I think my pit bull is nuts.
So here is the story. my 1 year old pit bull ( luda ) seems to have a problem with anyone in the family trying to rest. when we sit on the sofa to watch tv, he feels the need to zoom around jumping from 1 sofa to the other, then upstairs, back across the sofa, downstairs, upstairs, well you get the point.
We take him for a walk for about 1 hour in the am. and about the same after dinner. he does get to run for part of that time with some of the other dogs. he has plenty of toys to play with at home as well. this routine happens when its time for bed. he's fine when we are all just going about our business. he's great with other dogs and loves the attention he gets when were out for a walk. we don't know what to do. if someone could help i would be thankful. i need rest......Gale's Reply:
Yeah. I know exactly what you're talking about with the zooming around. I call it the "puppy crazies". I think a lot of pits go thru this to a greater or lesser extent when they are young. But, since you've covered the bases of exercise and entertainment, yours does sound like an extreme case. The good news is you can expect him to grow out of it.
Meanwhile, I would take a look at your routine with him. Since this happens around bed time, changing up when you feed him, walk him or let him have play time with the other dogs might make a difference in when these bursts of energy come over him.
I would also take him out whenever he starts zooming around to let him know that that kind of behavior is ok outside, not indoors.
I hope this helps some. I'll also post this to the Facebook community. Perhaps someone there has come up with a really good solution.
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