That’s exactly how your high-energy dog feels like when he’s home by himself. Breeds like German Shepherds, Huskies, Giant Schnauzers and Malamutes – just to name a few – are working breeds with high requirements. They need things to do, so being bored at home could mean you coming home to a big mess!
What about taking my dog out for a walk?
Walks – no matter how long you do it for – only touch the tip of the iceberg of their mental stimulation. Your dog would only see it as a warm-up and would probably be amped up for their next exercise, only to realize that you’re exhausted and wanting to go home. Daycare facilities provide not only activity and exercise but also an environment where dogs can be dogs playing together and fulfilling their mental stimulation quotes.
What breeds are likely to be more high-energy?
Puppies are, of course, naturally high energy and require a lot of activity in short bursts, but for the most part, the dogs that were bred to work for sport or are naturally working dogs need the most amount of activity.
Some of the common working dogs:
- Doberman Pinscher
- Bull Mastiff
Some of the common sporting dog breeds:
- Labrador Retrievers
- Golden Retrievers
- Spaniels (English Cocker Spaniel, Field, Clumber, etc.)
By socializing your dog and giving them the space they need to play – without damaging anything – you’ll be coming home to a happy and tired dog!