I have a german shepherd (5months old) and all of a sudden for the last week or so I've noticed he's been really lazy. For example, he's not as alert when you walk past him, he sleeps about 3 times as much as he used to a week earlier.
He walks around the house a lot slower, almost mopey, if you will.
Some breeds of dogs are naturally lazy, so don't worry about it. Some people love lazy dogs
May be he's settled in and is now relaxed and content and is familia with your house holds routine?
No more whats new Scooby Doo red alert where lots of thins scared him Sounds like he's srrounded with love .
If your home is a calm and relaxed one then lucky for you it could be filtering down to him
if he is exited to see you when you come home and enthuiastic out on walks then you don't seem to have much to worry about (better to have a calm respectful boy inteligent enought to watch listening and take on board his new surrounding's to benifit I'm than a skittish over enthusiastic boy that to manic to know whats best for him)
If he is slow and lazy on walks then it could be his food?
I myself do not use tinned or dry pet food as the labeling is all a fat lie look up pet food alert and you may never feed him tinned or dryed food ever again.
Best of luck
I have a lab/chow mix he is only 8 months old but whenever we go outside to throw the ball with my dachshund he will run for a little then just lay down. He is black so I try and do this in the morning and late afternoon when it is cool. I don;t know what to do. I have read blogs and people say it is lack of exercise but I take him on two 20 min walks everyday and play outside for at least 30 min. I hate that he has to live in an apartment and I am working on getting a home with a back yard. Do you think this will help or are chows just lazy
There are many diseases that can cause increased thirst and lethargy--these are very vague signs. Causes can include dietary indiscretion, pain/discomfort, kidney problems, liver disease, diabetes, metabolic disease, endocrine diseases, and infectious diseases. If this behavior persists for more than 24 hours or new signs develop have your dog examined by a veterinarian.
My dog is very lazy, we take her out for walks and train her every dy, but she is getting older and when we are not doing that she spends her days sleeping! So I don't think there is anything much to worry about!!!
Well my dog is way overwieght and can barly get up steps and dosnt play because of her wieght. Some dogs are like that but if your dog is good wieght then walk it once a day at least give it lots of attention and correct amount of food.
You do not give any information about your dog. Is he/she young or old? what breed? healthy or not? correct weight or fat?
All these factors will have a bearing on laziness.
We have a red healllor we walk him 5-8 miles a day but he does nothing by himself. Vet says he should weigh 55 lbs but he weighs 90. Only 3 yrs old. We watch his food intake but he just stays heavy.
There can be many reasons why your dog is lazy. First reason could be that you are not providing enough amount of food to your dog or you are giving the kind of food to him which is making him lazy. It is very important to take your dog to a vet who will prescribe the perfect food supplement for your dog.
Other reason can be that you do not take your dog out for a walk too often. Staying at home all the time has made him lazy and less enjoyable. It is very important to take your dog out for a walk at least twice a day and for around 15 to 20 minutes. This will keep the dog very fresh and active all the time. Some of the other reasons may include that your dog is scared of you as you might be beating him or something. He may not like to go out of the house as there might be other dogs in our neighbourhood who might harass him.
If your dog is used to being carried around this will make him/her lazy
I have a pit bull and she get allot of playtime outback an we go for walks regularly
Because he eats fatty food that's why