The hyperactive and excitable dog

The young Wolf is never alone and idle during the day: usually, the Pack is composed of adults and other puppies with whom he can play. The life of the dog, which, in general, does enjoy the company of other animals is very different: he spends most of his time without communicating with anyone and without external stimulation. When his master, he sometimes frantically.

It is very important to remember when considering a dog suffering from hyperkinesia, because it helps us to understand if he is ill or if it behaves so because it must release all the energy accumulated and repressed during his moments of solitude.

excitable dog

He spent much of the day locked in a box, the House or attached to a string, it is natural it will run like crazy and jumping on his master when it releases. This is just a way to express his joy.

It is also normal that a dog is brought to wander the fields pulls on leash or, if he is free, he indulges in frenetic races and want to mix the man with his games, as a member of the Pack.

However, although it should be consider as physiological behaviours, it is good that the master is able to control the exuberance of his animal. It must therefore reach to point out when he moved too and must be able to stop the game when he is angry too. He has difficulties to retrieve the dog who moves away, to the “block” immediately with a leash to tape drive.

Some masters usually do not tolerate their dog constantly moves and jumps on people (especially guests), especially if it is to attract attention (other behaviors are related to this attitude, as does barking insistently to urinate or defecate).

When a stranger arrives at the House, some dogs do not know how to behave: initially, they stay in their corner, and then as soon as they start to trust him, they start to jump, run, barking… to attract his attention.

Others, more expansive, snatch on the unknown and overwhelms it caresses, tongue and legs kicking. These two attitudes adopted by the dog are actually a trap: if his master the reprimand or follows it to lock him away in another room or to retrieve an object he is holding in his mouth, he encourages his behavior (remember: the dog who wants to attract attention does differentiate between the reprimand and the encouragement).

Our four-legged friend is very fun action, and as soon as he had the opportunity, he tries to mix his master again in a game that is very distracting. There are also the behavior hyper dogs suffering from separation anxiety.

There are races for which a great physical activity is a real requirement, a safety valve that is used to unload all of their energy: it’s working breeds (especially hunting dogs, Huskies, dogs of herds) and very playful breeds.

Although most hyperactive dogs are not sick, it is important to remember that move frantically can also be the symptom of a nervous disease. Hyperthyroidism is another condition that causes agitation and hyperactivity.

However, to make sure that a disease is not at the origin of the dog’s too lively behaviour, it is essential to contact a veterinarian who, with specific tests, will confirm or eliminate this suspicion and will prescribe the right treatment.
How do?
Increase its capacity of self-discipline through specific exercises in order to control the “agitated” animal: a lesson of obedience training can be used to achieve this goal. When the subject has acquired a minimum of self-control, realize educational exercises at home.

Start him an order as “Sit!”, followed by “Stay!”, and then count to ten and, if it does not move, reward him. Repeat the exercise if it does not comply. Continue training gradually lengthening its duration, without reprimand your dog when he is not behaving correctly.

He thus learns to focus on an order and therefore, to stay calm. These exercises are suitable especially for young dogs and healthy; a little less to the old dogs who may get tired and be stressed.

If your dog spends a lot of time alone at home, on your return, take it to let off steam in a meadow: let it run or play the throwing stick with him. Put an end to behaviors excited as soon as they appear. If your dog jumps you on, give him a slight knee on the sternum to deter or away with indifference. You should absolutely not back with the hands or exhort, because you are encouraging him to continue.

It can not tolerate a dog that chews the hands to play; Let us remember that the mother teaches her little ones from their first months of life, self-esteem, which is also a part control the bite. In case of biting, therefore take immediate action by suspending any activity undertaken with the dog, turning our backs and in away a conclusive step.

The origin of the hyperactivity of your faithful friend, when the arrival of a guest, should prevent it from approaching until it calms down. Subsequently arrange meetings with a friend which you ask to ignore your dog and do not interact with him (the first few times, better keep it leashed because it will be easier to control).

If you don’t have a garden where he can run or if you have little time for him, avoid the dogs belonging to the playful breeds or work, who need lots of physical activity to vent their energy. Not perform long and strenuous prosecution to leash your faithful friend.

If it runs immediately to the callback, ignore it and wait for approaching spontaneously. Hyperexcitability is a symptom of separation anxiety, need to treat this pathology. During the early stages of training, it may be useful to administer sedatives to the dog (on veterinary prescription); It will be easier to control his excitability.

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