|07-12-2014 12:16 AM|
You have to rule out unseen medical issues first and diet issues. Any booster vaccinations within the last month? Low grade lameness issue, inflammation of the joints or digestive tract will cause lack of desire to play as well. They can't tell you if they are sore...
We had a young dog with stamina issues, the helper called her lazy too... We ran full blood work, thyroid levels were on the low side of normal. Finally she was diagnosed at under a year of age with thyroid disease and needed thyroid medication. Google Dr. Jean Dodd, leading expert on this and have your vet send bloodwork to her. Dr. Dodd confirmed that her levels were very low for a dog of her age. Dr. D was invaluable to us on confirming the diagnosis and getting the medication correct.
Best of luck with your pup!
|07-11-2014 10:39 PM|
To assume a dog's desire and pursuit is so predictable or convenient to assume/promote.... perhaps requires the human to to be a bit inventive or maybe even introspective if it doesn't proceed as assumed.
All four of my dogs had their "passions"....and all four of my dogs shared some similar desires....but yet each dog had their own unique "trigger" which I could utilize to our own benefit if I chose.
|07-11-2014 09:03 PM|
Is he lazy? Or is he not being properly motivated?
have you talked to your breeder about him? what was he like when he was with the breeder?
|07-11-2014 08:37 PM|
Agree with the swimming suggestion.
At 6 months however I would keep an eye out for a health concern. Perceived laziness could be something else.
It's also been very hot like Sunflowers mentioned. They know when they have had enough.
|07-11-2014 08:22 PM|
|Nigel||Tuke was like this, still kind of is at 4 years. Very competitive playing fetch in the company of our other dogs, but by herself she'll slow down and if hot she becomes a shade hugger. Depends on your expectations, but I enjoy her mellow easy going attitude, nice to have at least one in the pack. Your pups play drive may pick up when the weather cools and he matures a little more. Tuke's intensity would increase depending on what ball I used too, some definitely have more value.|
|07-11-2014 07:34 PM|
If they never discovered the problem, it could still be there.
|07-11-2014 06:49 PM|
|blehmannwa||Havoc was like that as a pup. After the initial land shark phase, he went through a subdued period. At some point that changed...could just be a phase.|
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|07-11-2014 05:04 PM|
|simba405||I will say that if the dog runs after the ball every time you throw it but just doesn't bring it back then it's not the dog but the training.|
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