Activities For Bogles

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Introduction

Bogles are a cross between the Beagle and the Boxer. These cute little pups can get a variety of traits from each of the parent breeds, but they are generally very expressive and full of personality. They love to have fun, which means they are always up for a new activity. Bogles do have quite a bit of energy, so you can go out and about with your Bogle whenever you want, and they won't wear out on you.

Shell Game

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Cups
Treats
Activity description
The classic shell game gets a new twist when you play it with your dog. You can challenge your dog's sense of smell with three solid cups and some treats. This activity will cost very little, and it is super easy for you to play together. Your Bogle will love the challenge of trying to find the treat under the correct cup, and you will love challenging them to make the right decision. It will be very difficult to only reward your cute Bogle when they pick the right cup, but don't worry, they are bound to find the treat with such a great sense of smell!
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Set up the fun
The first thing you need to do is find three cups that are opaque. You don't want your dog to be able to see the treat through the side of the cup. You also need to get a few treats ready for the game. No puppy wants to play just one round when treats are involved. Be sure to set up the game in a place where your dog is able to watch you move the cups, since that is the whole point of the game.
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Test your pup
Now it is time to see how good your dog's sense of smell really is. Get your dog in front of your setup. Place a treat under only one of the three cups. Start to shuffle the cups around without lifting them off of the table, ground, or other surface you have the cups on. Once the cups are good and mixed up, give your dog the chance to choose the cup that contains the treat. If your dog finds the treat, reward them with it.
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Swimming Fun

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Hot Day
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1 hr
Items needed
Water Toys
Life jacket
Leash
Activity description

Not all dogs are natural swimmers. In fact, not all dogs even enjoy swimming. If you decide that you want to try this activity with your pooch, it is very important that you don't force them into the water, because you might traumatize them and they will never want to get in the water again. This activity does take a bit more patience than many others. Make sure the weather is warm, because you don't want your pooch to get too cold during swim-time. Often, it is very cheap to take your dog swimming, especially if you have your own pool. It isn't hard to teach your dog how to swim, but if your dog doesn't like the water, it can be a bit of a challenge.

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Teach your dog to swim
The first thing you need to do is introduce your canine to water. You should put a life jacket on your dog and allow them to slowly enter the water. It is also a good idea to keep your dog leashed during this time just to make sure they can't get away from you if they start to panic. Try to get your dog to put their toes in the water. If they seem comfortable, you can attempt to take them a little further into the water. It may take a few minutes for your Bogle to put the majority of its body in the water, and that is okay. If they start to try to swim, praise them.
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Go swimming
If your dog likes the idea of swimming, then you can find a fun place to take your dog swimming. If you have your own pool, you are all set. If you don't, you might need to check out the rules at a local lake. In late summer, many pools will host "dog days," where dogs are allowed to swim in the pool before it is drained for the season. Often, these events draw a lot of dogs, so if your dog is a nervous swimmer, you may want to find a better way to practice swimming with your Bogle.
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Play Frisbee

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Frisbee
Activity description

You've probably seen dogs in Frisbee catching competitions, but did you know that you can teach your dog to catch a Frisbee, too? This is a fun activity that your dog will enjoy on a nice, sunny day. This activity is very inexpensive, as all you need is a Frisbee. Much like you would teach your dog to play fetch, you can teach them to catch and return a disc. They will have to get used to the way the Frisbee flies through the air, however, so be a little more patient during this process. Once your dog has it down, you can even enter local competitions and work your way up to national competitions.

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Introduce the Frisbee
It is very important that you allow your dog to get used to the Frisbee before you ever try to throw it. You want your dog to be comfortable at the sight of the Frisbee instead of wanting to run from it. Your Bogle should be allowed to sniff the Frisbee and touch it prior to playing. When your dog touches the Frisbee, you can reward them with a treat to associate it with positivity.
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Roll the Frisbee
You want your dog to understand that it is fun to play with the Frisbee. Start by rolling the Frisbee around on the ground. Once your dog starts chasing it and picking it up, you can reward them with a treat. When they seem to have the hang of catching it at a roll, you can start gently tossing the Frisbee just a couple of feet and seeing if your dog can catch it. If your Bogle catches the disc, reward them with a treat.
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Play Frisbee
When your dog understands the game, you can start expanding the throwing distance. You should be able to give the Frisbee a bit of a toss and watch your dog leap into the air to catch it. Continue to increase the distance of your throws. You can also start adding in trick jumps to see what your dog is really capable of.
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More Fun Ideas...

Visit the Dog Park

Let your pooch socialize while also having a blast! Hit up a local dog park for an hour or so to allow your dog to release some energy and play with other dogs in the area.

Play Fetch

All dogs love a good game of fetch, but some dogs are better at it than others. Although you might have to do a little training, fetch is a fun activity that you can take part in with your pooch.

Conclusion

With the activities listed above, you and your Bogle are bound to have some great times together. These energetic dogs just want to spend time with their owners, so you can do almost anything with a Bogle and they will have a great time. Let us know how your dog enjoyed these activities! Do you have other activities that your Bogle loves?