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:? Orson is pure energy...
I just got back from an HOUR and a HALF brisk walk
with him and I am beat and my face
is tomato red! Less than 5 minutes after I sit
down to rest, he starts running around the room like
a crazy dog then goes to find a toy and wants me
to play fetch with him!! He is nowhere near being tired!
What is it gonna take to wear him out,
if over an hour of walk isn't enough....
Maybe by walking him for so long, i'm actually conditioning
him to have more energy and need more and more
exercise? Yikes, I'm not fit enough to keep up with this one :lol:
 

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LOL, is a treadmill an option?
 

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Got stairs in your house? Sit at the bottom and have 2-3 balls. Throw one up the stairs, wait for hime to come back down to you then throw the next before he has time to rest. Keep doing it over and over. He will get a lot more tired doing that then an average game of fetch.
 

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Try a weighted vest when you go on your walks. I haven't tried it, but heard it makes a 45 min walk feel like an hour and a half to them!
 

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Got stairs in your house?
That is so funny you mention that...outside I have a double decker deck, so there are alot
of stairs and i have been doing that!! I need to try with multiple toys, cause he likes me
to fight him to get the toy back...he trains so easy with everything except "let go" and "drop it".
But when he gets fixated on a toy, another just won't do! :?
 

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Try a weighted vest when you go on your walks
Yes, I do that also. I weigh down his dog backpack with sodas some when I walk him
(whenever it's not too hot out). These are all GREAT ideas and they DO work...
he just re-gains his energy so quickly, it's frustrating!
I'm assuming he's not abnormal but he's just being a one year old, i guess!!
 

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OrsonDogge said:
Try a weighted vest when you go on your walks
Yes, I do that also. I weigh down his dog backpack with sodas some when I walk him
(whenever it's not too hot out). These are all GREAT ideas and they DO work...
he just re-gains his energy so quickly, it's frustrating!
I'm assuming he's not abnormal but he's just being a one year old, i guess!!
I can attest to this. I think it's physical energy and mental energy too. I can literally see Amrika get bored and look for somethig to do.

Paula
 

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I think it's physical energy and mental energy too
Yeah, i haven't thought of that...mental energy! That must be it, his body
actually might be tired but his brain is still going 100 MPH. :blob3:
 

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How about playing some mentally challenging games with him? Like someone on here once suggested hiding treats out in the yard and having them "find" them. Maybe more mental stimulation would help. Also, I notice when my hubby walks Chopper and it's just a "regular" walk versus a strict heel walk it burns up less energy because his mind isn't focused on the walk.
 
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