This Is Why Your Dog Runs Like Crazy Sometimes

Dog owners know this: many dogs have their wild five minutes in between: then your dog runs madly through the house or garden.

Now your four-legged friend seems quite peaceful – and suddenly he jumps as if stung by a tarantula. The technical term for these short-term outages is periods of violent random activity. But all this sounds more serious than it really is. First, these bursts of energy are not uncommon in dogs. On the other hand, experts agree that dogs should live their crazy five minutes in peace.

Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology, explains in Psychology Today: It’s okay to go insane as long as the dog doesn’t endanger himself or others. It doesn’t matter whether the four-legged friend is chasing its own tail or zigzagging around the apartment. In his experience, the worst possible consequences for dogs are a sprained ankle or shoulder.

Is Your Dog Going Crazy? There Is No Cause For Concern!

Trainer Shelby Semele calms both owners. “There is no reason to be worried about this,” she explains to Dodo. “Dogs only release their energy, which often builds up over a long period of time.”

Puppies and young dogs are affected more often than older dogs. Sometimes joy or excitement is the trigger. For example, when their owners come home. Sometimes they allow another dog to get infected and go crazy. Many dogs are especially aroused after bathing. Others compensate for the lack of movement and appear especially in the evening.

Safely Designing Energy Boosts in Dogs

If you know your four-legged friend well and carefully observe him, at some point you will be able to recognize the signs of one of his energy surges and protect the environment. It is best to keep an eye on him to avoid possible accidents or collisions with other people.

If possible, make your dog go crazy outdoors. To do this, you can, for example, quickly send to the garden. Since large dogs can knock objects over easily, you should, for example, remove your coffee cup and other items from the coffee table as your four-legged friend zips through the living room. And of course, you need to make sure that young children are protected from your dog’s energy surges.

Conclusion: Just let your dog enjoy his “madness”. Most dogs enjoy bursts of energy – otherwise, they would stop doing them. It’s just a part of the dog’s life that we humans have to come to terms with.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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