Cesky Terriers, like many other terriers, have a tendency to overeat, leading to obesity. Encouraging your dog to search for their supper provides a safe and inexpensive opportunity for your dog to use their natural tracking skills, as well as helping to ensure that they get a little exercise before supper. As this is an activity that is done at home, it works well for people who are typically busy as well as for those who are unable to get out of their house often. People who work long hours may choose to set up a search before they leave for work to help prevent anxiety, but should remember that the dog will need a walk within just a few hours.
Therapy dogs are different from either service or emotional support animals in that they don’t focus on just one specific person. Instead, they make visits to schools, hospitals, nursing homes, or even sites where tragedy has occurred, in order to provide unconditional love and comfort to many people in one area. In order to make these visits, therapy dogs need to be calm and comfortable in many different environments and situations, making this a difficult job for many breeds of terrier. Cesky Terriers tend to be less active and quieter than other terrier breeds, which makes them more eligible for this type of work.
Rally Obedience, also known as Rally O, may be a better alternative for certain Cesky Terriers than agility training. This dog sport requires your dog to learn and follow certain advanced commands but doesn’t have any jumping or weaving motions which may eventually cause damage to dogs with longer backs, leading to arthritis and slipped disks.
Cesky Terriers are impressive trackers with a strong drive to seek out prey that goes to ground, making them excellent candidates to compete in Earthdog trials.