A major concern while living in Chicago with two “soon-to-be-big” dogs is whether the pups are getting too cramped. All dogs need room to stretch and get their energy out, big dogs more than most. Of course, many loving big dog owners raise happy, buoyant, healthy giant dogs in metropolises all the time. With dog beaches, lots of walking space, a long apartment, and other options, we are confident that our pups are getting the energy they need and the mental stimulation necessary to grow up as they should.
However, it is still amazing to see Eve and Link able to truly go crazy with lots of open green space here in rural Virginia. With slightly more than a dozen houses in this area, each on several acres, Kyle’s family home is the perfect spot for the pups to really feel like animals.
Another great benefit is how much easier it is to get the dogs out to do their business without having to leash them up and walk down stairs. The early morning bathroom break is always a bit frustrating in the city when you have to go through the routine while still groggy only to sit waiting impatiently while they take their time. But out here, we simply grab a cup of coffee, open the door, and stroll out into the openness while watching the dog run around a bit until they are ready. There is really no substitute.