Basset Foxhounds have an excellent sense of smell. They use their strong scent glands to track down critters, from foxes to rabbits. Once they smell the animals, known as “catching a scent” any recall your pup may know may go right out the window! This is because they are trackers, and they will run and hunt until they catch their prey. If you don’t hunt with your dog, you can still allow your dog to use that hunting instinct by using treats to track. Using strong-scented treats will make your pup start sniffing to find them!
When played safely, tug of war is a great game you can play with your Basset Foxhound. Be sure to purchase a nice tug of war toy and only pull without tugging too hard. Keep a feel on your dog's grip and that will help you judge how hard to pull back.
When your dog is not doing other activities or if your pup has a few days off from obedience class, it is important to continue the physical activity. A nice, long walk will keep your companion healthy and happy. You may choose to walk through your town or down a pretty, quiet road.
Basset Foxhounds have a great personality are receptive to all kinds of activities. Since they are so loyal to their owners, they love spending time with them. From a simple game of Frisbee toss to competing in agility training, Basset Foxhounds enjoy being active. With the above activities, your dog is surely going to live a content and fulfilled life. In addition to physical and mental activities like these, the Basset Foxhound is also quite happy spending some time on a cozy couch, cuddled up with the ones that are loved.