Hyperkinesis in a working bloodline - Page 3

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by Koach on 14 May 2019 - 16:05

Hi Hudhunter.

When doing OB training I use a ball as a lure. Had to do all training at home on known grounds. When he's elsewhere he gets to high. Have to keep his drive down as he will tear at the ball inside the jacket pocket while heeling and if corrected too harshly will go into handler aggression. Sweet dog most of the time but once stimulated he goes overboard. My wife brushed him outside last evening and I had to intervene as he was objecting by tearing at her clothes. He does not do that with me. Funny thing, indoors or outside, if you look him in the eye and he does not know what you want his eyes will dilate and contract many times in succession. When he's in the house and has been fed he is a calm dog. As a matter of fact he's sleeping on my feet right now as I'm typing this. Calm environment, calm dog.

I realize that people who have never seen this in a dog cannot understand this. Probably time to close this thread as, as the vet told me, pathological hyperkineses is untreatable. Some try with drugs but success is not very high dog showing strong symptoms.

Thanks to all who tried to be helpful.



by Hundmutter on 14 May 2019 - 20:05

Koach, can we take it that even though your vet has put a name to it, this 'pathological hyperkinesis' is also undiagnosable by any physical test ?

by jillmissal on 04 June 2019 - 14:06

I'm trying to understand what good it can possibly to do "keep his pedigree confidential." These are the types of issues that people should make public so that other buyers can be aware. I just don't understand the secrecy when it comes to things like this.

by apple on 04 June 2019 - 15:06

This sounds akin to a biologically based mental disorder such as ADHD, but in a dog. The symptoms could probably be reduced with the right medication, but it could be trial and error, you would have to find a vet willing to practice outside of their scope of practice somewhat or someone who specializes in treatment of this disorder, and you would have to pay out of pocket for the medication.  D- amphetamine has been shown to be an effective treatment and its efficacy can actually be evaluated after a single dose by a veteranarian monitoring certain vital signs after administration of the drug.  The other thing is to get other medical tests to rule out other potential causes.


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