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What do you get when you cross the sweet-natured and friendly Golden Retriever with the independent and adorable Airedale Terrier? You get a breed known as the Goldendale, of course. A loving and affectionate family pet, the Goldendale is also tremendously loyal and can be quite protective of its human family.
Goldendales can have a stubborn streak, so regular and consistent training is a must, while daily exercise is also essential to ensure that your energetic pooch stays healthy.
All in all, Goldendales are dogs that like to be kept busy, so if you're looking for some fun activities your Goldendale will enjoy, here are a few of the best.
Goldendales are typically energetic canines that love to stay active. If you're looking for a way to give your furry friend a tough workout, this is the activity for you.
If you've ever done hill running and descending before, you'll be well aware of the cardio and physical challenge it provides — even for the fittest of people. It's a paw-some way to get your dog's heart rate up as well and will help to strengthen several important muscle groups.
Just make sure that you check with your vet to find out whether it's a suitable activity for your dog, and never attempt a hill climb in extreme or hot weather.
Is your Goldendale a digger? Do they love nothing more than giving your perfectly manicured garden a little bit of canine landscaping?
Digging is a natural behavior for dogs, so rather than getting angry at them or continually replanting your petunias, you might want to try redirecting their passion for digging somewhere else.
Specifically, you can set up a designated digging destination in your yard where your dog can dig as much as they want. That way, your dog gets to dig holes and bury treasure to their heart's content, while the rest of your garden stays in pristine condition. Here's what you need to do.