Activities For Dogs With No Smell

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Introduction

If you are lucky enough to have a breed of dog that doesn't smell, you can count yourself lucky. Many dogs naturally have strong odors and bad breath that can clear a room or leave a strong musk on whatever they touch. If you've chosen a dog for its cleanliness and relatively low odor, you don't want them to play games or in areas where they might get muddy or roll in something that you'll have to wash out. There are plenty of activities for dogs with no smell that you both (and your sense of smell) will love to do together.

Fetch in the Park

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Sunny Day
Free
Normal
20 - 45 min
Items needed
Ball
Treats
Activity description
Most parks have nice grassy areas that are well maintained throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Many of these areas are even open to dogs in the winter. These areas are the perfect locations to play a game of fetch to burn off your dog's energy without the temptation of getting into something smelly. Make sure you look online or call the local park service to find the rules each park has for dogs off leash and if there are designated areas for dogs. Once you know where to go, this will be a great activity for your dog with no smell to run, play, and burn off energy without getting stinky.
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Find your park
Do a quick online search to find the best place to play fetch with your dog. You'll want to find a spot with grass or wood chips that is well maintained and open to dogs. Try to avoid a place with a pond or lake; your dog might be tempted to jump in. There is nothing like a sopping swim to turn a dog with no smell into a stinky pup.
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Teach your dog to fetch
When you have your spot picked out, you can teach your dog to fetch. Show them the ball and get them very excited. Toss the ball several feet and encourage your dog to chase after it. Once they have the ball, call them back and offer a treat in exchange for the ball. Keep practicing.
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Make it a routine
Create a routine for playing fetch with your dog and pledge to stick to it. Whether it's a few times per week on the same days or every day at the same time, make sure your dog has this fun energy outlet they can count on. This will keep them well exercised, and you happy with a smell-free dog.
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Advanced Trick Training

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Any Day
Cheap
Hard
15 - 30 min
Items needed
Treats
Toys
Special items for training
Activity description
Some great activities for dogs with no smell that will keep them from getting into trouble are learning new and difficult tricks. If you have a smart and curious pup who loves to learn, finding and training new tricks will be fun for the both of you and deepen your bond. You can train your dog inside your house during muddy, rainy, or cold weather or out in your yard when it's nice. Teaching your dog new tricks will keep their mind busy and their fur clean. As you get better as a team, you can try complicated or interesting party tricks, and you'll always have something fun to pull out when friends and family are visiting.
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Clicker train
You'll want to start by clicker-training your dog. You want to accurately mark the right behavior as soon as it happens, and the sound of the clicker is much more precise than trying to feed your dog a treat at the right time. You can start by loading the clicker: click and immediately treat your dog 10 to 15 times in a row. Now, when they do a correct action, you can mark the action with a click and give them a treat.
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Choose your trick
Choose your first trick to train your dog. You should start with something simple like a high-five, crawl, or sit up. It's best to break these tricks down into individual actions. Once your dog masters one part of the trick, move on to the next part until they can piece it all together.
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Increase the challenge
Research new and challenging tricks to try with your dog online or see if your local dog trainer or pet shop hosts any advanced trick classes or clinics. The more time you spend with your pup training these tricks, the quicker they will begin to pick them up. These activities will keep your no-smell dog fresh, clean, and having fun.
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Hide and Seek

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Any Day
Free
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
One of the best activities for dogs with no smell is to play hide and seek around your house. This game combines mental stimulation with physical energy and excitement. If you loved playing hide and seek as a kid, you'll have even more fun playing this game with your dog. When you play in your house, you'll have much less chance of your nice smelling dog getting into something stinky, and you'll both have a great time bonding and playing.
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Sit and stay
Start by placing your dog in a sit/stay in one room. You'll want to be sure they can sit and stay by themselves for a short period time when you leave the room. You can practice sit/stay for a few minutes before the game begins to get warmed up.
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Find a place to hide
Now move to another room and find a place to hide. During the first few times you play the game, don't go too far or try to find a hard hiding place. You want to set your dog up for success and get them used to searching for you.
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Come find me!
When you are settled in your spot, it's time to call your dog. You can yell "come" or "find me" or any other release term you want. Wait for a little while as your dog uses his nose and ears to search for you. If they are having some trouble you can call out again or wiggle something you are standing behind to get them to pay attention. Once they find you, give them a treat or some good attention and play again.
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Go on a Walk

If you want a simple activity to exercise your dog and make sure they don't get into trouble, grab your leash and go on a walk along a nice path. There are many great walking and biking paths that are perfect for dogs, and your leash will make sure they don't get into anything stinky. It's a perfect time to work on loose-leash walking skills as well.

Go to a Doggy Spa

If you're lucky enough to live close to a doggy spa that also treats humans, you and your pooch are in for a treat. You can both get a full treatment that will leave you smelling great, feeling relaxed, and with a little pep in your step. Though these spas can be expensive, they are worth every penny.

Conclusion

Some dogs were born to smell good, and finding activities for dogs with no smell can be challenging, especially if you live near water or even the woods where there are lots of enticing smells to roll or play in. There is nothing wrong with loving dogs but not their smells, and finding a dog with no smell can add lots of happiness to your life. Luckily, there are also plenty of activities that will keep them clean and smelling fresh while giving them plenty of exercise.