I truly love morning time with my “boys” 9yr old and 2yr old Huskies. My coffee, loading them in the car and heading to the park and letting them just enjoy being dogs. My 2yr old Shiloh loves tug and that truly brings out the kid in me and brings me such joy.
Favourite bonding activities are going on long trips, multiple days.
It is nothing that brings us closer together than overcoming challenges by teamwork. Just being in a position where we really need to trust each other. ( super important not to do something stupid and breake the trust)
Just being on the move and enjoying life, huskys Lowe to run,travel and experience new places
The dogs bond with each other too.
My dog’s are pretty high drive and stress relief is not always easy, from August to April/may it’s not a problem.
In the summer it is different, but if I myself are not sending out stress and are focusing on calmness it’s seems to be ok.
A task for the brain from time to time don’t hurt either
Charlie is getting some stress relief by getting his belly scratched
Tent trip in the mountains, a really good bonding experience
My favorite bound activity is to help the dog with something they can’t do. Like a getting a thorn off his paw, putting mushers secret on a cracked paw, lifting a sofa under which they got stuck, etc. Second to that is to share a behavior, which usually means observing something with them, like a chipmunk, deer, bear, horse, etc. getting down physically at their level so that we are close and have the same point of view. Lastly walks and training… sharing out small transitory successes.