09-29-2018, 08:36 PM
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Yes, it does sound "normal" even though it's crazy. lol
I'm shaking my head just thinking of all the crazy energy my dog has. I live with 3 dogs. My 8 month old GS that's 57 lbs, a foster dog that's a 1 year old mountain cur that's about 35 lbs and a 2 year old (sister's dog) that is a 60 lb lab mix. Thankfully we have a fairly large backyard, if not for that they'd for sure tear the house apart. They kind of already do. My shepherd is usually the instigator of the crazy running and wrestling. They go up the stairs, then down, then around the stairs, back up, on a bed, off bed, tear back downstairs, run like the wind out the back door and chase circles around the perimeter, they jump on a small fishing boat that's upside down and about 3' high. They use the yard like an obstacle course. My shepherd and the 35 lb foster wrestle around constantly and I do get concerned that my bigger dog is unintentionally bullying or knocking around the smaller dog so I try to slow them down when the come in the house. So far I'm losing that battle. The wild and energetic play with younger dogs is a healthy expression of all their energy. The only way to slow it down a bit is by letting them use it.
If your dog pulls trying to catch up to the other dog then switch positions as you walk. However a dog the size of yours needs to be trained not to pull, so I'd try to spend some time working on that. It's tough to hold a big dog back from something if they decide they want it enough.