Perhaps one of the biggest things that help to establish a dog’s personality is their energy level. Generally, each breed’s activity level should be researched before adopting or purchasing a pet.
Doggies that are especially energetic require mental and physical exercise! Ideally, they need to be with a family that leads an active lifestyle.
If you’ve got an active dog, make sure to get your pooch out and about as much as possible. The sky is the limit and your dog will love any form of exercise that you choose. By taking the time to extinguish some of that extra energy, you’ll be setting yourself up for success by preventing many destructive tendencies that are the result of inactivity!
Energetic dogs come in all shapes and sizes. Currently, two very popular ones are the Jack Russell Terrier and the Weimaraner. The Jack Russell Terrier has a lot of spunk for such a tiny package! They average between 13-17 pounds. This little lover was bred to hunt fox. Jack’s have a sporting instinct and are intelligent and agile. They have a thirst for adventure, are fearless and eager to work. These spunky dogs can play fetch…endlessly! Their curious nature and willingness to play make them a great playmate for kids and adults alike. A Jack will not be content to sit on your lap and get scratched. Instead, they want to be the center of attention and need to be exercised regularly!
Another popular and active dog is the Weimaraner. This member of the sporting group loves to hunt. Originally they were bred to hunt boar, bear and deer. These 50-75 pound bundles of energy require long walks, plenty of exercise and love games. Weimaraner’s are known for their endurance and stamina. Their energy level can easily wear out their owners so proper training is key. These loyal and affectionate dogs are better suited for larger children. These sleek, gray animals can also be very stubborn. As a result, they require a master that will exert leadership so that they do not become too rambunctious or difficult to control!
Energetic pooches that don’t receive proper stimulation can often turn naughty! In order to create the best life for you and your pet, make sure to include exercise and play in their daily routine! If consistent exercise isn’t helping tone down unwanted behaviors, don’t forget to ask for help from your vet or a trainer. They can help you establish patterns and routines that will create harmony in your household!