have a certain time period when he goes totally crazy? Dakota 10 wks old Golden Ret. is usually very laid back, easy going, calm and listens very well for a pup. Most of the time I can't believe how good he is for such a young pup. But I am noticing a pattern for the past week or so - at about 9:00p.m. Dakota goes totally crazy - does not seem like the same pup - frapping(which I know is very normal) jumping all over everything and everybody, nipping. He'll go non-stop for 2 hours if I let him. It's almost impossible to have any control over him when the 9:00 hour comes. Is this normal? Has anyone else experienced this. Should I crate him then, or let him get it all out of his system? It's not that he doesn't get any exercise - tonite I was in the yard with him for at least an hour playing with him.
Spazzies. All puppies get it, Kiba usually waits until everyone is sleeping to start "playing" with the cat Whiskers. Which usually means Kiba hopping around, bark, growling, roo rooing and taking off and running around like an idiot when Whiskers swats at her. Geesh.
I guess you just have to chalk it up to him still being a baby. He probably just has alot of energy to get rid of. Glad those puppy days are over even though I love them so much. But boy is it alot of work until they get out of the baby stage.
Riley used to do that, at 9pm!!! Then it switched to about 5pm, then 8pm, then 7AM!! now it's 9pm again LOL. He just gets that "spurt" of energy. I usuaulyl let him get it out of his system for a while then I put him in my room and put a gate up. There is nothing "fun" in my room so he will lay down and go to sleep.
***Edited By: thelifeofriley on 8/10/2005 1:06:28 AM*** Reason: i can
My entire CREW goes nutty for a couple of hours in the afternoon. I just chalk it up to their expressing their joy at simply being alive.
Ever had 3 Great Pyrs tearing around your home? Out through the doggie door (2 at a time, all 3 if they can manage), zoom around the proch, out to the run to make a few laps, back through the doggie door..circle the dining room table, circle the coffee table, jump on each other, give me a few nose nudges, zoom back out through the doggie door...reapeat again for at least an hour! Whacko!
OH please, my pups have a couple times a day they are completely out of control. Thats the times I try to have them out in the yard, so they can get it all out before coming back in, so they don't destroy the house. My 2 older dogs get a bit annoyed with them, but they are dealing.
Lol, pyr! Jada also "roo roos". It seems like in the evenings when my husband gets home she is just wired for the rest of the evening. I usually just take her out in the yard and play for a while, but then she still has energy left! 9:00 seems to be a peak for her too! I think she's just happy that everyone is home and she gets to hang out. She also gets very excited in the a.m. when she knows we are getting ready to leave the house to go for our walk. She knows when its that time...like clock work..I don't even need an alarm anymore! She wakes me up on time every morning!
Sounds normal to me, Cody does what we call his figure 8 at 7:30-8:00PM and it lasts about 45 mins. to an hour. We have a sunken living room and he races around the living room jumping up the step into the hallway, circles around into the dining room and leaps off the other step and then at full speed he banks off the couch and starts all over, sometimes he changes direction but he always banks off the couch. He hits it so hard he has moved the couch a few inches and he is only 17lbs. He is calming down a little now that he is a year old, he may skip one night. lol Enjoy these times, I think it means the pups are happy and enjoying their life and family and all is good to them.