Activities For American Eagle Dogs

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Introduction

We know that you're thinking and no, the phrase "American Eagle Dog" doesn't have anything to do with the world famous clothing outfitter of the same name. Rather, the phrase refers to a breed of designer dog that results from mixing an American Eskimo with a Beagle. American Eagle Dogs tend to look very different from one another, as some retain more features from their Beagles parents while others favor their American Eskimo parents more heavily. In any event, these medium sized dogs love to socialize and have a predilection for activities that call for them to make use of their natural agility as well as their ability to execute commands.

Treasure Hunting

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
45 min
Items needed
Treasures
Shovel
Activity description
For this playful activity, we're not encouraging you to go out looking for treasure (if you don't want to that is). Rather, this activity encompasses going out to the beach, or to any areas that have a lot of sand, dirt, or grass, burying a number of objects with a shovel, and then encouraging your pet to find said items using their sense of smell. This activity isn't too hard to set up and is very easy to get into, so that's why we've placed it at the very top of our list. Best of all, it doesn't take much money to give this activity a try either.
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Dig in
We listed a shovel as a required item because you'll need to create some space where you can put your items. If you're at the beach, or if you don't mind getting your hands dirty in general, you can always dig out a mound with your hands. You won't want to dig in too deep, as your dog won't be able to smell the items if they're buried too far underground.
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Cover up
This step relates to the principle we pointed out before about wanting your dog to be able to smell the items you're about to bury. You'll want to cover up the "treasures" so that none of them are bulging out from underneath the ground or anything like that. We feel that a few inches of cover should do the job.
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Agility Training

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Wood
PVC Pipe
Hoops
Dog Treats
Activity description
Beagles have gained a reputation over the years for being dog breeds that are very deft and capable of pulling off a number of incredible agility feats. Your American Eagle Dog can reach that same level of acrobatic proficiency by way of agility training. Agility training is very fun and will provide your dog with a sense of challenge and structure. You and your dog can engage in a number of agility training exercises in the comfort of your backyard. Others will require you two to visit an area with a lot of space like a park or even an indoor gym.
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Lead by example
When you first introduce your dog to a number of these agility training exercises, they may be genuinely unable to discern what they need to do at first glance. That's why it can help for you to demonstrate what you'd like your dog to do by guiding them through certain activities before letting them try them on their own. Make your way over a hurdle or through a weave pole line and demonstrate how it is done. Use a treat to encourage your pup to do the same and before you know it you will have a champ on your hands!
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Reward hard work
Many agility training exercises are just flat out difficult, and your dog may not take to certain activities for a very long time. That's why it's important to reward your pet's hard work and effort with lots of praise and a dog treat when they genuinely complete an activity correctly. And even when they don't, reward their efforts with encouragement and patience.
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Scent Training

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Any Day
Moderate
Hard
1 hr
Items needed
Scented Items
Dog Treats
Activity description
America Eagle Dogs have a pretty strong and reliable sense of smell thanks to the traits they've inherited from their parents. Scent training helps dogs improve their ability to find and locate certain items by building on their natural abilities. Scent training can also help a dog become that much more capable of working as a Rescue Dog or a Therapy Dog, should their owner choose to take them down that route. This activity doesn't take much money to try out but it will take a lot of time and a lot of out of the box thinking from both yourself and your pet.
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Scenting items
This step is all about getting a number of items that your dog will be able to safely fetch and then coating them in some sort of aroma that will be easily detectable by your dog. You do this by getting a bottle of dog-safe spray and then spraying some of it on a tennis ball or a stick. Some pet parents will run a hot dog over the item as a way of scenting it. Figure out which smells your dog seems to like the most and then find a way to rub that scent off on an item they can fetch.
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Hiding them
You'll then need to hide your scented items in places that are not too apparent to your dog but that are also not out of their reach. The idea is to get your dog to sniff out certain items, so you'll want to try to avoid making them items to easy to find visually. As your pup gets the gist of the activity, you can increase the difficulty.
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Soccer

Soccer, or Football as it's known to most countries around the world, is a sport that requires players to use their legs. Dogs have four of them, so they naturally can learn to play once you train them enough. American Eagle Dogs can learn how to push the ball from one end of the field to another and they can even learn how to score once you've practiced with them enough.

Ring Stacking

Beagles and American Eskimos are among some of the smartest, most inquisitive dog breeds out there. As a descendant of both breeds, American Eagle Dogs can become just as smart, if not more so, than their parents by continuing to engage in activities that require them to think outside of the box. Ring stacking is an activity that can help your dog do just that, as they'll have to remove rings in the right order enable to complete this game.

Conclusion

American Eagle Dogs can make great pets for dog owners of all kinds; no matter which walk of life you come from, an American Eagle Dog will likely be able to accompany you every step of the way. You're a family man or woman who needs a dog that's great around kids and the elderly, the American Eagle Dog has you covered. If you're a traveler who's always on the move and who enjoys getting to know other cultures first hand, the American Eagle Dog is a great pet to have by your side. These versatile dogs can make great companions if given the proper training and love that all dogs need to help them be the best pets they can be.