Activities For Dashaliers

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Introduction

The friendly and outgoing Dashalier is a hybrid breed created by crossing the adorable Dachshund with the lovable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These cute and cuddly dogs are well-known for their affectionate nature, and they're equally at home snuggling up next to you on the couch or heading out on an exciting adventure.

Plenty of human interaction is a must to ensure the wellbeing of your Dashalier, so the more time you can spend with your pooch, the better. And although they don't have intense exercise needs, they still need daily exercise to help them stay healthy.

With all this in mind, let's take a look at some paw-some doggy activities you can enjoy with your Dashalier.

Swimming

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Sunny Day
Free
Normal
30 - 60 min
Items needed
Treats
Towel
Water
Activity description

There are plenty of simple ways you can help your Dashalier meet their daily exercise requirements, but one of the most enjoyable activities (for both dog and owner) is to take your pet swimming. If your Dashalier loves the water, they'll be super excited by any opportunity to get their paws wet and splash around.

Swimming is excellent because it's a low-impact form of exercise, while it's also a paw-some way for your pet to cool off in the summer months. Throw in the chance for a little socialization and plenty of interesting sights to see, and you've just created a wonderful day out for your dog.

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Pick your swimming spot
Is there a special dog-friendly swimming pool near you? Do you live near an off-leash beach, a river, creek, or some other swimming spot? Do some research to find out where the best dog-friendly spots are near you. Make sure wherever you choose has calm water and is safe for any canines keen to do a little doggy paddling.
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Hit the water
Load your dog into the car and head to your chosen swimming spot. Check for any hazards (such as strong currents) before letting your dog head into the water. If your pooch has never been swimming before, let them take things at their own pace and get used to the water slowly. If they're a seasoned swimmer, let them paddle, splash, and frolic to their heart's content -- but make sure you keep a close eye on them at all times.
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Chase

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Dog toy
Thin piece of rope
Activity description

Dachshunds are known for their strong hunting instincts, and there's a good chance that those same instincts have been passed on to your Dashalier. If you've ever seen them set off in hot pursuit of birds or other small prey, that's likely the case.

A game of chase allows you to tap into your dog's natural instincts in a controlled environment, and without the risk of any small animals coming to harm. It also offers a good workout as well as mental stimulation for your Dashalier, so it's well worth doing when you've got some spare time. Here's how you can get started.

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Buy (or build) the perfect toy
There are many toys on the market that come with thin rope attached so you can drag them around to mimic small prey your dog can chase. You can buy one of these toys if you want, or you can consider attaching a thin piece of nylon rope to one of your dog's existing toys -- if you know your pooch already loves the toy, there's a good chance they'll want to chase it.
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Let the chase begin
You can drag the toy around and zigzag this way and that to simulate a chase for your dog, or you might like to twirl it around so they can jump and try to catch it. The key is to get your dog interested in chasing the toy and get them moving.
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The catch
Make sure you let your dog catch the toy from time to time so they don't get bored or frustrated. When they do make the catch, remember to reward them with a pat and plenty of praise so they know they're doing exactly what you want them to do.
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Puppy Playdate

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
60 min
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Toys
Activity description

With their friendly and sociable temperament, Dashaliers love spending time with people and with other pets. You can take your pooch to the local dog park when they need a social fix, but another grrr-eat option is to invite one of their canine pals over for a puppy playdate.

This lets your dog play with another pooch in the comfort of your own home, and it can be an easy way to give your pet some exercise. It's also a good excuse for you and the other dog's owner to sit down for a relaxing coffee, so it's a win-win all around. If you're introducing the dogs for the first time, be sure to keep them both on-leash while they sniff each other out.

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Choose your play partner
Take some time to think about the other dogs you know that your dog gets along well with. This may mean pooches of a similar size, or simply ones that seem to have a personality much like your own dog's. When you've decided on the paw-fect match, call their owner and set up the playdate.
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Have some fun
Plan a few activities for your dog and their canine guest to enjoy together. Leave out some toys, play a game of fetch, put food in puzzle toys or maybe fill a special doggy pool with water. Of course, you'll also want to give your pets the freedom to just enjoy doing whatever they want to -- running, jumping, sniffing, playing and whatever else gets their tails wagging.
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More Fun Ideas...

Trip to the Dog Park

Dashaliers are outgoing, sociable creatures, so give your pet the chance to mingle with their furry friends by taking them to your local off-leash park.

Fetch

An oldie but a goodie, this classic game is a simple way to keep your Dashalier entertained and tire them out.

Agility at Home

If you've got an energetic Dashalier who loves a physical and mental challenge, try setting up your own agility course using furniture and other items you can find around the home.

Conclusion

With their friendly and loving personalities, Dashaliers are a pleasure to spend time with. Regardless of whether you and your pooch are enjoying some quiet time at home, getting some exercise, or setting off on an exciting adventure, your furry friend will simply love being able to stay right by your side.