If you find yourself as the proud owner of a Saint Bermastiff, congratulations. You are going to quickly realize that they are a loyal and faithful companion for life. However, while a Saint Bermastiff is going to provide you with companionship for their 10-13-year existence, they also need something in return. The healthiest, most well-rounded Mastiff and Saint Bernard crossbreed is one that takes part in all manner of activities for both a healthy mind and body. If you’re stuck for ideas, why not take a look at these below?
With a keen nose thanks to its parentage of Saint Bernard, you are going to find that any game including scents will be a real winner. Not only does it tick the boxes for their physical needs – having them roam around the house and yard, but their mental stimulation requirements as well. Scent games make your Saint Bermastiff think, while also treating them at the same time. You will find scent games are perfect for rainy days and are a fun way to use up 30 minutes without spending a dime.
The Saint Bermastiff is a big dog which can struggle to cool off when the mercury rises. If they are battling to maintain their core temperature, a game of water fetch could help. It provides them with the opportunity for a refreshing dip, time to play with their toys, and is a fun and free activity that takes only an hour out of your day. Aside from the toy and leash, make sure you don’t forget a towel! A big, wet Saint Bermastiff can have a lot of fun drenching the back seat of your car! However, you are sure to forgive them when you see how much fun they’ve had.
Because Saint Bernards are working dogs by classification, you will find a crossbreed Saint Bernard is equally as capable of sledding and pulling as a purebred. When the sun’s shining, take your dog to a local park or open area and begin trying out a wagon or sled. While it may take a bit of training, your dog will soon learn how to pull you around – ensuring you both have a lot of fun. Take 20 minutes out of your day, buy a necessary harness and sled, then get started! It may become your favorite activity to do together in no time.
As a whole, Saint Bermastiffs behave around most people, children, and dogs. However, it takes training and familiarization to get them to that point. From a young age, try to schedule regular dog park trips into your routine. There are many large dog enclosures available in the United States that will enable your pup to “hang out” with friends of his size.
For all the fun activities available for a Saint Bermastiff, sometimes a walk is the most effective of them all. If you let your gentle giant walk at their pace, they can enjoy the outing, meander through your local neighborhood, and enjoy the smells, sights, and sounds. What’s more, a 30 minute or one-hour walk is all it takes to satisfy both their mental and physical requirements for that morning or afternoon.
Dogs are here for a good time, not a long time, so offering your Saint Bermastiff as many fun activities as possible is essential. For a well-rounded pup with mental and physical stimulation needs to be met, consider any of these activities above. You are sure to find the one or two hours you spend with them per day is going to provide you with long-lasting memories, and them the time of their lives.