Our youngest dog, Zu Zu, sometimes goes into a Dog Frenzy. On a walk along the Metolius River in central Oregon, I was fortunate to have been making an iPhone video with Socialcam (great app) when Zu Zu went into a frenzy.
It's shown near the end of my four-minute video, "Metolius River dog frenzy," which also features scenes of the beautiful spring-fed river and Zu Zu exhibiting her agility dog ability in some water'y stick fetching.
After an extensive five minutes or so of You Tube research, I am prepared to boldly claim that this is the most authentic video of a true dog frenzy.
Sorry, dog frenzy video wanna'bes: showing your pet getting super-excited over a treat, or you coming come, or going to a dog park -- these are not genuine examples of a dog frenzy.
A Dog Frenzy, capital "D" and capital "F," to distinguish it from inauthentic frenzies, is when a dog erupts into wild energetic racing around without obvious outside stimulation. Zu Zu seems to go into a frenzy just because it is fun.
Surprisingly, a Google search of "dog frenzy" didn't come up with any articles or descriptions of this behavior. I expected that some vets or dog trainers would have written about this phenomenon.
In the video, the male side of the couple who walk up at the end of Zu Zu's dashing around instantly says, "That was indeed a frenzy." They then told us about their dog's similar frenzied behavior.
Dog frenzy is real. You Tube don't lie. (Except when it does.)
This is SO cute! My corgi does the same thing. In the corgi-world we call Dog Frenzy "Frapping". Google that and see what comes up.
My husband and I love your blog by the way. Been following since we moved to Bend last summer.
Posted by: RobinSoars | June 24, 2013 at 12:11 PM