Activities For Ultimate Mastiffs

1k Views
0 Comments
0 Votes

Introduction

The phrase "Ultimate Mastiff" may sound a bit dramatic or over the top to some, but the dog breed that we'll be discussing today has a lot of qualities that would make it worthy of such a lofty title. One of those qualities would be the Ultimate Mastiff's unique pedigree; these dogs result from crossing a Dogue de Bordeaux with a Neapolitan Mastiff. This unconventional pairing affords the Ultimate Mastiff their large size, sleek coat, charming personality, and their rough and tumble demeanor. Ultimate Mastiffs make great pets for people who are just looking for a loyal pet as well as those who are looking for a dog who loves engaging in all sorts of fun and unique activities.

Ultimate Scootering

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Moderate
Easy
45 - 90 min
Items needed
Dog Scooter
Bicycle
Dog Harness
Bungee Cables
Activity description
This activity is definitely one of the more unconventional exercises on this list, but it will afford your dog and yourself the opportunity to see the world from a different perspective. Better yet, Ultimate Scootering can also help your dog train for more physically strenuous activities, effectively killing two birds with one stone. Scootering can refer to any activity where your dog is able to pull you along via a harness and cables. So despite what the name of this activity might suggest, you can try this activity with a bike or skateboard if you'd like. We just slapped the Ultimate on this activity because we're talking about Ultimate Mastiffs.
Step
1
Safely strapping in
The first thing to do before really getting into this activity is to make sure that the dog harness you've outfitted your dog with fits comfortably and has been securely fastened. Remember, your Ultimate Mastiff will be doing most of the work here, so you'll want to make sure that when they get going, they'll be able to do so without a hitch. Get your companion used to the harness before attempting the activity. Ensure that there is no fear of the bike, scooter or skateboard; allow them to walk closely by you as you push each apparatus until you know that they are comfortable. Then, practice hooking them up and walking around the yard before heading out to attempt the real thing.
Step
2
Look out below
Your Ultimate Mastiff will essentially treat this activity like a typical morning walk or evening jog, which means they'll do their best to stick to the sidewalk or any other preset paths you've helped them get used to following over the years. Though most dogs' instincts are more refined than a human's, you'll nevertheless need to check on your dog periodically to see how they're holding up throughout the ride.
Love this activity?

Ultimate Weight Training

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Moderate
Normal
45 - 60 min
Items needed
Dog Weight Sled
Dog Harness
Cables
Weight Plates
Activity description
We alluded to this activity when we were mentioning some of the benefits Ultimate Scootering can afford your dog. Scootering is definitely a great way for your dog to get ready for this activity, as they incorporate many of the same pieces of equipment and operate on the same principles. Ultimate Weight Training primarily refers to hooking your dog up to a dog weight sled, putting a few weight plates onto the sled, and then encouraging your dog to pull the sled along to a preset destination. Ultimate Mastiffs have a knack for these sorts of activities, so you'll just need to provide your pet with the proper guidance and encouragement so that they can successfully complete it.
Step
1
Practice makes perfect
Early on, consider giving your dog some time to pull the sled around with little to no weight added to it. This time can be crucial in helping your dog learn how to complete this activity correctly, as they'll learn how to walk with the harness around them and they can also learn how to compensate for the added weight of the sled.
Step
2
Slow and steady
In any event, we suggest that you never try to rush your dog when engaging in this activity. Let them complete it at their own pace and lower the weight if it seems like your dog is struggling too much. You should always start off with light weight earlier on, and then gradually increase the weight as your dog gets stronger.
Love this activity?

Ultimate Backpacking

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Moderate
Hard
12 - 72 hrs
Items needed
Backpacking Equipment
Dog Backpack
Food
Water
Map
Activity description
This last activity will give you and your dog a tremendous physical challenge on top of testing the strength of your bond and your ability to navigate through the wilderness. Backpacking can be great way for people to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday but it can also prove to be too overwhelming for the unprepared individual. Indeed, this activity is often attempted with groups of people and is never attempted for longer than two weeks at a time. With all of the cautionary stuff out of the way, Backpacking is only as hard or as easy as you plan for it.
Step
1
Plan ahead
There are a number of essentials most people will think to bring along instantly; food, water, and first aid supplies typically are at the top of most peoples' lists. But after they cover the essentials, most people don't think about what else they might need. We encourage you to bring what you need based on where you're going. If backpacking in a colder environment, bring some things to keep you guys warm. Consider bringing bug and animal repellent or even mace if you're going in a densely populated area.
Step
2
Stick to the path
No matter where you go, we feel that it's best to stick to your preset route during a backpacking trip. It might be tempting to veer off from the straight and narrow at times, but unless you can confidently and safely find your way back to the trail, we suggest not going too far off into the unknown. Be sure to give the folks back home a plan of your route and expected return - safety is important.
Love this activity?

More Fun Ideas...

Red Dot Chasing

Do you happen to have a laser pointer on deck? If you don't these devices are incredibly cheap and can be bought for about $20 or less. When you do get a hold of a laser pointer, then you'll be ready to try this activity out. Most pets love chasing after the red dots laser pointers produce and Ultimate Mastiffs are no exception. You can give your dog a real workout by pointing your laser at a surface and allowing your dog to chase after the dot to their heart's content.

Fetch Racing

Here's an interesting new twist you can put on an old school activity. The next time you and your dog head out to play fetch, don't wait for your dog to go bring the item you've tossed to you. Instead, race your dog to see which one of you will make it to the object first.

Conclusion

Ultimate Mastiffs are new dogs on the scene who haven't been around for as long as many of their more popular cousins, but they've got everything they need to make a big impact in the dog owning community. Ultimate Mastiffs are fairly versatile, incredibly loyal, and super friendly to other dogs and humans. So don't let this guide be the "be all, end all" of your search for activities you can engage in with your Ultimate Mastiff. Always look for new ways in which the two of you can exercise, play, and further strengthen the bond that the both of you share.