Too Much Energy

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I have a 15 week Doberman who has non stop energy. We wake up at 6am go for a run and training exercises for an hour then again before lunch another run/train/play around 3pm then again at 6pm and when we get home after I spend time with my family he stays up until past 11pm ready to play. WTH!!! I know they have energy but damn. This is a lot. By the way he's very well trained. Walks on lead, no pulling. Can sit/lay down while I walk up to 100ft away. He obeys all my commands. Come/leave it/no/heel. I need help. What can I do to tire him out?

At 15 weeks, a puppy will have lots of energy, but will definitely need down time.  There should be no forced exercise or you may end up damaging his joints irreparably. 

I would give him down time in his crate with a couple of toys for an hour or two a few times a day. Some dogs will just keep going if you don't force some down time..... and a puppy that age needs the downtime and naps.  If you make it part of his structured day, then he will get used to it. 

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By the way he's very well trained. Walks on lead, no pulling. Can sit/lay down while I walk up to 100ft away. He obeys all my commands. Come/leave it/no/heel. By the way he's very well trained. Walks on lead, no pulling. Can sit/lay down while I walk up to 100ft away. He obeys all my commands. Come/leave it/no/heel.

 

Give it time. LOL! :)

I remember the first time my current girls saw the trash truck empty the dumpster at work. When the guy in the truck started banging the dumpster to get everything out the noise was LOUD to say the least. They both looked like something out of a cartoon as they were trying to run away (feet moving much faster than the traction would allow) and left a pair of really distinct piss trails behind them as they did so.

Was funny and sad at the same time... :)

 

Fitzmar gave you especially good advice with respect to the crate training and the dog having a structured day. Dobermans learn fastest with that structure and 'routine' that happens every single day predictably and on time.