Why Your Dog Becomes Super Hyper Before Bedtime

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You are about to go to sleep but your dog has different ideas. He starts becoming super hyper and zooms around the house at night. Here are some of the most common reasons for dogs that do this.

Your Dog isn’t Getting Enough Exercise

Dogs can become hyper at night if they are not getting enough mental and physical exercise throughout the day. They’ll have a huge build-up of energy that they need to burn off before they go to sleep. This is likely to be a problem with high-energy dog breeds such as German Shepherds.

The dog might feel that the evening is a better time to let loose while everyone is at home. We suggest you check the minimum activity time your dog’s breed requires and ensure that the dog is getting a sufficient amount of fun exercise time. Flirt poles are an excellent way to get your dog tired and happy in a short amount of time.

Your Dog is Getting Anxious

Your dog being hyper might reflect his level of anxiety as everyone heads off to bed. Your dog, for example, might have separation anxiety. The dog could be becoming restless because he is being left alone as everyone heads off to the bedroom. Separation anxiety is not something you are going to fix overnight.

Try to identify the cause of your dog’s anxiety and find ways to help your pets without punishing them. For example, you might want to reward your anxious dog with treats every time he is able to be on his own without becoming hyper.

It’s Normal for Puppies

Dogs, when they are young, go through a period of time when they experience the zoomies. It’s a natural dog behavior that they will eventually grow out of. The dogs will suddenly become an explosive ball of energy and start exhibiting frantic and repetitive behaviors, such as spinning around or running in circles. If your dog is hyper before bedtime because of having zoomies, there isn’t much you can do other than to wait until your dog grows out of it.

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