Activities For Baskimos

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Introduction

The Baskimo breed is a hybrid cross between an American Eskimo dog and a Basset Hound. We can forgive you for thinking that, with the inclusion of a Basset Hound, the Baskimo would be an aloof pup suitable for solo owners and childless households. However, thanks to the dominant parent genes from the American Eskimo, you will find your Baskimo is a beautiful, loving, loyal, social, and friendly dog. However, they do tend to take more after the Basset Hound in looks. If you’re racking your brain trying to come up with activities to cater to their moderate need for physical activity, why not check out these options below?

Dog Park

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Toy
Doggy waste bag
Activity description

Finding a fun, free activity that fills in one hour is a challenge, but it’s not impossible. All you need is a dog waste bag, your pup, leash, and a toy, and you can be on your way to a dog park for 60 minutes of pure joy. Even though Basset Hounds can be somewhat aloof, the friendly and social nature of an American Eskimo will ensure that’s no longer the case with a Baskimo. Instead, during your visit to the park, you may find your furry friend makes a whole lot of new friends – all of which help to tire them out before the journey home! 

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Select a park
Your park preference can depend on many things: price, time, and your dog’s personality. If you don’t mind spending money, you can take your Baskimo to a proper dog fun park facility with swimming and other enjoyable facilities. Alternatively, you can opt for the free variety with fenced pens. How much time you have may also mean you need to choose a dog park closer to home, while your pup’s personality determines whether they play with smaller or larger dogs. You may need to select a dog park with closed-in pens for little, medium, and large dogs.
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Play
Baskimos can be social butterflies, which is why heading to the dog park is such an excellent idea for a sunny day activity. You can walk there or take your car and spend 60 minutes monitoring them as they play with their toy and other dogs in the enclosure as well. Within that hour, their energy level can drop which means you can take them home for a well-deserved rest.
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Fetch

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Fetch toy
Treat or motivator
Activity description

Not every Baskimo will immediately know how to play a game of fetch, but it can be such an excellent summer’s day activity if they do. Follow these steps below if you want your doggo to learn to enjoy and play fetch. This affordable and effortless activity is one that will keep your dog entertained for half an hour or more – all the while being a game you can play in the confines of your backyard. What’s more, buying a toy for fetch is easy. Most pet stores and vet clinics stock a range of options from which to choose. 

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Offer motivation
Trying to get a dog to chase an item can be a challenge, especially if they don’t believe there is anything in it for them, or they are stubborn. If you are trying to teach your dog how to fetch, then you need to offer a form of motivation. The type can depend on your dog’s character. Are your dogs motivated by affection, food, or play? Use whichever works.
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Chase
Once you know what works to get your dog to do as you require, encourage them to chase the thing you have just thrown. Run with your dog, keep your energy levels high, and pretend to take the toy. Once they grab it, provide them with their motivator of choice – play, affection, or food. Repeat this process until they no longer require your encouragement to chase after the toy.
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Retrieve
A game of fetch also involves bringing the item back to you. Otherwise, you end up doing more of the running than your dog! Have you have mastered getting the dog to chase the toy? Then, try to use the same motivators for them to bring it back. This process may take longer, but the result is being able to use a game of fetch as a form of physical activity for your furry friend.
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Dog Daycare

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Any Day
Expensive
Easy
6 - 8 hrs
Items needed
Treat
Toy
Blanket
Leash
Activity description

If your Baskimo is more American Eskimo dog in nature than Basset Hound, then you may find they don’t like being left alone. A Baskimo that is left alone for hours on end will bark, howl, and create chaos and destruction. For the sanity of your neighbors and the safety of your home, consider booking them into dog care facilities when you are at work or away all day. While it’s an expensive option, it’s one that can provide them with endless amounts of fun all day in any weather, and give you peace of mind to know your dog is safe and sound. 

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Choose a facility
Because the United States is a country of dog lovers, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to the best dog care facility for your needs. You can even opt for one based on your budget as well. Higher-end facilities offer grooming, baths, and luxurious single room accommodation for your pampered pooch. However, more affordable options allow playing with other dogs, shelter, food, and water. In essence, these facilities provide everything your dog needs to burn off energy, have fun, and keep entertained.
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Start slow
If your dog usually is with you all day or you leave them at home, it’s going to be a shock to their system when you bundle them off to a care facility. They may not think you’re coming back. To lessen the blow and to help your dog form a new routine, begin taking them for a half-day visit a couple of times a week. Build this up, pay attention to your dog’s mood before and after they go, and finally increase the hours and days when you know your dog is happy to attend.
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Form a routine
Before long, you will be able to drop your furry friend off in the morning when you head to work, returning to collect them at the end of the working day. Even though dog care can be an expensive option, it’s one that offers peace of mind that your dog is going to benefit from stimulation all day, every day.
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Chew toys

Baskimos can have a high prey drive – something that’s prominent in both parent breeds. To curtail the behavior and redirect it, consider investing in chew toys. Chew toys are available from all vet clinics and pet stores and offer mental and physical stimulation. They can play with them at any time of the day, in any weather, and don’t require you to play with them when the toy takes up all their time. 

Run or walk

If you love getting out in the great outdoors, then don’t forget to take man’s best friend! Your Baskimo will love nothing more than going for a run or walk with you, seeing the sights of your neighborhood. You may even like to take them on a nature hike or through your local park. No matter where you head, your pup will be happy to be by your side. 

Conclusion

If you were looking for a dog that would provide you with love, loyalty, affection, and no end of fun, then you will be pleased you adopted a Baskimo. Even though they can be a little on the hyper side with a touch of stubbornness thrown into the mix, they will be a faithful companion for life. It can be hard to repay your furry friend for everything they offer, but you can make a few repayments by trying out these pawesome activities above.