Native to Indonesia and the Bali Island region, the Kintamani dog is rarely found in other parts of the world. The breed is quite attractive, and looks almost like a white malamute. This distinct breed is extremely inquisitive and alert, which is why they are such an amazing guard dog. They love to climb up walls and even enjoy basking in the sun upon a roof or garden wall. They also are very light walkers, so they move around very gracefully and smoothly. Kintamani dogs also love water, so swimming is something they are great at and enjoy as well!
Since this breed loves water, water games should be in the repertoire of activities. Just be sure you know your dog’s swimming abilities, and if you are in the teaching stage, be sure it is shallow water and a life jacket is worn. An all-time classic, “fetch” is such a fun game, you and your dog can do the activity together in the water. You may have a shallow pond or pool, or even a deeper one that they can swim in if they have the ability. In deep or shallow waters, they may even be able to dive after a toy! Not only will playing with your dog in the water be exhilarating for your pup, it will be for you as well. Swimming and romping in the water on a hot summer day is the perfect activity for your Kintamani!
Your Kimani loves to climb, so why not challenge them to some exciting climbing activities? There are dog parks that are adorned with climbing mounds, boulders, bridges, and walls, but are you fortunate enough to live close to one? If you aren’t, there are ways to stimulate your Kintamani’s love of climbing. You may need to do some research, but chances are you will find a way to give your dog this opportunity. You may find a park with enormous rocks for climbing or you may wish to purchase dog climbing mounds or walls for your backyard. Either way, climbing activities will be appreciated and enjoyed by your active pup!
Obedience classes are a great way to get the mind and body in shape! Your Kintamani is known to be a protection dog, and an ideal one to boot. However, protection dogs (or guard dogs) may be overly protective of their humans and their territory. This is why obedience training is a very, very good idea. Obedience training may be a few times per week, or just once a week, but either way is an activity that your dog and your family will most definitely benefit from. When obedience training is combined with the physical activities, your dog will be well-rounded and will show constraint when needed.
This is a pole with a fun object on the end of it. It almost looks like a fishing pole! You can wave it at your dog and then quickly flip it up and watch your dog jump. Swing it around and back and forth and watch your dog romp after it and bark up a storm! These poles can be purchased at your local pet store or you may choose to make your own.
Yes, your dog may love the water, but it is not always necessary to pack for a day trip to the lake. You can create enticing water activities in your own backyard. Your Kintamani may enjoy the sprinkler, a mid-sized pool, a hose, all coupled with fun backyard dog toys. It is perfectly fine to have a fun time romping and getting wet on a hot summer day, and the Frisbee and balls make it even more exciting.