Some dogs have more energy than others, including some within the same breed. While active dogs are beneficial to those looking for a partner for regular exercise, they are often difficult to manage in a typical household. Hyperactive dogs aren’t just limited to the working breeds. They come in all shapes, sizes, and genetic backgrounds. In fact, it doesn’t matter where your dog is from or what type of type they are – what matters is that hyperactive dogs are difficult to train. So how can you calm your pooch? Check out these 5 tips.
Exercise is beneficial to the mind and body, and more than often, one of the causes of hyperactivity in dogs is a lack of exercise. For some dogs, one walk a day is enough, while others need more. Hiking, running, and playing are all excellent ways to keep your dog more active. Burning off all of this energy will make your dog physically and mentally tired, which means he will be less eager to be active at home. A tired dog is said to be a good dog, so daily exercise is a great way to combat hyperactivity in dogs. Don’t you have enough time How about a dog daycare or hiring a dog sitter? If you have a dog that needs a lot of training, the only way to solve this problem is to give it that!
Interactive toys are a great way to keep your pup’s mind occupied. Interactive toys come in all different shapes and sizes – some are puzzles your dog has to solve to get hidden goodies, others are long-lasting chew toys that take hours to run out of, and some others are various problem-solving games, that make your dog think. Almost all of them include treats, so make sure you have your dog’s favorite snacks on hand. Just fill-up the toy according to the instructions and watch your puppy play all alone. You will be surprised how long your dog will be entertained, but also how smart he is when he finds out!
All dogs need basic obedience training, and once you’ve covered that and have a dog that is hyperactive, you can’t stop doing it. In fact, there are so many different tricks and commands out there for teaching your dog you will never find an excuse to stop training. With positive reinforcements, your options are limitless. There are several sports to try – such as competitive obedience, agility, or tracking – or you can teach complex tricks at home. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you and your dog are having fun. After all, that’s what it is about. All of this thinking is going to tire your pup’s brain while you teach him some really neat things.
Dog Daycare or Playgroups
Dog daycare and playgroups are great ways for your puppy to burn off some energy when he or she is friendly with other dogs. These groups allow our dogs to be fully cared for by trained staff, and you don’t have to be part of the fun. It’s easier than taking your dog to a dog park, which we don’t really recommend. If your dog enjoys playing with other canine companions, having him run around in a safe, enclosed area is a great way to tire his mind and body. Think about how you felt after a long day with your friends? This is how your puppy will feel too.
Cage Education Training
When done correctly, cage training provides a safe and comfortable place for your dog to relax. Cages provide a space for owners to keep their dogs unattended without worrying about the destructive behavior that can not only damage their homes but also lead to the ingestion of dangerous objects and substances. You can train a dog of any age with treats and positive reinforcement, and if done correctly, you can find that your dog goes into his cage without your asking because it’s a safe, quiet den. For more information on cage training, check out our article here!