We all know that Spaniels are crazy.
But why? Why are these dogs so prone to fits of energy and spontaneous outbursts of enthusiasm?
Why is my spaniel crazy?
Okay, so the thing to realise here is that your spaniel is not crazy. He is doing what spaniels do.
Spaniels are high energy dogs that need to burn off their physical and mental calories and, they will do it regardless of the environment that they live in.
If you don’t channel your spaniel’s need to be active then he will simply bounce off the house walls, dig the garden up, chew your shoes/table legs/underwear/toys etc etc, and will be an indoor dynamo that will, in your words, seem crazy.
As the human, you need to help your spaniel to deal with his energy levels and you need to provide him with the opportunity to get rid of that energy in the most productive ways possible.
So, if your spaniel is driving you nuts and, if you think that he is crazy, then you need to do something about it – and that does not mean sitting down watching TV.
Here are a few things for you to consider.
Does your spaniel get enough exercise?
Spaniels need a lot of exercise to stay healthy and happy.
If your spaniel isn’t getting enough exercise, this could be one reason why they’re acting crazy.
Make sure to give your dog plenty of opportunities to run around and burn off energy.
A tired dog is a good dog.
Are they bored?
Dogs can get bored just like humans can.
If your spaniel is left alone for long periods of time with nothing to do, they may start acting out of boredom.
Make sure to provide your dog with plenty of toys and activities to keep them occupied.
Do they have separation anxiety?
Separation anxiety is a real thing, and it can affect dogs just as much as humans.
If your spaniel gets anxious when you leave them alone, this could be one reason why they act out.
There are many ways to help a dog with separation anxiety, so if you think this may be the case with your dog, talk to your veterinarian.
Does your spaniel get enough training?
Dogs need to be trained in order to know what is expected of them.
If your spaniel isn’t receiving enough training, this could be one reason why they act like lunatics.
Make sure you are providing your dog with consistent and positive training so they can learn what behaviors are expected of them.
Your spaniel’s personality can make it crazy too
There is such a thing as a “spaniel personality.”
Spaniels are known for being happy, friendly, and outgoing.
This can sometimes lead to them being too enthusiastic and acting out of control.
If this is the case with your dog, it’s important to provide them with training and structure so they can learn how to properly behave.
Is your spaniel getting enough mental stimulation?
Dogs are intelligent creatures and they need to be given opportunities to use their brains.
If your spaniel isn’t getting enough mental stimulation, this could be one reason why they’re acting crazy.
Make sure to provide your dog with puzzles and games that will challenge them mentally.