5 Types of Outdoor Activities You Need to Play With Your Dog

  • 09/05/2018
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You sure love your dog and do your best to keep him fed and healthy. But, exercise is equally important for your dog as it is for you and without any entertainment, your dog won’t be as happy as you want it to be. Therefore, in addition to feeding him and providing a warm and dry place for sleep, you should definitely play games with your dog to entertain him and keep him active.

‘’Every dog will want to play, and every dog should. This will provide them with the energy they need and keep them in shape, as well as help you build a stronger connection with your furry friend.’’ – says Victor Rogers, a psychology expert at Essay Geeks.

Here is what you can do together.

1.   Retrieval Games

Fetch is the very standard game every dog needs to play in his lifetime. Practice your dog’s retrieval instincts by throwing a toy, Frisbee, or a ball. This will provide both of you with fun and give your dog an active day at the park.

It is an excellent way to train a dog, too! Encourage your pet to retrieve the object you are throwing by smearing a treat on it or providing him with an award as soon as he comes back with it.

Dogs can be very possessive of their toys, so you might want to keep the treat with you until they trade the ball for it.

2.   Jumps

Dogs need to practice agility and learn how to handle obstacles. You don’t really have to enrol them in activity classes to provide them with agility – jumps are an excellent way to have fun and teach your dog something.

Take a jump pole and place it on the ground, then have the dog walk over it. Then raise the jump continually as your pup becomes familiar with it.

3.   Digging

Every dog wants to dig – some more and some less. Get a sandbox and make a small corner of heaven for your dog. Leave some snacks or toys in the sandbox and tell him to dig them up!

This should also prevent your dog from digging a hole under your fence!

4.   Hidden Treasures

This game combines digging and sniffing, which can be really fun for you and your pet. Hide treasures in your backyard and let your dog find them. Bury some and hide others – your dog will use his curiosity and sniffing skills to get every item you hide as his treasure!

5.   Tug-of-War

Finally – the game that develops the body and mind of your dog, as well as your bond with him. Let your dog pull a rope toy or tug toy with his mouth – this will make both of you use your control and physical power.

Tug-of-war is an intense game your pet will love! And you don’t even have to chase him around to play it!

Are there any other games you play with your dog? Try these ones – your dog will LOVE them!

 

Chris-Richardson.jpgAuthor bio: 

Chris Richardson is a journalist, editor, and a blogger. He loves to write, learn new things, and meet new outgoing people. Chris is also fond of travelling, sports, and playing the guitar. Follow him on Google+.

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