Do you have a Dog that needs High Energy Walks?
If you find that you spend most of your dog walking time playing fetch, or go on frequent daily walks, but you can’t seem to tire out your pooch, chances are you have a “High Energy” dog. This type of dog can be fun to be around, but training them is usually more challenging. Energetic pets are loved for their happy temperaments and huge personalities, but many owners give up on the training of these hyperactive dogs.
Why exercise is important
All dog owners know that daily exercise is important to keep our canines healthy. A daily walk will not only burn excess calories, but will also increase the bond between owner and pet and to help with socialisation skills. Regular dog walks also have additional benefits by mentally stimulating your dog too.
Activity is crucial to any dog’s happiness and health. Many breeds instinctively “work” when doing physical exercise, such as retrievers, terriers, herding and shepherd dogs but with all dogs, it’s important that they receive sufficient activity to prevent frustration, boredom and destructive behaviour. Dogs with high energy levels become bored easily if they have nothing much to do, and will often destroy household items, clothing or furniture. Other signals to watch out for that show your dog has lots of energy to burn are:
- Whining or barking
- Biting, nipping or chewing
- Becoming restless
- Jumping up at things
- Digging in the garden
Finchley Dog Walkers’ high energy exercise routines aim to wear out the dogs by working with their natural instincts, and by stimulating their intelligence. We often find that dogs with high energy levels also have very active minds, and in these cases, mental stimulation, using brain games and puzzle games, searching for items and using commands, can be equally important as physical exercise. We also use training routines, and revisit the principles of “Sit”, “Wait” and other commands. Our aim is to establish good training habits, and a well-structured programme that will benefit you and your dog, but ensure the dog is also mentally stimulated as well as exercised.
Try a Dog Walker or Day-care
Living with a dog that has excess energy levels is difficult, especially if you aren’t really high energy person yourself. It’s impossible to just ignore your dog, in the hope that he will come to terms with living a quiet life, and calm down.
If you find that your high energy dog is bored and needs more activity sessions than you are able to accommodate in your busy life, or perhaps you are working longer hours in the City, or need to leave home for longer periods, then why not consider doggy day care for your pet. You can also book the services of a professional Dog Walker to provide activity and attention to your high energy dog, during daily walks, making sure that your dog will return home worn out and happy after his high intensive exercise periods.
Finchley Dog Walker offers a bespoke service to enable our Clients’ dogs receive one to one walks, which are more beneficial to a high energy dog, than just a regular walk in the park. We also offer an aided dog walk, and solo dog walks, in addition to our “Working Walks
Please ask for further details.
Finchley Dog Walker has support from Tip Top Dog School www.tiptopdogschool.co.uk
Here at Finchley Dog Walker, we operate a flat rate for PAYG services of £10 for the first 15 minutes of dog walking, £15 for 30 minutes, and £20 for 60 minutes.