Perfect Puppy Activities Guide – Activities with Your Puppy
Activities with Your Puppy
Many breeds have a long history of being bred for a specific job. If you chose a Border Collie puppy, for instance, you have a very active puppy on your hands. If you don’t have sheep for your puppy to expend her genetic energy on, you need to come up with another job for her to do. Sporting breeds, such as Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers, also were bred for a job. If you don’t hunt, you need to find something else for them to do, or they can become hyperactive and destructive. High-energy puppies benefit from energetic activities that the two of you can share. However, don’t think that you have to have a high-energy breed to have fun with your puppy. Lower-key puppies can enjoy plenty of activities, too.
After trying an activity with your puppy, you may find that she doesn’t seem well suited for it. Or she may not have the build or robust strength for a certain sport. Not all puppies are suited for different activities, and this is perfectly okay. Don’t force your puppy to participate in something that she doesn’t enjoy. These activities are supposed to be fun for you two to share, so resist the temptation to put your competitive spirit ahead of your puppy’s welfare. There are plenty of other activities for you to share with your puppy. And she’s already a pro at her most important activity—being your family companion.
Let’s talk about a few different activities that you and your puppy can enjoy together and why they are important in puppy training. We will cover these in two different categories of activities – “competitive” and “recreational.”
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