Activities For Brittnepoos

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Introduction

If you're looking for a steady, athletic loving dog with a calm, working dog personality, look no further than the Brittnepoo, a cross between the Brittney Spaniel and the Standard Poodle. Many dog breeders like to cross the Poodle with breeds like the Brittney Spaniel because of the Poodle's low shedding coat and calm, gentle qualities. Activities for Brittnepoos should take into account their bold an energetic heritage as well as their thoughtful and determined minds. These dogs are easy to train and love to please, but they need lots of exercise each day, especially as puppies.

Dock Diving

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Hot Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Swimming pool
Decoys
Ramp
Activity description
Your Brittnepoo is brave, spunky, and ready for the next adventure. One of the best activities for Brittnepoos looking for fun on a hot summer day is Dock Diving. In dock diving, the owner throws a decoy off the end of a dock or plank into a pool. The dog runs to the end of the dock and dives into the pool after the decoy. Depending on the competition, the dog is judged on the height they jump or the distance they dive into the pool. Brittnepoos are the perfect mix of water dog and working adventure dog to really excel at this sport.
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Swimming school
The first step is to make sure your dog is comfortable and confident swimming in water. While Poodles are known to be water dogs, you still need to take your time introducing them to water. You can toss sticks into the water to encourage them to chase and swim. Let them swim in lots of different areas before you ask them to jump into water over their heads and swim.
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Toy drive
The next piece of developing a dock diving dog is to hone in their toy chasing drive. You want your dog to be so excited about their toy that they will jump off the dock to grab and retrieve it. Practice throwing their toy into the water and praising them when they bring it back. Some dogs are nervous about water, but the desire to rescue their toy will help them overcome it.
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Leap of faith
The last step is to put everything together and encourage your dog to chase the toy down the dock and take a big leap into the water to get the toy. Start by walking your dog to the end of the dock and throwing the toy about ten feet out. Once your dog is comfortable and confident jumping off the end of the dock, you can back them up a little to add a running start. Keep backing them up until they are confident to charge right off the dock into the water.
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Secret Handshake

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Any Day
Free
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10 min
Items needed
treats
Activity description
It's important to include activities for Brittnepoos that keep them thinking in the mix. These smart dogs love to think and learn. Teaching them new tricks will keep them on their toes and help you build a strong bond. When you've taught your dog several interesting tricks, put them together in a sequence to form a secret handshake for just the two of you. This is a great opportunity to get creative, have some fun, and put a new spin on some old tricks. You can work on your handshake in any kind of weather, so even if it's raining you have something fun to do.
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Pick your tricks
If you've already spent a lot of time training your Brittnepoo to do many different kinds of tricks, you'll already have an advantage. Think which tricks you can work into a handshake. Shake and High Five are easy to include, but you could also add a spin for both of you, a bow, or anything else your imagination comes up with. If you come up with a trick your dog doesn't know, just take a little time to train them and then add it to the handshake.
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Put it together
Think carefully about the flow of your handshake. What tricks can you put side by side, and how long do you want your handshake to last? You'll have to practice with your dog enough times, so the routine is automatic to them. When practicing with your dog, break the handshake down into individual tricks. Give your dog a treat after each trick to start, then start to give the treats after every other trick.
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Show off the handshake
Slowly you and your dog can piece together the handshake from just a series of tricks to a cool handshake you can show off to others. Keep practicing your handshake with your dog every day, and take every opportunity to show off to friends and family.
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Find It

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Rainy Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Favorite toy
Treats
Activity description
Brittnepoos love to feel important and like they have a job to do. Activities for Brittnepoos that give them a task to accomplish help to keep them busy and happy. "Find it" is a perfect game to play with your dog on rainy days when they can't go outside to romp and play. They'll engage the working part of their brain to find their special treat or toy, and they'll get plenty of exercise while they race around the room looking for the hiding spot. Find it is an inexpensive and creative game to play with your Brittnepoo when the weather outside is rainy and you can't get outside.
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Start in the room
To first teach your dog to play find it, start with them in the room. Tell them to sit and stay while you take a favorite toy or a treat and hide it in a corner or behind a chair. Release them to find the toy or treat by saying "find it!" When they get the toy, give them praise and let them play with it before hiding it again.
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Find a hiding spot
When your dog has had plenty of time to practice while watching you hide the toy or treat, it's time to hide it without them looking. Take them to another room and have them sit and stay while you hide the toy where they can't see it. Bring them back into the room and say "find it!"
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All over the house
Now that your dog is used to all your hiding places in one room, you can expand all the places you hide the toy or treat. Give them several rooms to search in and get creative with your hiding spaces.
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Dance with Somebody!

Your dog is athletic and loves to have fun. Teach them to dance with you on command and you'll always have a dancing partner for your favorite songs.

Take a Walk

Daily exercise is important for Brittnedoodles to stay happy, healthy and out of mischief. Taking them for a walk each day will help them expend any excess energy and will help keep you fit too.

Conclusion

Activities for Brittnepoos need to show off their spunky, fun side and put their serious working side to the test. These pups make wonderful family and companion dogs that are ready to play with you any time of day or follow you on any adventure. Because they have a reputation for being smart and good at concentrating, there is no limit to what you can do together. They love to please and are easy to train, so continuing their education with tricks is the perfect way to keep them busy. They have a lot of energy and love to run, so making sure they get enough exercise is very important.