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How to stop the crazy puppy run around?

Benny is a joy. But once, maybe twice a day, he gets soooo excited (mostly after he poos) that he starts to run around our apartment in a crazy manner in circles. It's around the dining room table, jump into his little dog bed, around the coffee table and under the couch. We really don't love him getting like this because he really doesn't have a ton of room to do this and were scared of him getting hurt.

He had two long walks today and every day so far, and today he spent an extra amount of time around the neighborhood. He's so well behaved outside and good inside too, until he gets manic. We put him in his little time out section and that calms him down. Any thoughts on how else to keep him calm? He's only 12 weeks old but we want to teach him good safe habits.
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This is a perfectly normal behavior that Havanese love to do. You might see it referred as RTH or "run like hell". I don't think you can stop it, plus they really seem to be enjoying themselves when they do it!



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Sit back and enjoy it

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Just a Havanese trait! I generally manage to get Leo's RHL to take place outside where the two bigger dogs join in but it's like little hilarious bursts of energy that MUST take place or the little guys would explode!


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Prince did the same thing, everynight before 8pm. Nonstop running around the yard. I'm trying to stop him and couldnt even touch his tail, and now I just let him run, and he probably want to tired himself out and get a good sleep.

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Benny is a joy. But once, maybe twice a day, he gets soooo excited (mostly after he poos) that he starts to run around our apartment in a crazy manner in circles. It's around the dining room table, jump into his little dog bed, around the coffee table and under the couch. We really don't love him getting like this because he really doesn't have a ton of room to do this and were scared of him getting hurt.

He had two long walks today and every day so far, and today he spent an extra amount of time around the neighborhood. He's so well behaved outside and good inside too, until he gets manic. We put him in his little time out section and that calms him down. Any thoughts on how else to keep him calm? He's only 12 weeks old but we want to teach him good safe habits.
You can't stop it. It's built in to their DNA!!! I do hear what you're saying, though, about not wanting him to get hurt. Maybe you can move it to an outdoor activity. Enjoy.


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oh what fun !

Like others have said, this is part of what the breed is all about - a joyful havanese.
Though, just yesterday Henry went sliding across the floor on an area rug into the door.
But, mostly these dogs seem to know instinctively when to turn, run, stop, down. I usually give a clap/beat when he does this!
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Ah, good to know that Benny isn't the only one He does seem to navigate pretty well, but we live in an apartment for now without an enclosed backyard area for him to run around like a nut. Hopefully within a year we'll be back in Florida with a house and a big backyard for him to get out all his energy!
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Ah, good to know that Benny isn't the only one He does seem to navigate pretty well, but we live in an apartment for now without an enclosed backyard area for him to run around like a nut. Hopefully within a year we'll be back in Florida with a house and a big backyard for him to get out all his energy!
You know what? We're from Florida .

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We call it the happy dance and I love it when they do it! It makes me laugh every single time

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