Dogs going mad!

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    Margaret H
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    My dog sometimes behaves nice and some times go mad. Is it normal or should I take her to a vet?

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    Susan
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    Hi, lol, what breed is your dog?? some breeds are a big more mad then some….

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    Margaret H
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    Golden retriever

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    anonymous
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    I doubt if anyone can answer a vague question like that.
    However, I can tell you that sudden changes in behavior and/or appetite are often symptoms that something may be wrong with the dog.
    So, depending on the severity of the symptoms and when the dog last had a thorough checkup, if it was my dog, I might be inclined to take it to the vet and provide a description of the behavior that is concerning.
    Many factors to consider, such as the dog’s age, medical history, any recent changes in the household…….

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    anonymous
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    Another thought, if the dog is in good health (according to a veterinarian that has examined him recently). If he is a senior or has certain health issues, the following won’t apply.

    He may not be getting enough exercise. I find that walking a dog for at last 1 hour a day can go a long way in calming them, less hyper, less barking.
    Or, find an activity the dog is passionate about, a game of fetch, swimming, jogging with his owner….

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    Acroyali
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    Yep, agreed with Anon101. When you say he “goes mad”, is it silly, over-excited behavior (typical of *young* Goldens!), or aggressive behavior? Any sudden changes in behavior means it’s vet time. Goldens can be notorious for health problems showing up early. If he’s randomly showing aggression, I would speak with your vet in depth about a proper thyroid test and having a CBC ran. If it’s a young dog showing problems with impulse control (meaning, the dog prefers to leap at someone in over-exuberance and land on their head in order to say “pleased to meet you” because they just can’t help their excitement,) I’d talk with a good trainer. An in-person trainer with good credentials, a good reputation, and a good head on their shoulders will be able to evaluate what’s going on and be right there–in person– to help you.

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    Margaret H
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    Thank you so much for you replies. I’ll definitely take care of my dog the way you’ll have said.

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