Flyball is a relay race for dogs where each dog has to race down a lane, jumping hurdles and then retrieving a tennis ball. To get the tennis ball, however, they must pounce on a box that will eject the ball. Once your dog has the tennis ball, they will race back to the next dog on their team. Each team has to have at least four dogs and handlers and a person to load the tennis balls into the box. Each team is timed and the team with the fastest time wins the competition. This is a great activity to do with friends or family members and their dogs.
Fetch is a fun way to get your exercise. Fetch will help strengthen your bowling arm if you do it often enough! Your dog will love chasing after a ball or Frisbee that you have thrown for them. Take about 20 to 30 minutes a day and play a lively game of fetch with your dog.
Agility is a fast-paced dog competition that will keep you on your toes. Once your dog has learned the agility course, you will be amazed at how quickly they can go over jumps, weave through poles and race through tunnels. It will keep you in shape and give them something fun and exciting to do.
Bowling is a fun game to play and there are many enthusiasts out there that also have dogs they dearly love. These two loves can be combined at times in activities that will give your dog plenty of exercise and keep their minds sharp. Spending time with your dog should never be a chore, so mix up their activities and enjoy the time you get to spend with them each day. You know your dog’s abilities better than anyone, so choose activities that will not over-tax them or cause harm. Your dog will want to spend time with you and does not always know their limitations.