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Dog Zoomies - Did You Know This?

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Many owners will have seen their dogs engage in that 'random runaround' known as 'zoomies'.

Although more common in younger dogs and puppies, any dog can display that random burst of energy that we affectionately title the zoomies.

A zoomie is technically referred to as a FRAP (Frenetic Random Activity Period) and there are a few reasons that our canine companions FRAP.

In many dogs zoomies occur in the early morning and early evening. In more playful puppies and younger dogs they are more common simply because young dogs have a lot of energy.

In older dogs it may be noticed that zoomies often follow a period of restraint such as after a bath or when a dog has been groomed. The frenetic zooming around is simply then a release of pent up energy following the stress (to some dogs) of having to stay still for a period.

Dogs can also exhibit the zoomies after eating, long periods of sleep, relieving themselves or even when they are tired or frustrated. In these cases it's possible to associate certain activities that precede the frenetic activity in your own dog.

If zoomies occur at home in a more confined area and you're wondering what to do about these crazy little bursts of canine energy then the two best options are:

If you can distract your dog by engaging in an activity that they enjoy, some will be happy to divert their attention to that and burn off their energy in a less frenetic fashion.

Another option if you have a secure garden area is to simply open the door and let them have their little burst.

An important thing to remember is that zoomies are a naturally occurring part of development or behaviour in many dogs. Generally speaking if your dog is otherwise healthy and is not going to damage themselves or your environment then zoomies are a harmless way of a dog just being a dog.

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Some Interesting Studies Regarding Dogs And Children

After reading a study that concluded children who were close to their dogs were also more likely to be closer to their parents and best friends, I decided to delve deeper into the relationship between dogs and children.

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Dogs In Hot Cars - Did You Know THIS?

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*WARNING* This Post Is Designed To Educate Dog Owners To What A Dog Could Physically Endure When Left In A Hot Car....Please Read And Please Share

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Why A Lost Dog May Not Run Back To Us

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I read something recently that I wanted to share with you that may not be obvious and could prove helpful if either your dog goes missing or you encounter a dog that is lost.

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Some Less Well Known Quirky Dog Related Stuff

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Dogs have always fascinated me, I'm often found delving through the archives, studies and surveys on canine behaviour looking to bring my readers my latest finds.

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More Reasons To Pick Up Your Dog's Waste

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Pretty much every dog owner will be aware that dog waste is a bit of a 'hot topic' these days and a high percentage of both owners and non-owners share a resentment towards those that refuse to 'scoop the poop'.

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The Number One Reason That Dogs Pull On The Lead/Leash

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One of the most common queries I have received when talking to dog owners is "How do I stop my dog from pulling me on a walk?"

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This Could Improve Your Dog's Memory After A Training Session

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For those of us that enjoy training our dogs a small tip can mean a lot and help our canine friends get the most out of a session.

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These Nuts Are VERY Toxic To Dogs.Please Be Aware And Share

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Many pet owners are occasionally tempted to share their food with their dogs and may not be aware of the fact below.

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A Dog's Urine Tells Other Dogs This....

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When your dog pauses to sniff another dog's 'pee-mail' it is picking up a fair amount of information.

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Why Do Some Dogs Howl Along To Music?

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Does your dog ever howl along whilst you're listening to a piece of music? 

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Can Dogs Be Left Or Right Pawed?

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Humans, unless we're ambidextrous, will have a dominant hand but do the same rules apply when it comes to our canine friends?

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Lesser-Known Benefits Of Having Dogs In The Workplace

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I recently read an article about dog-friendly workplaces and the impact on employees.

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Five Great Tips To Keep Your Dog Mentally Positive

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Below are five simple tips that owners can use to promote positive engagement and help keep their dog mentally stimulated.

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Some Interesting Dog Owning Statistics - Check These Out!

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Dog owners are in for a bit of a treat with this post (excuse the pun!). I recently came across a set of statistics that threw up some interesting findings.

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Dog Breeds That Bark The Most...And The Least

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I was asked recently my opinion on which dog breeds bark the most and gave the answer that, in my experience, smaller breeds were the most likely to bark randomly. 

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Did You Know This About Dogs And Anxiety?

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My curiosity was piqued recently when I came across a study stating that anxiety may prematurely give dogs grey hair. Interested to know why some of our canine friends tended to go grey around the muzzle area earlier than others I was keen to know more.

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Some Lesser Known Trivia For Dog Lovers

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One of the pleasures of researching the canine world are the seemingly never ending occasions when I say to myself "Well I didn't know that!" Today I have compiled five lesser known pieces of canine trivia that I have stumbled upon.

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Canine First Aid - Why It's So Important

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As a former Pet First Aid Instructor I am often asked "Do you think I should enrol on a course in Pet First Aid?" I am still surprised to hear this as I consider it the single best cost/reward ratio act a pet owner can undertake.

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Are Dogs Capable Of Laughter?

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