Join Date: Oct 2014
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I wanted to run something by all of you to get your thoughts. Ricky, of course, gets very tired with a lot of physical activity on any one day. But I also thinks he gets equally tired from excessive mental stimulation on any occasion.
For example, we had all the family and their two dogs at our casa yesterday for Mother's Day. Ricky is in love with all these people and dogs. He was showing off and couldn't decide who he wanted to interact with from one moment to the next -women, men, and dogs. We were in the house most of the day so there wasn't a lot of exercise. Today he has spent most of the day snoozing and snuggling up next to us. We did take him for his two walks today and he had his regular energy but once back at the casa it was time for a nap. We did a bit of training and he was paying attention and sharp as ever. Everything is normal -appetite, elimination, alertness - but he is just pooped.
So what do you think? Is mental stimulation just as fatiguing (or maybe more so) as physical activity for a dog?
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