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The Berger des Pyrenees is a shaggy looking, medium-sized dog that comes in two coat types: smooth faced and rough faced. They are an ancient herding breed that seems to be becoming more popular within the United States. These medium-sized dogs are a bundle of energy and do require daily exercise and human interaction for them to be well-adjusted family members. The Berger des Pyrenees is an athletic dog and can run fast, therefore proper training is essential to ensure they will come on recall when they are off leash. There are numerous activities you can do with your Berger des Pyrenees, take the time to try a few different activities and choose the ones that both you and your dog enjoy.
Dog parks have popped up around most neighborhoods and are a great place for your dog to run and play with other dogs. The dog park many times becomes just the playground where doggy moms and dads can socialize, exchange funny stories and training ideas, and enjoy watching the “kids” play. When visiting the dog park, make sure you keep a close watch on all the dogs to make sure everyone is playing nicely. Most dog parks are funded through the city or community and are usually free to use. It is generally best to visit the dog park on nice days that are not too hot or too cold and are not raining. Before visiting the dog park make sure your dog is current on all their vaccinations and is healthy. Also, do not allow your dog to engage in annoying behavior such as excessive barking or aggression towards other dogs and people. Most Berger des Pyrenees are not aggressive and do well playing with other dogs, therefore, will also do well at a dog park.
There is nothing better than packing a yummy picnic and heading out to the park or beach. You can even have a fun picnic in your own backyard. Picnics are even better when you can share them with your dog and they are generally inexpensive. The best picnics are when the weather is pleasant, no rain in sight and the cold or hot weather has not taken over. Plan on packing a scrumptious picnic for yourself and your family or friends and also put a few goodies in the basket for your dog as well. Toss a blanket or quilt into the car along with some dog toys, clip a leash on your dog’s collar and head out to the park or beach. Invite along a dog loving friend and their dog to make the occasion even better.
A scavenger hunt is a great way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon. You can organize a community-wide scavenger hunt or you can host one for just a few friends. Dog clubs can also set up a scavenger hunt as a fundraiser. Usually, scavenger hunts are done outside, however, if it is a small hunt you can easily set things up indoors. Plan on spending about 45 minutes to an hour playing before you can figure your dog will begin to lose interest. When you begin the scavenger hunt, you will have clues and doggy challenges. Each dog must complete the challenges before you can move on to the next clue and challenge. Most teams will consist of one dog and one human; however, the rules can be modified for more dogs and humans per team. The first team to successfully complete the scavenger hunt will with a prize.
The Berger des Pyrenees is a happy, intelligent, active medium-sized dog that needs have adequate daily exercise to keep them content. If you do not have enough time to spend with them, they can become barky and destructive. Make time each day to play games with them or take them for long walks. Plan plenty of fun activities for your dog to keep them happy and enjoying life.