Dog Zoomies: How To Keep Your Dog Healthy And Happy While You'Re Out And About With The Family
Some dogs get sudden bursts of energy that make them go from zero to 60 in seconds. These episodes are called Frenetic Random Activity Periods, or FRAPs. FRAPS typically last for several minutes before your dog becomes rather exhausted. Many dogs will lie down, panting and completely spent. Zoomies are a way to release pent-up energy and relieve stress. Frequent episodes of the zoomies can be a sign that your dog is tired, stressed, or not getting enough exercise and/or mental stimulation. Some dogs can't hear their owners. Being outdoors in a fenced-in area is the ideal location for the zoomie. If possible, try to lure your dog to a carpeted area. This will help them avoid sliding and sliding. Always make sure to have fresh water at all times. Watch your dog for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. If your dog manages to get loose during an episode, you will need to carefully catch him. Don't run away from your dog as this will just seem like a game to him. Instead, make a different type of game and try to get your dog back to follow you. When two or more dogs have zoomies, playtime can quickly turn into a fight. Be careful trying to break up the fight, then keep the dogs separated until they are both calm. The zoomies are part of being a dog. . . .