Oh my goodness, how did that big dog get in your house?! The answer is (most likely) that you adopted them! Big dogs are so loveable and irresistible but then, when they are finally home with you, what do you do with them? It may be slightly intimidating to have such a big pup in your house especially for a first time dog owner so having good activities lined up is necessary. Just because your dog is big doesn't mean they don't want to play!
Having a big dog inside your house all day may make your space seem crowded. This is especially true for first time big dog owners who aren’t use to having such a large creature around. The solution to this "problem" is simple, head outside! You and your dog should get out of the house as much as possible. Fresh air is great for revitalizing your pup's spirit (and your own) and it is a good idea to get out in the open and away from cramped spaces. There is also plenty to do outside that you and your dog will enjoy.
A big dog doesn't have to equate to a clumsy dog. In fact, big dogs can be surprisingly agile and this is something you can celebrate and nurture. There are many doggy agility classes that you can enroll in with your big dog - yes, you as the owner will have to go to class too! What fun it will be to teach your pup some new tricks and keep that big pup limber. These classes are great workouts, ideal for bonding with your dog and perfect for teaching them new tricks and commands. Tell that big dog of yours to get ready to stretch those paws and check these classes out!
People tend to really like big dogs. There is something about a gentle giant that is soothing to people in all different walks of life. Because of this special power that big dogs can have, you may want to consider enrolling your dog and yourself as a dog therapy team. These dog and human teams are known to go to places such as hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers in order to help cheer up the patients. Not only will people who may be struggling in life get the benefit of being around your big dog but you will also feel great knowing that you and your pup can brighten someone's day.
A big dog loves big cuddles. Curl up with your pup and watch a movie, read a book or simply take a nice afternoon nap.
If your large dog is stuck inside all day, they may need to stretch their legs. Run up and down the stairs in your house with your dog to get out some energy and keep that big pup moving!
Even if you are a first time owner of a big dog, your love for your pup will be the same regardless of their size. Therefore, you are sure to want your dog to always be enjoying life and having fun. These activities are perfect for big dogs and new owners alike. So why not try everything on this list? Keeping a fresh rotation of activities will ensure your big dog never gets bored, is always having fun and is bonding with you, their new owner!