Activities For Bruno Jura Hounds

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Introduction

The Bruno Jura Hound is, first and foremost, a hunting dog. This furry pal has the energy to burn and will need at least an hour of vigorous activity each day. They'll thrive if you live in the country or have a large, fenced yard where your pooch is free to explore without wandering off after small game. These dogs are highly intelligent and respond well to training, especially if you have experience with scent hounds. Hunters usually own these pups, but with socialization and adequate exercise, they can be a companion animal for an active individual or family. The hound is gentle with children and loyal to members of their pack.

Biking

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Moderate
Normal
30 - 60 min
Items needed
harness
bike baton
water
Activity description
Biking can offer an active dog like the Bruno Jura Hound a furrific way to get a workout. You and your pooch will also benefit from the fresh air. Because this type of exercise takes place on hard surfaces, take your furry friend in for a check-up before getting started. If it's your first time, you'll want to get Fido acquainted with the bicycle and start slowly. Follow your pup's cues and go at their pace. Take breaks and offer water whenever they need it. Remember that your primary goal when sharing a ride with your canine companion is to tire them out.
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Training
First, introduce your pup to the two-wheeler by walking your dog as you stroll beside the cycle. Let your four-footed friend get used to being beside the vehicle so that they won't shy away from it on a ride. Teach them useful commands for the road like turn, slow down, and stop.
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Biking
Once Fido is comfortable walking beside the bike, you can try a ride. Put the harness on your pal and connect it to the cycle with the baton. Start with short distances. Drill the commands to make sure your pooch will listen to you. Increase the length of your rides as you and your pup build up some stamina.
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Backpacking/Hiking

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Moderate
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60 - 90 min
Items needed
food and water
waste bags
first aid kit
Activity description
Give your pup a special treat by planning a day hike or backpacking trip. These dogs love to get out and explore nature, and they can navigate rugged terrain. Find a state park, national forest, or another area where you can bring your furry friend for an outdoor adventure. Once you know where you're going, research the facility's leash rules, trail systems, and topography. That way, you'll know what supplies you'll need to bring with you. If you and your pal haven't done much hiking, prepare for your trip by building up Fido's stamina. Take long daily walks and find a local park where you can do some off-road walking.
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Preparation
Before you head out for a long hike, you'll want to build your endurance. Take increasingly longer walks with your furry friend. Find some rugged terrain where you can practice. Prepare your supplies for the trip. Check your first aid kit and pack protective booties for your pal. If you're going to a remote place, let someone know about your plans.
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Hiking
When the big day arrives, pack the car and drive to your hiking or backpacking spot. Start with a leash on your pal until you survey the lay of the land. If the facility allows Fido to roam without a restraint, release them to go exploring and enjoy your adventure with your canine companion.
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Rally Obedience

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Moderate
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30 - 60 min
Items needed
waste bags
treats
leash
Activity description
Learning how to do rally obedience with your furry pal offers many benefits. You'll be able to drill your pooch on the basic commands like sit, down, and stay in a way that's fun and engaging for your pup.  There are different stations where Fido has to follow your directions to complete exercises such as turns, jumps, and obeying your orders. With this activity, you and your canine companion work as a team to navigate the course together. You and your fur-baby will strengthen your bond as you work together. This event provides both mental and physical stimulation for your four-footed friend.
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Take a class
Before teaching your pal how to do Rally-O, you'll need to train them in basic obedience. School Fido in commands like sit, stay, turn, down, and come. Then you'll be ready to graduate to a rally class. Find a trainer or local club that offers courses to learn about different stations and exercises.
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Do rally
Once you know how to guide your pup through the various rally challenges, the two of you can participate in the activity. Either create signs and stations for fun at home with your special pal or enter a trial. As your skills improve, you can advance from novice class to master level.
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More Fun Ideas...

Treasure Hunt

Make dinner time an adventure by hiding piles of food in the house for your pup to seek out. Let your pooch see you place the kibble in different spots the first time, and take them from one mound to the next while telling them to find it. Next time, you can hide the food when they're not watching and give them the command.

Lure Coursing

Let your pup get their energy out by introducing them to lure coursing. This activity involves chasing a mechanized decoy as it zips around a field. Hunting dogs love to pursue prey, so your pal is bound to enjoy the experience.

Conclusion

As a working breed, the Bruno Jura Hound needs a combination of physical and mental activity to keep them content. The pup's gentle nature can help them to fit into a family with children and other dogs if they have proper training and socialization. Fido will adapt best if they have room to exercise and a chance to use their noses.