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Combine a Mastiff and a Rottwieler and what do you get? A stunningly large and intelligent companion bound to keep you busy. The English Mastweiler is a high-energy dog that is both big and sturdy, making for the "pawfect" guard for the home. With a Rottweiler and Mastiff as their parent breeds, no wonder this hybrid is such a delight.
Rottweilers require both mental and physical stimulation daily. It's recommended this breed is walked each day and exercised using regular brain games and obedience lessons. With a bold and stubborn personality, the Rottweiler needs to be socialized early and consistently to prevent wariness and anxiety towards strangers. With an intimidating and somewhat imposing appearance, the Rottweiler is commonly chosen for their protective abilities.
The Mastiff, like the Rottweiler, also has a somewhat imposing appearance, yet this breed is calm and gentle in nature, making for a "pawsitive" addition to any household. Combined, the English Mastweiler requires a moderate amount of exercise for both the mind and body. With the following activity ideas, it won't be hard to meet the needs of your English Mastweiler.
This activity costs nothing and only requires a leash and "pawtentially" nourishment, depending on how far you plan to venture on your run. If you do plan to go far, bring along a backpack, water, and drinking bowl for your pup. Determining your English Mastweiler's limits is important for this activity, as overexerting them could lead to complications!
Have you ever considered allowing your pooch to explore your treadmill? Sounds wild, right? Believe it or not, many dogs have been trained to utilize a treadmill without complications. The trick is forming a positive association with the machine through the use of rewards to encourage the behavior.
Of course, this activity is ideal for those who already have a treadmill. Treadmills can be expensive, especially if you're shopping for a new unit, so if you are investing in one, it's best if you're going to use it as well. After you have your machine and set it up in a safe location, it's time to get started with your training. Once your pup becomes comfortable using the machine, you can incorporate it into your daily exercise routine. Treadmills come in handy during inclement weather — giving you an ideal indoor exercise option.
Tug-of-war can be a delightful way to have your English Mastweiler exert energy, if it's played correctly and in a controlled manner. As the activity is one that some dog owners believe encourages aggression and predatory behavior, it's essential to establish expectations and guidelines with your pooch before beginning.
The only thing you will need for this activity is a toy to tug. A strong twisted rope is ideal and can be purchased at your local pet shop. After establishing expectations, introduce the toy and a command to begin your tug-of-war. During the game, your pooch will push, pull and use their body to exert energy while trying to win the toy. The activity will get their hearts pumping and it can be done inside — just select and area that is large and void of objects to ensure safety. Have fun and challenge your pooch daily!
An English Mastweiler is a loyal companion who needs both physical exertion and mental stimulation to meet their daily exercise requirements. This is rather easy though, when you have a variety of activities to keep them busy. Daily walks are "grrrreat," but runs can be more beneficial as they require more energy in a shorter period of time. Running outside can build your pup's endurance, making the next activity a breeze.
Running on a treadmill is beneficial when the weather isn't cooperating, or if you're looking for a quick and convenient way for your English Mastweiler to burn excess energy. If treadmills and running aren’t for you, try a basic game of tug-of-war, or even better, obedience training. Weekly socialization for your English Mastweiler is recommended, which is easy to accomplish by visiting a dog park or scheduling a play-date. Overall, entertain your woof-derful hybrid by varying your activities day to day.