after a very active day. We haven't a clue how to break him of this.

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Mar 15, 2017
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hyper-active NEW
by: Anonymous

My guy 2 years old has been hyper from day 1. He gets plenty of exercise, but he has calmed down a bit, not much, but a bit. Ill take it. Hes an adorable little guy and if he wasn't so cute he would be looking for new home, lol. He also likes to hunt for rabbit poo poo, ugggh. His nose is always to the ground looking for anything to eat and I mean anything. Can someone tell me if they found a natural way to calm down our beautiful little guys?

Apr 08, 2012
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4 yr old Coton
by: Vicky & Jonah (Az)

Even @ 4 as soon as evening comes Jonah luvs to lay, talk to the neighborhood dogs, & ck. the perimeter of the back yd for any new cat smells. Even thou he has mellowed out the evening brings a refreshed puppy out. God luv him. LOL Happy Easter all.

Apr 07, 2012
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"Bella Diablo"
by: Debbie

Your Coton sounds like ours! We thought it was just our Coton. I take her on two to three 45 mins. walks daily. She gets plenty of playtime with me and her "three teen-ager siblings" (my kids). She is a WONDERFUL puppy during the day BUT every night between 7pm and 9pm we have the "Bella Diablo" period. She runs around the house as if someone is chasing her and barks at everything and anyone for about 30 minutes. Afterwards she has her night time potty break then off to bed! We think it is hysterical but are wondering if it is something we should address and discipline.

Dec 15, 2011
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Crate Training
by: Vicky & Jonah (Az)

It sounds like ur household is busy in the evening. If home during the day shorten the naps. As Iris said activity is the best medicine & keep him up after supper.

Crate training @ the humane society.org is a great training tool for bedtimes. While we luv our pups sleeping with us, until they are old enough to fall into the routine of our scheldule we need to protect them from themselves.

The squeakers they can try & swallow out of there toys. The live electrical wires they decide look like fun to chew. The x-mas tree ornaments that are low. Of course the shoes, furniture etc. that help with there teeth & mischief. Puppy noise must be checked. LOL :)

I prefer the wire crates(good air circulation) that break down to look like a suitcase which make travel or overnight stay at friends safe.

Mine is 16.5"W X 24"L X 20"H. I used this size for my Silkys(11#'s) & Jonah(14#'s) still uses it. At night he travels between the bed, the crate & to the spare bedroom. If done right it becomes security for them when they need a break.

If the plastic tray becomes damaged replace it with a piece of flat board. They can do a job on ur carpet if missing. The slot u slide the tray in & out if not tightly closed ur Coton can flatten itself & get out also. LOL :)

It is easy to make ur own cushion for them use old pillow cases or sheets & foam or filling from xtra pillows. Good luck keep us updated.
Good luck keep us updated.

Dec 15, 2011
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night play
by: Iris Miller

Cotons are puppies at any age.They have lots of energy and love to play. It sounds like both your dogs would benefit from more exercise: a pre bedtime walk, and a little play so they will be ready to sleep. When we go to bed Tuffy always want a bit of tug play and rough housing just before he settles down in bed. He still cruises around late at night to nibble on his kibble, then comes back to bed to sleep. The more walks he gets per day, the calmer he is.Keep the dog on a leah and lead them away from undesireables. Lead him away from poop and other smelly stuff,maybe carry bits of his favorite treat and reward them for obeying (and not eating rabbit poop and other stuff).

Dec 15, 2011
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hyper in evening
by: Anonymous

He sounds just like my dog. My dog is just over 1 and a half and he has definitley not as hyper in the evening and he goes in and out about half as often as he did as a pup. He still likes to play more in the evening than in the day and he does seem to get into more things in the evening. Maybe this is just a normal trait of a coton but like I said the older he gets the less hyper he seems. My dog also seems to enjoy rabbit pooped!

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