Sports for Dogs

Sports for dogs

If you’ve got a pup with a keen mind to learn or just a lot of energy, you should take a look into some sports your pooch can participate in! You may know of some already such as flyball, herding and even dancing, but the list of other fun activities is almost endless!

Although any sport you choose can be beneficial for any pup, it is good to be aware if your pup gets more out of physical endurance or mental stimulation.

If you were looking for something to stimulate your dogs’ mental abilities, nose work would be top of the list. It’s based on finding hidden scents in different environments, indoors and outdoors, and is great for those short on space. Nose work is great for dogs of all personalities, shapes and sizes, and it doesn’t require extensive obedience.

Tracking trials is another sport that uses dogs’ scents but also has physical aspects! The main objective for tracking is for the dog to find the “lost” tracklayer and any items they may drop along the way. These trials often imitate search and rescue missions and if your dog is successful in this sport, it can open up doors to real life search and rescues.

Agility is another sport that is well known. It is a great test of a dogs’ physical and mental ability. Agility is fantastic for breeds such as Border Collies and Australian Shepherds, but just about any breed of pooch can participate and most courses can be altered to accommodate different dogs. Here at Paddington Pups we have play gyms set up with ramps and at times create mini courses for the dogs to play on and test their skills.

Whichever sport you and your pups choose it’s a guarantee that they will love it and won’t be able to contain their wiggles for the next session!

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