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So Pikel and I were out for our morning walk this morning, and he got zoomies. It would have been a little bit comical, but he was throwing himself against the end of the leash, which not only was nearly yanking my arm out of its socket, but was also obviously putting a LOT of pressure on his neck. Any tips on (ideally) avoiding zoomies on walks, or ideas on how to calm down a dog with zoomies on walks? I tried to kind of wait it out a bit, but then we just started running. I'm NOT a runner, so we couldn't go for very far, but that did seem to help. Then again, like I said, I tried to wait it out for a while, so maybe he would have calmed down anyway? This is the first zoomies-while-on-leash (other than the time that I assumed he was tired at the end of a walk and he got zoomies and got away from me. The neighbors almost died from laughter as they watched me chase after him all around our front and back yards) I've had to deal with, so it's not like it happens very often, thankfully!