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Old 01-27-2013, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Low Energy 1 year old

Hi all,

My dog just turned a year old and I feel like her energy level has shifted. Right before her birthday I was gone for two weeks and she stayed at her doggie daycare while I was away. When I got her back, she seemed like she had matured - she is much more low key and relaxed. She does play outside with other dogs when we go for long walks with a group, but the past week has been so brutally cold that we've stayed in most of the time. She has been so peaceful - lots of sleeping on the couch - that it almost worries me. She's not a big eater (never has been) so I worry about her nutrition - she should be eating about 4 cups of dry food a day (Nutro Max) and while she eats it, sometimes it takes a day and a half for her to eat the whole dish (I leave it out). I should also note that she goes to doggie daycare twice a week and all signs report to her being so full of energy and having fun. So...

Do I just have a dog that's maturing? Does this sound normal? Maybe I'm just surprised that she's no longer the crazy biting mess she was when I first got her :0 What were your dogs like at a year old? Did it feel like a big shift?

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Old 01-27-2013, 08:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yep your girl is maturing. My Jonas is alot more calmer now, although he does still get the evening zoomies, then back to calmness.
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