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6 Ways I Deal With My Dog, Whose Energy Level Is WAY Higher Than Mine

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Rhonda B (99)
Monday October 21, 2013, 8:07 am

kelly s (134)
Monday October 21, 2013, 8:38 am
Great story.

Sandi C (98)
Monday October 21, 2013, 11:15 am
thanks for sharing.

Helen Porter (39)
Monday October 21, 2013, 12:06 pm
thank you

Ruth C (87)
Monday October 21, 2013, 12:43 pm
I had a dog who's energy level was through the roof, I'm glad he was that way, because I don't have him with me anymore, he passed 3 years ago, I wish he was with me right now running all over the house, I really miss him.

Birgit W (160)
Monday October 21, 2013, 1:12 pm

Lisa N (207)
Monday October 21, 2013, 2:02 pm
Thanks for this one Cher. I can totally relate. Yum Yum is super high energy! Pulls me down the blcok as if I were a sled behind him. LOL

dee crow (3)
Monday October 21, 2013, 2:05 pm
I have a blue heeler and people are always saying how cool he looks and how they
would want one. My response is be prepared to engage and make time for the dog as they are high energy. Research the breed before you get one. There are so many heelers in rescue found tied to trees, abandoned because people think they are so cool but aren't invested in what it takes to keep up with them. We go running everyday in the woods, play ball and go swimming. We go for walks in the evening. They are very interactive and demand your love and ATTENTION! Same with rescue
dogs, a lot of them have "issues" due to being emotionally abused. They take patience and a lot of time in bonding and activities. My heeler is equivalent to raising a 7-oyear old child. Smart, demonstrative and task orientated, he is my life manager. I agree with what this article is saying 100 percent.

Valerie H (133)
Monday October 21, 2013, 4:52 pm
I too, have one of those super-high-charged dogs....that doesn't know he is 14 !!

Julie W (32)
Monday October 21, 2013, 5:51 pm
Looking at animal rescue sites for dogs, I note that the most common breeds up for adoption are kelpies and staffordshires (staffies) or a mix of both. These are very active dogs, needing a lot of time and exercise. It seems so few people do any sort of research before getting a dog.

Kay M (347)
Monday October 21, 2013, 7:07 pm

Suzan F (137)
Monday October 21, 2013, 8:29 pm
Buy him a treadmill. He gets to run, you get to sit on the couch. Win-win situation!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Monday October 21, 2013, 8:45 pm
A dog needs a lot of exercise and going out with a dog on the leash is a wonderful way for both companions to see the world, get some exercise and take in the natural beauty around you.

Winnie A (179)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 7:38 am

Sara P (54)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 8:07 am
Thanks Cher, you post always interesting articles, I had my last dog when I was a teenager but I remember him with too much love.

M B (62)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 10:25 am
thats right, research the breed before you get one.

Malgorzata Z (200)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 11:44 am
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