Activities For Large Lazy Dogs

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Introduction

Your dog is big. Your dog is lazy. You should keep reading this article! Just because your pup is a large and lazy dog doesn't meant that they can't partake in super fun activities.  There are plenty of things for your big tired pup to do. So let your dog rest a little, give them a good pat to get them excited and then get ready to have some fun! And don't worry pooch, the comfy couch will be waiting for you when you're done!

Find A Friend

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1 hr
Items needed
Collar
Leash
Activity description

Sometimes dogs seem lazy or unwilling to play simply because they want somebody like themselves to play with. Don't take it personally! Your dog may just want to play with other dogs. The solution is simple - find your dog a friend! No, this doesn't mean you need to run out and adopt another pup (unless you want to!). Head to a dog park, doggy playground or invite one of your human friends who owns a dog to come and play. Play dates for pups can be just what your big lazy dog needs to get excited! So let's get started to find that dog a friend!

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Find a park
Check out a local dog park near you. Look for one that is fenced in and clean. Some dog parks charge a membership fee while others are free. If you are going to bring your pup frequently, then paying for a membership may be a good idea especially as parks that charge a fee tend to be cleaner and well maintained.
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Play time
Let your dog run and play with the other pups. If your big pooch is feeling lazy, it's okay if they sit in the shade and watch the other dogs run. Even watching other dogs having fun is good stimulation for your dog's mind. Your pup may decide to join in!
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Find a best friend
If there are no nearby dog parks or your pup isn't too thrilled by the idea of a dog park, ask one of your friends, relatives or neighbors to bring their dog over for a play date. Your lazy companion may feel more comfortable playing in their own environment. Arrange play dates frequently to let your pal get use to the idea of being active with another dog!
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Doggy Spa

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1 hr
Items needed
cozy blanket
Bubble bath
nail clippers
dog brush
treats
music
Activity description

Everyone enjoys a nice spa day, even dogs! Get your dog ready for a day of pampering and relaxing, something they will love. Lazy dogs especially enjoy spa days as they do not need to exert too much energy to be smothered with affection. In fact, this will probably be your big lazy dog's favorite activity! Laying around the house while someone dotes on you? Sounds like something any pooch (or human) would love! So plan a bunch of dog spa related activities at home or check out an actual dog spa in your neighborhood. If there is one nearby, your large lazy friend will probably want to become a frequent customer. 

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Plan it
Plan the spa day activities for your dog. These can include things like a nice bubble bath, a long grooming session, a doggy massage and maybe even a nail trimming. Think about what your dog may enjoy and cater your spa day to their needs (for example, if your pup hates baths, skip it!).
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Organize the tools
Gather all the things together for the spa day. Include a nice brush that will scratch behind your dog's ears, a fluffy blanket for your pooch to relax on and definitely some nice treats to enjoy as your dog is pampered. Grab some soothing music as well - every spa needs relaxing tunes on in the background!
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Pamper your pup
Spoil your large lazy dog all day with these activities. Whichever spa activity your dog enjoys best, spend extra time on that. It is your dog's day! So don't worry about your pup being lazy or inactive, this is a day to celebrate that and let your pet be themselves.
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Renovations

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Moderate
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1 hr
Items needed
Treats
New dog Bed
Vacuum
Blankets
Activity description

If your dog is particularly lazy, then they probably have a favorite spot where they like to lounge around all day. Why not spruce that area up? Giving your dog's favorite hang out spot a quick renovation will excite your dog and also brighten up your home by keeping your dog's area fresh and clean. You can choose to make this activity as inexpensive or as pricey as you would like. Your dog will love sleeping on a cozy old blanket just as much as a four post, all wood, gold gilded doggy bed! As long as the area is comfy, your pup will be happy

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Envision the area
Plan your renovation based around what your dog prefers and your aesthetic taste. Does your dog love big pillows but you hate the site of them on the floor? Plan to make some nice pillow covers. Does your pup's area need a space to organize toys? Think about nice storage ideas where the toys will still be accessible.
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Remodel
Head to the store or get everything together for your project at home. Let your dog be involved too! Talk to your pup as you work and clean and re organize their space. If you dog is enjoying the makeover, they will be visibly excited. If your pup is hiding in the corner, consider altering their favorite spot in a different way.
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Get Cozy!
Once finished, place a few treats in your dog.s cleaned up spot. Call your pup over and show them the nice new bed, cozy new blankets and clean section of the house that is just for them. A lazy dog will definitely be thrilled at a revamped place to lay!
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More Fun Ideas...

Treat Catch

Teach your pup to catch dog treats in their mouth while laying down - a perfect skill for a big lazy dog. Throw treats in your pup's direction and see if they can catch them without having to get up! Just a treat or two per session, though! You don't want your lazy dog to gain weight.

Quick Walk

Even lazy dogs like small walks to help stretch their legs. You don't need to walk far for your dog to be refreshed. A quick 5 minute walk will please most lazy big dogs

Conclusion

Big lazy dogs can be some of the best pups around. They don't require too much effort from you to be happy. However, they do still need love and attention. These activities are a great place to begin to get your dog more involved while also celebrating the fact that they are just a lazy pooch! See which activities your dog likes best and, you never know, they may start being more active after having so much fun!