Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Dogtown


I enjoy dog walking but as a true Aries I get incredibly bored. I like to vary Bilbos workouts up by adding penny boarding and bike riding a few times a week.  It really helps burn out his energy and it's incredibly fun for us both.  I wanted to write a blog post about working a gundog without actually taking them into the fields.

Gundogs are high energy dogs no matter what however there are a few things you can do to help calm them down.  

ALWAYS get in a long walk. 

PLAY each day ( I find getting bilbo to chase a ball up and down the stairs for 30 minutes has him happy and panting.. also builds muscle). 

MENTAL games are amazing for springers.  I like to play hide and seek.

TRICKS really keep there brain active. I have recently taught Bilbo to collect the post and also my slippers. By giving him a purpose he has really calmed down.  I'm teaching him more helpful things each day. 

Food.  This is my last point.  I'll be doing a longer post on this next Sunday.  There is an awful lot of s#*t in dog food making them act crazy  like giving a child smarties. 

I do all this and Bilbo is a super happy and incredibly chilled out pup. Let me know if it helps.


Shannon 
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