I tire Jaxx out before I start school work with a long walk.
I have a few tricks if he is still hyper even after a long walk though.
If I have a timed test and I know I can't be distracted I have a ball by JW Toys called the
(Link Included) that I take and put a piece of beef liver inside of the ball. It is very flexible so it is easy to get a small piece inside but hard to get out. When I first started it took Jaxx about 45 minutes to get the beef liver out and now probably about 10 to 15 minutes but it seems he always goes and takes a nap afterward. I have the smallest one, I think it is 3.5 inches. We have a couple of them and one shaped like a football but for some reason he gives up after a few minutes on the one shaped like a football.
If he is very clingy and wanting to sit on my lap and I am trying to work on school work I will sometimes get a blanket out of the closet and put it on the couch or one of the chairs. If Jaxx sees a blanket he thinks he has to be under it and usually goes to sleep.
Then there are times when it is just time for a break and a round of fetch. I have found a round of fetch usually lasts 5 to 10 minutes with Jaxx after a walk and it almost always ends with him either taking a nap or playing by himself with his toys.
I have been on the hunt for puzzle toys for Jaxx but all of them seem so big that I am afraid he wouldn't be able to do them. I think someday though I am just going to give in and try one.