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alexandra.vallebo
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PostSubject: Running Mad through the Living Room   Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:28 pm

Koda has been doing this for a few weeks now and I'm at a loss. When my husband and I can't watch him Koda spends time in the kitchen, which we have gated off. He is an angel when he is in the kitchen, but when he is allowed into the living room he turns into the maddest thing on four legs. He runs rampant through the living room and avoids being grabbed at every turn. What should I do? Would this be a good use of the time out? Any advice would be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Running Mad through the Living Room   Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:06 pm

Sounds like you have a case of the zoomies on your hands. A very natural husky behavoir, I decided that it usually means they want something. About 80% of the time when Okami does it, she wants water. The other 20% is unexplainable. However, it may be a want for exercise, or going outside.
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PostSubject: Re: Running Mad through the Living Room   Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:32 am

Zoomies. Loki does it most when he wants a toy my other dogs have and will not give to him. Usually last 1-2 minutes. I tend to open door in these cases so he can do a few laps around back yard. Then it all returns to normal.

With all my dogs ignoring it seems to work best. Loki does it maybe 3 times a week. If we chase him, the zoomies keep on longer. Trying to grab them will make it a game. We only play that game in yard as it is safer for him and my house.
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PostSubject: Re: Running Mad through the Living Room   Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:12 am

If hes only doing it when he is let into the new area, it's probably an excitement issue more tham just average zoomirs. Those usually arent room specific. Try letting him into the room on a leash and doing whatever yoi were doing while he calms down. Once hes relaxed, let him off his leash. Dont play into chasing him. It becmes a game. A gaome he can beat you at, that you dont control. That is all bad. If he get zoomies, just coax him into the kitchen with treats and try the leash again. Remember, lots of praise when he responds in a positive way!
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PostSubject: Re: Running Mad through the Living Room   Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:37 am

I used to have a zoomie issue with Ellie but it got a little out of control because she would slide on the laminate flooring when trying to take a turn too sharp. The quickest fix for eliminating zoomies almost entirely is do nothing and sit down on the couch. The first time I read that solution I said no way and then I tried it. She started going crazy one day doing circles and vaulting couches so I didn't raise my voice or even pay attention to her. I just sat down and the next thing I knew she finished up her next circle trotting over to me and sitting down. She tried nudging me I guess to get a reaction but I let her be. Once she laid down, then I pet her. Ever since then, I haven't seen another zoomie. Worth a shot if you're all of out ideas.
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PostSubject: Re: Running Mad through the Living Room   Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:10 pm

Anytime Journey gets the zoomies I just laugh... but she never does it for that long, maybe 5 min. at most? It is hilarious to watch her expressions as she "zooms" across the room several times, pauses to think, then continues her laps. LOL. I love it.

How occupied is your pup while he is in the kitchen? Plenty of toys and mentally stimulating activities? How often is he let into the living room? The more often you do it I bet he will do zoomies less... alhtough I just adore the zoomies. Ha ha.
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PostSubject: Re: Running Mad through the Living Room   Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:49 pm

Danzig does this too when I let him in from the yard. I tend to encourage it and he jumps on the couch and does laps around our living room. I think it's funny.
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PostSubject: Re: Running Mad through the Living Room   Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:34 pm

Ami does this periodically - I interpret it as complete, unrestrained joy at being alive. Happened last night when hubby got home - he sat in the adirondack double chair, Ami came bounding over, up in the other half of the chair, over the back, back over, licked hubby all over the side of the face, twirled around a few times, then did the "flea search nibble" on hubbies head, back down on the ground...then lay down and went to sleep. Until I brought out banana bread Laughing 

The last time was not so good, though - the person in the adirondack double was the little boy, who was terrified at being in the center of a tornado.

The first time was in the hotel - while hubby was trying to read the newspaper on the king bed. The zoomies were centered on the newspaper in the middle of the bed. Hubby never did get to finish the paper. I don't know which is better - Ami's zoomies or husband's reaction - he laughs so hard, tears run down, his face turns beet red and his whole body shakes!

I'm not telling about the time he got loose from the kitchen and zoomied in the family room and sun room. Or how fast this old girl moved at the time  
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