Activities For Basset Artesien Normands

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Introduction

The Basset Artesien Normand of France is an affectionate, gentle pup that's great for hunting. Their easy-going and eager-to-please nature also makes them suitable for life with a family. This fur-baby tends to do well with children and other dogs. If you have cats or other smaller pets in the house, you'll want to socialize Fido with them right away. 

Although these four-footed pals are energetic, they don't need lots of activity. Take your pooch for an extended walk or offer them about an hour of exercise each day to keep them fit and happy. You'll also need to provide them with some mental stimulation. Try some of the activities below to keep your Basset Artesien Normand content.

Hide and Seek

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Any Day
Free
Easy
20 - 30 min
Items needed
treats
Activity description
Because the Basset Artesie Normand is a Bloodhound, it won't take much effort to teach them how to play hide and seek. These dogs are natural scent trackers. This game will provide a combination of physical activity, mental stimulation, and bonding time for your pooch. You can play the childhood favorite indoors, so it's not weather dependent. To get started, you'll need to train your furry pal to stay in one room while you hide. Another option is to have a helper restrain Fido until you call to them. Make it easy for your pup to find you at first, and they'll be hooked.
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Teach the game
To teach your furry pal how to play this childhood favorite, keep them in one place while you hide out of sight. Pick a spot that's easy to locate the first few times. You can either put Fido in a sit-stay or have a helper restrain them. Call your pooch. Offer praise and treats when they find you.
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Play hide and seek
Once your fur-baby gets the idea of the game, they'll play it with enthusiasm. As your pup becomes a master at finding you, pick more difficult hiding spots. You can also add some twists and turns to the trail you make as you go to your secret place. Enjoy this activity with your pal regularly.
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Obedience Training

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
15 - 20 min
Items needed
treats
leash
Activity description
The Basset Artesien Normand can be independent and a bit stubborn. That's why you'll want to introduce your pup to obedience training while they're young. Enroll in a class that gives you the tools to teach your pooch how to pay attention to and follow your commands. Once they understand your rules of the house, you'll want to continue to drill your pal regularly. Be firm but gentle when training and reviewing with Fido. Taking an obedience class and following up with regular practice will foster a bond between you and your pooch. With praise and encouragement, they'll be willing to listen to you.
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Take a class
When your furry pal is a few months old, take a beginner obedience class. These courses cover the essential commands like sit, down, stay, and come. Your pal will also benefit from meeting other pups in the class. Reinforce the commands by practicing at home for about ten minutes twice a day.
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Practice obedience
Completing the formal instruction class doesn't mean that you're done practicing with your pooch. Schedule regular review sessions to go back over the commands. The drills will help your pup remember to pay attention to you. Always encourage and praise Fido for immediate obedience so that they'll be eager to please you.
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Take a Walking Tour

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Any Day
Free
Easy
30 - 45 min
Items needed
waste bags
leash
Activity description

These pups need low-impact exercise. Due to their short legs and long back, it's not in their best interest to take them jogging. You can go for a stroll with them downtown instead. A change of venue will benefit you and your pooch. If you already live in the city, find a historic district or a part of town that's new to your furry friend. When you're coming from a rural setting, research your destination. Although you can do this activity in any weather, do your best to plan your special outing for a sunny day. No matter the weather, we're sure Fido will enjoy spending some time with their favorite human.

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Research
Before you take your pal out for a walk around town, do some research. Find out if there are any landmarks or points of interest that you can visit. Look up city ordinances so that you know the rules about dogs and leashes. If the area is unfamiliar, check a map and plan your route.
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Walk
Once you know about the place you'll be walking with Fido, get your stuff together. Put a leash or harness on your fur-baby and pack waste bags. Also consider bringing water and snacks with you. Follow your route and enjoy the time you get to spend walking with your special pal.
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Puzzle Toy

A puzzle toy is a puptastic gadget to keep your pup's mind engaged. Find an item that entertains Fido when you're not home. You can pick from flip boards, treat dispensers, hide and slide games, and more.

Shopping Trip

When you need to stock up on treats and dog food, take Fido with you. They'll enjoy shopping with you and might get to socialize with other pups. Make it extra special by letting your fur-baby pick out a new toy.

Conclusion

Hunters and families alike will find the Basset Artesian Normand to be a furrific choice for a companion. This loving, social pooch is a fantastic tracker and an obedient pal. They mix well with other canines but may require some training to keep them from chasing any cats or other smaller pets.