It is one thing to have a dog that is very high energy but it is totally another thing to have a dog that is large and full of energy. A big dog who is bouncing off the wall is never a good thing. Keeping your big pup active and on the go will help curb their energy levels and make you and them happier. These activities are perfect for high energy, large dogs.
Not only is this game fun for kids to learn but it is perfect for your large, high energy dog! If you know the game red light, green light from childhood, this is exactly what you will be playing with your dog. The benefits of this game are infinite. Your dog will get some much needed exercise and also get to learn a fun new game. Teaching your dog the "red light" portion of this game is also beneficial as it teaches them to stop on a dime when commanded. This is a skill any high energy large dog needs to know so when they are going, going, going, you can make them stop! Just call "red light!"
When you have a high energy dog, there are many times when your dog will want to play, run and go when all you want to do is stand still. That is probably a common occurrence as a high energy big dog would tend to have more energy than an average Joe. So how can you get your dog the exercise and energy release that they need without putting in too much effort yourself? A flirt pole! A flirt pole is essentially a large stick with a rope ties on the end. At the end of the rope is a ball, toy or feather that your dog can chase. Let's take a look at how to use one of these toys!
Dogs love to play with other dogs. High energy dogs should especially be around other pups in order to play and also socialize. There are many ways in which you can make sure your dog gets to take part in exercise and run with other dogs and some will be outlined here. Not only is it great fun for your dog to get to frolic with other pups but you will also be able to sit back and relax as your dog gets to run and play - no human involvement needed! Try to incorporate these large high energy dog activities into your pup's regular schedule to keep them happy.
While you can, of course, play fetch with your pup, try constant fetch where the ball never stops moving. Grab multiple balls and throw one after another after another for your dog until they are finally tired out (if that time ever comes).
Contemplate bringing your dog on runs with you. You don't need to go super fast to make your large high energy dog happy. Just being out there on the road, going at a decent pace will cheer up your pup!
The list of activities for a large high energy pup to participate in is long and full of fun. The main idea is to get your dog going and going fast! Training your big pup to learn to stop is also very important especially since they are so big. No one wants a huge pup who doesn't listen to commands! So get active with your big dog and get excited as well to do some of these great activities that you will both surely love. Say goodbye to all that pent up energy!