These pups may not be an official breed of the American Kennel Club but they sure are great dogs! Akita Shepherds are not only fiercely loyal to their owners but they can also be fairly independent and happy to play on their own. A dog that is willing to do anything for their owner deserves an owner who is willing to do anything for their dog and this includes setting up fun activates for their pet! Keep reading for great games to play with your Akita Shepherd.
Akita Shepherds are a breed that requires a good amount of exercise so, if you have one of these great dogs, you probably are well aware of how much they truly need to run. While you can simply bring your dog for a run around your neighborhood, it doesn't have to be that mundane! Akita Shepherds will enjoy a change of pace (running pace and running location that is!) just as much as you would. They key is to get out there with your dog and go, go, go! Find how best to run your dog by trying each of these methods. The one both you and your dog enjoy together is the option to choose!
It is recommended that Akita Shepherds get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day. This is plenty of time to teach your dog how to run through obstacles! An obstacle course will not only exercise your dog but it will also challenge your dog's mind by teaching them how to conquer new hurdles. Obstacle courses are also great for Akita Shepherds because you can change them as often as you'd like, making them more challenging or easier for your dog. Set up an obstacle course inside or outside, with official equipment or just things you can find around the house!
The focus on exercising your Akita Shepherd is important. This breed will be happiest and most well adjusted when they are able to get out their energy on a daily basis. However, sometimes you just might not have the energy to get up and run with your pup. Whether you are sick or just plain tired, you just can't get off the couch! Don't worry, you can still play with your Akita Shepherd in a way that they will love. These quick games will entertain your pup and help them run around without requiring you to ever leave your chair.
Teach your Akita Shepherd to pick up their toys - a helpful and fun activity for everyone! Show your dog how to bring their toys to a designated bin when they hear the command "clean up". You will never trip on a dog toy again!
Akitas are cold weather dogs who have a history of pulling sleds. Look for a dog sled training center in your area and head out with your dog in the snow to learn how to pull a sled. Great exercise and lots of fun for you and your pup!
Akita Shepherds are fantastic dogs that just need a little attention and exercise. However, there are so many fun ways you can accomplish this goal with your dog. Bring your dog for runs, teach them to leap through an obstacle course or play with your dog from the comfort of your couch. As long as your dog is shown some love, give them a little fun and toss them a treat every now and then, they will be loyal to you until the end!