|08-25-2013 03:33 PM|
Yes! With the heat it is hard to get them out all day unless you are by a lake the whole time. Navarro got a hot spot with staph infection on his bum (disgusting but healed now) from being wet ALL the time so we have had to cut back on the swim days to give his bum chances to dry out. Being a long haired he can stay wet for the entire night.
And I will try out the doggy pack I have really wanted to just wasn't sure when would be safe to start.
|08-25-2013 03:27 PM|
|Bear L||He can wear an empty dog pack if you're worried about weight and get him adjusted before you feel comfortable enough to put weight on. My dog started wearing a pack around 10 months and I built up the weight gradually over time.|
|08-25-2013 03:19 PM|
|marbury||Having this issue now! With the heat so bad in my area it's tough to find stuff we can do to burn off the energy. It's to the point that I'm considering getting an above-ground pool...|
|08-25-2013 03:03 PM|
|GoSailGo||Oh good I'm not the only one. I play hide and seek with his ball..we'll go to a field of grass and bushes higher than my head and I can spend hours Chuck-it-ing the ball in there and he'll bunny leap in to the grass, out of sight except for the top of his tail and come out a couple minutes later...somehow with the ball. I CANNOT lose balls. lol I will use my chuck-it to get the ball as far as I can in to lakes and I swear he has an invisible motor up his butt....such a good swimmer. He is just a happy boy. I just hope I get fitter because my poor little legs feel like boards today. Perhaps when he is neutered he will calm down a bit. He's a cryptorchid so he's got to be neutered at some point in the near future.|
|08-25-2013 04:43 AM|
|volcano||My girl is almost 9 months and has only been worn out once or twice, and that was just for a few minutes. Shes just starting to sometimes lay down outside of the crate.|
|08-25-2013 03:30 AM|
Hiding food and having him find it is an excellent idea. I play the "find it" game with my male and he definitely works hard finding it. Swimming is also excellent and so is running in the sand on the beach (if you are near one). Play dates with other dogs can tire out a dog quicker than a human can IMO, maybe you can get your dog together with a pup around the same age or a higher energy dog?
Mental stimulation is also very important, play hide and seek with him, find it with food, Everlasting Treatball, feed him with a Tug-A-Jug, fill a Kong with peanut butter, buy a dog puzzle, etc.
|08-25-2013 03:06 AM|
Hiding his food can help tire him out. Scatter it in the back yard or hide it around the house. Swimming is great too, and easy on the joints.
Just some ideas.
|08-25-2013 02:35 AM|
|llombardo||I feel your pain, my male is like that. I try to put some of that mental stimulation in there to and he gets bored really really fast. He rests for a few minutes here and a few minutes there, then gets a second wind. He tires me out just watching him.|
|08-25-2013 01:12 AM|
|mycobraracr||Have you tried any type of mental stimulation? Mentally tiring them out is sometimes easier.|
|08-25-2013 12:55 AM|
|KZoppa||Wait until he's at a year before getting him used to gradually carrying extra weight. I'm dreading that energy burst. My guy already has energy to burn!|
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