Activities For Bassuggs

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Introduction

If you want a low maintenance, snuggly, and loyal dog that doesn’t ask for a lot, then a Bassugg could be the answer. This hybrid breed of Bassett Hound and Pug is a beautiful little dog with a lot of love to give and no real desire for anything in return. Instead, they prefer to hang out with their owner, do whatever you’re doing, and go for the occasional work. As a result, if you don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to their physical needs, a Bassugg is the dog for you. However, given their parentage of two lazy dogs, it’s crucial to provide them with at least an hour of physical and mental stimulation per day. Otherwise, they can end up overweight and unhealthy. Could it be time to try these activities below? 

Puppy School

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Any Day
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1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Treat
Activity description

If Bassuggs could get away with doing nothing all day, then they would. This lazy breed loves nothing more than to lounge around the house, keep an eye on proceedings, and let out the occasional bark if they hear a noise outside. However, from a young age, you may find that a puppy school facility can help toward training a dog that doesn’t have the motivation of other dogs. While it can be quite expensive, puppy school is a stimulating activity that you can do in any weather, and it only takes an hour out of your day. What’s more, it offers your pup the opportunity to socialize with other dogs from an early age – setting them up for life. 

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Book the class
The first step to going to puppy school with your Bassugg is booking them into a puppy facility. Many vets and pet stores run puppy schools on a regular basis for dogs between eight weeks and six months old. As a result, you are bound to have no trouble finding one within proximity to your home. When you book, make sure to find out how long it runs for – generally up to eight weeks, and what your puppy can expect to learn.
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Train and treat
When you go to puppy school, be prepared to have a lot of treats on hand. Bassuggs don’t typically have the motivation to do as you tell them, but if there are treats involved, they are more likely to engage with you and learn the essential skills they require. At puppy school, you and your dog can learn to sit, stay, come, and how to play nicely with other dogs.
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Practice makes perfect
Going to puppy school is only the first step as you also need to put in a lot of effort at home. Puppy school is also about educating the owner, helping you with methods to train your dog in the comfort of your home. And, because practice makes perfect, you will find there will be a lot of repetition involved in making sure your pampered pooch masters those new skills.
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Dog Park

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Sunny Day
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1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Doggy waste bag
Toy
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One of the best ways to give your Bassugg that much-needed social interaction and exercise is with a trip to a fun and free dog park near your home. This activity is bound to be a favorite for both you and your pooch due to the fun and fast-paced environment and the opportunity to meet new pets and people. Bring a toy, their leash, and a waste bag, and spend an hour in the sunshine watching them play and meet new dogs. It won’t take long to wear out your pooch, but while doing so, they have the time of their lives. 

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Research
Before you became a dog owner, you didn’t need to know where dog facilities were. Even if you lived in the same city or town your entire life, you might not have known where the dog trainer was, where the vet's clinic was found, or which local dog parks suited you. However, when you bring your Bassugg home for the first time, you will need to know all of these facilities. What’s more, you will soon learn how many there are and how surprisingly convenient they can be. Begin researching dog parks near you when you want somewhere fun to take your Bassugg.
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Play and socialize
Bassuggs are very social dogs who get on well with most others when socialized from a young age. As a result, when you turn up to the park with your dog and their toy, you will not encounter too many problems. As soon as they get there and see there are many other dogs to play with within the small enclosure, they will get excited and will want to get in there right away. Walk them into the pen and don’t let them off their leash until you are satisfied they will be safe. You can then give them their toy and let them enjoy an hour of blowing off steam.
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Chew Toys

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Rainy Day
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1 hr
Items needed
Toys
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When it’s rainy, you don’t have a large yard, or you live in an apartment, it’s not overly convenient to play a game of frisbee or go for a walk. However, your pup still needs play of some sort during the day. You can provide this stimulation by purchasing a toy basket then filling it with chew toys. By doing so, your dog can choose to chew at their leisure, often spending an hour or more doing so. This affordable and effortless activity is one that takes minimal effort but will fill your dog’s happiness meter in an instant. 

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Choose toys
Picking the best chew toys for your dog should be a priority, but it’s not a decision that every pet owner gets right. Contrary to popular belief, there is a right and wrong way to shop for chew toys. You first need to establish the type of chewer they are – nibblers, inhalers, or destroyers. Tough chewers that turn everything into confetti need bully sticks, rawhides, solid rubber toys, and edible chews. Inhalers are better with rope chew toys and stuffed toys, while nibblers can have all manner of fun toys with supervision.
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Supervise the fun
When you have purchased a range of chew toys that caters to your Bassug's requirements, it’s time to play! Fill their toy basket up, then watch as they dig in and have the time of their lives. However, your job doesn’t end there. You still need to supervise your pup to ensure they are safe as they play. Inhalers can choke on toys, nibblers can get themselves into trouble, and destroyers can create chaos in seconds.
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Walk

For a breed that doesn’t require a lot of stimulation, a walk is a perfect activity. It only takes half an hour out of the day but fills their entertainment meter with minimal effort. You can go on bush and nature walks, a meander through your local park, or even a stroll through the neighborhood. No matter where you go, your Bassugg is sure to enjoy being out with you.  

Paddling Pool

Bassuggs do not handle extreme temperatures well, which means summer can be a challenging time. If you aren’t able to keep your home cold, then the next best thing is a sheltered paddling pool with toys in it for them to cool off. You can get in there with them as well, which means you both get the opportunity to cool down and get away from the sun!  

Conclusion

A Bassett Hound and Pug cross is a beautiful breed that you are sure to enjoy welcoming into your home. They don’t ask for a lot and will offer so much in return. If you want to spoil your Bassugg rotten and provide them with fun games, activities, and stimulation, these activities above can be of assistance. Put your best paw forward and give your Bassugg the most rewarding life.