Activities For A Belusky

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Introduction

Even if you have the one or two hours that a Belusky requires for activity daily, it can be a challenge to think of things to do with them. After all, this hybrid of a Belgian Malinois and Siberian Husky requires you to be at your best, providing the most stimulating activities possible. A walk in the park or a 10-minute game of tug of war will not be enough to satisfy this challenging breed, which makes it imperative to think a little more outside the square. If you don’t want your Belusky to attempt a Houdini act, or tunnel their way to freedom, then it might be time to try out some new activities to keep them entertained.

Obedience Training

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1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Activity description

Upon arriving home with your new bundle of fur, it’s imperative to get training underway as soon as possible. Failure to train your Belusky, which can be a dominating breed, can result in them thinking they’re boss, along with a range of other hard-to-correct problems. While there’s no denying it can be an expensive and challenging activity, it’s one that’s the most important and takes only an hour a week for up to eight weeks. What’s more, it will all be worth it when you can trust your Belusky to behave and listen to your commands. Once you find the correct facility for your needs, all you will need then is a leash and treat.

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Find a trainer
While you may decide that puppy school is the best option for you, other owners may like the idea of a dog trainer better. Given the challenges of the breed, along with the need for an experienced owner, a dog trainer can often be a better option. They can arm you with the tools to deal with problems this particular breed offers, as opposed to general issues dog owners face. Look online, talk to dog clubs, or ask friends and family who they would recommend.
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Begin training
The most important thing to remember when you begin training is that it can take time. Your hybrid breed can inherit the stubborn trait of either the Husky or Malinois, meaning they tend to want to train on their terms - not yours. Be patient, remain calm, and focus on positive but firm reinforcement. Training your Belusky to sit, stay, come, and heel can all take time.
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Practice
Every skill you pick up while at a training facility is something you need to go home and practice. The more you practice, the more likely it is that your Belusky will remember and do what you expect of them. Try to spend at least 15 minutes four times per day working on components of training. Before long, your Belusky will be a well-rounded dog that’s a pleasure to have around.
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Dog Park

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Sunny Day
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1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Toy
Doggy waste bag
Activity description

Finding an activity that’s free for such a high-energy dog can be a challenge, but you’ll find that regular trips to the dog park can tick all the boxes. From an early age, a Belusky needs regular socialization. Without it, they can begin dominating every human and animal they come across. When you let them play with other dogs from a puppy, they will soon pick up that they can be bossy but it will get them nowhere. Try to include an hour-long trip to the dog park into your schedule at least every second or third day. It’s fun, easy, free, and you only need a doggy waste bag, leash, and toy.  

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Choose a park
As a Belusky owner, you will quickly learn your pup has some quirky traits. As a result, you have to be a little more selective with parks you choose. The most proximate one to your property may not be the best. A Belusky needs Fort Knox-like security, including high fencing that’s not only tall into the sky, but deep underground as well. While you may have this at home, a state-run dog park may not. Therefore, you need to select a park that appears to be safe, secure, and sound for a Houdini dog who likes to dig.
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Take it slow
The key to a successful trip to the dog park, especially for the first time, is to take it slow. If you put your Belusky directly into the enclosure, they may not take kindly to the many other dogs there - choosing to dominate them immediately. Therefore, try walking them around the enclosure first, letting them become familiar with their surroundings. Doing so also gives you an opportunity to do a perimeter check - looking for any fencing imperfections.
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Play
If you are satisfied that your furry friend will play nicely with others, then let them in on their leash, unclip them, give them a toy and watch them play. Make sure you monitor their behavior from a distance, being ready to step in if they become too domineering or show signs of aggression.
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Bikejoring

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Sunny Day
Moderate
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1 hr
Items needed
Bike harness
Bungee line
Bike
Activity description

Because your Belusky is half Husky, there’s a strong possibility that they take to sledding and other harness activities like a duck to water. Therefore, the chance of them enjoying and picking up bikejoring is high as well. Bikejoring involves a bike rider, a harness, and a bike, with the rider getting a “helping hand” from their dog or dogs attached to the harness. Working similarly to sled racing, it can help your dog to burn off energy for an hour or more while featuring a moderate price tag and moderate difficulty level. It’s also an activity that’s fun and stimulating for both rider and man’s best friend.

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Buy equipment
Believe it or not, the success of bikejoring can often come down to the equipment you use for the task. Therefore, don’t skimp on this step if you want to have successful fun with your dog. Choose a harness that’s non-restrictive and comfortable for your dog. You want them to be restricted to the bike, but you also want to make sure they feel like they have freedom. Then, select a line for your bike that will be suitable as well. Typically, it should have a strong, shock-absorbing bungee of around 2.5 meters or longer.
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Training
For any bikejoring outing to be successful, your dog needs to listen to commands. Therefore, before you get going, make sure you have first attended obedience training, or you’re happy with how much control you have over your dog. Remember, if you need to call them back, you want them to listen immediately.
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Bikejoring
Now you’re ready to go bikejoring! You can either join a club or competition event, or you can go it alone. The sky’s the limit for how much fun this activity can offer while also wearing out your furry friend at the same time. Whenever your dog begins to show bored, destructive tendencies, you can rely on bikejoring to deplete their energy resources entirely.
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Chew toys

A Belusky can be quite destructive if they are bored, but on a cold and rainy day, outdoor activity options are limited. Don’t let them get hold of your favorite shoes. Instead, treat them to robust, strong, and rubber chew toys that will provide them with entertainment for hours. You can purchase these from your local pet store.  

Run

If you are active, then don’t forget to take your Belusky with you when you head out on a run. This hyper breed is one that loves nothing more than pounding the pavement, so set aside an hour to go for a jog with your furry friend at least once per day.  

Conclusion

Owning a Belusky is a rewarding experience, but it’s also a very challenging one. If you are a first-time dog owner, then you are going to need to take control sooner rather than later. Some of these activities above can go a long way to providing your pup with the entertainment and stimulation they require to stay out of trouble and on the right side of your fence!