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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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At what age do they slow down?

I'm sure this has been discussed before but I couldn't find it and for some reason I am too tired to search! What is the average age Vizslas slow down? Mine is actually relatively calm- he's 1.5 years and I've seen 5 year-olds crazier than him. But man o man it is a part time job getting this boy tired.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 11:06 AM
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Re: At what age do they slow down?

My 7.5 year old Flynn still loves to run and hike and chase birds and go crazy in the woods. But, at home he's pretty calm. His 1.5 year old sister Luna does get him going though. But, in terms of him just chilling on the couch and requiring a little less physical activity than he used to, I'd say maybe that started for him at around age 4 or 5?
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Re: At what age do they slow down?

My boy Willie is about five years old now, and he's pretty mellow. But then again, just yesterday afternoon he got the zoomies out in his yard and did the large figure-eights, butt-tucked, running as fast as he could routine. I had just asked him a simply question: Any luck finding a squirrel, Willie? HA-Ha-ha!! ;D ;D

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 12:28 PM
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At what age do they slow down?

My two year old has become very mellow the last few months. His six mo old sister gets him going and then he's beat. He didn't even want to come on our jog this morning so I left him laying the couch! He's on some meds that I'm sure take a toll making him tire out more quickly but I can still see a big difference and think even off of meds he's a much calmer dog now. I don't think that they require that much less exercise as they age necessarily as much as they learn how to relax and that in the house is calm time while outside is crazy fun time.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 01:37 PM
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Re: At what age do they slow down?

[size=18pt][/size]After 45+yrs with a V in my life - the ONLY thing that has slowed doVVn is me LOL
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 05:30 AM
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Re: At what age do they slow down?

MsWhipple love your term the ZOOMIES... ;D
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 08:36 AM
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Re: At what age do they slow down?

I didn't come up with that word, "Zoomies", all on my own. Actually, I heard it from someone else maybe five or six years ago. It really seems to describe that behavior (which we are all familiar with) to a "T" and so now I use it all the time. The zoomies... Vizslas get them a lot!! ;D

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Re: At what age do they slow down?

Hahaha, I think I will be adopting the Zoomie expression, Coops and Kenzie seem to get them when we get in from a walk/run/play. You can be out with them for a couple of hours, you walk they zoom and when you get home and get their lead off they head out to the garden and Zoom a little more.. They also do this after tea, for some strange reason..Like a sugar rush..
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Cooperman, after mine get back from a long run they do the zoomies in our backyard too. it's liek they're saying "hey, I still have energy reserves I wasn't able to use up on that run".
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Hang on they slow down!!!!??

I want my money back!!
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