Originally Posted by 3 Laughing Dogs
Sounds like the dog just needs to drain more energy. A short walk may just not be doing the trick. Without knowing your circumstance, try a 10min jog or bike ride.
In the dog world the pack starts its day by waking up, stretching, then traveling at a brisk pace being in hunt mode or travel mode. In travel mode it releases ant pent up energy, then they eat( hopefully) but your objective is to have the dog release any energy it has stored. You'll find the dog more attentive once the energy is released. Hope this helps
Definitely NOT with a 12 weeks puppy, he's too young to run on hard surface for 10 minutes.
A 10-15 minutes romp in the grass is fine though.