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    hey guys,
    Picked up Humphrey from the rescue shelter last weekend. Settled him down over the weekend and then he started work experience. I've been taking him into work each day where he is working on his people skills and getting lots of love. He's has been eating well and we seem to have him on a healthy mix of partial cooked roo meat, canned lamb and veg (no additives), chicken wing tips and necks. I've been trying to give plenty of variety but focusing on healthy foods. He's not a big fan of dry food but will eat it sometimes. He's been walking on a lead and overall seems quite good until he turns into psycho dog.

    He seems to get very excited at times and totally loses control, biting hands and feet, bolting up and down the yard, jumping like a kangaroo, and ripping into his toys. My only concern is he is going to hurt someone or himself one day if we cant control those crazy moments.
    Just this evening he went absolutely nutts and ended up throwing up his dinner all over the place.
    He is teething which really seems to bother him a lot.

    Ive checked for three 6's tattooed behind his ears but no signs of satanic influence yet.

    Is this normal ?

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    FYI - he's had all his needles except third round of parvo due next month.

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    G'day Steve.

    Maybe give him a big marrow bone to concentrate on when he's going bonkers.... or even a pigs ear. My guy would get jack of to much leash/training time and would go a bit nuts at times. Good luck.

    LOL at the 666 ...check for satanic stars under his tail !!


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    My boy Zeus will have what i call "spak attacks".

    He runs around flat out in the house, launches himself up onto the couch and back off again with enough force to nearly flip it over. He'll stop for a second and growl at either us or my other old dog and then he's off again.

    Doesn't last for long but it's best not to get in the way of a 70kg dog at full belt lol.

    His are caused by pent up energy. I find if he's exercised enough then he doesn't do so if he does do it then it's my fault for not walking him enough.

    Don't know if your dog may be just full of beans and needing a release like mine does but thought i'd throw it out there in case it helps.
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    thanks Sean. I'll go pick up a dino bone from the butcher tomorrow.
    he's a good boy most of the time.

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    'Steveg' - welcome to the world of puppy/dog zoomies ! No point in looking for 'the sign' - all pups do it ! Even my crazy nearly 7 year old does it - back end tucked in - and off we go ! Just keep out of your pup's way !

    Pups generally have no brains, no brakes and bugger all steering - particularly when doing zoomies ! These normally (?) happen about twice a day depending on your pup !


    Maybe look at a different timetable for exercise and feeding for him if he bought up his dinner. Look at least an hour quiet time before dinner - and after with mine - I usually leave it at least a couple of hours before any running around.

    I would also look at wings instead of just the tips - give him something to chew on ! Turkey bits are also good.

    I would expect with his work experience - he is not getting a lot of real free running around time during work time - so this has a lot to do with the pent up energy when you both get home ?

    Now that you have him at your place - any chance of some new photos ?

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    Hi tkandz, today i had to leave him home alone but we went for a walk as soon as i got home. Doesn't seem to make a difference. Seems like he's got a stash of red cordial hidden somewhere.

    At work he walks the factory floor with me without a leash and surprisingly stays close by. usually right at my side except when greeting his favourite friends. he doesn't like the lead but obviously he needs it for his own safety on the street. he might be faking being tired when we walk on the lead. You may think I'm joking but this guy knows a few tricks that aren't normal for his age. mind games LOL

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    hey Riley
    I'll post up some pics in the morning
    And thanks

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