Activities For A Mutt

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Introduction

If you are a proud owner of a lovely mutt, a beautiful mixed breed dog of known or unknown origins, you probably want to make their life as wonderful as possible, filled with games, activities, and all the love in the world. Whether they require little exercise or a whole lot of it, you will be ready and inspired, and perhaps even come up with your own set of activities to best match your dog’s personality. So, let’s jump in into all the pawsibilities for amazing activities you can organize for your lovely doggo. 

Follow the Paw

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Any Day
Free
Easy
1 – 2 Hours
Items needed
leash
treats (optional)
water
Activity description

How many times have you been the one who decides which route to take during your daily walks? Probably most of the time. However, try mixing things up by letting your dog be the captain for once. You will be surprised by how happy your little pooch will be when they realize they have the control over the walk, and they will be thrilled to discover new places, sniff new trees, and explore new grounds. Additional benefit is that you might just discover a totally new path that you never knew about before, and that one could become your favorite in the future!

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Go outside
Venture out into the world and let your dog decide where to go. Having an extendable leash is a great option here, as it will give your dog the freedom to roam around unconstrained. Alternatively and if possible, don’t use a leash at all! This one is best applied if you live in a scarcely populated area or if you are having a nice relaxing time in nature. Let your dog explore and follow them wherever they go. You will both discover new and exciting places and have loads of fun together!
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Be careful
Be wary of poisonous plants that your doggo can accidentally eat. Always carry a bottle of water with you and even a bowl for your pupper to avoid dehydration. If the weather is not the nicest, make sure not to stay out too long to prevent your pup catching a cold, and always be careful when it comes to traffic.
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Treat Hunt

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Rainy Day
Cheap
Easy
1 Hour
Items needed
treats
Activity description

On a rainy day, a perfect way to exercise your poopoo is to hide some treats around the house and have them look for them. Get creative! Don’t leave the treats in plain sight, hide them under the couch, behind the plants, under the carpets, behind doors, the possibilities are endless! You will have a laugh watching them search for the treats frantically, and your pup will get some much-needed exercise even in bad weather. Just make sure to keep the treats small to avoid weight gain and other health problems that can arise from overeating. A healthy dog is a happy dog, and you should always aim for that.

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Hide the treats
Get a bunch of small dog treats and start hiding them around your house. You don’t have to limit yourself to one room, scatter the treats around the whole place and don’t be afraid to make them hard to reach. This will promote your dog’s brain function and make them think about how to retrieve the treat from a well-hidden place.
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Enjoy!
Let your dog go wild! Have them search for the hidden treats and try to reach them through all the obstacles. They will run around and try to catch them all, and you will have a laugh watching them struggle. Make sure to always include a lot of love and praise whenever your dog manages to retrieve a treat from a hard-to-reach place and let them know how smart and special they are.
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Build The Muscles

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Any Day
Expensive
Hard
1 Hour
Items needed
equipment like Balance Discs
water
treats
Activity description

Having strong muscles is beneficial for everyone, especially your lovely mutt. Especially if you are not certain which exact mix of breeds they are, keeping their muscles strong and healthy will prevent bone decay and keep them happy and healthy for a long time to come. This one will require a little more equipment, but it is a one-time investment and you should definitely consider getting some of these tools. Nothing in this world is more important than your doggo’s health, so exercising them properly should be a priority, and it will surely be loads of fun for both of you.

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Get equipment
First of all, you will need to procure some equipment. Things like balance disks, balance pads, and wobble boards are all great to start with and they will definitely prove their usefulness for this activity. You can place them inside or outside, completely up to you, and make sure you take good care of them, as you don’t want moisture and accidental chemical spills to run your expensive gear
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Exercise!
Muscle balance is super tiring, even more tiring than a run, and having your dog exercise at least once a week is a great way to give them a good night of sleep later in the day. In the long run, your pupper will develop strong muscles, and be the king of balance, so you can finally fulfill your lifelong dream of joining the circus!
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Swimming

When it is super hot outside, why not go for a swim? Go to the beach and have some vitamin sea that your dog will surely enjoy. You can even make it into a competition! The first one back wins!

Fetch

A classic game of fetch is an all-time favorite for most dogs, so get outside, grab a stick, tennis ball, or a toy, and start throwing! Make the game challenging by throwing curve balls, and watch your doggo jump for joy when they manage to retrieve

Conclusion

As you can see, there are many fun and engaging activities you can perform with your lovely mutt. Rainy day, sunny day, even a scorching hot day will not prevent you from keeping your dog occupied and entertained, and providing the right amount of exercise will keep them healthy and joyous for a long time to come.