Activities For An Aussimo

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Introduction

If you want a dog that will become your best friend, then welcome an Aussimo into your life. As your partner in crime, worker, and playmate, an Aussimo is a jack of all trades and a dog with strong character, love, and affection. What’s more, given their parentage of Australian Cattle Dog and American Eskimo Dog, they take after both parents with strong work ethic and a “go, go, go” attitude. In essence, an Aussimo doesn’t want to sit still and most likely won’t. Whether you want to zap up some of that energy or provide your pup with fun activities, you will find these options below can go a long way to creating a happy and well-rounded dog. 

Obedience Trials

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Any Day
Expensive
Hard
1 hr
Items needed
rings
treats
cones
Activity description

Both Australian Cattle Dogs and American Eskimo Dogs are smart dogs. When you train them from a young age, you will find they are also exceptionally obedient and only too happy to do as you ask. Because they are also a working dog, you will learn that an excellent activity for them is dog obedience trials. It combines instructions with stimulation and physical activity to ensure they get the best of every type of engagement. Dog obedience trials can be an all-weather activity involving rings, treats, and cones, but it’s one that can be quite expensive and challenging to learn in the beginning. Follow these steps to become involved with dog obedience trials. 

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Learn obedience
Before you can begin competing in trials with your dog, your Aussimo needs to know how to follow the rules and know basic commands. Sit, stay, come, heel, and down are all common commands in American Kennel Club obedience trials and ones your dog needs to be able to perform flawlessly. If your dog can’t master these commands, they may not receive a passing score.
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Join a club
To get involved in dog trials, you need to join the club that’s specific to your dog breed. Do your research within the American Kennel Club to find out where you belong. What’s more, you then need to join a division or class – usually, A or B. An A class is for novice handlers, while B is the open class for everyone.
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Train
To prepare your dog for dog trials, you need to put in a lot of effort. You are going to be run through your paces as a handler equally as much as your dog will. The judge on the day will most likely ask your dog to complete a figure eight, perform a broad and high jump, retrieve a dumbbell without horseplay, and carry out basic commands such as sit and down. In some trials, judges also ask the dog to sit and stand for examination, as well as showing excellent recall. If you’re up for the challenge, contact your local dog trainer and get the process underway.
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Hide and Seek

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Rainy Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Treats
Toys
Activity description

An Aussimo needs to be “on the go” all the time, and when they can’t be, they tend to become a little bit frustrated. They can even be prone to destructive behavior which puts your favorite pair of shoes at risk! However, when it’s raining, and you aren’t able to go outside and play, you need to think outside of the square. A game of ‘hide and seek’ with man’s best friend may be the answer. Appealing to their inquisitive nature, it enables them to find treats and toys within your home for half an hour. It’s affordable, quick, effortless, and will provide your pampered pooch with a lot of fun. 

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Gather items
The key to a successful game of hide and seek is making sure you have a lot of desirable goodies. If you are hiding things they don’t want to find, you won’t have a lot of luck! Head to your local pet store for delicious dog treats, or even gather up their favorite toys you can hide from them as well. Keep it to around five items to avoid overwhelming your pup.
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Hide everything
Set a “route” through your home, with a trail your dog has to follow. Make sure the first couple of items are relatively easy to find – such as peering out from behind a couch cushion or in a shoe. Then, make the last few a little harder such as behind a door or under a bed cushion. Aussimos are smart, so it won’t take them long to work out what the game is all about.
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Play
In the beginning stages, you may find it a little challenging to get your Aussimo on the right track. After all, they don’t know what hide and seek is, so you can’t expect them to stay focused. However, once you pull out the first toy or treat and give it to them, it doesn’t take long for them to get the gist of it. By toy or treat number three, they will be a master at it!
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Running

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Cold Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Doggy waste bag
Activity description

If you are looking to warm up on a cold and miserable day, then a run in the great outdoors is undoubtedly going to do it. What’s more, if you love taking part in physical activity, then an Aussimo was an excellent dog choice. They, too, like to run. Running is a free, natural activity that will burn off your dog’s energy and your own in as little as an hour. You can take several routes, push yourself or take it easy, and provide your dog with an opportunity to leave the house. Once you purchase the correct running trainers for yourself, you then only need a leash for your dog and a waste bag before you can get going.

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Plan routes
While it might not seem like a necessity, having a few route options up your sleeve is convenient. Not only can you use Google to show you where some excellent tracks are, but you can also plan them out to the minute. You can have a few hour-long destinations, or change it up with half-hour sprints or quick 15-minute walks. Planning routes means you will always be on time, no matter where you need to be afterward.
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Run
Once you have a few route ideas, you can pound the pavement and take your Aussimo along with you. While they may not look like the running type, they will give you a run for your money any day. They can keep a quick, consistent pace, all the while matching yours if you slow down or speed up. After the run, they are still more than happy to relax for a nap, though.
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Frisbee

Most Aussimos love nothing more than to spend time with their owners, so a game of frisbee could be a way to strengthen that bond. Head outside into your backyard and throw a frisbee as far as you can. Once your dog brings it back, you can throw it again, repeating the process until either you or them tire out.  

Dog Park

Aussimos typically get along well with most animals, but if you don’t want to take the risk, then include regular dog park trips into their routine. When you are continually exposing them to dogs where they need to form relationships, you will find they are far better when they come across dogs in other social situations. What’s more, this activity is free, fun, and easy for both you and your furry friend.  

Conclusion

If you lead an active lifestyle or need a dog you can trust to carry out tasks with you on the farm; then an Aussimo is the pup for you. This loving, loyal, and intelligent breed is one that will always have your best interests at heart, obeying all your commands and being your best friend in the process. When they get to “clock off” for the day, why not treat them to a few pawesome activities for all their hard work and effort throughout the day?