"Owners frequently complain of 'hyperactivity' and 'attention deficit disorder' in their dogs. True hyperactivity or hyperkinesis is extremely rare; these dogs cannot settle down and posses elevated heart and respiratory rates at rest. Most dogs thought to be 'hyperactive' are simply under-stimulated. The best treatment is consistent, daily mental and physical activity to channel their behavior into more acceptable avenues."
- Karen Sueda, DVM, ACVB, Veterinary Specialist
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, CTDI