When you introduce any new dog into your home, you have to prepare your family for setting aside a little time for physical activity. However, when you adopt a Beacol, a Border Collie and Beagle Cross, you may need to include more time than you would for another dog. This high-energy breed requires at least an hour of activity per day that challenges them both mentally and physically. From trips to the dog park to swimming, chew toys, and more, there are so many fun things that will make your doggo wag their tail with delight. Here is what you can include in their routine.
Similar to a dog park facility, a dog playground incorporates many fun things that your dog will love to do. While you normally have to pay an entry fee, it’s a small price to pay for getting an hour or more of fun, socialization, and activities for you and your dog. At dog playgrounds, you can enjoy many things such as slides, tunnels, paddling pools and chew toys. The most important part of this sunny-day activity is that it offers the opportunity to get out of your house with your dog for physical activity, with only the need to carry a waste bag and a leash.
If you’re an avid hiker, then you can rest assured your furry friend will be too. And, how rewarding would it be to be able to take man’s best friend on an outdoor adventure rather than going solo? The Beagle parentage of your Beacol will mean they will love to be amongst nature and other creatures, taking in the kaleidoscope of scents. The Bearded Collie side, on the other hand, will mean they have the stamina and strength to keep going and going - as long as you want them to. This three-hour-plus activity is one you are best to carry out in sunny conditions. Make sure you carry a waste bag, a water bottle, and a leash.
It can be hard to come up with activity ideas when the sun is beating down. The intensity of the heat can mean that all you want to do is hang out inside. If your dog is not one to sit idle - even in the intense sun, then consider taking them for a dip. Swimming is a fun and free activity that you only need a leash, towel and toy for while offering the opportunity to cool down. It can also be one that you can do in your own backyard if you have enough room for a paddling pool. If you can’t find relief from the sun, consider swimming with your furry friend.
Beacols are always going to enjoy being on the go, but that doesn’t mean they won’t need to slow down at some point. If the weather conditions are less than ideal for heading outside, or you don’t have the time to dedicate to an hour-long walk, give your pampered pooch some chew toys. They won’t provide any physical stimulation unless your dog throws them around, but it can offer that much-needed mental stimulation.
If you’re a long-distance runner or biker, then a Beacol will give you a run for your money - more so if they take more after their Border Collie parent. If you want to burn off that excess energy, invest in a bike harness suitable for your dog. You can attach it to your bike which allows your dog to run alongside you. You may need to spend a few outings preparing them for the eventual attachment to the bike, but when they get used to it, it can be a favorite activity for you both.
When it comes to stimulating your Beacol, you will need to put your best paw forward. Beacols are dogs that require a lot of time and energy every day. Some of these activities above may be the very thing you need to provide that exertion they require to become a well-rounded pup.