Your Dogo Canario is a strong dog that can pull about 200-300 pounds, so maybe scootering would be a good choice for you two. The whole idea of scootering is for you and your pooch to spend time together while you both get a bit of exercise. Just because your pupper is pulling you on the scooter does not mean that you can just hold on and do nothing. It is best if you help do some of the pushing rather than having your dog do it all. Otherwise, you are not going to get much exercise, and your pup may get worn out. You will want to stick to nice days for this sport as it is not safe to go scootering in the rain or snow. Make sure the place where you are scootering is safe for your dog’s paws as well. Some of the expenses you will have are a harness, gangline, helmet, and of course, the scooter itself. You also need to bring a first aid kit and dog booties for your fur buddy in case they get a boo-boo.
Agility trials are fun for dogs, and even if they look a bit like work to us, your dog is having a blast. Even with the rules and regulations that you have to follow, your Dogo Canario just thinks they are playing at the park, and they really enjoy every minute of it. The agility course usually includes about 10 to 15 different stations with obstacles such as the A-frame, dog-walk, seesaw, tunnels, crossover, hurdles, tire jump, weave poles, and pause table. Because agility is usually done outdoors, it is best to do on nice days, but if you have agility equipment inside, you can practice any day indoors. If you plan on buying your own agility equipment, the costs for this activity will be pretty high. But, you can always go to the park or make your own equipment out of what you have at home. About the only things you will need to buy for this are treats to give to your pooch when they do something right. This will encourage them to continue doing what they’re doing.
Your Dogo Canario was bred to be a sheep and cattle herder and to guard the herds, so this activity is something they already have built into them. Herding sheep is fun for dogs like the Dogo because they are being allowed to use that herding instinct they have had since they were born. In a herding competition, your pup has to perform a series of steps that the judge chooses such as fetching the sheep from far away, bringing the sheep to the handler, driving the sheep away from the handler, leading the sheep to a confined place, through some obstacles, and maybe even loading them into a vehicle. This activity should be done in clear weather, but it does not matter whether it is cold or warm out when you practice. The main cost will be the treats since you probably already have the sheep, pen, and field to practice in. You may have to pay for some training if you have trouble teaching your Dogo how to properly herd the sheep without being too rough. This breed can be a bit pushier than they need to be.