Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 04-21-2013, 01:03 PM
sassafras's Avatar
sassafras sassafras is offline
such sights to show you
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,759
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdrianneIsabel View Post
With absolutely no encouragement my dogs are extremely busy.
Squash is this way, too. He seems to be growing an off switch, though.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-21-2013, 01:40 PM
sillysally's Avatar
sillysally sillysally is offline
Obey the Toad.
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: A hole in the bottom of the sea.
Posts: 5,016
Default

Sally has always had more energy than Jack but napped more, even when she was young-Jack is just busier.

Merlin sounds normal.
__________________

~Christina--Mom to:
Sally--8 yr old pit bull mix
Jack--6 yr old Labrador
Sadie & Runt--12 yr old calico DSHs
Pickles & Kiwi--3 yr old white winged parakeets
Yoda--1 yr old Quaker parrot
Solo--12 yr old Senegal parrot
Sheena--Quarter Horse--3/24/86-6/23/11--Rest Easy Sweet Girl~




Labs do it in the lake.


Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-21-2013, 01:49 PM
Dizzy's Avatar
Dizzy Dizzy is offline
Sit! Good dog.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 17,577
Default

It's funny since writing this, me and the other half have decided that the codeine has officially left Fred's system. He just won't settle. We kept saying he came back from the vets a different dog! Think we know why now
__________________
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They do not know jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing wasn't boring, it was peace."


Bodhi is the opposite of ignorance, the insight into reality which destroys mental afflictions and brings peace.

Owned by Bodhi Booglaoo and Fredington Holbein


Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-21-2013, 02:04 PM
Raegan's Avatar
Raegan Raegan is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Fond du Lac, WI
Posts: 426
Default

A dog that paces and fusses all day is wasteful. I want that energy focused in the direction I point it, not leaking all over my living room.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 04-21-2013, 02:10 PM
JessLough JessLough is offline
Love My Mutt <3
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 13,189
Default

I wish Rosey ever slept that much. LOL. But no, I don't think it's bad.
__________________
Ella: 3 year old female ferret
Nacho: ~8 year old male ferret

Goodbye, Rosey. You were the best girl I could have asked for. 10/15/96-03/08/13
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 04-21-2013, 02:19 PM
sassafras's Avatar
sassafras sassafras is offline
such sights to show you
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,759
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raegan View Post
A dog that paces and fusses all day is wasteful. I want that energy focused in the direction I point it, not leaking all over my living room.
Wait until you have one with enough energy to focus where you want it AND leak all over your living room.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 04-21-2013, 03:09 PM
Laurelin's Avatar
Laurelin Laurelin is online now
I'm All Ears
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 29,540
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdrianneIsabel View Post
With absolutely no encouragement my dogs are extremely busy. I was teasing when I said nope, Merlin sounds just fine.
Mia too. She's calmed down a ton this last year but she's just a busy dog. I don't mind it at all as long as she behaves.
__________________
Mia CGC - (5 year old Papillon)
Hank - (approx. 10 month old Spotty Dog)
Summer TG3 TIAD - (10 year old Papillon)
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 04-21-2013, 03:26 PM
Catsi Catsi is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 915
Default

All I know is that I want to be Fran's dog in my next life.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 04-21-2013, 05:01 PM
k9krazee's Avatar
k9krazee k9krazee is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 2,154
Default

WANNA TRADE?!?! Sounds like Merlin is a perfectly normal dog

Crossbone seems to be in a constant state of movement. I'm pretty sure he sleeps when I'm away for the day, but he rarely naps when we're home! Especially if we go somewhere new and he doesn't have anything to play with on his own he is in constant motion and paces endlessly. He stayed with my parent's for 4 days and it took until the last day that he actually laid on the dog bed for more than 2 minutes. He doesn't like it when his family isn't in the same room, he paces a lot more, or if he doesn't have something to chew. He is getting SO much better, but there are times that he makes me anxious and want to put myself in a crate.

However, something CRAZY happened last night. I learned that if he's tired enough (we visited people around the world, played lots of high wind frisbee fetch in large fields and he played with Jackie Loo for a long time) he will CHOOSE to sleep! It was 6 PM when we got home, Ken and I settled on the couch to watch the ball game and he went straight to our bed, crashed and didn't come out until close to 10 PM. It was remarkable
__________________

Crossbone - 2011 Cattle Pirate | Jack - 2004 Beaglador
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 04-21-2013, 05:50 PM
Equinox's Avatar
Equinox Equinox is online now
Top Dog
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,630
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lizmo View Post
He sounds like a dog with a good off-switch, who knows when play time is and when it's time to chill.
Yes, this!

Trent is the same (and has been since he was 6 to 9 months old). I frequently joke that he is asleep for 20 hours each day and only awake for the 4 hours we are out exercising (plus 5 minutes twice a day, for food). He's ALWAYS napping. At home, the only moving around he does is to find a better napping spot LOL

When he was younger I had the same concern - after the "thank god this puppy is no longer crazy!!" phase, I went into the "I BROKE MY GSD" phase That feeling didn't last long, I eventually realized that he was just fine. I love a dog that can sleep and settle during our down time, and then be ready to go when I am.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:35 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site