Moose

Why do dogs have "running fits?"

Occasionally Moose gets extremely excited, and runs laps around the house/yard. I know that it's nothing bad for his health, but I was just wondering why he does it.


Asked by Moose on Mar 31st 2008 Tagged run, play, excited in Exercise & Play
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Lily

It's a wonderful way ot burn off excess energy called the 'Zoomies'. Lots of young dogs have it.


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Gray Dawn Treader

Some like to call it the "zoomies". It's when they get a sudden burst of energy. Like when they've been staying still for a long time (my dogs does it when he's been in the crate awhile and I juts let him out sometimes) and suddenly just HAVE to run around. My dogs do it a lot.
Haven't you suddenly found that you have extra energy sometimes? Same thing with dogs.


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Layla

One of our pups does it nearly daily. At our house we call it Puppynapolis 500 because he runs a certain course over and over again. It's quite comical and generally entertaining.

In Dudley's case he usually does it after he's come home from a walk, after a bath and just other random times. He could be dead tired from a walk or from playing but he'll still get his second wind and off he goes.


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Guest

Yep. We are so familiar with the "zoomies." I do it daily as well. I am a Husky with a lot of energy. And, after a nap or something, and I see mommy, I go wild running laps around her. I think it also may have something to do with impression? I think it is a dog's way of trying to impress or please the owner. I know I love it when mommy laughs at me (if I'm doing something funny on purpose). I repeatedly do the thing that is funny.


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Guest

I think dogs "zoomie" because they are excited!


Member 590093 answered on 5/27/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer