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Old 03-25-2015, 03:03 PM
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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.
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Old 03-25-2015, 03:25 PM
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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.
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