Activities For An Ausky

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Introduction

Owning an Ausky can provide you with no end of laughter, but they are also a breed of dog that requires a significant amount of hard work. As a hybrid mix of Australian Cattle Dogs and Siberian Huskies, you will learn very quickly that they are a not an idle breed you can leave on their own. Instead, you need to provide them with plenty of socialization, training, and fun activities. A bored Ausky is a destructive one, and also one that will get themselves into a whole heap of trouble with the intention of entertaining themselves. If you are the proud owner of this unique breed, don’t underestimate their need for physical activity. Try out these activities below and reap the rewards. 

Training

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Any Day
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Hard
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Toy
Treat
Activity description

The first thing you will learn about your Ausky is their intelligence. It doesn’t take them long to pick up new skills, but only on their terms. Given their parentage, they are smart but also very stubborn. Therefore, they know how to do what you want them to do, but will do it when they feel like it. To reign in this behavior and to work out those kinks from an early age, make sure you enroll them in either obedience or agility training. In any weather, these classes, while expensive, can be a lifesaver if you feel you have no control over your pup. Puppy school and obedience training can help you with those necessary skills, while agility training strengthens the bond between human and man’s best friend. Set aside an hour each week with a leash, treat, and toy, and get involved in training sooner rather than later. 

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Evaluate
The first step to successful training with your furry friend is evaluating their needs. Find out whether they need to start from scratch as a young puppy, alter learned behaviors, or enter straight into agility training to strengthen the bond between owner and pet. Sometimes, dogs know how to behave and understand what they need to do, but don’t want to listen to you. Various training options can help to fix those problems. However, you first need to understand what you want to achieve before enroling them in the class of your choice.
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Train
After you established what you need to work on with your dog, it’s time to begin training. Your dog’s trainer is an expert in their field, helping to educate you on what you need to do to improve your dog. Treats, praise, and encouragement are all necessary to help train your Ausky. The Ausky is also not a breed that responds well to negative energy.
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Practice
Even after an hour-long session in either agility or obedience, you will still need to practice at home. Practice makes perfect, and your dog needs all the training they can get so you can be confident in their skills. It may be helpful to always carry kibble around in your pocket – at least in the beginning – to provide rewards for good behavior. Alternate with pats to avoid overfeeding.
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Dog Park

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Sunny Day
Free
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1 hr
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Leash
Doggy waste bag
Toy
Activity description

An Ausky is a high-energy dog that loves to run, play, and interact. While you should avoid letting them play with small animals due to their high prey drive, you may find that large dogs at a dog park can become their new playmates in no time. The best part is, this fun and free activity allow them to burn off a lot of energy on a sunny day while getting you out of the house at the same time. Find a suitable dog park, arm yourself with a waste bag, toy, and leash, and take your dog out for an adventure. They are sure to love the dog park as a regular part of their routine.

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Find a park
If you reside in a large city or even a medium-sized town, you will be pleased to know dog parks are abundant. People love being dog owners, but small yards mean it’s difficult to give them the exercise they require. Therefore, you reap the rewards of having access to a broad range of dog park enclosures to exercise your furry friend. The best park for you, however, will be one that’s not only close to home but has a pen specifically for large dogs. Here, your pup will be in their element – being able to chase and run with other dogs of their size.
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Play
As you head to the park for an hour of fun, let your pup sniff around the enclosure before you take them in. Doing so gives them a chance to adjust to their surroundings before they find themselves surrounded by other dogs they don’t know. Once they are familiar with what’s going on, bring them into the fenced section on a leash and walk them around. By now, they should be ready to play with other dogs and burn off all that energy.
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Soccer

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Sunny Day
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30 min
Items needed
Soccer ball
Activity description

An Ausky dog loves to be out in an open space, running around and enjoying nature with their human counterpart. However, they also need a job to do thanks to their parentage of two working breeds. When you want to treat your Ausky to a fun and affordable activity you can carry out when the sun’s out, then a game of soccer is a must. Of course, it won’t be a conventional game, but it will be fun for your pup nonetheless. All you need is a ball and 30 minutes spare, and your dog can have the time of their life. 

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Buy a ball
The first step to playing soccer with your Ausky is making sure you have a robust toy. You don’t necessarily need to have a soccer ball, but you will need one that’s thicker than a regular child’s ball. Otherwise, it won’t take long for them to sink their teeth into it. You can opt for giant tennis balls available at your local pet store, or even soccer balls from sports stores. The goal is to go for a toy that your dog can use for play rather than destruction.
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Set a perimeter
When the time comes to play the game outdoors with your furry friend, you need to make sure you have plenty of space and your dog’s full attention. You can either play in your yard if it’s big enough, at your local dog park, or an open field that lies away from other houses, traffic, and distractions. If you are playing in a non-fenced area, you must also trust your dog to listen to you and remain close.
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Play
To play soccer with your dog is simple. All they want is the ball, while your job is to make sure they don’t get it. Dribble the ball from the bottom side of the open space to the top, giving your dog opportunities to get the ball, then trying to get it back off them. You will need to let them win at some point, taking it in turns to be in control of the ball. After half an hour of this game, you will both be ready to relax and have some downtime.
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Laser Game

As a high-energy breed, you will find that a laser game ticks all the boxes for helping to wear your pup out. The best part is, you can play with it inside when it’s miserable outside, or outside in low-light conditions. The toy is affordable to buy, and it’s bound to provide at least half an hour of fun for you both. This versatile game will be a pup pleaser in no time.  

Run

If you include a run into your routine, then why not take your pampered pooch along for the journey? At any given moment, your Ausky is ready to run around, so there’s every reason to include them in this activity. A 30-minute run is all it takes to tire them out while also giving them a chance to see their neighborhood and bond with their owner.

Conclusion

Your Ausky can begin to feel a little ruff when you don’t give them any attention. In fact, they can even get destructive. If you want a well-behaved, fun, attentive, and loyal dog that will provide years of faithful service, then try these activities above. Your Ausky will love spending time with you while running around at the same time.