The Dalmatian Heeler, which is a hybrid breed developed from the Dalmatian and the Australian Cattle Dog, is one of the most beautiful dogs you're ever likely to meet. It's also a loyal and playful companion that makes a wonderful pet for an active owner.
Of course, if you're already the proud owner of a Dalmatian Heeler, you'll no doubt know that these beautiful dogs have pretty high energy levels and need a whole lot of regular exercise. They're also quite intelligent and trainable, so you'll need to give their minds a workout to help beat off boredom.
Happily, there are plenty of great activities that'll provide physical exercise and mental stimulation for your pet. Here are a few your Dalmatian Heeler will hopefully love.
Does your dog have a tendency to chase everything that moves, particularly small animals? If so, lure coursing is an increasingly popular doggy sport that allows your dog to harness their natural prey drive.
However, the best part about lure coursing is that it all takes place in a controlled environment and with a special lure, so you don't have to worry about your pet harming any other creatures.
The lure is attached to a series of mechanized pulleys and then dragged around the course in a zig-zag pattern designed to mimic the movements of fleeing prey. Dogs then get the opportunity to chase this "prey" and try to catch it.
It's a whole lot of fun for energetic canines, so here's what you need to do to get started.
You'd be hard pressed to find a dog that doesn't love taking a trip to the park. Fresh air, exercise and plenty of new sights and smells to explore — there's everything a Dalmatian Heeler needs for a grrr-eat day out.
And if you're looking to add something new and exciting to your next park visit, you might want to try doing something you probably haven't done since you were a kid: fly a kite.
This is a simple and fun way to get yourself, your dog and the whole family outside to enjoy some exercise and sunshine. Here's what you need to do.
With their high activity levels and desire to please, most Dalmatian Heelers will love a good old-fashioned game of fetch. But if your dog also loves swimming or just splashing around in shallow water, why not take your next game of fetch to a dog-friendly beach or swimming spot?
Doing so will ensure that your dog gets a varied workout, heaps of mental stimulation, and the chance to explore a whole lot of different smells and terrain. Better yet, they can always enjoy a cooling dip once the game is over.
If this sounds like something your dog will love, here's what you need to do to enjoy the perfect game of water fetch.