Activities For German Shorthair Tollers

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Introduction

The German Shorthair Toller combines the tracking abilities of the German Shorthaired Pointer with the retrieving instincts of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. This energetic sporting dog is easy-going and devoted to the family. They have a reputation for being patient with household children. Your pal will thrive best if they have a spacious yard and plenty of time outdoors. However, at the day's end, they'll want to come inside with you. If you have one of these pooches, provide them with at least 90 minutes of activity each day. Without adequate stimulation, Fido may start chewing or develop other destructive behaviors.

Dock Diving

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Normal
40 - 60 min
Items needed
floating toy
Activity description
Pointers and retrievers both tend to be water dogs. That's why dock diving is a puptastic activity for your German Shorthair Toller. Your pal will love racing down the end of the causeway and launching into the pool in pursuit of a floating toy. Once you ensure your pooch likes to swim, you can start to teach the mechanics of this sport. Find a local group where you can view an event and get some practice. As your furry friend improves their skills, let them have a running start so they can jump further out in the water. Soon you'll be ready to compete.
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Swimming
Before you teach your pup to dock dive, you'll want to get them in the water. Take your pal to a lake or pool that welcomes dogs and confirm that Fido likes to swim. Bring a floating toy with you and toss it into the water for your pooch to retrieve.
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Diving
Once you know that Fido enjoys swimming and will retrieve the water toy, you're ready to teach them the jump. Find a local group that holds dock diving events. Get permission to train your pooch. Start by familiarizing your pal with the clear water. Then toss the floating object off the end of the dock and let your pup go in after it.
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Practice and compete
When your pal jumps in after the toy, you can start working on building the dive distance. Slowly back your pooch's beginning point back from the end of the pier to give them a running start and throw the object further away. As your furry friend improves, consider competing against other teams in dock diving events.
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Flirt Pole

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 - 40 min
Items needed
dog toy
rope
PVC pipe
Activity description
The flirt pole can be a furriffic way to occupy a sporting dog that likes to chase and track prey. You can buy this simple toy without breaking the bank, or you can make one yourself. All you need is a piece of 3/4-inch PVC pipe that's between four and six feet long, 10 to 15 feet of rope, and one of your pup's favorite playthings. One of the great things about the stick is that you can use it anywhere you have some open space. Use the pole to drag your pal's toy along the ground as they chase after it.
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Make a pole
To make a homemade flirt pole, you'll need to get a four- to a six-foot length of 3/4 inch PVC pipe, about ten to fifteen feet of rope, and a favorite toy. Tie a knot in one end of your cord and feed it through the tubing. Attach your pup's toy to the end of the string that isn't tied.
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Play with Fido
When your pole is ready, it's time to play with your pal. Tease Fido with the toy by dangling it in front of their nose. Once your pooch shows interest, drag the object along the ground and let them chase it. Make sure you let your furbaby catch their quarry from time to time to keep them engaged.
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Trail Running

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
60 - 90 min
Items needed
map
treats
waste bags
water
leash
harness
Activity description
As long as your pooch is fit, you can take your four-legged fitness friend running with you. The German Shorthair Toller has enough endurance to manage the trail. Before you get started, check with your veterinarian to make sure Fido can handle it. Once you have a green light from the doctor, you can start planning your outings. If your pup is new to running, get them out for jogs around the neighborhood to build stamina. Next, be sure to review obedience commands. Find a dog-friendly facility and learn about it. Your research will help you figure out if you need extra equipment like protective booties or a first aid kit.
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Prepare
Before you start training your pup for trail running, make sure they're ready. It's best to wait until Fido is about a year old so that their bones are mature. Schedule a checkup with your vet to confirm that your pal is fit enough to handle the rigors of the trail.
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Train
Now you can begin training. Before you schedule a long trek, you'll want to take short jogs around the neighborhood with Fido. Slowly increase your running distance and start to find off-road venues to build your pup's stamina. While you're working on endurance, teach your pup obedience commands for the trail.
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Go running
Once you and your pooch are fit and ready for the trail, find a dog-friendly facility. Learn about the area and plan your gear. Get everything together and head to your venue. Remember to observe trail etiquette while you run. Always watch your pup and monitor them for signs of fatigue, overheating, or injury.
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Water Treadmill

If you're seeking a way to help your aging pup continue to get the exercise they need, try some sessions on a water treadmill. Your pooch will be able to walk or run with less stress on their joints when you use this equipment.

Day at the Beach

If you're near a beach that allows dogs, take your pal to the water to cool off. Swimming is a furrific low-impact activity that can refresh you and your special pal on a warm summer day. Enjoy splashing with your canine companion for an hour or more.

Conclusion

If you're looking for a pooch to join you in an active lifestyle, the German Shorthair Toller could be a good fit. This pup has the energy to burn, and they'll make a furrific companion. You'll want to provide 90 minutes or more of activity each day to keep them fit and content.