We all have one of those dogs that is full of energy. Well, if you’re one of those dog owners who’s asking themselves how you can handle them, then chill out, I’ll show you how. Assuming that you’re struggling to try to exercise them. It’s possible.
Most dog owners struggle with their dogs while they’re young. Even a long dog walk will not tiresome dogs. In such cases, hold on tight, we’ll show you how to go about it.
Experimentation is the key here, try out different exercises to find out which one will work. In due time, you’ll find one that works for your dog. The idea is to give your dog an intense physical exercise in just a short period of time.
Flirt pole or flirt stick
This one is a great exercise. It involves a long pole with a lure that is connected to the end by rope. Whenever you move the pole, the lure also moves around. This entices your dog to make the chase. This tends to be a great physical exercise that is also mentally stimulating.
The exercise plays on the dog’s instinct to make the chase, it does this in a non-destructive manner. If you’ve had a hard time keeping up with your dog, then this is the way to go.
The dog will be running around like its crazy, all the while, you’ll be standing there moving the lure. If you engage the dog in a couple of minutes, you’ll have achieved a great deal of exercise and the dog will get tired.
As you get started, make sure that you start at a slow pace. You’ll then increase the pace so that you can avoid unnecessary injuries. Understand that this is a high impact activity. You don’t have to buy a flirt rope, you can always make one. You just need a PVC pipe, a bungee cord and a toy for the dog.
You can always toss a Frisbee further than a ball. If you couple the running distance, this becomes a very effective exercise. You just have to stand there and toss the Frisbee as the dog puts into work.
You can always start with a soft disc if your dog does not know how to catch the Frisbee. If the dog sustains an injury while attempting to catch a Frisbee, it might resist it the next time.
Tug of war
This is my favorite game. Not only is it fun, but it’s also a great physical exercise for your dog. It’s also a great way to teach your dog how to engage in good manners.
The important thing here is to follow the rules of the game. Make sure you stop if your dog’s teeth touch your skin. This game is physically demanding but it’s worthwhile.
Understand that this is one of the easiest ways that you can tire your dog out. However, if your dog does not understand how to play the game, you can always illustrate by blowing several times.
Just point toward the bubble and encourage the dog to make the chase, with time, the dog will get an idea as to what is going on. You can even go the extra mile and catch some by yourself, for illustrative purposes.