Caring for an active dogs lifestyle

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Dogs are still man’s best friend, nonetheless, eating the remote controlling or chewing your sofa is one of those nasty things that they’re just fond of doing. That’s because they’re active by nature, but they have to live with an keeper who knows no fun except by watching Television all they want. A dog is more likely to feel depressed if he is matched with an owner who has a different lifestyle and this can sometimes create a tense in a relationship.

If you bring a dog into your home, there are physical activity levels that you should be able to think about since it will determine the factors required by the dog to keep him fit not just physically but also emotionally. Some idle adults think that if they only had a dog that needed walking twice daily, then they would get the physical exercise they’ve so carefully avoided for so many years. Changing their habits is not something that some lazy people would really do to make a good match with their active dogs. The dog will be the one to endure the consequences of having a lazy keeper as he won’t be able to get what he truly calls for in a frequent outdoor time since the keeper is more likely to slacks off on walking.

The amount of daily physical activity that a dog needs is not the same as physical exercise. You should give your dog his required time to walk, run, jump and relax for each day. You might as well go to the park for a walk with your dog on a leash or even just around your neighborhood. You don’t have to put your dog on a leash to let him relish the freedom of running and playing if you have a home with a fenced in yard. If you are one of those older adults who are concerned about having limited mobility, then you might as well go for a dog that won’t demand you of too much physical activity everyday. Active dogs may find individuals who are fond of going outside to have fun or relax after a day’s work to be ideal owners that are suitable for them. Both owner and dog look forward to the end of the day, because it would be the time for them to relish playing pursuit or running together in the park.

It is more likely that larger dogs have the tendency to be more active in terms of physical aspect. Those coming from the breeds of working or hunting dogs may represent those kinds of dogs. They have an innate desire to be busy and work off energy. Dogs such as Irish Setter, Doberman, Beagle, German Shepherd and Greyhound are built for movement and agility, so they naturally want daily physical exercise. Having an exceedingly large dog who can easily outweigh his keeper such as the St. Bernard and Bull Mastiff doesn’t mean that you have an active dog since size can really fool you. Even though you see the St. Bernard in movies rescuing the lost skier, what you don’t recognise is that to sleep in front of the fireplace is the activity that ordinarily takes up most of the dog’s time.

Living in small spaces as well as missing out in the park for a daily long walk can be some advantages of having small dogs such as Poodles, Pekinese and Chihuahuas, but these dogs can be high in activity even just around your house because they have in them some highly strung temperaments which are already part of their breed. Granted, their activity may be running aimlessly around the room, jumping on your guests or bouncing on you, but as soon as the energy burst is all used up, they just tend to calm down. When those little dogs go find their way to your lap or on their sumptuous pillow, that’s the time for them to recharge by getting that hard-earned nap.

Buying a dog may seem to involve so many things that you need to learn first – and that is in reality true. You are more likely to get the best dog that can really be a match to you if you just take time making a profile of the dog that you not only want but fits you well in terms of your living space, character, and personal activity level for a compatible human relationship that can last longer.