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Old 05-16-2013, 06:31 AM
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I think the only time Mira's every been truly exhausted was at the end of our 11-day road trip last summer. Vising four different places, traveling through five different states, lots of field work and long offlead walks/runs every day, living in a house with many strange dogs and people she didn't really remember, mini-road trips most days to new places...and then returning to the new place we were staying. And then capping it off with a weekend of agility at a new place in near-100 degree temperatures.

It was that long continuous drain for a week and a half with a lot of physical and mental work. Despite that, she still Q'd and placed 2nd in Masters for her last agility run of the weekend. But both of us were just "off" and I think we both slept a full day after coming home. Or would have, if Da Cookie-Baby had let us

But no I've never worn her out to the point that she isn't up and ready to go the instant she thinks I might be doing something interesting. Which isn't to say she hasn't been tired...even very tired...but her personality is such that she will ignore being tired to work. The only way to tell is that the work may be slightly less snappy, or she will flop down faster when on break.

Kim and Web it's harder to tell. Even after 13+ miles of hiking with a pack, Kim still has zoomies (though she will also sleep deeply). Kim gets bored with long exercise and will feign exhaustion but if you unclip the leash she'll tear around like a bat out of hell and be chasing squirrels and grinning up a storm. And Webster is this strange sort of guy where he doesn't *need* a ton of exercise...his demands are more mental as in, if he doesn't get something to think about he will either make up something I don't like or he will start to get tense about everything...but he can go forever at a moderate pace with little/no sign of fatigue.

I guess really it just depends what you mean by exhausted. Too tired to do more? What sort of recovery period is allowed. If ten minutes later they are ready to go again, does that count as having been (briefly) exhausted? They all have different tolerances for that sort of thing.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:32 AM
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Reading all these I think my dogs are even lazier than I first thought!
We walk 2-3 hours after supper every night and often they are dragging home for the last half hour.
Wassim gets just far enough into the house for me to shut the door before he collapses in a pile. (Sometimes not even and I have to push him across the floor to shut the door!)
Takes him about 20 minutes before he is recovered enough to drag himself into bed. Then he stays comatose for hours and hours. Admittedly though he is a freaking princess.
Robyn and Trin aren't much better energy wise.
On weekends when we go to the dog park or hiking/swimming, same deal,
2 or 3 hours is it for them, then they just sprawl out and refuse to move anymore.
On times we've done longer adventures they are still recovering the next day.
If you factor in heat then it's even shorter. Yes my dogs are wusses.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:34 AM
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So not envious of most people on this thread!

Frag... 4 mile bike ride after a few jumps at the park and about 30 minutes of swimming and he is kaput.

Sir... Flirt Pole for a half hour- 45 minutes after a 2 mile bike ride and he's down for the count.

Recon... uh.. I don't think I've ever really seen him completely exhausted. He gets close towards the end of a 2 hour dog park visit, when he won't chase balls anymore, but he'll still run all over playing with everyone. Luckily, he has an amazing off switch and even after days cooped up in the house, I don't know I have a border collie. XD
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:23 AM
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Macky: All day off leash exercise (like running through a forest preserve), or all day at a trial (that's ****'s hard work!). Really nothing else would exhaust her.

Keeva: Uuuhhhh well I don't really know yet... The only time she passes out is if I make her get up at 5 am to come to work with me, and then let her stay in daycare for a long time. But if I were to let her stay in daycare later in the day, it wouldn't do anything, really. So apparently she just likes to sleep in?

Blossom: Hahahahahaha, as if

ETA: That said, my dogs don't have to be truly tired to be satisfied. 40-60 min hard exercise is what I try to do every day. I would love to be able to do 90+ min but it doesn't always happen that way. They still hang out in the house and generally pretty livable without being "tired."
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:54 AM
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LOL, I had a feeling Kai was lazy, but after this thread I know for sure. We have a yard now( yay, yard!) and honestly, he is okay after 20 to 30 minutes outside. He would do little zoomies throughout that time, but after that, he is good. He can do more, but it is him that says "okay, lets go back in the house" not me.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:01 AM
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ETA: That said, my dogs don't have to be truly tired to be satisfied.
^This. My dogs are virtually never truly exhausted partly because I have no desire to push them that far. There's no benefit. I do try to give them a good mix of intense burst and steadier endurance work doing a variety of activities for their physical and mental health (and mine!). They have off switches which I do my best to encourage but don't abuse.

I know there's that old saying "a tired dog is a good dog" but to me a tired dog is just...tired. And probably sleeping, which is boring. For me.
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ETA: That said, my dogs don't have to be truly tired to be satisfied.
Oh yeah, I probably should have clarified that point too.

The reason I don't know when Juno is "exhausted" is because I am just too lazy/busy to provide that much exercise! I know she CAN go go go go all day long, but most days all she gets is a 20 minute walk and she's hardly annoying to live with. She's good about being lazy around the house when she has to.
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I'll let you know if I ever find out.

I know my dogs can begin to heat stroke after a bit and last weekend they were pretty easy going after Schutzhund (tracking, obed, Bitework) and dock dogs from 9-3 but they still had enough to go if I asked. They are bred to go all day though. You can tire them mentally and physically but give them ten minutes and they'll give you three more hours.
For Nico, ^this. I can play fetch with him for 3 hours and he won't stop. He's fine in the house and isn't a pacer, but the second I move, he's up and ready for action.

For Saga, waking up from a nap and stretching gets her ready for another nap.
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For Nico, ^this. I can play fetch with him for 3 hours and he won't stop. He's fine in the house and isn't a pacer, but the second I move, he's up and ready for action.
Yeah, being "done" just really isn't a part of this breed, lol. It's... pointless to try to "tire them out" and IME that's the case with most high energy breeds. I aim for mentally and physically content/satisfied and I do pay attention to maintaining her off switch. I think trying to work them into the ground regularly just builds their endurance.

I'm about to head out for an off leash hike with the herder girls... we'll probably be out for like 2 hours or so, Blossom will play fetch the whole time. She'll lie down on the car ride back, and then when we get home, she'll still be super excited to go into the yard and play fetch more. She likewise is fine in the house but always ready for action. I can't leave toys down anywhere, however, or she will bother me with them non-stop. Ask me how I know that... LOL
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Yeah, being "done" just really isn't a part of this breed, lol. It's... pointless to try to "tire them out" and IME that's the case with most high energy breeds. I aim for mentally and physically content/satisfied and I do pay attention to maintaining her off switch. I think trying to work them into the ground regularly just builds their endurance.
Agreed with all this, especially the bolded part.


Auggie and Payton both seem to work in reverse - the more they play (like, for example, spending an entire day at doggie daycare) the more ready to KEEP PLAYING they are when they get home. My favourite is still bringing Auggie home after a full day playing at daycare, and while I was getting his food bowl ready for his dinner, he was busy running circles around the house with an empty water bottle in his mouth, chomping and crackling it as he ran. And I was like "This is not how it's supposed to work." LOL.


OTOH I probably wouldn't have high energy dogs if them being high energy bothered me, so it's not like I have this OMG I HAVE TO TIRE THEM OUT SO THEY WILL LEAVE ME ALONE type of thing going on. So I think there's an element of how much, uh, pestering? you can deal with involved. I don't really care if Payton is still awake and throwing his stuffed gator around my bedroom at 2AM while I'm sleeping LOL. Go on puppy.


(Payton is totally a "I need a nap. *ten minutes later* BING! BATTERIES RECHARGED!" kind of dog too. Unfortunately that nap usually happens in the car on the way back from where ever so he jumps out of the car like "=D =D =D NOW WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO.")
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