Why Do Dogs Suddenly Run Around Like Crazy?

Zoomies are when dogs experience intense bursts of frantic, racing energy and zoom wildly around. They usually last for a couple of minutes and happen out of nowhere.

What Are Zoomies?

There are a few theories about the reason dogs get zoomies: excess energy buildup, releasing endorphins, signaling playtime

 Theories Behind Zoomies

While any dog can get the zoomies, high energy breeds like Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, Vizslas, Jack Russells

 Breeds Prone to Zoomies  

 Zoomies frequently happen when dogs return from walks, during or after play, when greeting owners at home, or as puppies

When Zoomies Often Happen

Signs include intense darting around, jumping on and off furniture, bowing with front legs down & butt in the air, uncontrollable running/spinning

Signs Your Dog Has Zoomies

To manage zoomies, make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise. Provide appropriate outlets when zoomies hit - like fetch or a flirt pole

Managing Your Dog's Zoomies   

See your vet if zoomies seem excessive, happen from anxiety, involve aggression, cause injuries or destruction, or happen in older dogs

When to Seek Help

Doggie Wellness plan