I recently adopted a Doberman and I want to make sure that he stays healthy and active. I know that this breed requires a lot of exercise, so I was wondering what activities or exercises I can do with him besides just going for walks. I am open to any suggestions - whether it be playing a sport or trying out a new hobby with him. It would also be helpful if anyone could share their experiences with their own Dobermans and what has worked for them. Thank you in advance for the recommendations!
I have had several Dobermans over the years and I would say that consistent exercise is essential for this breed. One activity that has always worked well for us is playing fetch. Dobies love to chase and retrieve, so it’s a great way to get them running and burn off some energy. You can even use a tennis ball launcher to make the game more exciting.
Another option is to take your Dobie on bike rides with you - this can be a great way to get some exercise for both you and your dog. Just make sure they are properly trained to run alongside you and that you are using a sturdy leash attachment to your bike.
Finally, one activity that is often overlooked is doing nose work. Dobies have a strong sense of smell and enjoy using it - why not put it to use in a fun way? Set up a scavenger hunt that involves hiding treats around the house or yard and watch as your Dobie uses their nose to find them.
Best of luck keeping your Doberman active and healthy!