Are you refering to your dog? Most dogs have the attention span of a 2-2.5 year old child. So their attention span will be short. A bulldog would have more of a 2 yr old attention span, a Border Collie 2.5 yr old. All depends on the breed.
Yes Sue. I have a female GIANT SCHNAUZER that is 4 months old. When i had her to the vet last week for her rabie shot, the vet told me that i have to be very patient with this breed as they are known to have A.D.D. I was wondering if any one else has heard of my breed or any other breed know to have A.D.D.
I think the vet was being sarcastic, Schnauzers are known to be independant. They get bored easily. But this is why they are concidered very intelligent. The most common diseases are: Hypothyroidism Epilepsy Cataracts Crypto Urolithiasis/bladder inf Diabetes PANCREATITIS-very common Skin diseases
I was so glad someone brought up this topic. I have a 1 year old springer spaniel with this. The vet thinks I am crazy. This dog can not sit still for 1 second. He is always moving, always bumping into things because he can not be still. He barks at nothing, looks up in the air at the sky and growls and will not let you pet him for more than 2 seconds. I took him up to my sisters as she as a hugh back yard, kids and another dog thinking this would help as he was alone alot with me working so many hours and he is still not any better. I dont know what to do. You can not drive him anywhere in the car because he jumps from the back seat to the front seat over and over again. Can anyone Help?? I tried a trainor, spent 400.00 on a collar and after a couple of weeks it stopped working.............
gck i asked my vet and she said she could put him on anti-anxiety drugs and see if that makes a difference. i had all his pre-screening bloodwork done but i haven't filled the script yet for the meds. when i do i'll let you know how its going.
Scout1 Talk to your vet about Dr. Bach's Rescue Remedy, it's natural and can be found in many health stores. It works really well and isn't artificial. You can add it to water or spray it on an animal's tongue. From my experience (and many others) it works wonders for anxiety reduction but like I said talk to your vet about it first.
gck What you have is a normal springer puppy, but there are somethings that could be making him more hyper....He may be bord?? His diet is a concern, many diets do have high carb levels and carbs turn into sugar which makes puppy hyper!! In the car get a seat belt to keep him in his seat. Try rewarding him when he settles. but I think he will be naturally excitable. They are hunting dogs?!! As they get older, alot chill out, but that may be a while. Try a halti or promise (head halters) A while back I used to give Ozzy Benadryl and it really chilled him out.(it was really for allergies, but hey I killed two birds with one stone he he).
I am wondering if my vet was only kidding or not. Before i bought my puppy i did a lot of research on a GIANT SCHNAUZER and found out that this breed unlike most other breeds that mature and fully grow by the age of 2 takes them 3 years . Like a child or adult with A.D.H.D. that needs extra attention and sometimes medication, and cousiling so far she is not showing me any symptoms other than just being a puppy. If dogs, as some of you have responded to this topic as haveing dogs that are extra hyper and have short attention span i am wondering if talking to a vet they might recommend the same kind of medication given to humans, ritilan, adderall, conerta or other.