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Seems like all I do is ask for help with Luke, and it seems like I need some advice one more time. Let me say, beyond the puppy biting, barking and jumping, he is the best, most well-behaved and sweetest dog ever!
First, a little background. I also have a very sweet teenage grandson that joined in the countdown for Luke coming and could hardly wait. The first time he came down to meet him a couple weeks ago, he got down on the floor and played, but nothing out of the ordinary and nothing rough. All of a sudden it was like a switch turned inside Luke and he started barking, running, biting, (NOT puppy nips), scratching and grabbing at anything he could reach. He was no longer playing, but totally out of control and didn't even hear me trying to talk to him. I finally got him into his crate and sat down next to him with the door open, talked to him softly and petted him gently, to try to settle him down. His little heart was racing and he was breathing so rapidly, I really expected him to explode. It took 3 or 4 hours before he was anywhere close to normal. The next morning he appeared to be fine, but after not ever having more than a couple accidents in the house, he had no control of his bladder and didn't even realize he was going all over the carpet. After that day, he was back to normal..
Andrew wanted to come back so I told him he could have no contact with Luke. Ignore him as much as possible and stay away from him - no playing at all! He didn't even touch him and within 30 minutes, Luke was in the same shape he was the first time. It took just as long to bring him back and the next day, he had no control over his bladder. Next day he was fine and still is.
Like I have said before, I am trying so hard to socialize Luke, there have been a lot of people in and out of the house, but this has only happened the two times Andrew was there. If anybody has any ideas, I would really appreciate some help! Thanks...