Playtime is very important for any pup. Not only is it important for their social development, but it also helps with their physical growth too! And once they are fully grown, playing is just a really good way to burn energy for your pups, and to make sure they are mentally stimulated.
For intelligent pup breeds like German Shepherds, this sort of mental stimulation is especially important. The smarter the pup, the more easily bored! This is probably why this Dad is playing with his German Shepherd pup, Nora, in his backyard – a tired and occupied pup is a happy pup, after all!
Play that helps burn off some of that energy is always good, so it is great to see Nora just jumping and leaping after that stick that Dad is sweeping just over her head. She looks like she is having the time of her life too! What a happy pup.
Feature Image Source: NORA