Zoomies are a regular occurrence at our house…
There’s no rhyme or reason for this eruption of energy…
Out of nowhere, without warning they spontaneously combust into motion –
- Leaping off the couch
- Runnning around in circles
- Darting from one room to the other
- Acting as if they’ve lost their ever loving doodle minds.
We call it the “zoomies” but there’s actually a term for it.
Frenetic Random Activity Periods – a normal release of energy.
Bursts of activity, where the dog runs around, racing from one end of a room to the other, sometimes spinning in circles and with a bit of a wild glint in their eye, usually end in a contented and exhausted flop onto the ground and are fueled by the loads of energy that most puppies and many adult dogs have. Source: Andrea Arden
FRAP’s are spontaneous and in our house they can be predictable. Jaxson is definitely going to catch the “zoomies” right after a bath. He rolls all over the floor then races up and down the stairs a few times before passing out in his bed. #itsaritual
Outside seems to be another stimulant…
While zoomies are supposed to be prevalent in puppies and young dogs, Harley gets his FRAP on too! He loves to run in circles, then dart straight to me, jump up and “zoom” back to his circles.
FRAP’s seem to be more of an afternoon / evening activitiy. But I have witnessed a few rare mid morning jaunts.
They both seem to enjoy it, They have this look of shear joy on their faces.
Their happiness is so contagious – we both end up smiling 🙂
Some people believe this is a sign your dog may need more outlets for their energy. Not sure I agree #justsaying
My Boys get plenty of exercise – regularly, yet they still #zoomzoom.
I’ve also read we (humans) should not encourage or participate in the activity. I don’t know about you, but their movements are so fast and erratic I dare not budge for fear of getting in the path of the tazmanian devil…
Any and all dog breeds enjoy a moment or two of sheer bliss called FRAPing.
When it happens around here – I just sit back and enjoy the show!
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