Activities For Corgi Cattle Dogs

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Introduction

A hybrid breed created from the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Australian Cattle Dog, the gorgeous Corgi Cattle Dog is one playful and active pooch. This paw-some dog has plenty of love and affection to share with their owners, but is also always up for games and adventures. And because Corgi Cattle Dogs are quite intelligent, they're constantly on the lookout for ways to use their abundant reserves of mental and physical energy.

This is where you come in. As an owner, it's your responsibility to find a wide range of fun activities that will entertain and amuse your furry friend. Here are three great ideas your Corgi Cattle Dog should love.

Red Light, Green Light

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Any Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Sound system
Activity description

While you can play this game in any weather, inside or out, it's a very handy one to have up your sleeve when you're stuck inside on a rainy day with a stir-crazy pooch. Red light, green light is essentially a game of musical statues, and the aim is to get your dog to freeze in position when the music stops.

It's great for a couple of reasons: not only does your dog get a chance to be active and burn off some energy, but they also get a paw-some excuse to have fun and spend some quality time with you. Here's how it works.

Step
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Get moving
Turn on your stereo, cue up a few of your favorite tunes and get ready for some fun. Hit "play", and when the music starts, you can start dancing, wiggling and jumping around. Encourage your pooch to do the same and get their heart rate pumping as well.
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Freeze
When the music stops -- you can use a remote to do this or have someone else press "pause" -- freeze where you are and tell your dog to "sit". Reward them with a treat for doing so, and make sure they stay in this position until the music starts up again.
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3
Repeat
You and your dog can then dance around like crazy while the music is playing, and then freeze/sit when it stops. Keep rewarding your dog for doing the right thing. Other than that, just enjoy having a bit of fun and helping your canine pal get some much-needed exercise.
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Chasing Bubbles

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
15 min
Items needed
Pet-friendly bubbles
Bubble blower
Activity description
Remember when you were a kid and you loved chasing bubbles, watching these remarkable creations floating through the air before disappearing into oblivion?

Well, there are plenty of children's games that work great for active dogs as well, and chasing bubbles is one of them. This simple game is a paw-some way to keep your dog entertained and amused without requiring too much thought or effort on your part.

It's also wonderful fun for your dog and a simple way to help them stay active without leaving your yard. Even better, they'll love the chance to enjoy some one-on-one time with you.

Step
1
Buy some bubbles
Okay, so step one is pretty easy and won't require you to spend a whole lot of money. The only issue you need to be wary of is making sure that the bubbles you choose are non-toxic and safe for pets, as the last thing you want to do is cause any irritation or discomfort for your pet.
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Get blowing
Dip into the bottle and start blowing bubbles! Chances are your dog will be instantly intrigued and ready to start racing after this interesting form of "prey". In fact, chasing bubbles gives your dog a chance to harness their natural instincts and prey drive, so it's a very useful boredom buster for an energetic pooch.
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The Name Game

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Any Day
Free
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30 min
Items needed
Dog toys
Treats
Activity description
As an energetic breed, Corgi Cattle Dogs need plenty of regular exercise and physical activity. However, don't forget that your dog is also quite intelligent and loves being given a job to do, so it's also important to find ways to put their impressive brain power to work.

The name game is one such way. By teaching your dog to identify their toys by name, you'll be providing a rewarding mental challenge for your canine companion. They'll love being able to please you, and you'll love being able to amaze your friends with this very cool trick.

Here's what you need to do.

Step
1
Starting out
Get your dog's favorite toy and give it a name. To do this, point to the toy in front of your dog and say its name -- e.g., Mr. Chewy. Encourage your dog to take the toy from you, and reward them with a treat for doing so.
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Increase the distance
When your dog has got the hang of step one, move that same toy further away from them and place it on the floor. Tell your dog to, "get Mr Chewy," and then reward them when they go and get the correct toy and bring it to you. Over time, you'll be able to increase the distance from your dog to the toy and even place it in other rooms of the house.
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Bring in the other toys
You can now repeat these steps with all of your dog's other favorite toys, remembering to give plenty of rewards when your pet does what you ask. It may take some time, but eventually your pooch will be able to fetch whatever toy you want and bring it straight to you.
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More Fun Ideas...

Training while Walking

Rather than just taking your dog for a walk, work in quick training sessions along the way. This will offer extra mental stimulation for your pet, and also give you a chance to practice training in an environment where there may be plenty of distractions around.

Put your toys away

Tired of cleaning up after your dog? Teach them to put their toys away in a toy box when playtime is over -- it's great mental stimulation for them and saves you from a painful chore.

Conclusion

Your Corgi Cattle Dog is not the type of pooch that can just be left alone in your backyard for hours on end. Your pet needs lots of exercise, lots of mental challenges and lots of love to stay happy and healthy right throughout their life. If you can keep finding different and interesting activities to share with your furry friend, they'll be a devoted companion for many years to come.