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07 March 2009 @ 10:43 pm
Must play, 24/7!!  
My Buddy is extremely energetic. It takes a long time to get him to calm down and get to sleep at night. I take him on walks and even after a three mile walk + a play date the other day I still had difficulties getting him to relax! Any suggestions? He'll be a year old next month if it makes any difference.

A rare moment of him sleeping!
just another daynympha on March 8th, 2009 10:07 am (UTC)
Ours is the same. He doesnt really calm down that easily.
Nancie: Banjo Happy Boyeicnan on March 8th, 2009 10:18 am (UTC)
Aging will probably help. Mine turned 1.5 yesterday and each month we notice he mellows out a little more.
Karol Ann Moorekam0520 on March 8th, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
ours just turned 1 and she is SOOOO hyper...we're in an apartment, so we leave her in a crate all day and she's soooooo hyper when we get home. She will run laps around the apartment and it's always when we go to sleep she seems to get more hyper. The only thing that we've found that really wears her out is several hours of just non stop hyper play. When we have several people over and she can love/sniff all of them, or when she goes to my parents and plays with their english bulldogs all day, by the time we get home, she's just limp she's so exhausted!
(Anonymous) on March 8th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
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☂ Lydia: gwen stefanizombeats on March 8th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Well, dammit.
Alanalook_its_alana on March 8th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Heh, he's still a pup, he's got some time before he starts winding down. I'm just now starting to notice how Smudge is starting to calm down in her everyday activities and taking her daily naps. If we want her tired at bed time, we play with her and the laser light for an hour or so right before bed.

She'll be 10 in May.
☂ Lydia: barbiezombeats on March 8th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
Haha oh my!
Alanalook_its_alana on March 8th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
I know! Lol Everyone thinks she's between 2-5 because she doesn't show her age. She's just NOW getting some gray by her eyes.

But BTs are certainly not a calm breed. Every dog is different but don't be surprised if you have to wait some years before he starts calming down. Just remember, an active dog is a much healthier dog. I'm sure that's why Smudge is in such good health and a very good weight. Slower the get, the more likely they are to be overweight.
figglesfiggles on March 9th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
As others have said, I think time is the main factor that will change that. :-) Fig was two years old before I EVER saw her little bum touch the ground. Seriously, she was either RUNNING or SLEEPING. Totally exhausting. Hang in there! :-)
Sheri: PUPPYPILEbooksaremyhabit on March 9th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
you just have to give him time, they mellow with age LOL
i'm terrified.ce_soir on March 10th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
woofgang is off the wall and so is milo. woofy turned 1 in august and he is up at the crack of dawn standing on my stomach ready to play. he has 2 brothers that keep him busy allll day long so he usually goes to bed with everyone else. he tries to stay up if we have company and pretend like he isn't tired and he will actually fall asleep sitting up! he is still as energetic as ever but having other dogs to play with at any given time helps tire him out.
he has bad seasonal allergies so i have to give him allergy pills some days, then EVERYONE sleeps better. haha!