Activities For Brittany Beagles

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Introduction

If you're looking for activities for Brittany Beagles to keep your pup fit and entertained, you've come to the right place. This hybrid breed of dog combines the spirited and friendly attitude of the Brittany Spaniel with the clever and concentrated drive of the Beagle, which means you need to make sure your Brittany Beagle is both well exercised and challenged. These dogs make great family pets, but may be stubborn and challenging to train, so activities that take this into account are important to building your relationship with your dog. Luckily, there are many activities that are fun and suitable for your dog.

Therapy Dog

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Therapy dog certification
Working dog vest
Leash
Activity description
Brittany Beagles love being with their people. They are family oriented and enjoy being part of the party. These dogs crave attention and companionship, and for this reason, they make wonderful therapy dogs. If you work in a profession that allows therapy dogs, your Brittany Beagle could be the perfect new employee to bring joy to patients who may be dealing with difficult trauma or emotions. You can also volunteer to visit nursing homes, hospitals, and disaster victims with your therapy dog to bring healing and joy to those in need. Your dog will get just as much out of time spent healing people as they do spending time with your therapy dog.
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Find a program
The first step is to find the right program to get your Brittany Beagle certified as a therapy dog. Do your research and make sure you understand the cost and time commitment required for the program. Look into any prerequisites your dog needs and get them taken care of. When you're ready, sign up and start training.
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Practice with others
As part of your program, you and your dog will need to spend ample time practicing your skills. Enlist friends and family to act as patients for your dog to approach and practice. If you want to bring your dog to hospitals, work on your dog's bedside manner with willing volunteers. Practice often to ensure your dog will successfully complete their certification.
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Volunteer
Once your dog has their therapy certification, you'll be ready to look into volunteer opportunities. You can check with local hospitals, trauma centers, libraries and doctor's offices. Therapy dogs have even been seen at airports to help relieve the stress of traveling. Now that you and your dog are trained to help those in need, opportunities will be easy to come by.
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Hunting

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Hard
3 hrs
Items needed
Leash and collar
Hunting and safety gear
Treats or other incentives
Activity description
Both the Britany Spaniel and the Beagle were bred to be hunting dogs originally, and there is an excellent chance your Brittany Beagle has inherited these natural abilities from their ancestors. Many people are using these dogs as bird and small animal hunting companions. They are exceptional at tracking an animal's scent and love to chase and retrieve. Taking your dog along on a hunt requires some training, but you'll love having these companions along. With their help, you might find your success increases and you're having fresh roasted birds for dinner much more often.
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Set a foundation
Though Brittany Beagles are naturally great hunting dogs, you'll have to put in some work to refine their skills and make sure they understand the job you want them to do. The first step is to make sure they know basic obedience and are responsive. These dogs are known to be stubborn, so put in the time and enlist a trainer to help you.
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Follow the leader
Once your dog is ready to head out for hunting practice, one of the best things you can do is enlist the help of a more experienced dog. Your Brittany Beagle is smart and will learn by watching the experienced dog in action. When you give a command, the older dog can help your dog understand what their job is and can keep them in line if they make a mistake.
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The hunt
When your dog knows their hunting commands, it's time to take them out on their first hunt. Pick a spot you've been to before and head out. Take your time, and don't be surprised if your dog makes a mistake or two at the beginning. Patiently correct them and try again. Each time you head out, not only will you improve your skills and communication as a team, but you'll also increase your success.
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Family Walk

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Leash
Activity description
One of the best family activities for Brittany Beagles is to take them on a walk with the whole family. These dogs love being with their people, especially their kids. Taking a family walk together on a weekend day is the perfect activity for everyone. Your patient pup will happily let even the youngest kids hold their leash and walk along beside them. They will also love to follow along and enjoy the beautiful scenery on a nice, sunny day. Family walks will quickly become a treasured tradition for nice summer days, and your dog will be happy to play an important role in the memory.
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Pick your walk
Walking paths and trails are an essential part of many communities, whether they are in cities or rural towns. Do a little research and see which parks or trail systems have dog-friendly walks and wide walking paths for you to walk. Find several to choose from so you can add variety or ask your family members which ones they want to walk on.
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Pack up the car
Pack the car with all the essentials for an outing with your dog and your family. Bring snacks and water for the kids, and a leash and water for the dog. You can also bring snacks for your dog too. Sometimes getting out the door can be the hardest part, so make sure you set a time and even pack the night before. Another tip is to keep a spare leash in your car. You don't want forgetting the leash to keep you from enjoying the walk.
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Enjoy your walk
Once you get to your destination, get everyone out of the car with shoes on, ready to walk, and you can enjoy the time outside. Take your time to inspect trees, flowers, or critters on the side of the trail. Let your kids hold the leash and walk the dog, and take time to sit together and enjoy nature. Your Brittany Beagle will be in their element, spending time outside with the people they love.
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More Fun Ideas...

Hiking

Hiking is a great activity for Brittany Beagles because it keeps them fit and peaks their interest. They will love walking alongside you and checking out the smells, sights, and sounds on the trail.

Backyard Fetch

One of the quickest ways to burn some of your dog's energy is to play a few rounds of fetch in the backyard. Find a ball or Frisbee they love and make it a habit to get in a few throws before or after work each day.

Conclusion

Brittany Beagles are fantastic companion animals for families, hunting enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a loveable buddy to be at their side. Their clever and sometimes stubborn personalities mean they need plenty of stimulating activity to keep them entertained, tired, and out of trouble in your house. Whether you chose them to be a hunting partner, an adventure buddy, or simply for companionship, you'll always need to have a few activities up your sleeve. Luckily these dogs are always happy to be with you, no matter where you go or what you end up doing. Brittany Beagles truly are companions for life.