Sure, you can play games with your dog in the backyard and call it a day. But if you really want to increase your child’s workout and mental stimulation, get her involved in some extreme dog sports.
Many dog sports have organizations or training classes that you can take part in, where you can practice but also make some new friends, both dogs and people.
For owners, this is a great opportunity to meet other owners, learn from the experience and enjoy a social activity, according to Doug Ljungren, executive vice president of Sports Club & Events of American Club. In addition, the more you interact with your dog with others, the better she is socialized.
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Not sure what special dog sports go? Check out a few videos on social media to get acquainted with the events first, and then attend an event, introducing Ljungren.
Before starting any dog sport, you should always discuss your plans with your veterinarian. They will be able to make decisions about your dog’s age and health so you can be sure they will overcome the challenge.
Many high-impact sports dogs, who require sharp turns, speed and sharp jumps, such as agility and balloons often require a dog to be at least 12-15 months old, he explains. Ljungren also said that you would want your dog to have knowledge of basic commands.
The most important thing about this sport is that you and your dog are enjoying it, regardless of whether you are the best or not.
In scuba diving, dogs compete to jump the highest or longest into a pool. In the remote case, you throw the dog’s favorite toy into the water and on your command, it runs down to the dock and jumps into the water to get the toy.
Some dogs can jump 5 or 6 feet, while others can jump 20 feet or more.
In the lure of the lure, the dog chases a white plastic bag attached to a muscle around an open field. Dogs must be able to keep an eye on the bait as it spins in all directions and, of course, makes sharp turns as they follow it. They are judged on their ability to follow their appeal as well as their speed, agility, and endurance.