When Your Dog Has Too Much Energy
We were at an Out of Sight Dog Fence visit in Fort Lauderdale yesterday delivering some new collars for two new dogs that our client recently rescued. They had a dog training question for us regarding how much energy and excited play their new dogs seemed to always have. Their new dogs had so much energy that it was just tiring them out.
I see this situation many times with our clients who both have jobs away from home. They work all day and just don’t have the time to have a good, hard “play” with their dog when they get home from their ten hour day. Dogs need to have that time to just be crazy and run to drain all that adrenaline that has been building up all day long. It is also very important to play with your dogs to build that special relationship between owner and dog.
We suggest that you get outside as much as possible, toss a tennis ball, throw the Frisbee, hide toys & treats and them help him look for them, or perform some agility exercises like “run through the tunnel”. If you don’t have enough time to do this, we have one more suggestion that has worked wonders for many of our clients.
The answer is simple. Take your dog to Doggie Daycare once or twice a week while you are at work. He will be well cared for and is being supervised by professionals. This will not only build his social skills, but it will drain that extra adrenaline so that he will be more prepared to listen to you when you are home. You are also placing him in an environment where he feels safe. Since you have provided him with this environment, it will build your leadership role in your dog’s eyes.
Most Doggie Daycares charge between $25 and $30 for a day session. Many places offer discounts if you buy a “pack of sessions” or if you are on a monthly or quarterly program. Interview a few Doggie Day Cares in your area and ask neighbors if they take their dogs to a Daycare. Start out going just once a week and then add days, if you feel it is needed.
This has helped with many of our clients. Give it a shot! If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at The Best Out of Sight Dog Fence Trainers in South Florida.