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Enzo is going through his teenage stage right now, and with it has come some weird behavior (I doubt it is connected, but I don't know).

It started the other night after a bath (which is fun for him since he hates water). I started drying him off with a towel, when he just starts running around the house like a crazy dog, begging to go outside (he wanted to go outside to roll around in the dirt, of course). Then he catches his reflection in a mirror and starts tilting his head and barking at himself! He walks by this mirror about 20x a day or more and it has never phased him. He is also a very quiet dog, so quiet in fact we didn't even know he could bark until almost 2 weeks of having him (he can be around a bunch of dogs barking and be completely quiet, so it struck me as odd)

Then a few nights later, he wakes up from a nap and I take him out to potty. I bring him back in the house and give him a toy to play with. He starts circling the toy, backing away from it, growling and barking (which, like I said, he is a very quiet dog... oh, and he has had this toy for months!) Then he starts wrestling with the toy... and repeats the cycle of circling, growling, and barking, it lasted for about 5 minutes then he retreated to his crate and went to sleep!

Then last night, he did the same thing with a treat, but not after waking up or going outside, just completely randomly, then retreated and went to sleep after about 5 minutes.

I'm not concerned about it, it's just very weird (and I must admit amusing) to watch! So, do your dogs do things like this?
 

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Sounds like your dog is "coming out of his shell". They are so much fun when they do the zoomies.
 

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My pup stalks and wrestles her toys and has a crazy 5 mins most days when she will tear around the front room, behind the sofa and around the chairs, looking like a crazy dog. But the thing I love best is when I give her a pear core and she jumps around it like she expects it to jump up and play with her. She always spends a couple of minutes doing that before she settles down to eat it, giving it cautious little licks and nudges, jumping away, pouncing towards it and giving little playful growls to encourage it to move and play with her... But she isn't asking me to play with it with her and it isnt something she does with any other treat or toy. I love it! Hope she never grows out of that behaviour!

If what you have isn't bothering you then you should just sit back and enjoy the laughs :p Sounds like Enzo is enjoying himself
 

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My pup stalks and wrestles her toys and has a crazy 5 mins most days when she will tear around the front room, behind the sofa and around the chairs, looking like a crazy dog. But the thing I love best is when I give her a pear core and she jumps around it like she expects it to jump up and play with her. She always spends a couple of minutes doing that before she settles down to eat it, giving it cautious little licks and nudges, jumping away, pouncing towards it and giving little playful growls to encourage it to move and play with her... But she isn't asking me to play with it with her and it isnt something she does with any other treat or toy. I love it! Hope she never grows out of that behaviour!

If what you have isn't bothering you then you should just sit back and enjoy the laughs :p Sounds like Enzo is enjoying himself
You pretty much nailed on the head what he does, lol! He is becoming a quirky little dog lately. The barking in the mirror thing really cracked me up the night he did it (especially coming from a dog that never barks!)... he was just acting like a nutcase and I just couldn't stop laughing!

Oh no, it doesn't bother me. I think it's quite endearing! I'm glad he feels comfortable enough around us to let his weird side loose! :D
 

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My dog does the same thing. It's a hoot to watch, especially if it's with something unexpected, like a piece of kibble or some found object like a ladybug on the floor. The mirror thing is interesting. My dog, who is 3, just noticed herself in the mirror for the first time a week ago. She's never shown the slightest interest in her reflection before. Crazy dog.
 
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