Activities For Ba-Shars

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Introduction

Ba-Shars are the result of breeding a Chinese Sharpei with a Basset Hound, equating to a medium to large dog with a lot of love and loyalty to offer their owners. They are suitable for both apartments and houses, and only require a moderate amount of physical activity to keep them happy. You may find, however, that their howling and destructive behavior becomes more frequent if you miss the odd walk here and there. You can stay on top of the ball and in your pup’s good books by treating them to these activities below. 

Obedience Training

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Any Day
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1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Activity description

Obedience training is an excellent all-weather activity for a Ba-Shar because they tend to be a little stubborn. If they can pick whether to do as you instructed or do what they want, then 90 percent of the time they’ll try to get away with pleasing themselves. You can curb the behavior and gain more control over your furry friend by starting them with obedience training from a young age. You will only need to set aside an hour every week for up to eight weeks, with just the need for a leash and a treat as well. While it can be an expensive undertaking, it’s a necessary one with a regular difficulty level to ensure it’s something from which you can both handle and benefit. 

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Choose a facility
The first step is to choose either a puppy school or obedience training facility. Both have pros and cons, with each catering to different age groups and abilities. If you adopt your Ba-Shar as a puppy under six months of age, then a puppy school could be the best choice for you. If, however, they are more mature, a dog training facility is better equipped. It’s in your best interests to phone around and find out which type of facility offers the most suitable training for your dog’s needs.
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Learn
When you attend training for the first time, come prepared with a list of things you want to learn – or at least a rough idea in your mind of things your dog needs to know. You may be struggling with recall or getting them to stop what they are doing, or you may even still be learning the basics such as sit, stay, and come. Ba-Shars are stubborn but they are intelligent, so you will find that no matter what they already know, they will be quick to learn new things.
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Practice
As the adage goes, practice creates perfection. Don’t be afraid to practice what you learn at training in the comfort of your home, again and again. They may not master it at first, but that doesn’t mean they won’t once you get home and keep trying. Ultimately, dog training is about owner education, arming you with the tools you require to create a well-rounded dog.
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Dog Park

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Sunny Day
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1 hr
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Leash
Treat
Doggy waste bag
Activity description

The dog park will become a favorite past time for your furry friend, catering both to their exercise requirements and need for socialization. Even if you walk your dog daily, you may find that a park environment is helpful for letting them see that other dogs are friends, rather than enemies. However, getting them to see squirrels and other small wildlife in the same light may be a little more impossible! On a sunny day when you have an hour or more to spare, wander down to your local park and check out what it has to offer. It’s a straightforward activity that doesn’t cost any money, and you only need a leash, waste bag, and toy.

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Choose a park
When the time comes to treat your dog to an outdoor adventure in the dog park, you may soon discover there are plenty of options in this dog-loving country. Some cost money, while others are free for 24-hour use. Choose a park that has high, quality fencing and separate areas for large dogs. Your dog will cope best with other pooches of a similar size in a secure area.
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Play
You won’t have to put too much time into convincing your dog to have fun – they will be well ahead of you! As soon as they see other dogs, they will be off like a rocket to join in on the fun. If they are a little older with minimal socialization experience, however, you may wish to take them in on a leash and introduce them slowly to the other animals. In either instance, it will not take long for them to know that a dog park is a place of fun and entertainment.
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Homemade Food Puzzles

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Any Day
Cheap
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1 hr
Items needed
Treats
Balloon
Dehumidifier
Rope
Sweet Potato
Drill
PVC Pipe
Activity description

Ba-Shars can be quite inactive, lazy dogs that don’t always need you to provide them with physical activity. They do, however, need stimulation for their minds on a frequent basis. You can cater to this need without spending too much money, all by creating homemade food puzzles that test their intelligence while providing a reward. Some handmade toys are fantastic rainy-day activities, while others are more suitable for outside when the sun’s bearing down, and they need to cool off. In either instance, all you need is a pipe, drill, treats, sweet potato, rope, a balloon, and a dehumidifier to get the party started. 

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Sweet potato rope
If your furry friend is an avid chewer, then they will love a sweet potato rope. Use toxin-free string without any chemical additives, and dry sweet potato in slices either in your oven or by using a dehumidifier. Once they are dry, thread them onto a rope, knotting it in the process. Your dog then has to gnaw at it and pull at the sweet potato to get it off.
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Pipe shaker
If you have any PVC pipe lying around from an old plumbing repair job, then it will come in handy as a treat for your furry friend. Place a cap on one end, add a handful of treats, then place the lid on the other end. Using a drill, make a few holes around the pipe that are large enough for treats to exit. Your dog then has to roll it around the floor trying to get the treats.
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Frozen treat ball
During summer, dogs with more fat such as a Ba-Shar can find it harder to regulate their body temperature. To help cool them down, you can use a balloon, a few treats, and some water. Add treats such as carrots, corn, and other hard items to it and fill it with water. Freeze it overnight and remove the rubber layer to reveal a giant ball of ice. Your dog can then lick it and play with it in the yard, eating the treats as it defrosts. It can cool them down, hydrate them, and provide them access to healthy treats at the same time.
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Chew Toys

If you’re tired of returning home to your favorite items in confetti-sized pieces, then it might be time to invest in some robust chew toys. Ba-Shars are typically tough chewers, which means you may need to spend a little more on toys they can’t destroy. Your nearby pet store is bound to have many options to cater to their need for chewing. 

Walk

Sometimes, you don’t have to think outside the square for activities and entertainment. Instead, you can take them for a leisurely half-hour walk, spending time with them. Ba-Shars love to bond with their owners and are exceptionally loyal. Merely being out with them is enough to stimulate them both physically and mentally. 

Conclusion

Ba-Shars are extraordinary dogs, both in their looks and behavior. There is never a dull moment, with them always ready to pawsitively delight you with all their quirks and traits. However, they can howl, become destructive, and get bored quickly when you’re either not by their side, or don’t provide them with activities to entertain. Why not try these above to make sure they stay out of trouble? You’ll have a happy, fulfilled doggo in no time!