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Old 07-18-2011, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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they do slow down in the end don't they.......please, break it to me gently if they don't!

I think I am going to have to take up marathon running or something, how can something only 12 weeks old have this much ENERGY! He has 2 speeds, express and comatose! At least i can get things done during the comatose periods but I am so worn out I just want a nap myself at that point!
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, sort of ... in the house, at least ... and sometimes it takes a year or two!
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Yes they do slow down from the hyper puppy stage hehe

I remember my Dima going on and on at this age and I was like can we please go to sleep now hehehe
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they do slow down in the end don't they.......please, break it to me gently if they don't!

I think I am going to have to take up marathon running or something, how can something only 12 weeks old have this much ENERGY! He has 2 speeds, express and comatose! At least i can get things done during the comatose periods but I am so worn out I just want a nap myself at that point!
Not sure with the lab in there....

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Yes, in my experience they do slow down (or at least they act a bit more civilized as they age).

Alex (oversized black mini) was a bad boy until he was a year old and then he saw the light. We used to run a lot though and he loved it. He wouldn't go outside and wee in the rain but he loved to run in the rain. Pippin (sable mini) is much higher energy but he learned to control his chaos before he was one. He's an excellent running dog too.

Merlin (silver mini) is almost six and he's still pretty high energy (I just got him and didn't know him as a pup). He gets into things (curiosity) and I often wonder if I should've named him George.

What I love about poodles = they're always up for a long run or hike, but also content to crash next to you under a shady tree to read. (Mine prefer the Kindle to hardcovers.) ;-)

Mine are so calm in the house (unlike say, Jack Russell Terriers). What about everyone else?

ETA: I just saw Chocolate Millie's post--didn't realize we were talking a labradoodle! Labs can be a little crazy! LOL (Guard your trash cans.)
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Funny thing tho abt Poodles. I remember someone posting that they seem content to do whatever yr doin'. If yr heading off to the dog park . . they're up for it. Out for a walk . . the same.

In this heat wave that we've been havin' here now for the last week I think that I'm the only one that's antsy abt gettin' out. 'Cos the dogs seem content also to just spend the day flaked out on the cool, concrete floor.

It really is the best place for them in this weather. They seem to not mind at all.
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Considering you have a labradoodle.. probably not. Sorry!
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Oohhh, maybe not for a while. My girlfriends family has a Doodle that is nearly 5 years old, and honestly, my 8 month old puppy CANNOT keep up to that dog. He is go, go, go, go!!! I have never seen an adult dog with so much energy! He is a VERY good-natured dog, but very high energy. He looks like a poodle, but acts like a Doodle, bought off Craigslist, so not sure how much Lab is in him Or could be Retriever, who knows
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Only after getting my mini puppy did I realize how much my Spoo puppy had settled down LOL! I was at a local "dog event" on Saturday and sat with an 8 yr old Spoo... I am sorry to report he had about the same energy level as my 18 month old! On a positive note they said it was because he doesnt get out much and that he is well behaved and much quieter at home lOL!
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Well, labs never slow down from what I've seen until they are really old and your pup has lab in there..... One of the reasons a lab was never on my agenda. I mean, I love energy, but labs are a bit much even for me. LOL. To be completely honest, most of the labradoodles I have met have been ultra hyper. Standard poodles do settle down after a while.

A training class for your pup will help a lot! They learn how to calm down when they need to and you can let them outside to burn off energy a couple of times a day. You will need to figure out a way to burn off that energy. Dog parks help a lot.
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