a tired puppy is a cranky puppy

have you ever been around an over tired toddler?  they get whiny, cranky, and often have temper tantrums.  well, puppies are the same.  when a puppy is over tired they tend to get more “puppy nippy,” barky, and have their own versions of temper tantrums.  so, be watchful of your puppy.  if they show signs of exhaustion, and their behavior is escalating, maybe it’s nap time. place them back in their crate with some nice classical musical playing, a soft plush toy to curl up to, and a yummy bone to chew on .  before you know it, they’ll be fast asleep, and when they awaken they’ll be back to their normal sweet, adorable puppy selves.