Known for their affectionate nature toward their families, English Coonoodles are a mix between English Coonhounds and Poodles. These medium-build pups tend to weigh between 40 and 65 pounds. The Poodle in them stands out predominantly in their physical features, although they don't usually have the shaggy coat and their face looks more similar to the Coonhound. But when it comes to their personality, they are hyper all the way!
Coonoodles love to hunt and play "ruff". They're usually happiest when they're running and frolicking in wide-open spaces. While these types of canines can be loving and sweet with their human family members, they are also protective of them and may not like other people or animals near them. This is important to keep in mind when searching for activities to enjoy with your English Coonoodle.
English Coonoodles are happiest when they're allowed to be active and protect their human at the same time. What better way to do this than to teach your pup to stand-up paddleboard?
It sounds like the opposite of active — you and your dog standing still on a board floating on the water — but it's actually some of the best exercise you both can do! The strength and stability that is required to stand-up paddleboard works almost all of your — and Fido's — muscles. And while Fido is on the alert for any potential danger, they'll be in dog heaven keeping you safe from any fish or bug that dares to come your way!
Your pup's energy likely can outlast your own, but instead of letting Fido run free while you watch from a distance, clip a leash on their harness and load up to hike your nearest national park. Most parks allow pets as long as they are on a leash that does not exceed 6 feet in length (a policy intended to keep your pets safe and the animals in the park and other resources safe as well).
When you bring your energetic buddy to these national parks, remember to follow basic etiquette rules to ensure the park continues to allow everyone's furred family members. Also, if it's too hot for you, it's too hot for Fido, so although this is an "any weather" activity, use your best judgment, and be sure you and your pets stay hydrated.
English Coonoodles love to hunt and use their nose to sniff out rewards, but not everyone wants a hunting dog. If you're not keen on letting your sweet pup chase wild animals, let them use their sniffer inside to hone in on treats instead of heading outside to a potentially dangerous environment.
Hiding their favorite treats in plain sight or underneath items in each room lets your Coonoodle use their talents and skills while still staying safely in your home, and it tires out these energetic pups at the same time!
This can be indoors or outdoors, but if you use materials you have around the house to create an obstacle course for Fido, you can help them run off that excess energy! Find ways to create jumping, weaving, and crawling obstacles that challenge your pup's mental and physical stamina, and you'll be just as entertained as they are!