Wow! Now that is a big dog! Whether you have a pup that is tall and bulky like a Great Dane or a dog who is just a solid tank like a Pit Bull, you need to find activities specifically designed for heavy dogs. After all, you can't really put your hundred pound pooch in your bag and tote them around for entertainment. There are many activities for dogs over 100 pounds that will make your pup jump for joy!
Large dogs can be prone to more joint issues than smaller pups. This is kind of self explanatory as large dogs put more weight on their joints, which can wear on them as they get older. So, in order to keep your pup from developing joint issues too early, it is important to think of ways to get your dog to exercise without pushing themselves too much. Running laps around a track may be dangerous and too strenuous but a pleasant, easy walk definitely is not! Grab a nice leash and collar and head outside for a stroll.
A big heavy dog can get very hot especially in the summer heat. Actually, big dogs can get hot anytime of the year. Imagine carrying around 100 pounds on those little paws everyday! It can be exhausting. Taking a quick dip or swim will help your dog feel better instantly. Some dogs may need coaxing to get into the water as not all pups are excited about the idea of swimming. However, once a dog feels that cool water hit their fur, they may change their mind! Swim or lounge around, either activity is perfect for a large hundred pound pup.
You may be wondering what doga is and let me tell you, it is the newest trend in doggy activities. Yoga for dogs - doga! That's right, even dogs can do yoga now and it is the perfect activity for a dog over 100 pounds. Your dog will get to stretch and relax alongside you making it a great activity for you both. Doga will also teach your pup a few new tricks and commands which will stimulate their mind while also stretching their muscles. Doga is especially good for big dogs who tend to have muscle and joint troubles- keep those limbs flexible!
Dogs over 100 pounds need friends too! And where better to find playmates than at a dog park! Bring your big pup over anytime to run, sniff and meet fellow dogs
No dog is too big for a puzzle toy that really makes them think. Even hundred pound dogs will enjoy the challenge of finding treats hidden inside a toy.
A dog's size should never restrict the fun that they can have. When planning activities for your dog, just always keep in mind that they are bigger and may have a harder time playing games geared toward small pups. So skip the agility courses and race tracks and instead opt for an activity that is big dog friendly!