Today I learned something that any parent of a toddler could tell you–an overtired baby can be obnoxious!
Having spent the past 20 years of my life around adult dogs, I’ve come to associate irritating behavior with a dog who needs more exercise. Barking for no reason? Let’s do some training to exercise your mind. Tearing around the house at top speed? It’s time for a fast walk or a game.
This morning Honey decided to become a whirling dervish while I was talking to a colleague. My first response is to toss a toy to allow her to get some energy out. Didn’t work. Honey jumped so much I thought she was going to get caught in my coworker’s breast pocket.
In desperation, I picked up her and put her in her crate and locked the door. Surprisingly she just laid down and went to sleep. I guess that was an example of being overtired and needing less stimulation not more.
As smart as she is, I have to remember she’s still a puppy and not yet a dog.