Activities For Euro Mountain Sheparneses

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Introduction

When you get a Euro Mountain Sheparnese, you'll have a pup that's affectionate with your family but might be wary of strangers and other dogs. This mix between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the German Shepherd is a large, intelligent pooch with lots of energy. Early training and socialization can assist your furry pal with adjusting to their new home. Due to this breed's size and activity level, they're not well-suited to small yards or apartment life. You'll want to offer them at least two to three hours of exercise a day. Avoid vigorous activity for about half an hour after mealtime to help prevent a twisted stomach.

Agility

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Any Day
Moderate
Hard
30 - 60 min
Items needed
agility equipment
treats
Activity description
This designer breed is an active, athletic dog that needs physical and mental stimulation. When you teach your pooch how to tackle an agility course, you'll help to satisfy their activity and brainwork needs at the same time. You can get started by taking a training course. Once your pal knows the ropes, you can participate in some competitions. If you're looking for a backyard event, you can make obstacles and create a course without spending a pile of money. Either way, your pup will enjoy spending time with you and using both their minds and their bodies to navigate the equipment.
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Learn agility
You can learn about agility with your pooch by finding a training class. Check with the American Kennel Club for local options. Once you have the details of the activity down, you can decide whether you want to pursue competitions or set up an obstacle course to use at home.
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Do agility
If you choose to enter your furry pal in some competitions, you'll still need to practice. Build homemade obstacles and create a course in your back yard. Set up your equipment and get started. When you think you're ready, you can take an agility coursing test as long as Fido is at least 15 months old.
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Barn Hunt

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
40 - 60 min
Items needed
treats
aerated PVC tubes
rats
hay bales
Activity description
Euro Mountain Sheparneses tend to be happiest when they have a job to do. The new game of barn hunt will satisfy your pup's needs for mental stimulation and physical activity. In the event, you and your pooch work together as a team to find a live rat hidden in an aerated tube among a maze of hay bales. (Don't worry; no rodents are harmed in this activity!) You and your pal can have fun and build a stronger bond as they follow your directions to complete the course in order. Fido will have to go through tunnels and climb over bales in search of their quarry as they race against the clock.
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Learn the game
Make sure your pooch already knows how to sit, stay, wait, and come on command before you get started. Then, you'll want to find a novice class that can teach you and your pal how Barn Hunt works. Get your pal used to the feel of hay and the scent of a live rat as you learn the ropes.
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Do a barn hunt
Once you've been through a class, you'll need to practice several times a week. You'll need about 45 minutes per session to work on your pup's skills. If you don't have space to create a course on your property, find a local club that you can join. Check with the Barn Hunt Association to find out more about groups and events in your area.
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Swimming

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
60 min
Items needed
leash
floating toy
towels
Activity description
Swimming is a puptastic activity for a large breed like the Euro Mountain Sheparnese. This pooch has a thick fur coat and will find a dip in the pool or lake refreshing on a summer day. Letting your pup exercise in the water offers a low-impact workout that's gentle on the joints. You can swim with your pal or throw a toy that floats for them to retrieve. Look for a beach or pond that welcomes dogs where you can treat your pal to a fun outing. Remember to pack enough towels to dry your furry friend off before they get back in the car.
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Prepare
You'll need to research potential swimming holes where you can take Fido. Find a place that allows dogs and learn their rules about leashes and times of day that dogs are allowed. Once you have a location and time, get the car ready. Spread towels or blankets over the seats to protect them and pack towels, water toys, and other supplies.
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Go swimming
When you have everything ready, load your fur-baby in the car and drive to the swimming area. Bring Fido to the water on a leash before you release them. Let your pup get in at their own pace. Depending on your plans, watch them from the land or join them for a swim.
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Interactive Toy

There will probably be times when your pup will be home alone. Provide them with a puzzle toy to engage their mind and keep them out of trouble. Check out flip boards, food mazes, or other items to find something that will occupy your fur-baby when you're not there.

Clean Up

You can teach your furry pal to clean up their toys in the house. Provide a bin where they can deposit items. Your pooch will love to have a job to do, and you'll have help keeping things in order.

Conclusion

When you select a Euro Mountain Sheparnese for a companion, you'll have an affectionate family member that's active and alert. These pooches require lots of exercise every day. If you have children, Fido will be a furriffic playmate. You'll want to give this smart pup a job to do, or they may get bored and become destructive.