Full of energy, generally rambunctious and almost always happy, Flat-Coated Retrievers are a wonderful breed of dog. Originally bred to be a family dog during the week and a hunting companion on the weekend, you probably know very well that your Flat-Coated Retriever is a true friend and loyal pup. This is why you need to make sure you give them lots of love and attention in return! These activities are designed just for Flat-Coated Retrievers so your dog is sure to love them all.
One characteristic of Flat-Coated Retrievers is that they are obsessed with the water. Bring a Flat-Coated Retriever near any body of water and they are sure to jump right in without hesitation! As long as you don't mind having a wet dog, playing in the water with your pup is the perfect activity. Not only is it great exercise (swimming works a lot of muscles) but it is also refreshing and cooling to bring your dog to the water on a hot day. While your Flat-Coated Retriever may be happy just running in and out of the water on their own, give these fun games a try so that you can also have a great time with your pup.
Flat-Coated Retrievers have the inherent instinct to find and recover almost any object. While playing fetch is the simple way to help your dog satisfy their need to retrieve, there are plenty of other games to teach them that will have the same effect without you having to throw a ball over and over again (although that can be quite fun as well!). Retrieving games will utilize your dogs great sense of smell and they desire to run and chase as well. Of course, they also want to please you by bringing you whatever you ask for!
A Flat-Coated Retriever is a breed that needs a lot of exercise. While these pups are generally very happy and appease their owner's every command, they need a lot of activity and exercise in order to keep that happy demeanor. One of the most efficient ways to get your Flat-Coated Retriever moving is to bring them running. There are actually many ways you can run with your dog (or just have them run alone) that you may not have thought of. There is even a fun way to have your pup go for a nice long run inside!
As a breed that loves to chase and retrieve, your Flat-Coated Retriever will go crazy over a laser pointer. Watch as they run back and forth trying to catch that impossible light!
Flat-Coated Retrievers are a very trainable breed. That, combined with their athletic ability, means that you can easily teach them lots of fun tricks.
Flat-Coated Retrievers are a very fun breed that will keep you busy and happy with all the activities they love to play. The most important thing is to make sure your pup is getting enough exercise day in and day out. Plan one of these activities for each day and your companion will be a happy, well balanced dog! Playing in the water, retrieving anything or just running as much as they can are all perfect activities for your Flat-Coated Retriever!