Hyper Doggie!

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  1. Danielle

    Danielle New Member

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    I'm wondering if someone could give me some advice as to how to simmer my dog's exhuberance! She's a german shorthaired pointer and apparently this breed is very energetic, lively and somewhat hyper by nature. But, she's now almost 2 and she still goes crazy whenever she thinks we're going out or if someone is coming over. She does somersaults in the air and literally bounces off the walls in anticipation. I've learned to ignore her when she acts this way because I don't want to encourage over-excitability. I walk away and only take her out once she's calmed down. She still jumps up now and again and I'm finding it difficult to calm her down in general. I've tried all the training advice...... Do I just continue with the training and hope one day it'll sink in and she'll just be calm and controlled or is there something else I can start doing to help this situation? I feel like I should put her on ritalin sometimes!!!!! Other than that she's well behaved and well adjusted. Just too much pent up energy!! Help. :(
     
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    Oh don't get me wrong! I work from home so I'm with her all day. I go for a walk every day with her and play ball in the yard 2-3 more times in the day. I take her for runs at the park when I can. But all this is just not enough for her. I was just joking about the ritalin. I just meant that she's so hyperactive, sometimes it's seems a bit abnormal. But thank you, Serena for the advice about the agility training. That might be a really good option. I'm sure she would find that very stimulating. She's a very intelligent dog who needs the challenge. I will look into that. But, I do still need a few more tricks in the meantime to help calm her down???
     
  3. Whats on Dr Phil today anyways? I was going to take my dogs to the beach but I may stay home and watch the Doc if it going to be a good show.
     
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    Danielle, she'll calm down some before too long. It may not be much, but it should dial back a notch or two as she becomes fully mature. Just as Serena says, keep up with the training.

    Rosie might find some puzzle type toys to be an outlet for some of the energy, both mental and physical. The treat balls that have to be rolled around to a particular position to get a treat out can save your sanity. So can playing hide and seek with her. Show her one of her favorite toys, then let her see you hide it a few times, telling her to find or seek. After she's caught on to the idea, you can hide it without letting her seeing you.

    Keep us posted!
     
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    Um, like I said before, it was just an expression. I would never put my dog on unnecessary drugs. Please don't take it so literally. I was simply joking about my dog's hyperactivity and joked about ritalin. That wasn't meant to be taken seriously. I have no idea what's on Dr. Phil. ??
     
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    Great idea. I'll try that too. Thanks for the advice!!
     
  7. Oh sorry, I must have you confused with someone else. They really like Dr Phil. Have you considered a rolled up newspaper to calm the dog down? Don't try to hurt the dog but a few pats to the nose will work wonders.
     
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    Please don't hit your dog with the newspaper...That is BAD advice! My girl Serene is also part pointer, and I know what you mean about the energy! She is now 3 and while she still has her hyper times, she has also grown into an amazing cuddler and has alot of quiet time. Do you have any other dogs? I ask because Jersey and Serene wear each other out! When we just had Serene, we could throw the ball all day, and she still came back for more! We also used to take her out in the country where she could run off leash and that helped alot. Good luck, and hang in there!!
     
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    No, I don't have any other dogs. And I don't think I'd have enough space in my house for another one although it would be a great way for her to expend her energy! I'd actually like to find out if there are some groups around the Toronto area that walk their dogs with others. It'd be a great social thing for the dogs to play with others. I just don't want to pay for a walker. I'd like to find out if there are other dog owners like me in the area who would like their dogs to socialize and exert themselves with others. Anyone out there?
     
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    Hmmm...Much harder in a center like Toronto. Do you know if there are any dog parks in your area? It would be a great place for her to socialize and play. I think your group dog-walking idea would be great. If you can't find one, why not start one.
     
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    You know, that's a great idea. Maybe you can get something like that started, perhaps by going through a local organization of some type.

    Please be careful, though. You need to know who you are dealing with and remember that you are always safer in a group than with just one or two other people, especially when you don't know them well.
     
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    As I said in my last post my dogs have the same symptoms as your dog and has had all the tests your dog had except the lung X-ray. Since you only have one dog it hasn't passed along. My vet said to put them on antibiotics for an extended period, even up to a month since it keeps recurring. I have been advised by an online vet to use a mild saline solution in the nose to try to kill whatever it is in the sinus cavity. Does your dog do a kinda reverse sniff? I'm pretty sure this is the same thing my dogs have.
     
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    Do dogs born with revrese sniff?
     

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