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Anonymous
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I have an 8 month old lab mutt problem.

I am home all day. He goes out to the backyard whenever he wants. Mostly because if he can't go out every 10 minutes he barks and whines and scratches at the door. But he won't stay out. He'll run around, do some business, chew some sticks, get into everything he possibly can, and demand to come back in 10 minutes later. He might lay down for 5 minutes then it starts all over again.

I've given him bones to chew, toys to play with, practised sit and stay, pet him, etc etc etc..

How can I get him to just relax?
Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 19, 2017 at 6:59 PM
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mrsmom110
by NO on Jun. 19, 2017 at 7:01 PM

LOL- A lab doesn't relax for about the first 3 years of their life.  Can you take him on walks?  Go out and throw the ball around?  Take him swimming? You gotta wear him out.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 19, 2017 at 7:01 PM
Spend time with him, exercise him. Throw the frisbee, take him on a hike or a jog.
MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on Jun. 19, 2017 at 7:01 PM

He's still a puppy.  I found putting in a doggy door helped with the whining or scratching at the door.  He feels better when he can come and go at his leisure.

MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on Jun. 19, 2017 at 7:02 PM

Oh and my DH started running with my dog and that helped him out tremendously with getting energy out.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 19, 2017 at 7:03 PM
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We do some of that. Guess I need to do more! Exhausted.

Quoting mrsmom110:

LOL- A lab doesn't relax for about the first 3 years of their life.  Can you take him on walks?  Go out and throw the ball around?  Take him swimming? You gotta wear him out.

mcginnisc
by *Claire-Bear* on Jun. 19, 2017 at 7:03 PM

You won't.. Sorry, but Labs/mixes are not fully matured until they are at least 3 years of age. 

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 

This_Lady_KK
by Gold Member on Jun. 19, 2017 at 7:03 PM

He doesn't need to be let out.

He is a lab mix and needs at least 2-3 hours per day of walking and/or running.

He simply needs more exercise than your backyard.

mrsmom110
by NO on Jun. 19, 2017 at 7:04 PM

Either that or get him a friend to play with :)

Quoting Anonymous 1: We do some of that. Guess I need to do more! Exhausted.
Quoting mrsmom110:

LOL- A lab doesn't relax for about the first 3 years of their life.  Can you take him on walks?  Go out and throw the ball around?  Take him swimming? You gotta wear him out.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 19, 2017 at 7:04 PM
Get him a friend... My golden used to be like too no matter what we did with him another golden solved the problem! Lol.
Charlie557
by Gold Member on Jun. 19, 2017 at 7:05 PM

He's bored. They need an exceptional amount of exercise to chill out.

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