Exercise and Training

Exercise and Training of the Portuguese Water Dog

The Portuguese Water Dog needs lots of mental and physical exercise in order to keep healthy. A daily long walk with different paces will help keep the breed in shape. They are terrific companions for active people, especially for those who like jogging.

They love water, and it won’t ever be cold enough to stop them from retrieving a thrown object into the river, sea or pool (however, you should be cautious and keep an eye on your dog anytime he is in the water.).

Intelligent, the Portuguese Water Dog is easy to train. His eagerness to please his owner ease of learning, have earned him a reputation in dog sports like the Agility. Training should be consistent and based on positive reinforcement. You should also alternate the training with fun and games, to avoid the dog getting bored.