The Lakeland Terrier is suited to a range of activities and canine sports. Due to his nature, he needs physical and mental tasks, otherwise, he can get bored quickly. The varied employment opportunities strengthen the bond between dog and owner.
In order to exercise the dog accordingly, you should pay attention to the facilities and the performance of your dog. Since the Lakeland Terrier needs a lot of exercise and mentally demanding tasks, the following dog sports are particularly suitable:
- companion dog sport;
- dog Frisbee;
- dummy training.
The Lakeland Terrier is ideal for active people who like to cycle, run or hike. However, you should make sure that he is not overly stressed when he is a puppy. Excessive stress during the growth phase can lead to permanent damage to the musculoskeletal system. Normal training with commands and a short walk are sufficient. The terrier is fully grown at around one and a half years old and can be introduced to cycling without any problems.
Simple tasks to get you started:
- throw frisbee, ball, rope;
- hidden Objects;
- sniffing carpet;
- teach commands and tricks.
People who also like to travel are welcome to take the Lakeland Terrier with them. Since he is very teachable, he will be able to get used to the car, bus, train, or plane. He will usually sleep while driving. There are numerous travel destinations where dogs are allowed.
The Lakeland Terrier is a rather small dog and is more likely to be seen at shelters than a large dog. If possible, you should also take your dog with you when you travel, if this is possible.
Giving up the dog temporarily is depressing for him and can lead to fear of loss.
Behavior in the apartment/city
Living in the city or in a small apartment with no direct connection to nature could be an obstacle to bringing this terrier into your life. Nevertheless, there are numerous ways to deal with it. First, you should be willing to drive longer distances by car to walk your dog in nature. Maybe there is also a park in your immediate vicinity. In the apartment itself, you can keep the dog busy with mental tasks. Search games where you hide treats in different places and the dog says “stay” in one position, as well as teaching and repeating commands are very suitable here.
The Lakeland Terrier likes to be out in nature.