Samson the 2 year old Newfoundland has a certain time each night where he turns into a crazy puppy. Many dog owners know this time well and know it as the zoomies! Watch the intense moment when Samson throws all care to the wind and decides to ambush his owner with an adorable but gigantic zoomie!It’s hard to go to bed if you have a bunch of pent-up energy, but you need your beauty sleep.
So what do you do? This is a problem some of us face every once in a while, and doing something active — like exercising — right before bed really helps. Well, the gentle giant in the video below seems to have that same problem but also has a solution. It’s a nightly ritual for Samson, and he has the technique down! The 160-pound Newfoundland always has one final burst of energy that he needs to get out before going to bed every night. And his family knows when to take cover! When they see the huge dog coming around the corner and picking up steam, they know it’s zoomie time.
Most dogs just do the crazy running and circling, but zoomies are not a bad thing, in fact they are somewhat fun and entertaining! However, some dogs will get destructive during the zoomies and start nipping, bouncing off of people, tug-of-war with household items, in which case the zoomies can be bad. Also, large dogs who go into a zoomie tailspin can unintentionally be destructive and dangerous. Zoomies may be a behavioral issue, provoked by anxiety, stress, or other emotional discord, but they are mostly believed to be normal conduct in dogs at some point in their lives.