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I haven't seen anything like this. I took Charlie for a walk to the dog park, and of course he had a great time in the park zooming around. Walking back, he took his sweet time, all of the sudden he just collapse, laid down on the ground....panting for breath, would not bulge. He was poofed, exhausted... I had to carry him all the way back home which is only half a block. Now he is napping, I checked, nothings wrong with him. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/sleep.gif
 

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I guess he had enough and was telling you that he's done with walking. But keep an eye on him just in case.
 

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hmmmmmmmm.......
That certainly doesn't sound like Charlie does it? That cute little devil probably just wore himself out!! :biglaugh:

My son gives Maggie an extra food ration before hunting since she exerts so much energy running; otherwise she collapses in the field. Maybe a protein snack before his next big outing might help.

ENJOY THE PEACE AND QUIET :biglaugh:
 

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Sounds like Sally today, we went on our normal morning walk and Sally was being a norti puppy.

Everytime she REALLY wants to sniff something, she puts her whole body into it, lies down and puts her paws flat on the ground. She got to the point today where she'd just drop and lie there.. and Andrew would pull her along! She did it atleast 10 times within 3kilometers. We thought something may have been wrong, but she wasn't showing any signs of uncomfort. Bit weird seeming they scratch at the door to go for their walks. They know that harness on == fun times either walking or at the beach.

I hope he's okay! Maybe he'd just had enough of walking and wanted to be carried /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

(... Erin)
 

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this isnt a good sign.
this is a sign of a heat stroke at the very worst. dont push your pooch when this happens.
this is their sign to you that they are pooped. i carry water for bernie, as hes done this before.
plenty of water should be given to your pooch a.s.a.p, followed by plenty of rest. down south here its a common thing. its also common that they dont get back up after this. (if ya know what i mean) always carry extra water for your pooch, and one of those roll up travel bowels too.
i keep 1/2 gallon of water thats been frozen before bernie and i head out to the park. i toss it in the back of the truck so it will thaw quickly. then i carry a big water bottle too for he and i to split if needed. you never know when your pooch will have an attack from the heat or just over doing it. it might be on a trip that youve done 100 times before. so please be ready.
this is usually followed by a big nap when they get the chance. it just takes everything out of them.
 

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I took the girls walking last week and we almost made it around the neighborhood 2X. Almost is the key word here /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif ......until we got to the neighbor's driveway.......

And then Chloe decided she was tired of walking and stopped in her tracks. I also had to carry her back to the driveway, where she promptly shook her head and proceded to run into the fence and take off chasing a bird. That is my girl!
 

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Actually ditto to ricksconnected

I think if a dog lies down on a hot day he is telling you that is enough.

If a dog appears to be overheating you are best to bathe him in tepid water and let him have baby sips and get to the vet ASP. Dogs only sweat through their feet and through panting. If you have a poorly hot dog, his gums will be white and pale and he will panting hard and listless. Their temperatures can shoot up so fast!

I dog walk for a living and the amount of owners who dont have a clue. I had one say her dog did not feel the heat!! DOH!

PLease listen to your dogs body language. I never walk my dogs between 12 and about 4 when it is very hot, also the pavements can be boiling and hurt their pads.
 

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How is Charlie today? Is he all rested up? Rick had a good poing about he may have got too hot and tired.

When Sadie and Pooh were little I used to walk them around the neighborhood. Sadie, who is the wildest of the 2 would always get tired and lay down half way around. I would usually carry her home.
 
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