Activities For Afghan Collies

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Introduction

Afghan Collies are some of the most versatile dogs you can own. They are great with families and kids, energetic without being hyperactive, and incredibly smart. If you're looking for activities for Afghan Collies, you'll have a wide variety to choose from. If you love being outside hiking and running, they will be a great companion. They do well with agility, obedience, and herding but are happy to relax next to you on the couch after playtime. Afghan Collies bring the best of both these breeds with plenty of style and flair. If you're looking for some playtime activities to keep your pup busy, keep reading below for inspiration.

Family Hiking

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Sunny Day
Free
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Harness
Activity description
If you picked your Afghan Collie because they are known to be wonderful family dogs, you need to find a fun activity that allows the whole family to enjoy your dog. One of the best activities is to take your family hiking with your dog. Pick an easy trail, pack plenty of trail snacks for the kids and the dog, layer on the sunscreen, and head out to enjoy fresh air and flowers on a weekend adventure. The Afghan Collie's steady nature and social personality make this a great activity, and the kids will love taking turns walking the dog and discovering nature.
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Choose wisely
Choose your trail with care. If you have young children pick something short with a cool destination like a pond or a waterfall. You can check out local hiking maps or books or chat with someone at your local outdoor store for suggestions. Even if your trail is just a nature trail in your local park, you can make it into a magical and special adventure for your children. Your dog won't mind how long or short the trail is, they will be happy to be spending time with their family.
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Pack for success
Pack a bag with plenty of drinks and snacks to keep little ones well fed. Your dog will need access to water as well, but you can get them their own special backpack to carry their supplies too. You can put the children in charge of packing the dog's bag so they will feel they have an important job. Pack a little blanket for a cozy place to sit along the trail or at your destination.
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Go on the adventure
Once you're packed up and know where you're headed, it's time to hit the trail. Start early in the day and go at a steady pace. Take lots of breaks to explore plants and animals you see on the trail. Your Afghan Collie will enjoy the leisurely pace for sniffing and exploring on their own. They will also enjoy chasing after the kids and any sticks you throw for them on the trail. Having your dog along will make this hiking adventure one to remember.
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Agility

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Any Day
Moderate
Hard
1 hr
Items needed
Treats
Leash
Membership or access to an agility course
Activity description
Agility is one of the best activities for Afghan Collies because it challenges them to control their impulses, work on their concentration and focus on you, and it's a great workout to burn off energy. If you have an agility facility nearby, don't hesitate to sign up for a class and bring your dog. The agility community is welcoming and full of people and dogs who love to help and cheer on new teams. After a few lessons you might find that your dog is a natural and you're ready to take on harder obstacles and even enter a competition.
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Find an agility center
Look up local agility centers online or ask at your local pet store. Agility is rising in popularity and many areas are home to several centers or clubs. Do your research and find the best one for you and your dog. Take a look at classes offered and sign up for a beginner session to learn the basics of agility and how to work with your dog through all the obstacles.
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Practice makes perfect
Once you've been through the class and you and your dog feel comfortable around the obstacles, don't let your practice fall to the wayside. Create a consistent schedule, whether you meet up with other folks from the class or you take another advanced class. Make sure this is part of your routine, and keep challenging your dog.
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Enter a competition
One of the best ways to test your ability and keep your dog's attention is to enter into an agility competition. Your Afghan Collie will love the added excitement of the crowd, and it will give you a chance to test your skills under pressure. Don't expect your first competition to be a complete success, use it as a learning experience. You'll be inspired by other teams and come home with even more ideas to work on.
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Play Frisbee

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
dog friendly frisbee
Activity description
If you're looking for quick activities for Afghan Collies to get their energy out after work or when you're tired but your dog needs to run, a game of frisbee will soon become an easy go to. This game of fetch is more fun than throwing a ball because it takes a little bit of skill to throw the frisbee just right for a good flight, and your dog will love chasing after the disk. There are even frisbees specially made of tough rubber that are perfect for pups who like to chew, but still fly far with a good toss. You can even roll these up and stow them in your pocket for an easy, on-the-go game.
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Teach fetch
Before you can properly play frisbee, your Afghan Collie is going to need to learn to bring the frisbee back to you. Teach them commands like "bring it" or "fetch" so they not only run after the frisbee but know they need to bring it back and release it to you. For some dogs, this will come naturally, and others may need a bit more practice.
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Yard game go-to
Once your dog understands what you want them to do, play frisbee on a consistent schedule. You can improve your skills and keep your dog happy and healthy. Play one-handed in the morning while you're drinking coffee or try out new moves after work. You'll love this fun time with your frisbee partner each day to get ready for your day or relax after work.
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Up the challenge
If your dog absolutely loves playing frisbee, you can increase their challenge too by teaching them some tricks using the frisbee. You can teach them to catch the disc and flip in the air, to high jump, or even to catch the disc mid-air while jumping off a platform. Pretty soon you and your dog will have a full act to entertain friends and family.
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Neighborhood walk

Create a relaxing morning or evening ritual by mapping out a 20 to 30-minute walk around your neighborhood with your dog each day. Unwind or gear up while saying hello to neighbors on the same schedule and letting your dog stretch their legs.

Movie night

Treat your family and dog to a cuddly canine movie night. Pop some popcorn for the kids and feed your dog their dinner during the movie. Pick one of your favorite dog-centered movies and cuddle up together under blankets together.

Conclusion

Activities for Afghan Collies range from relaxing family bonding activities to mentally and physically challenging tasks that challenge you and your dog. This versatile hybrid breed is keen to try almost anything you ask of them. They love being with their families and benefit from consistent activities that challenge their minds and their bodies. Choosing activities that get them outside for a little while will help them settle down and burn off energy. They are always ready to join you for a run or hike for a bit of exercise. When they're tired, they are more than happy to hang out with you while you read or watch a movie.