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    Default A typical afternoon at my place.

    Every afternoon somewhere between 4 and 6 there is a big session of zoomies and wrestling between Dodge and Koda. Usually around this time i will go outside and play fetch with them too, however in the video they were too distracted to be interested in me


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    Ha that's just like my two, even down to the funny sneeze/cough thing they do after play-snapping at each other. Must try and get a video of it. And like yours it happens at the same time each day, mornings when I sit on the veranda with a cuppa, and afternoon's when I get home.

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    I swear 5 mins of wrestling is worth an hour of walking...

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    Haha, Troppo, and here i was thinking Dodge is the only one who does that silly sneeze thing while playing I think its adorable.

    100% agree Hyacinth, taking my dogs for a walk, barely tires them out at all. But a good session of zoomies and wrestling, and they're both totally zonked out!

    Despite his dog reactivity, I think Koda actually really needs to be living with another dog, he loves playing with Dodge so much
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    Love pup zoomies - will never get tired of watching them !

    A tad dangerous when they are young ! It is great that they get better at missing/bumping into things as they get a bit older !

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    Both mine do the sneeze thing, it's hilarious, they have to stop, sneeze sneeze sneeze then start all over again with the snapping. And you don't want to get any of your body parts in between - they snap hard!

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    I read somewhere that the sneezing is on purpose and its a signal to the other dog that the fight isn't serious and that they are still just playing, so its a good sign.

    My goodness all that energy I feel exhausted just watching it, so glad I'm getting a bulldog!
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    RileyJ - Yes i used to try and restrict how much zoomies Koda did when he was little, hard to manage sometimes, but i think it paid off

    Trippo - I always try to stay out of it when my dogs are wrestling... like yours, they snap hard... without intending to hurt anyone though I'm more scared of the zoomies though, Koda never looks where he's going, and he's knocked me straight to the ground many a time. Hence why I gasped at one point in the video when Koda ran past me... he ran about 5cm from my leg

    Ejburke32 - Thats very interesting thanks for sharing I find it very interesting that Dodge does that, but Koda doesn't. Koda can sometimes get pretty over excited in play and in the past he has attacked Dodge over food or particular toys, so maybe she does it to keep him calm and stop him getting too rough... hmmm haha

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    When dogs around me start doing zoomies, I start making noise. Mostly a sort of singing OI-OI-OI-OI so I'm a noise beacon, ie they know they're coming at me even if they're not looking.

    My dog is completely evil tho - she does a pretty good job of looking but she uses people to wipe off her chasers... ie she will dodge around people (or other obstacles) because she knows it slows other dogs down and gives her the advantage. And yet if they're a bit slow to chase when they're in the open, she will slow down to let them catch up a bit. And then do tight turns - that they (labs, and big dogs) cannot match... and zoom back around.

    Which can be really bad for dogs that aren't as fit or as athletic... they can't match the turns and they risk breaking something or crashing into solid things.

    It's better when she runs into the water at the beach... cos that usually doesn't cause any damage. Though our beach has pot holes and quick sand - and that can break dogs and humans... sigh.

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    Yes but I did see Koda doing a shake which is another signal. It's when they stop and do something distracting like sneeze, give a shake or yawn its all supposed to say - This isn't really serious, just kidding around. Because in a real fight they wouldn't let up at all.

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