I have a 6 year old black lab.. I know the breed, and am fully aware they have no pause button, but this one is borderline insane.
Great dog.. really getting good at ducks..
He is obsessed with retrieving to the point of obsession. We can play with him three hours and he will look at you like he has done nothing all day. In the Summer I make his swim an hour and that almost does it. I've let him off 2 miles from shore, and had him swim,, he just hits the beach and gets a stick for me to throw..
anyway.. Winter is here, and he is bouncing off the walls.. I let him out to do bathroom breaks in the morning, and he gave me that look over the shoulder.. then just ignored my calls to come back, and ran away.. he goes to the grocery store to find people to throw stick for him.
I guess shock therapy is the way to go... how about shock fences?.. I hate putting him on the chain 23/7.. but have no choice I guess.. even for bathroom breaks.. he is 6... no signs of slowing down.. we are worn out.