Puppy Energy Levels - Are They Truly Indefatigable?
Zola is our just over 10 week old bob tailed black tri and we are in our 3rd week with her in our home. The question I have is, just how much energy do these puppies have?! We were told and read that this breed was high energy, but that doesn't do her justice.
In the first week she slept a lot. In the second week she was what I'd call active but would settle of a night time. In the third week though, she just doesn't seem to get tired. We walk her twice a day, play with her before and after but she's always up for more. She will now play fetch at a super high intensity and when we're done, she's not. She'll bark and attempt to herd us (a new behaviour). The other day, she spent a half hour AFTER her evening walk and play, solidly rounding up an empty plastic flower pot in the back yard, with full voice barking and high burst intensity running.
She hasn't had her 12 week shots yet so we haven't let her really get loose on a long lead during walks - she's on a tight leash for now. Hopefully with her shots and switching to a long lead at a local park, she can get some real exercise in.
We're lined up to do some herding training soon - I'm looking forward to that. If she's not tuckered out after that, then I'm at a loss!
Can I expect her energy levels to keep increasing? And for how much longer?