Do you like to keep active with your dogs? Great Pyrenees aren’t typically running dogs, but we love going on long walks and hikes. Sometimes, we want to get a more vigorous workout with our dogs and they can always use it too! So what do we do?
Mauja and Atka prefer playing soccer in different ways, so we alternate to keep them both running. Mauja likes playing soccer with an actual soccer ball. Atka just chases her around.
Doesn’t she look so proud that she got the ball? She always delicately carries her treasure over to a shady corner and relaxes. Atka prefers to play soccer with a smaller, yellow squeaky ball.
He’s always just as proud when he makes his catch! Although, he’s not quite as delicate. He like to squeak, squeak, squeak away! Mauja knows it’s important to take plenty of water breaks when playing.
We played soccer with the pups for about an hour (minus me taking a few photo breaks). By the end, we were all exhausted and got a great workout while having a blast. We all decided to drink some water and relax in the shade. This definitely wore the dogs out more than our typical walk and it was really good for them to get running (and us too!). As long as the dogs keep enjoying it, we will continue playing soccer with them for a good workout.
What do you do to stay healthy with your dog?