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    Hi Steveg

    Lovely dog.

    zoomies - normal - but you do need to get them to pay attention to where they're going or they can do serious damage - like buggering shoulders on the dog and busting knees on the humans they crash in to. I tend to yell OI OI OI OI - just to give them an audible warning of an obstacle (me), or the fence... ie they will learn if they hear OI OI OI - they're about to smack into something if you're yelling it when they do. Bend your knees and brace for impact...

    My dog got progressively more and more agile - able to make tight turns going flat out and she'd use this to tie other dogs in knots and win at the game of chase me - sometimes at the other dog's owner's expense (guess who got crash tackled). So I'm very careful these days to stop, interrupt and redirect zoomies if it starts looking dangerous. It can get painful and expensive if dog or human gets hurt.

    For the teething - some rope toys and maybe freezing some of his food into black kongs will help, slows down the eating too.

    And don't let your dog do zoomies on a full stomach either because of bloat... RSPCA won't let dogs eat immediately before or after exercise - I think they have a 30 minute leeway. I think the bloat site recommends 2 hours.

    It's a bit like going swimming on a full stomach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveg View Post
    Oh dearie, dearie me ! What a beautiful Hunk ! 3d-animated-emoticons-smileys71.jpg Thank you for the photos !
    You realise with photos like this - you are going to find it extremely difficult to convince me that he is a little devil !

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    thankyou for the photo's, that's one nice looking dog you have there. Thanks for rescuing another unwanted too!

    zoomies we call what you describe here.
    I noticed with several of dogs ive owned over time, that 'zoomies' come after food. To the point, that we would stand out the way, and ask, who's fed the dog?

    Like you little bundle of joy, my dogs are not in the 'toy' group either, so collisions hurt, a LOT. And we moved to a house with a lot of glass walls in it. < looks great, stupid idea to cross with zoomies. So i got more strict in no zoomies indoors. That's outside play behaviour. Vomit never goes to waste around here. One of the dogs will eat it, which in turn, causes competition to who can eat it first. < that stops zoomies, briefly.
    (except when a dog is crook, then they dont eat the vomit, very keen sense of smell at play i suspect).

    then i induced zoomies for fun! I can trigger a zoomies attack in all 3, by walking in the direction of the side of the house with a hose pipe. Used to have to turn it on AND get them wet, these days, i just have to lean toward the direction lol and their off!

    I then moved to a house, with some weird 20foot ornamental grass thing. The dogs zoomie hell bent INTO that, when they want to collide with something, and will pretty much launch themselves at it, as one poster described their dog doing to the sofa.

    I dont know about you, but zoomies in dogs, makes me laugh! And it makes them laugh too. The sheer pleasure and delight on the face. Priceless.
    so my suggestion is....
    make this wonderful sensation experience your dog is having, safer, as safe as you can. Then let the dog rip!

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    Mine (3 and 4) are still doing zoomies and I hope they never stop having so much fun being silly

    zoomies on the beach - YouTube

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    Thanks guys. Understand now and we're managing our zoomies. He usually has two per day morning and afternoon. Yep it is fun to stand back and watch him go nuts for 5-10 minutes.

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