Post # 1
We have just adopted a dog, and given him his first bath. He is normally medium energy level. He is currently hyped up and running circles around the house. He keeps skidding through every room, and running back into the living room to crash onto his bed. I have never seen him do this before!
Is this normal? Or is it just his special brand of crazy?
Post # 3
I keep imagining that as he is running he’s thinking “I’M CLEEEEEEEEEAAAAN!!! WAHOOOOOO!!!!!!”
Post # 4
My puppy does this too!!! Up and down the stairs, room to room. This happens every time we give him a bath. So they are in good company!
Post # 5
People call that the “zoomies”, and they’re especially prevalent in puppies Anything super exciting leads to them zooming around the house/yard like little cannon balls until they’re exhausted. My puppy used to do it all the time when she was a baby, and now only does it when she’s super, super excited about something. I think I still have videos of her zooming around the yard as a puppy until she collapsed and took a nap <3
Post # 6
I’ve never seen a dog not do that after a bath. Totally normal! And cute 😉
Post # 7
@MsBlackberry: Lol, we have two dogs and they are notorious for doing this and wrestling with each other right after baths. One is also inclined to run outback (if given the opportunity) and roll around in the grass and dirt–which he never does on normal days.
We used to have a ferret and he would get all hyped up and drag his body across the carpet to dry off. Baths must get a lot of animals hyped up 🙂
Welcome to pethood!!
Post # 8
Maybe he is just trying to dry himself off a bit! My dogs run around after their baths, and they are 13 now, and can barely walk up steps on a normal day! 🙂 They also beg to go outside and proceed to roll in poop. We actually know that it takes 2-3 baths before they realize we will just keep bathing them, so they should stop rolling in their crap.
Post # 9
My dog is 7 and he still does this. I equate it to…if I only got a bath every week-two weeks, I’d probably run around the house celebrating being clean, too!!
@saraja87: lol, zoomies!! That really is the perfect way to describe it.
Post # 10
@MsBlackberry: our 75 lb golden does this too. She then proceeds to jump on the bed, on the couch, anything she can so that she can rub herself ALL over it. After she has her bath, she gets super excited about towels like a bull witha red cape. LOL
Post # 11
my chi is 4 and does this every time! it’s his way to say YES I AM CLEAN!! and goes into every room of the house to tell every one he is clean lol.
Post # 12
Completely normal! My dogs are 3 and 2.5, and they get major zoomies post-bath. The pug tends to flip onto his bck and then rub his back/writhe all over the floor (even more so if we recently vaccuumed). our pug is more prone to the zoomies than our other dog, not sure if thats breed specific or what
Post # 13
All of the dogs I’ve ever had always did this up to the time they pased away. Seems like normal doggie behavior and funny as hell to watch. Mind any fragile objects on rickety tables. Each dog we had broke at least one vase running like a demon through the house.
ETA. We actually had one little guy who routinely managed to push the screen door open and escape into the backyard. He would find the biggest pile of dirt and proceed to roll around in it. He would then calmly walk back into the house and jump onto the couch and lay right up against anyone he could find. Little bugger finally stopped after we took him back out side and sprayed him with the hose ( only when it was warm in the summer). He learned to knock that behavior off after about 5 or 6 hosings. He was a funny one.
Post # 14
Very normal! We call it zoom doggies! We put up a baby gate and put towels down so the dogs are limited to one area of the house and don’t jump all over everything.
Post # 15
@MsBlackberry: HAHAHA soon as i saw the subject title defines my puppy dog to the Tee!!!
She hates having a bath but when i make her, and shes towel dried – she runs around like cray cray and rubs he face on the floor or couch whatever and zooms around the house. its weird for her since shes normally pretty chill lol
Post # 16
Every dog I’ve known has done this! We always imagine our dog screaming “MUST.GET.DIRTY!” as he is rolling around on the ground like a psycho.