is the dog in the house bud??
it is casso, do you think that makes a difference?
has the dog been overly stimulated and played with regular in the house,,?
the reason i ask this is because dogs make associations with states of mind and certain environments,
for example a dog who's used to hunting and free running makes the association between going into fields and playing and running, now if you one day in the field put a lead on him and confine him , it wont be long before he starts the let you know all about it by whining and generally feeling distressed,
its the same with your pup, if he's played with in the house ,in his mind thats his play area and when he cant express his energy when hes getting no attention his whining is just energy seeping out,,
inside rest , outside play ,always bud,, have a certain play area , it will let him differentiate between the two,,
best of luck with him
casso, you might have hit the nail on the head, he does get very stimulated.
we have 3 kids at home, all of whom like to play with him. the worst offender is my mussus jrt lol, they race around the kitchen constantly, i have tried to stop it but they just sneak up on each other when they think your not watching and it starts all over again .
so i will try what you said and limit the amount of playtime.
i work pt doing security while i am at college and take him with me, probably the only time he doesnt really whine, but i dont make much of a fuss over him when i am there.