The Berger Blanc Suisse dog breed, also known as white shepherd, has natural herding instincts and requires daily exercise. If you have welcomed or plan to welcome this breed into your home, there are a few things you need to know. One of the most important things is exercise is essential to their health. They need to run off their energy and satisfy their instinct to herd. This means you will need to find some interesting activities for your pup to enjoy. Consider the list below when you are trying to keep your Berger Blanc Suisse Shepherd busy.
Dog Shows – Your Berger Blanc Suisse is a beautiful dog with a pure white coat that captures the attention of everyone. Training your purebred dog to participate in dog shows is an excellent way to keep him or her busy. Dog shows generally judge temperament, physical characteristics and more. Allow your pup to show off his or her best attributes at dog shows.
Agility Training – Your pup has superior intelligence that needs to be used. Training your dog to participate in agility training courses and competitions allows them to use their mind and physical strength. The many hours spent training your dog will keep him or her busy as well as build a strong bond between both of you.
Flyball – Your Berger Blanc Suisse is a social animal. Depending on his or her personality they might enjoy the company of other dogs. If this is the case, Flyball is an excellent team sport that involves a team of dogs racing down a course as they jump hurdles, capture a ball and return it to their owner.
Herding Trails – This activity is excellent for the Berger Blanc Suisse Shepherd. It allows them to use their natural instinct to herd animals in an enclosed safe area. Your pup will love participating in this activity as they use their skills to herd sheep and other animals. If your dog shows superior skills, you can enter them in herding competitions held throughout the United States.
Tracking Sessions – Many dog breeds have the instinct to track, but the Berger Blanc Suisse is extremely talented with this skill. You allow your pup to participate in local dog tracking competitions or create a tracking mission for your pup just for fun. Choose an item or object to have your dog track. Place it in a few different areas along the trail so your pup can track it. Then hide the item at the end of the trial. Some owners prefer to bury the object at the end of the trail so their dog has an added activity of digging up the item.
These activities might seem a little overwhelming for new dog owners. However, they are excellent options to keep your dog busy. It also helps your bond with your dog to become stronger and continue to grow. If you are looking for easier ways to keep your pup busy, try new toys as well as play games such as fetch, Frisbee, and tug-of-war. Simply allowing your dog to run around outside in a fenced in yard will also help entertain your energetic and intelligent Berger Blanc Suisse Shepherd.
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