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#1 noffin

 

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        Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:29 PM

hi everyone I'm new to the site which I think is fantastic, I believe I'm now ready for anything Sonny throws at me.

Not a terrible problem but I'd like some advice all the same.

Sometimes while out in the garden Sonny just goes mental for about 30 seconds running up and down the length of the garden and I shout him to snap him out of it and it's like he's deaf! Then after several crazed laps he just snaps out of it on his own.

My main concern is if I take him off the lead he may bolt and I won't be able to get him back the only thing that stops him in the garden is the fence!

He had his "lads" removed yesterday and I'm worried if he has an episode he may hurt himself.

Any ideas would be well received.

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        Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:32 PM

Hi and welcome to the site. You will enjoy it here. Lots of knowledgable people and tons of great labs. What you are describing we refer to here in the states as a "Lab Tear" (Tear like a rip, not crying tear) Both of my girls do this frequently and they are 3 and 5 years old. It is just a release of energy, of which they have lots. It's fine when they are outside, because the whole yard is fenced in, but when they do it in the house, I try to quickly remove any breakables from their path. Actually it's pretty funny to watch.
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        Posted 12 February 2008 - 07:13 PM

Welcome to the site, you will love it here! Ahhh yes we call that Rocket Man at our house. With the tail tucked between the legs and all hunched over and runs as fast as he can. It doesn't happen alot in the house ( but this has happened a few times, we just make sure we are out of the way) but if he sneaks out the front door he will tear all through my flower beds. Riley always feels like a new boy after a Rocket Man episode!
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        Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:08 AM

Ah yes, my two are going thought this as I am typing. I just got home a little while ago and they have been in the crate for about 8 hours. Now they are making up for it. In less then an hour they will be willing to fall asleep with me.

Our house is set up where thy can run in a big circle. Living room into master bedroom into master bath into utility room into kitchen into dinning room back into living room. They love to tear over the bed and we will go into the bed room sometimes to find all the blankets and sheet on the floor. They also have a tendency to spring off the back of the sofa. Oh what us Lab owners put up with.
I let them out when I got home and they ran around the yard (about 8 inches of snow). I love taking them to the park and letting them run crazy then watch them come home and drop.

Well Toby is now panting and laid down in the middle of the living room floor. I am not really sure where Sasha is. I don't think she is ready to stop yet.

Sasha is 2 years and two months and Toby is 1 year and 8 months. They are 6 months apart.
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        Posted 13 February 2008 - 03:15 PM

Bunker does this too, but only when he is crated for 8+ hours. Usually on those days, I will take out my bike and let him run his heart out next to me at a local park with bike paths. This is a great way to resolve any pent up energy. Bringing him to the dog park when other dogs are there romping around has worked great too, but the down fall to this is he is still learning the command "come" so once he gets to the dog park he ignores me for the most part. With the bike, he is always paying attention to me and where I am going, how fast I am moving and how close he can get to me. It seems to be working great to relieve his built up energy and keep him focused.

Good luck!




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