Activities For Beagle Pits

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Introduction

A Beagle and a Pitbull make for a very interesting mix breed dog. Whether they are called a Beagle Pit, a Beagle Pitbull or a Beaglebull, one thing doesn't change and that is their love for their owner and their desire to play. This breed is very affectionate and makes a great watchdog - they want to protect their owners! A little tricky to train, you want to be very active in your dog's life and curb any unwanted behaviors early. Why not try one of these fun activities to help you and your Beagle Pit have fun while also keeping their loving, protective and active personality in mind.

Indoor Exercise

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Any Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Two Tennis Balls
Tug Rope
Treats
Activity description

Beagle Pits are actually very active dogs and need a decent amount of exercise each day. This can be tough when the weather gets rough outside. Beagle Pits are not very good in the extreme heat or extreme cold (like most of us!). However, your pup still needs exercise! Planning indoor activities is an essential part of having this breed of dog. Your pup will be thanking you when it is pouring, one hundred degrees or freezing cold when they still have lots of fun things to play! Of course, you don't need harsh weather as a reason to play these fun games, they are perfect for you and your Beagle Pit to do anytime! 

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Classic tug
Tug is classic dog game but it is especially one that Beagle Pits will like. Not only does tug get a lot of energy out but it also caters to your dog's natural predatory side. Use tug as a training activity as well, commanding your pup when to grab the rope and when to let go.
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Which ball
Take one of your dog's favorite tennis balls and then one that is brand new. Show your Beagle Pit the balls and let them sniff their ball and the new ball and say "Your ball" and "New Ball" when they smell each. Place the balls on the opposite side of the room and then tell your dog which ball to bring back. This is a great game in training and it also uses your Beagle Pit's superior sense of smell.
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How high
Get your dog moving and jumping with a game of "How High". Hold a toy near your Beagle Pit's nose and when they go to grab it, quickly pull it away. Then, hold it a little higher and pull it away again when they jump. Keep going higher and higher and higher until your dog is jumping a few feet off the floor! This is great exercise and fun for you and your pup.
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Dog Crossfit

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Any Day
Free
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Collar
Old Tire
Treats
Activity description

Beagle Pits may not be as hearty and tough as a full blood Pit Bull but they are still very strong dogs. They are also very strong dogs who are active and like to exercise. You may already be familiar with the trendy exercise methods of crossfit but if not, crossfit is a high intensity fitness program that includes a wide variety of exercises and utilizes "equipment" that you can find almost anywhere.  The wide variety of strength exercises that people do in crossfit are also perfect for your pup to try. Time to use that pure power that your Beagle Pit has and put it into a physically challenging game of crossfit!

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Tire flip
Flipping a tire over is a classic crossfit activity that is one of the most notable in the sport. You can definitely teach your Beagle Pit how to do this too! Grab a clean, small car tire and show your dog how to push it up with their muzzle until it flips over. Have your dog flip the tire again and again until they cross a finish line. All crossfitters will be impressed with this trick!
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Dog pushup
Train your Beagle Pit to do doggy pushups, another crossfit favorite. Have your dog stand in one place and then lie down without moving their paws or body around too much. Then, have your Beagle Pit stand up again. Up, down, up, down…can your pup do ten pushups before getting tired? How about 20? This Beagle Pit is going to be a strong one!
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Run
Even those who like the difficult and challenging activities in crossfit also enjoy a good long run. Beagle Pits are also big fans of running. Keep your pup's exercise routine well rounded by bringing them for a nice jog around the block after they finish their daily crossfit training!
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Treat Tracker

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
20 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
Beagles were actually bred to be scent trailing dogs, using their powerful nose to hunt for animals. Since your Beagle Pit is, of course, part Beagle, you may notice that your pup has a tendency to sniff things out and use this inbred instinct to find what they are looking for. While you may not want to teach your Beagle Pit to sniff and hunt small animals (it may make the dog park hard to visit; look out smaller pups!), you can teach them how to use their nose to play a few fun games. Treat tracker is a perfect game that you can set up for your Beagle Pit to help them use their sense of smell in a fun, active way
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Treat choice
Grab your dog's favorite treats and make sure to pick one that smells nice and strong. A strong smell will help your dog easily track the treat and find it; however, be careful not to pick a treat that may go bad (like a fresh piece of meat). If your dog is unsuccessful in tracking, you don't want a treat hidden in your house growing mold - yuck!
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Make a trail
Let your dog sniff their treat and tell them to sit and stay. Begin by making a trail of small, pieces of treats that leads to the one big prize. This will be super easy for your tracker but a great way to start playing this new game. Tell your Beagle Pit to "find your treat" and watch as they use their nose (and mouth) to follow the trail.
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Even harder
Once your dog is a pro at this stage, make the trail of treats smaller and smaller, using less in the "trail" and more treats in the hiding spot. Soon, you won't need a trail at all but can just hide the treat and have your dog sniff it out easily! For a bonus challenge, try burying the treat in your yard and see if your pup can track it and then dig it up!
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Watchdog

Beagle Pits make excellent watchdogs so train your pup to do this job the way you would like. Teach them to bark at a doorbell or at a stranger - whichever you would like to be alerted to!

Dog Park

It is important to bring your Beagle Pit around other pups and people from a young age to keep them social and prevent aggression. A dog park is a perfect place to meet puppy friends and play with others in a relaxed setting.

Conclusion

A Beagle Pit is a fantastic and lovable dog that is a true joy to play with. They do need attention and care and while they may not be the number one choice for a new dog owner, they are perfect for someone who has dog experience and knows they want an active pup. With so many cool games you can play with your Beagle Pit, what are you waiting for? Go get started right away!