Best way to exercise your dog By admin | June 15, 2022 | 50 Share this...FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinRedditDiggitStumbleuponTumblrEmailBest way to exercise your dog Watch a private session with an athletic young dog Share this...FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinRedditDiggitStumbleuponTumblrEmail Posted in Training And Exercise
The value a dog places, in a good workout, is underestimated or misunderstood by the majority of dog owners. Meeting your dogs physical/mental needs is how you "dominate" them. Coupled with consistent training/direction/leadership is how you become the alpha.
My dog needs this sort of exercise with other dogs but whenever I try to let her meet other dogs she seems interested & looks like she wants to play then all of a sudden she growls & lunges to attack the other dog. If on the slim chance she doesn’t do that, she over aggressively gets up in the other dogs “cookies”, which usually makes the other dog growl & then my dog attacks. Any suggestions? I always just pull her away & just leave. Majority of people don’t want their dog to socialize with her cuz she’s such a turd!
My Bali dog used to be like this but then she had a negative experience so she is reactive to dogs now. I have a behaviourist to help me now because she really needs rough play again. She used to love it. I really hope I can help her get her confidence back.
Hi! I have been practicing loose leash training and I have great results. But here I am confused. I have been going to dog parks with my crazy energy dog and she has the the time of her life every time. But a dog trainer suggested that i shouldn’t because it ends up to pulls at walks towards every dog we meet. He said the dog must learn to play with me only. I cannot let her loose in a park with other people as I know she will leave my side and start searching for dogs to play. I don’t want that… what should I do?
So grateful I found your videos. It’s slowly sinking in. It feels simple when you watch but learning to apply things really takes practice. I have a chow/husk and a husk puppy. Our older husk recently died and it makes me appreciate my dogs more.
Again thank you so much for explaining so things so in depth.
Love your videos / have learned so much. Due to work schedule and location of daycare that we like; our young GSD can only go one day per week. We do a full day on Saturdays for him and he seems to love it. Has had a positive impact on his behavior overall along with the other things we do. Curious about the ‘weirdness’ you mentioned that some dogs have with a full day of daycare. Can you elaborate?
Hello! I want to let you know that I recently have experienced this with my 1 year old Corgi who was constantly beating up on my 2 1/2 year old Corgi. It was constant playtime and he was extremely physical (herding, biting, shoulder bumping, stalking and rushing, stealing toys and chasing the older dog). Having 2 Corgis has really been stressful for me because of the younger dogs behaviors I could not get control of, he had no ‘off switch’, would not settle down and was always moving.
After seeing this video I started wondering how I could get my dogs in an environment where they could play. Well, it happened. 2 weeks ago my husband and I went on a road trip and boarded the dogs with a local couple who had 3 dogs, 2 large and 1 small. I was nervous about them getting along but they did well. My younger Corgi befriended those 3 month old Shepherd and was able to play so hard with this dog the he, my dog , wore out the Shepherd. For 7 days both my dogs were able to play every day with these dogs. When I got both dogs back home, I have noticed a distinct change in my younger dogs behavior. He is calmer, settles down, less reactive and more open to training. I hope this lasts for a lifetime. 😁 You were so right on that sometimes a dog has so much pent up energy that only dog play will help.them. The money we spent for the boarding was well worth it!Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I have been watching your videos for a few months and really enjoy watching them and learning about dog behavior and your training methods. I currently subscribe to an online positive training program that does work well, but it’s a lot of work (training always is) and I have struggled with using those techniques when I introduced the younger dog to my home because he was so ‘crazy’.. Your videos are a great compliment to my library and they have helped me deal with these 2 energetic dogs.I am a lot less stressed now that both dogs are calmed down. I can’t thank you enough for sharing this information!
PS: prior to their boarding, I was having to kennel them in order to stop them from constantly running around the house playing with each other, chasing, biting, etc. It was distracting me from working. (I work from home). Now they can be out and will even nap at.the same.time without being in the kennel. ♥️♥️♥️ They also can be in the backseat of my car without brawling. The older one doesn’t steal toys as much either. There are so many behaviors that have improved it’s crazy.
I have a 2 yo GSP and she is the definition of high energy (she climbed a tree the other day, ran down and caught a deer) She forced us to rethink how we exercise her and it benefited her greatly and has reinvigorated our 10yo boxer as well. The key is novelty, no two days are the same and always finding new places to explore.
A tired dog is a well behaved dog and while I don’t do training in the same fashion, they learn so much from you while walking with you and other dogs. We exercise for about 4 hours in the winter and 6 in the summer per day (off leash) We visit numerous parks and no day is ever the same. She will swim next to the kayak all day.
If I had to only do one thing during the day with the dogs and I didn’t have hours, walking her (even on leash) somewhere she has never been is best. Even better than running at the dog park. The boxer too. It’s not just about the physical part.
I tired dog is a good dog and a good dog is a happy dog.
– Steven Hawkins
Please mic your dog owners, I can only hear half of the conversation.
we got our german sheppherd a buddy.. best decision
It’s difficult to figure out exercise sessions where your dog can run free but not get away from you lol One thing I thought of is going inside of a tennis court that has a fence when there’s no one else there. Oh I just thought of another one, maybe making a play date at someone else’s fenced in backyard.
This video is gold!!!
My dog ozzy has shown the same type of agility. I give him hurdles to jump over during his zoomies and play. Tought under, over, and jump so I can mix it up and he can exert more energy. During the summer I carry a kiddy pool in my truck… To give him a fun chill break at the park…its amazing what a couple gallons of water can do to keep your dog cool and stimulated and ready to play more safely.
"Ball of craziness…" Exactly.
Have you ever trained Newfoundlands.
A few things I think are worth saying regarding dog ownership.
First: If your not prepared to walk your dog every day unless there’s a legitimate reason say illness or unforseen circumstances then is it fair to bring a dog in to that lifestyle? Kids have to go to school and dogs have to be walked. It’s a big commitment.
Second: Please choose the right dog for your energy levels. If your not an active person that doesn’t enjoy being outside for a fee hours a day then don’t get a high energy dog. There are many smaller breeds that are happy to have a 30 minute walk a day and a run in the park.
Third: Why would you bring a dog in to your life and home if your not prepared to commit to training and socialising your dog from day one right throughout its life? So many if not all of these sessions wouldn’t need to happen if owners took the time to educate themselves and their dogs while still in the puppy stages. It’s different if you bring a rescue dog home that has issues but in that instance you need to ask yourself if your qualified to train and be a responsible owner to that dog.
Four: Every dog must be allowed to play off lead and with other dogs regularly. In my experience I’ve found it is the owner who is afraid that the dog will not come back or the dog will snap or bite. That excuse is lame because it takes us back to the owner not spending the time to educate themselves or to train their dogs adequately. How will a dog trust you if you don’t trust it? Why would a dog come back if you never let it off the lead in the first place and it manages to slip the lead? In my opinion, recall training is more important than sit, stay and roll over.
All these issues with misbehaving dogs can more than likely be traced back to the owners lack of confidence, lack of education, lack of training and laziness.
Dogs are not born aggressive they learn it.
Joel – I completely agree with you, but have a question: why did you leave the harness on her during the session? Doesn’t this particular harness impair her movement or ‘physicality’ as you called it?
ball of craziness? man all these dog experts hahahahahahah
Just curious our Vet recommended we keep our puppy out of dog parks till he is 1. Just to avoid having a bad experience with an aggressive dog. She said that could change him for life. We setup plenty of play dates for him with dogs we know but are dog parks okay? How does a person avoid having their puppy attacked?
My dog is the one that is super energetic and did exactly that run jump slam thing.
The thing is when I use to bring her everyday to play with other dogs, and she comes back she seems to have less obedience. And when she plays less she’s more obedient and I have no idea why.
I have an aussie that would loooove to play with all these dogs
WOW just wow to the the last part of the video thanks
Hi Joel, I notice this dog has a weird halter and you didn’t have her on a gentle leader. Is that halter more effective than the traditional type? Is there a reason you didn’t use the gentle leader?
I feel for this lady. When your dog is reactive and not good on a lead, its really difficult to take them outside to work off energy because they are really hard work. And you dont trust the dog. Or your own skills to manage them.
So pleased for the pooch (and owner) – look how happy she is running around at Joel’s place
When I first started taking my dog as a puppy in the car she was fearful, when she would relax I gave her a treat, slowly she got past it. Car rides are no problem now.
My dog does that "body launch".
My miniature poodle jumps sky high to land on our other dog.
14:07 Certified Prince Moment
I have a very similar dog that I adopted around a year ago. It’s been very challenging because in addition to her athleticism, energy & drive she got injured & developed medial shoulder instability. This requires exercise restriction & rehab. Very difficult for her & for me.
I have a European Doberman and he NEVER EVER gets tired! And I have tried almost everything but I’ll give your exercises a try 🙂
Ive found a combination of several things is best. My dog gets walked constantly and played fetch with. And when the weather is cooperating, I take him on hikes. And we have now started adding play dates with other dogs. It took a while to be able to put all these things together, he had to grow up enough. We had to get the right set up and meet people that we could invite to play in out back yard . It’s not easy to make it all happen. But boy, when he is getting the right amount of stimulating exercise for his body and brain, it shows! And we are just coming out of the winter in the northeast, so it is really not easy to make it all happen. But I do at least know what he needs
We take our 8 month old pup to the dog park to play with the other dogs, and he’s been great there. The issue we’re having is, he’ll play with like every dog there, but then he’ll play TOO rough with the smaller ones. He starts biting their legs and doesn’t know/understand that its too rough. Some other dogs his size, or bigger, we’ll play rough with him and he’ll go for their necks and vice versa, but we’re having issues with the smaller ones. I read that it’s a ‘prey drive’ that triggers this, we’re just unsure of how to control the roughness. He’s super lovable and extremely friendly, he’ll go up to every single person in the dog park and let them pet him, and give kisses to them. He also plays rough with a dog twice his size, and that dog is super patient with him. I guess its our fault for allowing the rough play and not training him to stop. We don’t mind the roughness with dogs his size, or larger, and neither does the other owenrs, its just when he goes for the smaller ones, thats the issue. We’ve pulled him off the smaller dogs and parked his but down so he can calm down, but once we let go of him, he’ll either run back towards that dog, or if he runs off to play elsewhere, that smaller dog ends up coming back to him. Its just certain dogs that trigger this, and we need to figure out how to stop him from playing too rough, otherwise we feel like we can’t bring him back. The small dog he was playing rough with was a 4 month old lab that was so small, and I don’t get why the owner even had a dog that small in the park, but I guess that’s his discretion. He didn’t mind the roughness at first but then got upset with us, even after his dog came running back to ours when we tried to separate him. It’s been a bit frustrating trying to deal with this, but I guess that’s on us for not fully training him or him not having proper obedience training.
Great vid! I really wish you could make a video on dogs being fixated and/or eat everything when outside or playing. It’s unfortunate our pup can’t play as much due to him eating literally everything outside.
great seeing your videos👍so helpful for me and my dogs. Thankyou for excellent informative content.
my boyfriends sister has a corgi that she bought as a puppy and he is now probably 8 or 9 months old and she has never, not ONCE taken that dog on a walk. The only time he gets exercise and stimulation is when i take him for walks and play catch with him. I’m also the only one who has taught the the dog the tricks that he knows. The poor dog paces around all day and and is on edge because he doesn’t get any exercise. Then she wonders why the dog acts "crazy" but it’s like what do you expect?? he can’t open the door and go exercise himself. I’ve told her time and time again that he needs to get some of his energy out and she just says "oh I will when it’s summer". Ugh it makes me so mad. She even asked me for advice to help make her dog like my dog and i give her advice all the time and does she take it?? nope
So much important information, thanks for all your learning.
Just a note, the filming is shaky with quick movements and made me feel sick 😬😅
Identical springer pointer/border collie mix to dog I have. Spooky how similar they look. Identical behavioural issues have been experienced. They’re crazy energetic dogs and need a lot of varied exercise. Not for the faint-hearted. My dog is nearly 7 and is still a bit crazy but nothing like when I got her. Very satisfying to exhaust her.
Great info. Thanks. I have a question regarding the dogs needing to sprint. Humans are too slow so that isn’t a suitable option to do. Cycling with the dog is something that could be done, but I have a largish backyard and I’ve been training my dogs to chase large branches. So essentially I stand in the middle and the puppies chase the stick round and round. Just for reference the branches are about 2 meters long. They sprint chasing the stick. They run for a short spurt then the other dog takes over and this is repeated round and around until they stop. If the pups are playing on their own they can run in large circles chasing the stick for 4 or 5 revolutions all the time running as fast as they can to grab the stick. Is this form of exercise considered tiring or unless they play with new dogs regularly they will never be truly exercising?
So similar to my Brittany dog, I’d be surprised if she wasn’t a Brittany cross. Thanks for the content and for showcasing what dogs like this need.
What dog breed is the white and black one?
I feel like agility would be a brilliant added exercise for this dog, physical exercise, and learning new things, she’s just so nutty 💜
Can’t wait to see how she handles this 🙂
SO nice to get confirmation that we are on the right track with our very athletic english setter. He actually manages to play outside all day chasing birds( we are not hunters, which is very unfortunate for him), outrun a whippet ( almost managed to match the speed but has three times the endurance) at the dog park and play with us before finally crashing!. The only thing we haven’t managed to do on a regular daily basis is walking him, but he goes everyday to the dog park where he meets a lot of fun and not so fun characters. Now it is a question of managing to go walk everyday and crushing recall, it is still not there.
Even though I walk and play with my dog twice a day, whenever I start up my truck my boi gets so excited to go on an adventure and sticks his head out the window the whole time even if his face gets totally covered in snow! This video has given me a better perspective as to why. Thanks Joel.
Hi, I have a relatively new breed of dog called Blue Bay Shepherd, they are a mix between Blue German Shepherds and Wolf Dogs. My dog is 11 months and over 90lb, and he is a very relaxed and chill dog in the house even though he can play for hours at the dog park. I am glad that you mentioned walking every day because I think that this is the reason as to why he is able to relax so much in the house and why he is so calm all the time. I have been taking him out for walks every day anywhere from 20 min to an hour ever since I got him at 5 weeks old, I feel like those walks did help him get desensitize to a lot of stuff out there. I am glad that you mentioned that the daily walks also help stimulate the brain since I always felt that I was only doing physical exercise and was not giving him enough mental exercise. I do want to buy a vest so that he can carry his water bottle to give him a job as well but I live down in Miami so the heat may be a little too much with a vest. Anyways, glad you made this video, hopefully you continue to make videos on different ways to exercise, mentally and physically, and maybe give your opinion, if any, of toys that you think are good for mental exercise while in the house.
Thanks again for all your videos!
is he saying border training? What’s that?
I hate it when I hear people say "oh he gets plenty of exercise running in our BIG backyard!" Then I ask them if you had a 10,000 ft² home.. does that mean that you would never need to leave that house ever because you’ve got plenty of room?
My 13 week old ACD is quite physical when playing with other dogs (like the white dog, doing athletic moves) even if they are much bigger than her. Do I continue to let her be this way or train her to calm down? She was playing with my sisters 6 month old Australian Shepard and they were way more calmer than my puppy. And a couple times they would get upset and snap at her neck but never bite, just corrective snapping.
I’m surprised you’ve not suggested playing tug. For me this is the single biggest key to bonding with, and properly exercising your dog, both mentally and physically especially if you do it outside where there are other distractions