Activities For Aussie Wheatens

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Introduction

If you're looking for a fun-loving, jovial, furry little ball of energy, you can't find a better fit than the Aussie Wheaten. This mix between the Australian Shepherd and Wheaten Terrier is a terrific pet for an active family or someone who is looking for an adventure partner to explore the outdoors with. This dog is happiest when they are right in the middle of the action and always want to be invited to play no matter what is going on. Activities for Aussie Wheatens should be social and active, perfect for people and families who are always thinking of the next fun adventure.

Hiking

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Sunny Day
Free
Normal
3 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Dog treats
water
Activity description
Your Aussie Wheaten is an active dog who loves nothing more than to be at your side for any adventure. This is why hiking is one of the best activities for Aussie Wheatens. They will be just as excited as you are to see what lays around the next bend in the trail. These dogs have plenty of energy, and sometimes it can be a challenge to get them properly exercised. When you take them on a big hike, not only will you be bonding over a fun adventure, but you'll be making sure your Aussie Wheaten gets the exercise they need.
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Find a trail
Before you head out on your first hike, it's important to research the right trail. Not all trails are dog-friendly and some require that dogs be on a leash at all times so they don't chase wildlife. Find a trail that is challenging enough to make you tired, but not so hard that your dog will have a hard time finishing it. You can start out easier and work your way up as you both get stronger.
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Trail manners
Before you head out on the trail, it's important to teach your Aussie Wheaten how to properly behave on the trail. These dogs are friendly, but they might frighten people if they run up to or jump on them. Your dog should know how to come when called, heel, sit to the side of the trail, and walk well on a leash. Work on these skills on walks and at home before venturing out on the trail.
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Hike it!
When you know where to go and your dog understands how to be polite on the trail, you are ready for your first hike. Pack a few extra necessities for your pup like extra treats, a leash, and water if the trail has stretches where water isn't available. Now you are ready to hit the trailhead. On your hike, make sure you stop and take breaks to enjoy the scenery and get plenty of water. Take a few selfies with your furry best friend to commemorate the day. Your dog will have so much fun running around, smelling smells, and spending the day with you. When you're finished they will be exhausted and ready to cuddle up for the night.
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Dog Park Socialization

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Poop Bags
Activity description
While your Aussie Wheaten is naturally suited to be friends with both dogs and people, they still need socialization early on to develop these skills and not become fearful of new friends. One of the most important activities for Wheaten Terriers is socialization. Taking them to a dog park will not only introduce them to many different dogs and humans, but it will allow them to play hard and rough house with other pups until they are tired. This activity is not only good for their brains and manners, but it meets their physical needs as well
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Find a dog park
Off-leash dog parks are becoming popular and a commonplace addition to many city parks as the number of dog owners increases in cities. With a little bit of research, you can find a number of dog parks close to you that will be perfect for taking your Aussie Wheaten to meet new friends and spend time just being a dog. Make sure the park doesn't have specifications for size unless your pup is small enough to qualify for small dog parks. Take a quick peek at rules and regulations so you are prepared.
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The first visit
The first visit to a dog park can be a little overwhelming for you and your dog. It might be the first time they are surrounded with so many happy, playful pups. If your dog is a little on the shy side, they may need some time to warm up to all the activity. Plan to go at a time that isn't as busy so they have time to adjust. Encourage them to go run and play with the other dogs. Soon they will gain their confidence and be running right with the pack.
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Consistent play
Make taking your pup to the dog park a habit. The socialization with both dogs and humans at the park is very important in the development of your dog. By playing with other pups they will learn how to interact and play without being too rough and to read other dogs' cues. You may even make a friend or two through the bond between your dogs.
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New Tricks

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Treats
Clicker
Props for tricks
Activity description
Not only is your Aussie Wheaten an energizer bunny, always ready to go, but they are also incredibly smart. Activities for Aussie Wheatens also need to challenge them mentally.  You may have already taken them through an obedience class, and they probably breezed through it. Now it's time to take the training to the next level. Your pup loves to learn and is excited to work with you on any new trick. You can enroll them in an advanced class with your local trainer, or watch a few YouTube videos for inspiration. Working with your dog on new tricks will challenge them and increase the special bond you share.
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Find a trick
When you're ready to move on from obedience classes, don't immediately jump to the most complicated trick you can find. You still have some work to do with your dog until they understand all your cues and you can work together. You can sign up for an advanced trick class with your local trainer, or look for some fun but easy new tricks to try out like high-five or crawl.
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Break it down
Whichever new trick you decide on, make sure you break it down into smaller pieces. You are the guide to your dog in this situation, so you need to make sure your directions are clear. Slowly guide them through each new part of the trick and give them rewards for any progress. It's important to keep sessions short and sweet too. Your dog may get frustrated if you spend too much time on training. Be patient and slowly, your dog will understand the new trick and happily show it off to friends and family.
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Up the ante
Once your dog has mastered some of the easier tricks like shake and roll over, you can dial up the challenge. By now you two are working well as a team. Search YouTube or Instagram for fun and interesting tricks. The sky is the limit with your pup. Daily sessions are the perfect way to make sure your pup is exercising their brain and not getting bored during the day. Once you have some fancy tricks under your belt, you can show them off to friends and family at fun gatherings.
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More Fun Ideas...

Fetch

Your Aussie Wheaten will be a natural at the game of fetch. Keep a ball or frisbee at the ready anytime you need to burn off a little bit of their energy.

Running Buddy

Your Aussie Wheaten is the perfect running partner. they are always ready to go, no matter the weather, and they will never cancel on you. Running is a perfect way to keep them healthy and in shape

Conclusion

What a fun and energetic dog the Aussie Wheaten is! These pups are up for anything and much prefer to be in the middle of it all than on the sidelines. Activities for Aussie Wheatens need to be both invigorating and intellectually stimulating. Luckily, these pups are happy doing almost anything outside. From long mountain hikes, to playing running coach, to fetch or agility, these dogs are happy to do anything as long as they are with you. After a long day of playing, they want nothing more than to curl up with you for a cozy cuddle. You can't get much better than that!