Cesky Fouseks are a Czech dog breed typically used for hunting. Known as a "gun dog," this breed is extremely intelligent and active. Due to their high energy levels, they require a minimum of an hour of exercise per day.
Most hunting dogs are considered stubborn and difficult to train. Not so with the Cesky Fousek. They are obedient and eager to please their master. Despite being bred for hunting, Cesky Fouseks are very playful, friendly, and outgoing around kids and other dogs. They are great watchdogs because of their keen hearing and alertness. This mid-sized pup is able to hunt in different climates and weather, which means they can also play in various conditions.
Dock diving can be a competitive activity for dogs, but it can be a great non-competitive way to exercise your pup. If your dog loves to swim, take the activity up a notch by teaching them how to dock dive.
Dogs love to retrieve toys, so what better way to cool your pup off on a warm, sunny day than throwing toys off the dock and watching them dive into the water? Don't forget the towel!
A dog such as a Cesky Fousek enjoys activities where they have to obey their owner, and agility training is a perfect exercise routine for an active, intelligent breed.
If agility training classes are too pricey for you, consider purchasing an at-home kit available in any pet store. They include weave poles and tunnels, with hurdles being an add-on option. The hurdles are an extra expense, but the Cesky Fousek breed requires more stimulation than most dog breeds and it could save you money by preventing destructive behavior in your home. Cesky Fouseks don't like to be alone and need exercise to tire them out every day.
State parks or mountainous and wooded areas are great places to take a gun dog hiking! You will have to look into whether the property allows dogs and what the leash laws are. A dog like a Cesky Fousek would enjoy hiking off-leash. If your area has strict leash laws, consider letting Fido lead and you follow.
It is important to keep your pup hydrated, especially on warm or hot days, so don't forget the bottled water and collapsible water dish, which are easy to find in any pet store. Many dogs walk better on harnesses than they do collars, so take that into consideration when planning your hike.