An Afador is a relatively new breed, but the Afghan Hound and Labrador Retriever mix make a loving and loyal family dog you will be chuffed to call your own. If you’re the proud owner of this breed, you will be aware of their goofy nature, desire to play, and their stubbornness at not doing what you tell them. However, you will also be mindful of their need for exercise. The Afador is a breed that doesn’t mind being a couch potato. Although, given that they spring from two types of dog notorious for obesity, it’s in your best interests to provide them with at least 45 minutes of exercise per day. Below you will find a range of fun activities that will allow both you and your pup to bond and to get some much-needed exercise.
As soon as you bring your Afador home for the first time, you should be on the phone with your local obedience trainer, booking them in for lessons. The sooner you get control of your puppy, the better it will be for their personality and traits further down the line. Afadors are not known for their ease of training. They are stubborn, believe they don’t have to do what you say and are quite happy to wander off and do what takes their fancy. Therefore, if you have an hour to spare per week in any weather, you will find ongoing training will be in your favor. All you need is determination, patience, a leash and a treat, and you can let the fun times begin.
If you love going bike riding, then there’s every reason to believe you can teach your dog to as well. Afadors are loyal and loving dogs, so whatever you do, they will be more than happy to do too. However, bike riding with your dog is not a case of attaching a leash and beginning to pedal. It can be a training process that takes several days to master. You need to start slow, walking the bike with the dog attached, making sure they’re going to trot alongside you happily. To get started, purchase a bike harness and head out on a sunny day. Half an hour is plenty of exercise for both you and your pooch.
On a summer scorcher, there’s nothing more satisfying than hitting the beach or river for swimming and a bit of fun. Rather than leave your dog at home, you can take them with you so they too can benefit from the adventure. Afadors are a mix of two hunting dogs, so they have their water wings and are adept at swimming. What’s more, they love to fetch, so if you take a toy, you will provide them with hours of fun. When the sun’s out, and you have an hour to spare, grab their leash, a doggy waste bag, and their favorite toy and hit the road.
Afadors only require 45 minutes to an hour of exercise per day. Therefore, taking them for a walk is a valid exercise option. They benefit from exploring your neighborhood, while you get to feel healthy and know you’re staying fit at the same time. What’s more, walks don’t cost money, nor do they require any additional tools or toys.
Your pampered pooch is a mix of two excellent retrieving dogs. Therefore, they are going to thrive on fetching and returning. When you have spare time, take them into the yard with their favorite toy and play a game for 20 to 30 minutes. It’s going to be plenty of time to enable them to burn off steam.
Adadors are a breed happy to lounge in the sun all day but need plenty of regular activities to remain fit and healthy. Aim to give them plenty of pawesome adventures throughout the week to keep them active and in a healthy weight range. They will furever be grateful.