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12-12-2013 10:45 AM
DutchKarin Had a friend with an avalanche trained golden who became lethargic and everyone thought he was lazy as he looked in good health. Turns out it was a thyroid problem. Don't assume he is healthy by just looking at him. Get it checked out just in case.
12-12-2013 10:40 AM
lyssa62 When it's - 10 outside ( like it is now) I am soooooooo thankful for a ready to chill and look out the window pup.

we have been out once already for a run and now we are both just watching the birds and relaxing.
12-10-2013 06:38 PM
Msmaria You play at the dog park for a couple of hours and walk an hour and a half a day. your dog is being active and I think your dog is just resting when at home.
Like llyssa62 and Bellaluna my boy has always been on the calm sleepy side when a puppy. infact at almost 11 months He still takes several naps a day and like Roxy below sleeps with an eye or ear open. The minute he hears the leash he's up in a flash and at the door. Even if we were out for hours just half hour before. Some dogs are just much better at relaxing at home when not being trained or played with. Your dog may just be one of those. As long as he's ready to go when you are I don't think you have anything to worry about.
12-10-2013 03:43 PM
CJthePuppy
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A happy puppy is a tired puppy. IMHO he is just resting between good exercise periods. Be thankful for that. As for the early rising... I have the same problem. My 9 mo old has done the same thing for months. She puts herself to bed every night between 8:30-9:30. She literally sleeps like a log until DH goes to work. Then she gets in bed with me. If I don't get up she is all over me until I get up. Then we must play, play, play and walk at least a mile with OB training mixed in. After that, it's a good 3 hour nap for her.
He's still a pup and growing. I wouldn't worry to much unless he doesn't want to play or go for walks. I would love to have my pup a little more chill in the morning as I am NOT a morning person either...lol!
This is so great to hear!! That's exactly how CJ is!! I'm so thankful to hear what everyone says. Now I can finally stop worrying.
12-10-2013 10:30 AM
lyssa62 My soon to be 1 year old Roxy has always been a chiller ...I am not sure she ever really sleeps..but she does a lot of napping with 1 eye open. ( just in case she needs to pop up into action)
I've noticed more napping right before growth spurts too. We do a lot of playing / walking during the day and about 8:30 she starts pacing and whining and looking at her kennel like "well let's call it a night"!
Then gets up and starts it all over at 7am on the dot.
12-10-2013 10:15 AM
Springbrz A happy puppy is a tired puppy. IMHO he is just resting between good exercise periods. Be thankful for that. As for the early rising... I have the same problem. My 9 mo old has done the same thing for months. She puts herself to bed every night between 8:30-9:30. She literally sleeps like a log until DH goes to work. Then she gets in bed with me. If I don't get up she is all over me until I get up. Then we must play, play, play and walk at least a mile with OB training mixed in. After that, it's a good 3 hour nap for her.
He's still a pup and growing. I wouldn't worry to much unless he doesn't want to play or go for walks. I would love to have my pup a little more chill in the morning as I am NOT a morning person either...lol!
12-10-2013 09:35 AM
Sri
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Sorry for the delay in getting back. We go for about three half hour walks a day and we will play with his ball or go to the dog park for a couple hours.

I don't think anything on the health side is wrong, just wanted to make sure that I wasn't doing something wrong. I really do think he is just the couch potato type but wanted to get everyone's opinion!!

Thank you all for your input, it makes me feel better!! I'm so happy to be a part of your forum.
Hi,

This is pretty much how ours was till 8 months old. Although he was alert and active whenever we called him or were playing/working with him. Now he doesnt sleep as much, but still is happy to lay around when he's had his daily quota of exercise.
12-09-2013 07:52 PM
CJthePuppy Y'all have some great insights. I'll bring it up to the vet but I'm thinking he's just lazy 😃
12-09-2013 04:39 PM
BellaLuna My boy was like that then when he hit 9 months wham he's always on the go and he makes me dizzy..

As for my girl she's always been laid back and mellow perhaps he's just a calm and mellow ..

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12-09-2013 04:33 PM
Eiros Warden is pretty mellow for a GSD too.

Up early, then play and a 2-mile walk and chewing if he wants. He's napping again by 1pm then we start the whole thing over lol... Usually by 8pm he is ready to chew and lay in his crate until bedtime! Our last GSD was the complete opposite, pacing, just ready to go always!


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