Living Conditions and Exercise for Mastiffs

Living Conditions

The Mastiff will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are relatively inactive indoors and a small yard will do.

Exercise

Mastiffs are inclined to be lazy but they will keep fitter and happier if given regular exercise. Like all dogs, the American Mastiff should be taken on daily regular walks to help release its mental and physical energy. It’s in a dog’s nature to walk. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the personholding the lead, as in a dog’s mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. They should always be leashed in public.
Nova at 6 months old.

Nova at 6 months old.

Reference

Dog Breed Info Center (1998) Mastiffs. Retrieved from http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/mastiff.htm

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