Kristin green bay, Wisconsin 1/6/2014 6:09:45 PM My puppy (9 month old American Eskimo dog) has been driving me nuts with this. He is fine when I am exclusively paying attention to him, but when I try to pay attention to ANYTHING else (my laptop, phone, cooking dinner, eating breakfast, etc) he scratches at my arm and begins this yapping annoying bark. I've tried saying in a quiet voice "sit" but he continues to bark and bark and doesn't respond to the command when in this state. It usually escalates to him actually biting me. Little nips all over my arms and legs that leave bruises. At this point I hook a finger under his collar and crate him. I've taken to just totally ignoring him until I can't anymore (when he starts biting) then I leave the room. He does this sometimes six or seven times a night. He gets plenty of exercise (30 minute walk in the morning, 1 hour of running around with me outside - with a ball or flirt pole to keep him moving and doggy day care every other day) and training (2-3 15 minute sessions every day) so it can't be that he's that wound up and bored. The leaving the room thing seems to be working better than crating him but if anyone has any other tips I'd love some advice.