Activities For A Labralas

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Introduction

The Labrala, a mix of the Labrador Retriever and the Hungarian Vizsla, makes a pawtastic family dog. With a tendency to have the best traits of each parent, this delightful pooch is usually energetic and affectionate. You can expect a gentle, eager-to-please temperament if you get one of these pups. Since they come from hunting dog stock, they'll need plenty of exercise. Plan on getting them out for daily walks or other activities. For ideas, check out the list below:

Flirt Pole

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 - 60 min
Items needed
toy
pvc pipe
rope
Activity description
The flirt pole offers a way for you to exercise your dog without exhausting yourself. This pawtastic contraption is easy to make and use. As long as you have enough clear space, you can use it to play with Fido inside or outside. Buy a pre-made pole or get the materials to create one without breaking the bank. Because Labralas are hunting dogs, they'll love chasing their favorite toy in circles. Give your pup an aerobic workout and spend time bonding with them. You can also combine play time with some training drills to help develop your furry pal's obedience and impulse control.
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Get a pole
To enjoy this activity with your pup, you'll need to get a flirt pole. Buy an affordable one online or create your own. Get a piece of 3/4 inch PVC pipe that's about four to six feet long, a rope that's 10-15 feet long, and a favorite toy. Feed the braid through one end of the tube and tie a knot that's big enough to keep the cord from slipping out. Finally, attach the other end to your pup's toy.
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Play
Now that you have your flirt pole ready, it's time to play with your pooch. As long as the weather permits, try to use this outside. That way, you'll have the added benefit of fresh air. Get Fido interested in their toy and start dragging it around in loops and circles as your pal chases it. Feel free to add commands like wait, stay, or drop during your session.
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Hiking

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Any Day
Free
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
waste bags
leash
water bottle
Activity description
If you live near a large natural park or preserve that welcomes four-footed friends, go exploring with your Labrala. These dogs love to get outside and investigate new areas. You and Fido will benefit from having some private bonding time together. The exercise is good for their mind and body, and it also serves to burn off some of that energy. If the property permits off-leash exercise that's even better. Let them run about and take advantage of the time to work on obedience training or retrieval drills. You can do this activity in all weather and seasons of the year.
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Plan your hike
First, you'll need to find a place to take your pup hiking. Look for trails, parks, or other natural areas that are open to dogs. Do some research to know the size of the property or length of the route. That way you can plan adequate time. Find out about any rules or restrictions regarding your pup.
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Get ready
Once you pick your destination, you can pack your gear. Bring a leash and make sure you have waste bags ready to go. Check the terrain and weather conditions so that you know what to wear. If you're expecting wet conditions or mud, make sure you include towels in your gear. Consider bringing water if it's a hot day or an extended outing.
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Go hiking
Once you have everything ready to go for your hike, you can load up your pooch and head to the area. Put a leash and/or harness on Fido unless the facility allows your pooch to run free. Get out on the trail and enjoy exploring the property with your furry friend.
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Frisbee

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Sunny Day
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Normal
30 - 60 min
Items needed
waste bags
leash
water bottle
Frisbee
Activity description
Labralas are athletic dogs that love to run and play. With their Labrador heritage, they also have strong tendencies to be excellent retrievers. Once you teach them how to catch a frisbee in the air, they'll enjoy this activity. It combines exercise with bonding time. Your pooch will welcome the opportunity to race after a flying disc and bring it back to you. Before you add this to your activity list, check with your veterinarian. Make sure Fido doesn't show signs of hip dysplasia or other joint issues. Remember to provide adequate time for rest and water breaks when you play this game.
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Training
Step one in playing frisbee is teaching your pooch how to catch the disc in the air. Start small with short tosses to build up their confidence and interest. Once they've mastered the snag, extend the distance that you throw. As your tosses get further out, you can train them to get a head start on your signal.
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Play frisbee
Once your pooch can catch the disc consistently, you're ready to play. You'll need an open area that's at least 50 yards long to allow room for Fido to run. Check property rules to ensure that your furry pal is welcome on the premises. Have waste bags and water with you to take care of your pup's needs.
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Cavaletti Poles

Whether your pooch is young and fit or showing their age, Cavaletti Poles can be a beneficial activity. You don't need to spend much to create your own set to use at home. Just get some poles and something to hold the rods about six inches off the ground.  Separate each barrier about as far apart as the height of your dog's shoulder to the ground. Get your pooch to go through at a fast walk or trotting pace and repeat as many times as you desire.

Running

If your Labrala is fit and not prone to joint problems, take them running with you. This activity can be done anywhere in any season. Enjoy one on one time with your fur baby as the two of you get some needed exercise. Bring water and waste bags with you and take breaks as needed.

Conclusion

These dogs can be a pupful part of your family. They tend to be affectionate, protective, and trainable. Because they have a hunting dog's energy, a house with a fenced yard would offer the ideal living space. Provide activities and toys for your furry pal to keep them from developing destructive habits.