Activities For Beauceroodles

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Introduction

If you consider yourself to be an experienced dog owner, then you will no doubt be ready to offer a Beauceroodle a whole host of fun activities. This breed, which is a cross between a Beauceron and a Poodle, can be a demand on your time but is a loving pet if you put time into their development. What's more, if you choose the right activities, you can find they have something constructive to do, as opposed to something destructive.  You might find these activities below are more than appropriate.

Guarding

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Any Day
Free
Hard
20 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
Beauceroodles are self-assured, like to have a strong master, and are protective of their property and who they consider to be their people. Therefore, there's every reason to believe that if you train your Beauceroodle correctly, they can become an effective guard dog for your property as well as your pet. This all-weather activity is one that doesn't cost any money, only takes up your time in 20-minute increments, and while hard, is something your Beauceroodle can pick up with relative ease. You can then rest assured your dog will take care of your property when you're out and about.
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Basic commands
The most important step in helping your Beauceroodle to become a guard dog is making sure they have a firm understanding of basic commands. If you can't get them to sit, stay, and come, then you may struggle to have them guard your home and family. If necessary, see a local dog trainer for help in nailing these commands.
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Trigger word
The next stage is to choose a trigger word so your dog can bark on command. Most people tend to lend toward 'bark' or 'speak'. You can then use this word every time you want your dog to bark at someone at the door, but make sure you do it with the same level of enthusiasm every time.
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Practice
Now that you have a trigger word, you need to put it into practice. Tie your dog up somewhere - inside or outside, then slowly move away from them until you are out of sight. When they bark or whine, come back in, say the trigger word, then give them a treat. Repeat before using "guests" at the door in your scenario training.
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Chew Toys

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Chew toys
Activity description
It isn't all that easy to keep a Beauceroodle entertained - especially when they have a constant need for activity, entertainment, and physical exercise. However, not every pet owner has time to dedicate to their dog every hour of every day. That's why chew toys become such a vital activity. You can give them one in any weather, enjoy the low to moderate price tag, and revel in how easy it is to keep your dog entertained. What's more, it's a pleasure to know that for an hour out of your day, something else is keeping your dog entertained instead of yourself.
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Choose a toy
Believe it or not, choosing a chew toy for your Beauceroodle is not all that easy. They can be tough little chewers, which means you need to dedicate a bit of time to research the best toy options. Some brands offer toys for dogs that seem to destroy everything, so be on the hunt for thick rubber ones that don't break into a million pieces as soon as your furry friend sinks their teeth into it.
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Consider treats
Often, you can buy chew toys that offer an area to include treats and snacks. If you want to give your Beauceroodle a pleasant surprise, then consider that as an option as well. However, be careful with your food choices. Opt for low fat, low salt alternatives such as cabbage, red pepper, brown rice, and pumpkin.
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Supervise
Even though you are delegating the task of entertainment to a toy rather than having to be the source of entertainment yourself, you still need to supervise their play time. Not every toy is 100 percent anti-destruction, especially where your Beauceroodle is concerned. Keep an eye on them - even if you are carrying on with your household tasks as they play.
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Running

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Doggy waste bag
Activity description
Beauceroodles love to run, but they also don't care whether you come along or not. They can escape your property and run for miles if you give them the opportunity! That's why it's so important to include regular runs into their routine. Keep their energy resources depleted and spend time in the great outdoors yourself as well. You will need to set aside an hour for this free and easy activity while carrying a doggy waste bag alongside their leash. It doesn't matter where you go, however, your Beauceroodle will love getting to stretch their legs and discover what sights and sounds await their inspection.
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Set a route
You may not think it's all that important to set a route before you leave, but given your Beauceroodle's high prey and herding drive, you may like to give it some thought. That way, you can plan to stay away from areas with a lot of stimulation such as wildlife or families.
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Stops
Beauceroodles will think nothing of running for miles at a time without stopping, but if you're not quite capable of that, then you may like to incorporate stops along the way. During these stops, you can play fetch at the dog park, or let them run in fenced areas, while you get to take a break. Your dog still gets all the exercise they need, but you can rest your weary body! Not everyone can keep up with a Beauceroodle.
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Swimming

Swimming is an excellent activity for a Beauceroodle that doesn't like to sit still. On a hot summer's day, you can grab a towel and man's best friend and head off to your favorite swimming spot. Make sure it is not densely populated and give your dog something to do while you're there. Bring a ball, rope, or frisbee to keep them happy and ready to run.

Doggy Daycare

The last thing you want is for your dog to get bored - especially if you have to go to work. If you can't fulfill your pup's exercise requirements on your own, consider enroling them in a doggy daycare facility. They get to spend time with other dogs and learn how to socialize, all the while burning off the remainder of the energy they couldn't at home.

Conclusion

Beauceroodles, while lovable and loyal, are not ideal for first-time dog owners. They take patience, pawsitive reinforcement, and a dominant owner who can show them who's boss. However, once you tick these boxes then provide them with fun activities such as those above, you will find they are far more manageable than if you didn't cater to their boredom. They are well worth considering as a pet for an individual, family, or couple.