Look at the legs on that dog! A long-legged dog is a sight to be seen for sure. They are typically tall, lean and look like they could run for hours. However, a dog with long legs may want to do more than just walk around towering above all the other dogs. These activities are aimed at dogs who need to give those long limbs something to do with their owners, or without!
The first thing that comes to mind for a long-legged dog to do is to run - and what a perfect activity it is! If you want to make your dog into a true runner, you need to follow a few careful steps for a few very good reasons. Even though your dog has long, runner legs, they may need to ease into a running regimen. This also goes for owners as well, you want to start slow and get on a good running schedule before you head out for a 10k race! So let's take a look at how to begin running with your long-legged pup.
Dogs with long legs tend to be good hunters as they can quickly chase and catch their prey. There are many places to bring your pup to actually learn to hunt in the wild. However, if you are not too excited about bringing your dog to catch a live wild animal, you can definitely set up these hunting activities and games instead. All of these hunting games involve training your long-legged dog how to hunt for treats and use their nose as well as their running legs!
There are many games you can play with your dog that will keep those long legs moving. Whether you are inside or outside, your dog needs to exercise (isn't that what those legs were built for in the first place!). However, you may not always feel like a workout yourself. So how can you get your pup some good exercise without participating? Easy! These running games are perfect for a long-legged dog with an owner who is more in the mood to hang out than run (we have all had those days!). After these activities, you will feel good that your dog was sufficiently exercised while you got to take a little rest!
Bring your dog with long legs on a hike up a mountain or through a park. Long legs are perfect for carrying a dog up a steep trail!
After all these activities, your dog's long legs may be tired! Give your pup a nice doggy massage with a focus on the leg muscles. This will help relax any tense muscles and loosen them up for your next adventure.
Your dog's long legs need some good exercises so keeping them active is the main goal. Not all long-legged dogs are always ready to run so make sure your dog is always comfortable and having fun. Long-legged dogs are also prone to injury so keep your pup healthy and be careful on your adventures. Clear any strenuous activities with your dog's vet first (marathon running may be a little much for some dogs, for example!). Time to get out there and get those long legs moving!