I know I come on here rarely, and I know that I seem confident with Sasha. Well, she's a very confident dog that's true and I think I have done well with her. BUT!!! I'm worried about her. She was born May 14, 2011. She is 7.5 months old. I miss my baby who used to sleep by my feet. She has become very independent. She still wants to play 24/7 but she seems to not want to chill ever!!! She has very high energy so let me explain my day today....
I woke up at 7:00 a.m. We went to bed at 11:00 p.m. last night and I got up about 3:00 a.m. to let her out to pee. She woke me up at 7:00 with licks all over my face. (this is usual because she sleeps with me at night, otherwise, she sleeps in her crate). I got up and fed her breakfast. We spent the next hour just doing things around the house. By 8:00 a.m. I am out with her playing Frisbee. We play for 40 minutes. I bring her back in and do some chores. She's bored and keeps acting up..... I finally let her outside because that is what she wants. I keep an eye on her while I finish some stuff in the house. By 10:30 a.m. I am off with Sasha to my sister's house to pick up some stuff. At 11:00 a.m. Sasha and I are at a wilderness area where we spend the next hour on a hike. She goes on a 30 foot leash while we work on just having fun with a little recall.... She meets a few people on the trail and some dogs that she plays with. She jumps in a pond with another dog and runs around. We get home around 1:00 p.m. At this point, I am home doing other things. She's fine. Around 4:00 p.m. I take her out and we spend another 40 minutes playing ball and then Frisbee. At this point, I'm tired and need to make dinner. I do.
My problem is that Sasha is NEVER worn out. She kept bringing me a ball and tossing it in my lap. I said no and ignored her. Eventually, she put herself in her crate and slept a little. She is only 7.5 months old but only slept maybe 30 minutes all day. Is this normal? Shouldn't she sleep more? Is there something I can do to train her to chill a little bit more. I know she's high maintenance. I was ready for it when I got her but this is getting crazy. I just want her to be able to chill on the couch with me SOMETIMES. Is this too much to ask for from a high drive dog?