Activities For Baseagles

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Introduction

Baseagles are adorable medium-sized hybrid dogs that result from crossing a Basset Hound with a Beagle. Baseagles have quite a few traits that they've inherited from both of their parents which help them excel at scent based games and activities. Baseagles are also pretty smart dogs too, which makes them more fond of brain games and puzzles than other dog breeds tend to be. Baseagles really don't need to complete too many physical activities in order to stay fit and healthy, but taking them for a pre-planned walk through the city or even around the block can be a great way to give your Baseagle a great workout as well as a new lease on life.

Dog Treat Toys

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
15 - 20 min
Items needed
Treat Toy
Treats
Activity description
Dog treat toys are simple, inexpensive devices that your Baseagle can play with for hours upon hours on end over the course of many months. The idea behind these treat toys is that you’ll fill them up with your dog’s favorite test, hand hem over to your Baseagle and then watch as your dog tries to figure out how to open up the treat toy using their paws and teeth. Treat toys make for great indoor games as well, meaning that you can let your dog go at it with a treat no matter the weather. Best of all, most treat toys are incredibly cheap and inexpensive!
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Get to know the toy
The first thing you should do is spend some time with the treat toy yourself so you can learn how it works. It’ll help during play time if you know how close your dog is to opening up the toy because you can subtly help them complete the game when you notice that they’re veering too far off course.
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Build a collection
Dog treat toys come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so be on the lookout for new toys that you think your dog will like. Your dog may develop a fondness for treat toys that resemble puzzles or you might find that your dog favors treat toys that call for them to get very physical and active. Once you find your dog’s fancy, get more toys that suit your Baseagle’s preferences.
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Scent Training

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Any Day
Moderate
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45 - 60 min
Items needed
Leash
Scented Items
Activity description
Scent training refers to a set of activities which are all intended to improve your pup's ability to solve problems using their innately impressive sense of smell. Both Bassett Hounds and Beagles are known to have reliable noses, so it’s no surprise that their Baseagle offspring would have the potential to excel at these sorts of activities. Scent training encompasses a wide range of activities; scented fetch, scented hide and seek and scent tracking all fall under the umbrella of scent training activities. You can either scent train your dog on your own or you can get in touch with a professional scent trainer to expedite the process.
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Scent training activity types
There are a wide range of activities that you can try out with your dog which will help them improve their scent tracking abilities; you could get a hold of a tennis ball, coat it with a smell your dog loves, and then toss it as if the two of you were playing fetch. You could also coat yourself with a (hopefully pleasant) smell and then play hide and seek with your pet as well.
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Scent training basics
The first thing you'll need to do is get a few items coated in a particular scent that will stand out from the normal smells and aromas of everyday life. Dogs tend to respond very well to the scent of Lavender or Peppermint, but experiment to see which smells your Baseagle likes in particular. Before using scents, do a quick check with your vet as to their opinion on the scent you've chosen.
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Stay consistent
The best way to help your dog make the most of a scent training program is by ensuring that they stay consistent with their training to the best of your ability. Set aside at least 3 days a week so that you can train your pup's sense of smell on a regular basis. You can also go for more than just 3 days if you'd like to speed this whole process up.
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The Cup Game

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
15 min
Items needed
Cups, Shells, or other concave items
Dog Treats
Activity description
The cup game is a classic activity that's been enjoyed by both humans and dogs for centuries. Also known as the "shell game," the cup game encourages your dog to hone their ability to focus and pay attention for extended periods of time. The way you play this relatively simple and cheap game is as follows: get a hold of three cups (or three concave items of any kind), place a dog treat underneath one of the cups while your dog is watching you, shuffle the cups around right before your dog's eyes, and then prompt your pet to guess which cup their treat is underneath.
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Setting up the game
There's not a lot of set up needed for this activity; all you really need are a few cups and a dog treat that you can hide underneath one of them. To ensure that you'll have your dog's attention during the shuffling phase, hold the treat in front of their muzzle before placing it underneath one of the cups.
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Raising the stakes
Over time, you'll want to increase the difficulty of this activity in order to really push your dog to use their brain to its fullest potential. You can increase the challenge of this game by increasing the number of cups you're going to use during the match as well as swapping cups in and out of the game at the highest levels of play.
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Trick Training

Be they an old dog or a new dog, teaching a Baseagle a new trick is a great way to boost their confidence levels while also further strengthing the bond between you and your pet. Baseagles are intelligent dogs with great memories, so you can eventually teach your dog a whole host of tricks that they'll one day be able to perform on command.

Boating

We feel this activity definitely would be a good fit for a Baseagle as it's a very calm, easy going one. Boating simply refers to the act of sailing through the seas in a seaworthy vessel. You can use a motorboat or a paddle boat for this activity - whichever you prefer. Your dog will enjoy spending time with you as the both of you cruise across the lake, pond or the ocean.

Conclusion

If you were on the fence about adopting a Baseagle due to not knowing what you might be in store for, hopefully this guide will have shed enough light on these wonderful dogs so that you'll have a better picture of what life with a Baseagle will be like. These dogs are very mellow and even-tempered - a facet of their character that we feel is reflected by the sorts of activities they enjoy doing. Baseagles are fairly simple dogs who enjoy participating in fairly simple activities; you'll never have to take your Baseagle backpacking through Black Forest, Germany to please them - you can have all the fun in world in the comfort of your own home with a Baseagle.