What exactly is “butt-tucking”, you ask?
First, not all Labs do the butt-tucking thing, and some of them tend to grow out of this funny behavior as they grow older. Butt-tucking or “The Crazies,” or “The Zooms” as I named this wacky behavior is really quite fun to watch. It happens when the dog kind of rounds its hips, and “tucks” his/her behind under and runs as fast as he/she can as if the tail is doing the chasing!
One suggestion, if your Lab does the butt-tuck, get the heck out of the way! There is no stopping a Lab in the middle of the Zooms!
Clover, now at the old age of 7, doesn’t get the Zooms all that often anymore. She was expert at it as a puppy, and would Zoom up and down the stairs, around the garden, and behind the furniture and back up the stairs again. Crazy is right!
Cosmo still Zooms. He is 3 now, and his Zooms are fantastic. I have never figured out what sets him off except he just “feels like a Zoom now.” He will start off in the living room, head up the stairs, zoom into my bedroom and jump on the bed .. fly off the other side … back into the hallway … into the guest room … back down the stairs and around and around the living room.
Clover and Cosmo look so happy when they’re zooming about like nutjobs! And, I cannot stop smiling either! One note, it is nearly impossible to get a good Zoom photo!