Activities For English Speagles

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Introduction

When you breed a Beagle with an English Toy Spaniel, you get an English Speagle. These energetic dogs are usually between 15 and 25 pounds, but that doesn't mean that they don't need a lot of exercise. Both parent breeds are active dogs, so English Speagles need both mental and physical stimulation every day, and sometimes twice a day. To keep your little dynamo active, you might have to get pretty creative. We know how difficult it can be to come up with new ideas to keep your dog entertained, so we have come up with a few great ideas for you!

Practice Nosework

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Any Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Treats
Boxes
Activity description

If you are looking for a fairly easy game to play with your pooch, consider a nosework game. To start, you need treats or kibble and boxes to hide the food bits in. With this game, you can help teach your Speagle to use their nose to find things. We like that this game can be played inside or outside. This means that you can play this game no matter what the weather is like. With just 30 minutes of play a few times a week, you can train your pooch to better use their nose in no time all, while having fun!

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Set up the game
Have someone hold your English Speagle while you hide treats in a box. You can let your dog watch as you place the treats in the initial box. Then, you will want to put the box with treats in it among other boxes so that your dog has to use their brain and their nose to find the box containing the treats.
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Release and play
Once you have the game set up, you can release your dog and watch as they search the boxes for the one that contains the goodies. When your dog correctly identifies the box, you should give the treats inside. Over time, you can make the game more challenging by not letting your dog watch you hide the treats or putting treats in more than one box.
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Hide and Seek

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Any Day
Free
Easy
20 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description

Hide and seek is a fun game for everyone, including your English Speagle! Plus, it is so easy to play with your pooch, that you are sure to love it, too! To play hide and seek with your dog, you will need to either put your Speagle in a sit/stay or have someone hold onto them while you hide in an area that is easy to access for your dog. Once you are hidden, you can call to your pooch. At this point, if you have someone holding onto your dog, you should instruct them to release the dog. Then, you wait for the dog to find you!

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Hide
When it comes to playing a successful game of hide and seek with your pooch, it is important to strike a balance between a great hiding spot and a place that is easy for your English Speagle to access. For example, you can't hide in a closet or cabinet with the door closed. Pick a good hiding place and call your pooch.
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Be found
Once you call your dog, you should give them a little time to try to find you. If it takes a while, you can try to call them again. No matter what, be sure that you are ready to reward your pup when they find you. Speagles are known to love treats!
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Toy Clean-Up

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Any Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Toys
Basket or Bin
Treats
Activity description

Have you been looking for a way to entertain your pooch while getting help with housework? Look no further than the toy clean-up "game." Teaching your dog to clean up their own toys can save you time and energy cleaning up after other games you play in your home. For this game, you need toys, a basket or bin to put the toys in, and treats to use as a reward. With a few simple commands, you can teach your English Speagle to put all of the toys lying around the house in a special basket or bin that keeps them off of the floor.

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Teach the commands
The first step to this game is teaching your dog the proper commands. First, you need to make sure that your dog knows "drop it." You will need this command to tell your dog where to place the toys. You can also teach your dog "pick up," which instructs your dog to pick up the toy. As you teach these commands, make sure that you are rewarding your dog with treats.
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Start clean-up
When you are first starting, you should tell your English Speagle to pick up a specific toy. Once your dog has the toy in their mouth, you can stand near the toy bin and call your dog over. When your dog is at the bin, tell your dog to drop the toy. When the toy falls into the bin, you can praise them and reward them with a treat!
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More Fun Ideas...

Learn a New Trick

While this isn't the most exciting activity, teaching your English Speagle a new trick can burn a lot of energy. Tricks require both mental and physical labor from your dog, which can lead to a tired pup.

Dog-Led Walks

A regular walk is a lot of fun for your dog, but turn things up a notch with a dog-led walk. Get out and let your dog lead you around town. Give them plenty of time to stop and smell the roses.

Conclusion

Since these little dogs are so active, a basic daily walk might not be doable for you and your family. While that might be the case, you still need to make sure that your English Speagle is getting plenty of exercise. These activities can help you make sure that your dog is getting the needed physical stimulation without taking up all of your extra time.