Active Games and Other Activities
Games and Other Activities:
– "sit" "stay" "get it" "out"
– use lightweight dumbbells, Foxtails, Tennis balls
– Start slowly. Keep the jumps low and the landing surface soft,
especially for young dogs. Avoid redogitive jumping or height until
your dog is completely through growing.
riding, jogging – start slow and build distance gradually, soft
surfaces and short distances for young dogs, check pads before and
after every run, avoid the heat of the day.
or sled pulling – The Iditarod! A Northern breed favorite. Cart
pulling is enjoyed by Newfoundlands, Bernese Mt. Dogs, Pyrenees,
Siberian Huskies, Malamutes and others.
– is good exercise and a great way to cool off. Not all dogs naturally
know how to swim! Doggy life jackets are a good idea when boating.
Important: Swimming pools are strictly off-limits to unsupervised
to Keep Your Dogs in Good Humor:
exercise to your dog several times a day.
Don’t take the same route everyday when you take your dog for a
Don’t use corrective measures such as yelling and hitting since
they only increase anxiety in dogs.
Don’t let the dog ‘lounge’ around. Be sure to provide enough stimuli
to your dogs when you are present at home. Play with them.
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