He's a working dog.
Why are you keeping him in a house?
Doesn't he get out of control? Tear things up? Bark like crazy?
Yes, he's a working dog. He's also amazing. He's amazing in the house and out of the house.
We have all heard stories about dogs that bark like mad for no reason. They sometimes go out into The Yard and bark at the skies. They may bark at a passing airplane.
That's a sure fire clue that the people in that house do not need a dog, and that the dog is bored.
I'd be willing to bet that the people would also benefit getting out and walking a good solid mile or more, no matter what the breed of dog, no matter what psychological problems the dog has, and no matter where they live.
Otherwise, I stand by my original assessment, they probably should not have a dog.
It is definitely possible to keep an intelligent and active breed dog in a house. There are people who do it in small Manhattan apartments.
You have to give them a job. Every breed benefits from having a job, that's what dogs do, active or not.
That is what I am doing here. Rack's job is to burn off energy and act silly.
We call it Doggy Pong. One of us is one or more houses away on a quiet street from the other. Then we send Rack back and forth. It usually takes about three cycles or so of back and forth to get him to tire.
If you think he's not enjoying this, take a look on his face when he comes back the second time. The mouth is smiling so broadly that he looks like his head will split open.
The run back and forth is just a flurry of legs going every which direction, feet pounding on pavement, and fur flying in the breezes. I swear it looks like an old Looney Tunes cartoon where Wile E Coyote is running after that Roadrunner.
Painted railroad bridge and falling boulders omitted.
It's an all ages video, and in full HD. If you want to see it outside of this page, hit this link to youtube.
Otherwise, enjoy. We do this all the time! Even the neighbors get into the act. When Rack pauses, mid video, and looks over his shoulders, a potential buyer for the property is laughing at the romp and joins in on the fun.
Doggy Pong! A Game The Whole Family Can Play!