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    Hi!!

    Do any of your dogs stare off into space? My boy has been doing it a couple times lately and Iím wondering if I should be concerned. Itís almost like heís day dreaming or zoning out. The other day, he was just staring at the wall and it took a couple calls for him to snap out.

    He does have hyper arousal, and was a bit excited the day he was staring at the wall. So Iím not sure if thatís the reason or if it could be something more serious.


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    It's possible that he's sleeping with his eyes open. I had a boy, Smedley, that would do that. I could wave my hand in front of his face and he wouldn't flinch. But as soon as I touched him he snap out of it...and wake right up.
    Then again, it might be that he's just zoned out.

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    Bella does that pretty often. Sometimes I swear she may even be looking at me out of the corner of her eye (like she is giving me the stink eye!)
    A lot of times its when I am trying to get a picture of her. I do talk to her a lot too so I think she tries to ignore me.

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    My boy will stare and nothing and sometimes I think hes seeing something I cant lol. We also go for quite a few car rides for 1-3 hours and instead of laying down with my other dog in the back seat he will just stand there not moving, maybe he is sleeping standing up idk.

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    Nyala does it often. She sleeps sitting with her eyes open. Here’s what she looks like.

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    Theoretically could be so called petit mal - small epileptic seizures. Looks like dog freezes for several seconds and stares into space and doesn’t react.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shahster View Post
    Hi!!

    Do any of your dogs stare off into space? My boy has been doing it a couple times lately and Iím wondering if I should be concerned. Itís almost like heís day dreaming or zoning out. The other day, he was just staring at the wall and it took a couple calls for him to snap out.

    He does have hyper arousal, and was a bit excited the day he was staring at the wall. So Iím not sure if thatís the reason or if it could be something more serious.


    Thanks!!


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    When he was staring at the wall.. was he one the wall or just looking at it -- zoned out? My Frenchie does this all the time, we started calling him 'stoner'... but as sooner as I get close to him, he turns and comes running over.
    Lambeua does it on occasion too, but as soon as I say treat or potty he comes running over.

    have you tried calling or seeing how he responds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    When he was staring at the wall.. was he one the wall or just looking at it -- zoned out? My Frenchie does this all the time, we started calling him 'stoner'... but as sooner as I get close to him, he turns and comes running over.
    Lambeua does it on occasion too, but as soon as I say treat or potty he comes running over.

    have you tried calling or seeing how he responds?
    Just staring. I read about the resting of head but he wasnít doing that. If I call him heíll come out of it. Sometimes itíll take a couple of calls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shahster View Post
    Just staring. I read about the resting of head but he wasnít doing that. If I call him heíll come out of it. Sometimes itíll take a couple of calls.


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    Ok.. heís being a bulldog


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Ok.. he’s being a bulldog
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    Yeahhhhh, the word “food, snack or treats” usually does the trick lol

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