Obsessive Behavior?

Go Back   Dog Forum > DogForum Community Welcome > Introductions

Obsessive Behavior?

This is a discussion on Obsessive Behavior? within the Introductions forums, part of the DogForum Community Welcome category; Hi I am new to this forum. I have a 6 1/2 month old yellow lab. He is generally a really good dog but sometimes ...

User Tag List

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By amaryllis

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-25-2015, 03:03 PM
  #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Question Obsessive Behavior?

Hi I am new to this forum. I have a 6 1/2 month old yellow lab. He is generally a really good dog but sometimes he freaks out for lack of a better word. For example, we went on a walk this morning (like we do every morning) and there was a guy on a bobcat as we walked by. Oliver kept turning to look at him and I didn't make a big deal of the situation and told him to just keep walking. Well, I thought all was good when he starts having the walking squirts. He has never even attempted to poop on a walk before and when I realized what he was doing, I told him "no" and tried to get him home as fast as possible. As we got home, I took him to the backyard to finish his business and then he starts running around in circles like an idiot. He isn't spinning due to lack of exercise because we just got done exercising. He will randomly run around in circles like this sometimes after a walk so not sure what causes it. Is it something I should be concerned about? It really just annoys me more than anything. I generally tell him to "stop" or "relax" when he is doing and when he doesn't, I just walk away and leave him where he is. He doesn't like to be left alone so that is a punishment in and of itself. After I leave him, he will then calm down but I want him to stop doing it period. All advice is welcome.
oliver14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 03:25 PM
  #2
Senior Member
 
amaryllis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Um, he's 6 months old. That's par for the course for a puppy. Ignoring him until he stops is fine. You can also work on his recall so that he stops and recalls to you on cue.
pkelley likes this.
amaryllis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Obsessive Itching FoxRidgeRanch Dog Grooming 4 10-16-2014 03:02 PM
Help!!! Obsessive dog. jcjakins Dog Training and Behavior 10 01-29-2013 05:56 PM
obsessive licking ToyDragon Dog Training and Behavior 1 07-06-2011 06:58 PM
obsessive behavior? (fetch) tankers Dog Training and Behavior 54 08-04-2010 04:18 PM


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.