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He gets 1-2 walks per day, plus throwing the ball, and has a big yard to run in...so I'm not sure what's up. He was so active that we haven't reduced his activity at all...we can't!

That really doesn't give any indication of how much exercise he's getting, not to mention how much mental stimulation. How long are the walks? How long are you playing fetch? Does he actually run and play in the yard? If so, for how long?
For what it's worth, I don't think on-lead walks provide much in terms of physical exercise. They're a good way to get out and socialize your dog, but that's about it.
Remember, this dog is half daushund...short little legs...supposed to tire quickly.

Leg length has nothing to do with energy level. Your dog is half Lab, which is a high energy breed.
So I guess my dog is exhibiting the same type of behavior as the origional poster's, but without being pent up. I've never heard of this happening, was expecting the opposite if anything. Anyone else's dog have this response to getting neutered? Any comments?

He's a puppy. He's going to need a significant amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. It's been a long time since I've had a young puppy, so I can't recommend how much physical exercise is appropriate for his age. However, I can recommend increasing his mental stimulation. Have you tried taking an obedience class? Learning new behaviors is mentally stimulating, and can go a long way toward tiring him out.

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For what it's worth, I don't think on-lead walks provide much in terms of physical exercise.

That really depends. If the walk consists of a liesurely stroll around the neighborhood, it probably won't qualify. 7 or 10 miles, even on flat terrain is pretty good exercise, and as little as 3 or 4 could be terrific exercise, depending on just how much you're going up/down.

Suja
That really depends. If the walk consists of a liesurely stroll around the neighborhood, it probably won't qualify.

As you say, it depends. Maybe the OP is doing 7-10 mile walks, but I sure hope not not with a 4 month old puppy. I still think it would be difficult to sufficiently exercise a puppy with on-lead walks. And, I'm not sure I'd want to try.
7 or 10 miles, even on flat terrain is pretty good exercise, and as little as 3 or 4 could be terrific exercise, depending on just how much you're going up/down.

Heh. Around here, it's all up/down. No faster than I am capable of walking, though, it's still not all that much exercise for an active adult dog.

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For what it's worth, I don't think on-lead walks provide much in terms of physical exercise.

That really depends. If the walk consists of a liesurely stroll around the neighborhood, it probably won't qualify. 7 or ... exercise, and as little as 3 or 4 could be terrific exercise, depending on just how much you're going up/down.

And giving them ample time to sniff (during "release" periods, of course) is also excellent mental stimulation that can help them get tired out faster.

Tara
Remember, this dog is half daushund...short little legs...supposed to tire quickly.

"Supposed to tire quickly" Huh? These dogs are hunters - created to dig after fairly large and hazardous varmits. The breed is not supposed to tire quickly.
No - I've not experienced an increase in activity level due to neutering.

Dachshunds make surprisingly good agility dogs. Most of the ones I've seen are on the zoomy side.

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You've become about as useful as Jerry's buttlickers.

Aah. So your sphincter muscles have yet to fully relax? Hey, I'm just making sure that no one does anything ... I just thought people needed to be warned. Imagine if the puppy weighed, say, 7 pounds! The horror. The horror.

Actually the OP said his dog weighs 16 pounds.. not a lot o'dog (except, I'm sure, in "mind") yet one does have to be careful while using a waist tether.. if only to be on the look out for getting tripped/tangled.

~misty
He gets a walk around the "block" which is longer than your typica block (haven't clocked it) and very hilly. before neutering he wa always pooped when we got back. this weekend we tried a backpack wit water bottles, dog-whisperer style, and it didn't seem to make difference.
we play fetch until he's bored/tired enough to stop bringing the bal back.
we do regular obedience training, he heels and sits perfectly but stil working on the other commands. my schedule doesn't permit a class a this point, but we'll be starting one as soon as it clears up (october).
we are going start making regular trips to the dog park as soon as he' fully vaccinated (this week!)
BUT the point of the post was, he was happy and a relatively calm pupp until we got him neutered, then a sudden change. I know that puppie have lots of energy, especially labs...the sudden behavior change i what I was surprised about.
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tegan
AAh Tegan he is so cute..I would never have guessed he was a Lab and Doxie. I dunno what I would have guessed but he sure is a cutie..
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