Activities For A Kaikadi

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Introduction

Kaikadi dogs are a type of terrier that originates all the way from India. They were the companions of the nomadic tribe of the same name. In the past, or with dogs that still belong to the nomadic tribe, these dogs lived an active lifestyle. They saw many new places and were used to being on the move. Nowadays, these dogs can be found all over the world. Most of them do not live nomadic lifestyles, and so they need to be entertained. How can you keep your Kaikadi feeling fulfilled without traveling all over India? Don't worry, we have got you covered.

Sniff and Seek

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 minutes to 1 hour
Items needed
Dog Toys
Dog Treats
Activity description
This breed was primarily used as hunting dogs. Back when they roamed all over the hills, they would help their masters find food for the night. This is an ingrained trait which needs to be exercised. Your Kaikadi needs to be challenged and feel like they are useful. If they are not stimulated, they will start hunting. For the sake of your neighborhood critters, it would be a good idea to try this activity with your dog. The aim of this activity is to get your Kaikadi to "hunt" in a controlled environment. You can play this game indoors on a rainy day to keep them from getting bored, or you can take them to a park and play the game on a larger scale. The rules are simple, all you need to do is hide a few treats beforehand. Your dog will then need to use their nose to sniff out the treats or their favorite toy. It is up to you to decide what you want to use, but it is recommended that you use something that your dog will want. Each dog is different, which is why it is important to tailor the experience to their needs.
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Distract Your pup
If you decide to play this game on a rainy day, you can keep your dog in a separate room. This will make them curious and excited. If you decide to play this game outside, then ask someone to distract your dog while you are busy. It is important that they do not see what you are doing, or where you are hiding the treat.
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Start small
To get your dog into the feel of the game, start small. Maybe you could hide a treat in plain sight, like under a chair or behind a couch. To start them off, you could always leave a “trail” of pellets, leading them to the hidden treat. Tell them to find the treat and praise them when they find it. If your dog brings it back to you, be sure to take it, give them a lot of praise then let them get the treat back. If you play with toys, the dog might be offering it to you to keep. You can give it back at a later stage or hide it for them to find again.
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Step it up
If you keep things easy, your dog will get bored. Remember that the point of the game is to keep them stimulated. Once they get the hang of the activity, you can start hiding the treats or toys in more complicated places. Make sure that they can always get to the treats or else they will get destructive. One way of making the game harder is to play with dry dog food. Take the pellets and hide them outside in the grass. Your dog will have to use their extraordinary sense of smell to sniff out the treats. If you are playing inside, you could try to get them to find one item, like their ball, but hide it among other toys or balls.
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Follow The Owner

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Sunny Day
Free
Normal
1 Hour
Items needed
Water to keep hydrated
Activity description
This breed loves spending time outdoors. They love to stretch their legs and run around. Nothing is more exciting for them than to be in the great outdoors playing with their beloved owners. You will be tempted to take them outdoors with you. Maybe you will go to dog parks, or out on hikes (if you are also an outdoorsy person). But before you can do any of that (and you really should, it is a lot of fun!) you need to teach your dog to be obedient. Training may seem boring, but if you make it fun then your dog will be learning something and bonding with their favorite person - you! This is an outdoor activity, so the weather needs to be forgiving and you will need a large open space. Preferably somewhere where your dog will not get into trouble, considering you are doing this to teach them to be obedient. If you have a yard, then that is great. This activity will not cost you much, only some energy and creativity. But if you think about it, your dog is worth it. Think of how happy they will be when you are done.
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Make sure Your dog is following you
The point of this game is to make sure that your dog always follows you. It is a training technique that is effective and a whole lot of fun for the both of you. You will want to smart off small. Make sure that your dog is following you but try to actively get away from them. This will make them excited to get to you, and by making it a challenge, you are turning obedience into a fun game.
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Always walk away
For this game to be effective, you need to make sure that you never face your dog. You must be walking (or running, depending on how active they are) away from them. You can glance at them from the corner of your eye, but they have to feel like they are trying to get your attention.
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Confuse your dog
If you just keep walking in the same way, both of you will get bored in no time. Try to keep it interesting. Find different paths to take. Walk one way before completely changing direction. If your dog falls too far behind, you are allowed to call them to you. If they seem to be getting bored, call them and start running. Once your dog is obedient enough, you can play this in parks or when you go hiking. The more familiar they become with the game, the more creative you have to be. When you want the game to end, let them “catch” you. Be sure to give them a lot of praise, or even a treat if you want.
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Wild Treat Chase

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Any Day
Free
Easy
30 minutes
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
It is important for your dog to spend time with the family too. You want everyone to be involved in your dog's life. Dogs are social animals, and they want to be around people. This game is great for spending time with your friends, family and your lovable Kaikadi. The aim of this game is to help them get some exercise and learn to be obedient. You will not always be able to take your dog out, and sometimes you want to let a friend or family member take them outside for a bit. This game will teach your dog to trust multiple people and have some fun along the way. You will need to play this in a large outdoor area, or if you choose to play inside, you will need to hide all the breakables since your dog will become very excited.
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Gather the players
The first thing you need to do is gather a bunch of friends and family. You will need a group of at least two or more people to play this game. Give each player dog treats or one of your dog’s toys. This will be important later on. Make sure that your dog likes all the people you choose to play with.
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Stand in a circle
Now that everyone has a dog treat, you should all stand in a loose circle. Call your dog to you, and make sure that they are in the middle of the circle. You should start the game by calling your dog to you. When they come, praise them and give them a treat. The next person should then call the dog to go to them. When the dog goes to them, they can give them a treat. If you are not the person calling the dog, then you need to hide the treat behind your back and look away. Otherwise the dog will get distracted and confused.
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Widen the game
Once the dog is familiar with the game, you can make the circle wider. You can start putting people in different rooms of the house or start calling the dog more quickly. You have to make the game bigger to keep everyone from getting bored. When the game becomes more intense, your friends, family and dog will have more fun. Your dog can earn their entire dinner by playing this game.
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Box Games

We often see cats playing with boxes, but dogs love it just as much. All you need to do is find a bunch of boxes. All shapes and sizes are allowed. Teach them to jump over the boxes, put things inside the boxes or even back up into the boxes. The only limit is your imagination. Once the dog knows the tricks, they will start playing on their own. Be sure to teach them new tricks every now and then to keep them entertained.

Stair Chase

You can do this on a rainy if you do not have a lot of energy or do not have much time. Stand at the bottom of the stairs and throw the dog's ball or toy to the top. Encourage them to go fetch it. This is an ordinary game of fetch, but your dog is getting a lot more exercise.

Hide and Seek

This is a fun way to bond with your dog anywhere you want to play. You can play this game when it is raining or when you go to the park. Start the game off by "hiding" and letting your dog find you. You can hide behind doors, trees or even under your bed. Watching your dog light up with excitement when they find you is one of the greatest joys of being a dog owner.

Conclusion

The Kaikadi breed is a lovable breed that will make you fall in love. Your dog is special, but they will get naughty if you do not keep them entertained and stimulate those magnificent brains. All of these activities are designed to do all those things and bring the two of you closer than ever. WIth a little time and effort, you will have your Kaikadi "hunting" treats, jumping in boxes and chasing your friends all over the house. Doesn't that sound like fun?