Activities For Afghan Chons

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Introduction

If you combined an Afghan Hound and a Bichon Frise what type of dog would you get? A loveable, spunky and very fluffy dog is the answer! Afghan Chons love to be busy and playing games so setting up things for them to do is essential to their happiness. These activities are specifically designed keeping an Afghan Chon's personality in mind and are full of things this breed loves to do. The only thing to think of now is which game to try first…

Agility Course

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Collar
Treats
Hoops
Weave poles
A-frame
Tunnel
Activity description
The Afghan Hound is a breed that is built for speed They were traditionally used as hunting dogs thanks to their ability to run very fast and catch their prey. Since Afghan Chons are part Afghan Hound, it makes sense that these pups are also very quick and enjoy running. Since an Afghan Chon is a cross breed, you may not quite get the speed of a purebred Afghan Hound but you will certainly get their agility! Your pup is sure to thrive on an agility course and you will also love setting it up and training your dog to master the course.
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Equipment purchase or club
Invest in some agility equipment that your dog can use to train on. If you want to just try out agility training before purchasing you can use things you have at home as obstacles - couches make great objects to climb up and over! If you are interested in DIY, fashion weave poles and hurdles out of PVC pipe. You can also look for an agility club in your area where you can bring your Afghan Chon to train.
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Practice the task
Practice each obstacle with your dog as its own challenge. Once your Afghan Chon has mastered several obstacles separately, connect them to make an agility course. If your dog finds your course too easy or too challenging, alter the course to fit their needs. Add the hula hoop or a kiddie tunnel for extra fun.
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Compete for fun
If you find that your Afghan Chon flies through agility courses easily, join a club to master obstacles you may not have at home and then try entering them in a real agility competition. Your dog will compete with other pups to see which dog can run through the course the fastest and with the best execution. You never know, your Afghan Chon may be a natural winner!
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Basic Training

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Any Day
Free
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20 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
When looking at any breed of dog that is a mix of Afghan Hound, it has to be noted that these dogs aren’t known for their intelligence. In fact, Afghan Hounds have been considered to be one of the most unintelligent of all dog breeds. They tend to be aloof and easily distracted during training which can be frustrating for an owner. In addition, your pup is mixed with the breed Bichon Frise which is known for their more spunky behavior. So when you have a dog that is aloof and also spunky, that may spell trouble! Proper training is a must.
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Learn
Grab a bunch of your Afghan Chon's favorite treats and go somewhere that has few distractions - an aloof, high energy dog will wander away if anything excites them! Start with the basic commands that are considered easy to teach like “sit”. Say the word and then help your dog with the action by gently pushing them into a sitting position. Toss a treat, give some praise and repeat.
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The basics
It is important that your dog learn at least a few basic commands and responds to them when asked. Things like “sit”, “stay”, “no” and coming when called are essential for every dog to know. It may take a little longer for your Afghan Chon to grasp these commands but persistence is key! Persistence, praise and practice will bring success!
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Practice often
Practice basic commands daily, even when you believe that your Afghan Chon has a good grasp on them. Daily training will help your dog remember the commands and stay in your control. Of course, you can advance on to more difficult tricks but always go back to the basics! Fine tuning and perfecting even the simplest of commands will help your pup respond quickly when needed.
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Doggy Spa

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Any Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Treats
Wipes
Nail Polish
Nail Clipers
Brush
Activity description
The Afghan Chon is a very different looking hybrid dog. They are of moderate size, very skinny and covered in long, dense, fluffy, curly hair. As you well know, this beautiful coat needs to be maintained or else it will quickly become a mess! However, an Afghan Chon is not a dog that you need to bath regularly if at all. Their coat will actually look worse after a bath - sometimes a little dirt can help keep all that fur under control! Planning a doggy spa day is a fun activity for you and for your pup to enjoy together and something that is practical as well as entertaining.
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Brush and smooth
Brushing your Afghan Chon is a great place to begin your spa day. It will relax your pup and make them instantly start looking better. A basic pin brush or comb should work just fine but it is also good to have a dematter on hand just in case you come across some problem spots in all that fur.
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Nail clip
Clipping your Afghan Chon’s nails is also something you should do monthly. If you are uncomfortable clipping your dog's nails, perhaps nervous about cutting the quick of their nail by accident, just paint your pups nails instead. A fresh manicure will make your dog look just great! The groomer can take care of your Afghan Chon's nails at the next visit.
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Finishing touches
A good teeth brushing and a quick wipe around your dog's ears and they will be looking and feeling like new! All good spa days end with a special treat so grab your Afghan Chon's favorite snack to end the spa day. Hopefully, you and your dog are nice and relaxed at the end (and well groomed!).
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More Fun Ideas...

Treat Search

Hide a few treats around the house and have your Afghan Chon search for them. This is a curious breed so they will enjoy a good scavenger hunt with a reward at the end!

Fetch

A good game of fetch is not wasted on an Afghan Chon. Both parent breeds of this dog are playful and high energy which means any chance you get, let that dog run!

Conclusion

Afghan Chons are quite the unique breed. Not only do they have a look all their own but they also have a funny personality. Spunky but aloof, high energy but slightly dismissive, it can be tricky to please this pup! However, now that you are armed with many great activities directed toward your Afghan Chon, you will never get bored again and neither will your pup! Try all of the activities on the list as you never know which one will be your dog's real favorite.