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What Triggers Your Dog's Zoomies

My puppy gets the zoomies if she is wet and our adult dog would get all nutty if she had 2 balls in her mouth at once or if she was carrying the gappay ball by the string instead of the ball. What triggers your puppy/dog into getting the zoomies?

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If I stomp my feet at Russ he goes wild and races around. If I say “I’m going to pinch your butt” to Scarlet, and then make a move towards her, she zooms around. Carly is way too dignified to ever get the zoomies.

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I could post a few different strange-funny things but....this one's about Shane....most folks have a dog(s) at some point that bark at themselves in a mirror.....the house we used to own had a full length mirror on the back of a door....we realized Shane would go crazy over that "strange dog" at 10 weeks ??..........we also had 2 ft. by 2 ft. framed mirror....by accident on a whim.....he was 5-6 months...half asleep in the den....I came charging down the hall way holding the mirror in front of myself....when he saw his self in the mirror he went crazy...from den ..to kitchen...down the hall and back...jump on the couch...off....on the recliner....off....every once in a while stopping to give that dog in the mirror h*ll....which just wound him up tight again...if it wasn't the "zoomies"....it sure qualified for the "crazies" lol....it was pretty much a weekly "routine" for he and I for a long time



Shane ended up in a wheel chair ( DM ) later in life....for a dog who was a thief.....prankster all his life....who didn't mind running fast enough to flip the wheel chair and grinning until i came and got him set back up....I never thought about it until right now... trying the mirror trick in the back yard while he was in his chair.... he would have loved it no doubt......shame on me.....Sorry old buddy
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If you make any odd sound whatsoever, Ryka will take off like a bat out of the depths of you know where. Especially if you make a "brrrrr" sound at her. I have ZERO idea why it works, but when I'm in a quirky mood I always do it to get her crazy and then we run around like manics, haha. I love doing it outside too, because then she just runs herself absolutely silly. She also gets the zoomies if you pretend to stalk her. She'll lay there and pretend to look elsewhere, and then when you get close she leaps at you and runs away as fast as she can.

And @dogfaeries, I almost spat out my coffee at the "pinch your butt" comment. I think I'm going to try that on Ryka tonight and see what she does, hahaha!
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Yeah, I say stupid things to my dogs all the time, lol. If I say "I'm going to slap your tummy" to Scarlet, she flops over so I can slap her pink stomach.

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I let my two out in the yard and after some sniffing and bouncing around they face off...looking at each other with an unspoken "one....two...three.....GO!" and off they go zooming. They take turns being in the lead.

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The trigger is 9 o'clock PM.

They run around and goof off right before bed time, like clockwork.
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If I bend over a little bit, slap my hands on my thighs and make a Darth Vader sound, Rocky will come running flapping those big feet at me and this often turns into zoomies. Also, he sometimes gets wound up if I pretend to be a monster and say "I'm going to get you."
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Muddy puddles when he knows he's not supposed to be splashing in them. Being let outside. Deer smells. Wet grass. Chasing him up the stairs when he has a tennis ball in his mouth. Successfully catching a ball/frisbee in midair.
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The trigger is 9 o'clock PM.

They run around and goof off right before bed time, like clockwork.
Yes! Especially obnoxious if you're trying to watch a tv show.
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