My puppy Mia is 1 year old and very energetic. She jumps and barks when she plays. and when you walk, she wants to play with you. I was concerned because my older boy dog, Mojo, did not act like that when he was her age. Is that normal for puppies?

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    Yes, high energy is normal for puppies, kittens, and children.
    – keshlam
    Nov 4, 2016 at 16:28
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    A tired puppy is a good puppy. Give her plenty of exercise: long walks, playing fetch, etc. Challenge her mentally through obedience training and dog sports like nose work.
    – jalynn2
    Nov 4, 2016 at 17:05
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    What breed of dog is Mia? Some breeds are more energetic and playful than others, although in general this is totally normal for a puppy.
    – LMGagne
    Nov 4, 2016 at 17:22

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This is very normal behaviour for a 1 year old dog. Dogs are energetic and do like to play especially certain breeds. I wouldn't be too disgruntled over it or worried.

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