How great it is to be best friends with an overly cute Bernese Mountain Dog? Not only are they perfect cuddle buddies, they are also loyal friends, gentle souls, and fabulous looking majestic creatures. However, Bernese Mountain Dogs require daily exercise in order to stay healthy and happy, and in order for their brains to stay fresh. Since running each day can be fun but a bit boring at times, you might consider introducing some new activities that will provide loads of fun and that much needed exercise that will keep both of you in the shape of your lives.
To exercise your Bernese, you will need to be an energetic person too. However, you don’t have to rely only to running along the river each day, you can also make a challenging obstacle course that your doggo will surely enjoy. Gather your resources, such as hula hoops, tubes, and even hurdles and start building your course. You can really get creative here and use inexpensive or pricy materials and making the course as big or as small as you desire. This one will definitely be a weekend project that you will get to use for years to come.
This game is perfect if you have friends who have their own dogs as well. You can make a fun competition amongst the peers by organizing a Hot Dog Hunt that will surely make your weekend super fun. All you need is some plates and a bunch of hot dogs that you will place some 30 feet away from the starting point. The winner gets to keep all the hot dogs and share them with the rest of the gang, and, if you are feeling really competitive, even a medal!
Hiking and light exercise is definitely necessary for a lovely Bernese. Your dog needs to stay happy and healthy and keep that waistline slender in order to thrive. Actually, you will benefit from daily exercise too, and keep your bones and muscles strong and tight all year round. Bernys are always eager to please you and they will be thrilled to join you on an adventure in nature, so get those hiking shoes dusted off and venture into the great outdoors with your best friend!
If the weather is bad, play some musical chairs with your big dog. The fun is amplified due to Berny’s huge size, so some cleaning up might be necessary after this.
As you can see, exercising with a big Bern does not have to be monotonous. You can combine some of these activities and create a mega hybrid of an activity. For example, mixing Hoop In, Hoop Out and Hot Dog Hunt will make quite an interesting weekend competition for you and your friends (and their dogs, of course), so don’t be afraid to get creative!