Activities For A Labany

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Introduction

For the active individual or family, a Labany can be an excellent choice. This sweet-tempered cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Brittany Spaniel loves to be part of a pack and should assimilate well into your daily life. They're intelligent and respond well to training as long as you stay consistent and firm. You'll have to give your pal lots of activity to manage their boundless energy. This energetic breed requires at least 60 to 90 minutes of exercise a day. They're best suited to a house with a yard but can tolerate apartment living if they get enough play time with you.

Flyball

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Hard
30 - 60 min
Items needed
box loader
tennis ball
hurdles
Activity description
Flyball is an exciting activity for an agile, energetic pup like the Labany. In this sport, a team of dogs participates in a relay race. Each pooch runs over a set of hurdles then jumps on a box loader that's at the end of the course. The spring-loaded container then ejects a tennis ball. The competing pup gets the ball and runs back to the starting point, and the next dog runs the race. This event can help meet your fur-baby's physical, mental, and social needs in one activity. They'll get to interact with other dogs and people as they participate in the game.
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Training
Before you start playing this game, you'll need to teach Fido how to play. Your best bet is to find a training course that helps your pup build the skills they'll need. Check with the AKC or the North American Flyball Association to locate a class. Joining an organization may also help you get teammates for your pooch.
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Build a team
If your goal is to participate in flyball competitions, you'll need to find five teammates for Fido. Flyball teams are comprised of four main team members and two substitutes. Start with other members of your training class. It's best to put together a group of six pups that are close in size. Once you have a team, plan times to have practice sessions.
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Compete
After you assemble a team and take time to practice, you'll need to find some competitions. Check with your flyball instructor or the national organization to locate events that are near your area. Have a game plan ready for the race. Know in which order each pup will run through the course.
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Frisbee

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
30 - 60 min
Items needed
water
frisbee
leash
Activity description
With an athlete like the Labany, a game of Frisbee should come easy. Once you teach your pooch how to chase and catch the flying discus, they'll probably be hooked. This activity works well on a sunny day, and it offers a fun way to exercise your furry pal. They'll get a vigorous workout as they race down the field after the toy. When you take time to play this game with your pal, you'll be building a stronger bond. These dogs are eager to please their masters and will thrive on your encouragement and praise. Bring water with you to offer breaks when they need to catch their breath.
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Introduce the frisbee
If your pup is reluctant to catch a frisbee, you may need to work with them a bit. Show Fido the toy and offer praise if they take it in their mouth. You can try feeding them a meal in the disc if they don't show immediate interest. Once they're willing to grab the frisbee, you can teach them how to catch it.
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Teach the game
Teaching your pal to catch a frisbee is similar to showing them how to fetch a ball. Get them interested in the disc and give it a short toss to them. Encourage them with praise and treats when they successfully snag it out of the air. When your pooch gets good, make the throws longer.
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Play frisbee
When your pal can consistently catch a frisbee, you can use this activity to exercise your pup. Find a spacious outdoor area like a field where you can throw the disc a long distance. Let your pal run after the toy then call them back to you for another round. Offer rest and water breaks as needed.
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Swimming

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Hot Day
Cheap
Easy
45 - 75 min
Items needed
water toy
towels
leash
Activity description
With the Labrador and spaniel parentage, Labanys are natural waterdogs. You can give your pup a treat on a hot summer day by taking them to a pet-friendly swimming hole. Whether you head to the lake or find a beach, this activity offers a puptastic way to provide your pooch some low-impact aerobic exercise. It's your choice whether you stay on the land and throw toys in the water for Fido to retrieve. You can also take a dip with your special pal for extra bonding time. If you're using a public venue, know the rules of the facility before you go.
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Prepare
First, you need to pick a time and place to go swimming. Research local options to find somewhere that's pet-friendly. See if there are specific times of day that dogs are welcome. Once you have your venue, collect your supplies. You may also want to spread a blanket in the car to protect your seats from a wet dog.
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Go swimming
When you finish packing and setting up the car, leash up your pal and head out. Walk to the swimming area and let your pup sniff around the water. If the facility allows dogs to be off-leash in the water, go ahead and unhook Fido, and have a whale of a time splashing about in the waves!
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Fetch

Teach your Labany to fetch so that you have a rainy day activity ready when you need it. This breed has natural retrieving abilities, making this classic game the pawfect fit.

Agility

Labanys are furriffic candidates for agility training and competition. This activity offers a way for you to exercise your pooch and build a strong bond with them. Train your pup to navigate a course that includes weave poles, see-saws, jumps, and more. They'll love working closely with you as you direct them through the route.

Conclusion

Labanys make woof-derful family dogs. They're great with children, but you should still provide early socialization. Also, teach your kids how to play nicely with your pup. These fur-babies love to be around people and may be prone to separation anxiety. Don't leave them alone for long periods, and provide them with lots of activity.