Activities For Fawn Brittany Griffons

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Introduction

Fawn Brittany Griffons, or Griffon Fauve de Bretagne (if you prefer), are a majestic breed with a rich and fascinating history. These graceful dogs were kept by kings and used to hunt in packs. They are gorgeous creatures who feature prominently in history. Since you have one, you know why the kings of France preferred this breed. But you also know how active they are and are probably wishing you had the King of France's gardens to keep your active puppy entertained. Thankfully, your dog does not need a palace to keep them entertained, all they need is your attention and a few of these fun activities.

Indoor Obstacle Course

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Rainy Day
Cheap
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Treats
Toys
Boxes
Activity description
It has been raining for a few days now. Your dog can't go out, but you wish that they could because the two of you have been driving each other crazy. It's okay, we have all been there. All your dog needs are some exercises. Thankfully, building an indoor obstacle course is easier than it sounds. It might be a pain to clean up, but it might also get your dog to cheer up, which is worth any mess. This is not too difficult, and it beats taking your dog for a walk in the rain which would lead to the two of you laid up in bed with a cold.
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Prepare the house
In every house, there are things that can break or might cause damage. For this activity, you will want to put those things away. Make sure that there are no electronics around and that the glass ornaments are packed away. You are going to need some space, so do not hesitate to move some furniture around. While you prepare the house, your dog will sense the change and start to get excited.
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Set up obstacles
Take a few cardboard boxes, or pillows, and set up a few hurdles. Come up with a route that will take the most time and energy, so that by the time they are finished with the course, they will be tired out. You can make them jump over objects, crawl under things, run around furniture or make them find things. The sky is the limit.
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Do the obstacles
Unlike humans, you cannot set up a few signs and leave the dog to their own devices. Your dog needs to see what you are doing, and follow your example. Get ready to get into the course too, and praise your dog when they do something right. Depending on the space you have and your dog's energy levels, you might have to do the obstacles a few times.
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Swimming

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Hot Day
Moderate
Hard
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Doggie Life Vest
Treats
Towel
Activity description
No-one does well in the heat. Summer months can be torture for all of us, and so swimming is usually a favorite activity for many. While you plan to spend your day in a pool, lake or ocean, think of your poor dog and how they might appreciate the joys of swimming. The difficulty levels and cost of this activity depends on your environment. If you have a pool in your yard, or a local pool nearby, then this should be easy. But if you have to go to a lake or the ocean, it might be a little more difficult. You could always invest in a splash pool, but that is up to you.
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Start small
Most dogs would panic if you expected them to swim in a lake or ocean or large pool. They probably would not get in out of their own will, so they would need to get some direction. Start off by letting them cool down in a bath tub or splash pool. Once they are comfortable with that, the more likely it is that they will be happy to doggie paddle in a bigger body of water.
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Be vigilant
You need to watch your dog at all times. Most dogs are good swimmers and do not need to be shown how to swim. But your dog might be so excited that they overestimate their abilities and end up getting tired. Most pet shops sell doggie life vests, but it is still a good idea to keep an eye on your dog. Especially when they get tired and do not know where or how to get out of the water.
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After pool tips
Before you let your dog swim anywhere, make sure that there are no harmful chemicals in the water that would harm their fur. When you dry them off, make sure that you dry inside their ears. Your puppy might not like it, but they also won't like getting sick. Most dogs shake themselves off after swimming, but take the time to towel dry them.
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Host a Puppy Bowl

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Hard
2 - 4 hrs
Items needed
toys
Treats
Activity description
As you probably know, Fawn Brittany Griffons are social animals. They love meeting new animals and socializing. If you have taken them to the dog park, you have probably seen this in action. Even if you have other dogs, it is a good idea to help your puppy make new friends. One way to do this, and have some fun at the same time, is to host different activities. If you have ever watched the Puppy Bowl, you have probably wanted to enter your own dog or thought that it looked like a lot of fun. It is. So why not host your own Puppy Bowl? All you need is a few friends, their dogs and a lovely day.
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Planning
You will need to find an outdoor area that will big enough to handle a few boisterous dogs. You will also need to decide on an activities list. A few favorites include tug of war, extreme fetch and a obstacle course. You do not have to plan too many activities, just enough to keep things interesting.
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Be careful
Now that you know what you want to do, you have to decide who you want to invite. You probably have a few friends and family with dogs, but you want to make sure that the dogs that come have a good temperament. All dogs are good, but not all dogs get along. You will also spend all afternoon or morning with the owners, so be sure that you are not setting yourself up for an unpleasant experience.
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Have fun!
Make a whole day out of it. Plan to have a barbecue or a meal with the owners afterwards and treat the dogs to a special dinner too. You can have prizes or just give every dog a treat for being so special. It is something that your dog will enjoy immensely and you will walk away with some amazing memories too.
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Walking Tour

You may live in a tiny town or in a massive city, either way, you could take your dog for a good old-fashioned walk. Dogs love exploring and spending time with you, so why not take your dog on a walking tour? Find new places for the two of you to see, take different trails or just see where the road takes you. Walks don't have to be boring, in fact, they might just become the best part of your day.

Plan a Doggie Play Date

Fawn Brittany Griffons are a social breed. It might not be possible for you to have two dogs, but that does not mean that your dog has to be lonely. Ask your friends and family if you can plan a doggie play date with their dogs. If you're at the dog park and your dog hits it off with another pet, why not arrange with the owner to meet at the same spot at an agreed upon time? Your Fawn will enjoy the social time.

Go Driving

Driving is an essential part of our existence, we hardly find car rides exciting anymore. The same cannot be said for dogs. For a dog, there is nothing more exhilarating than sticking their head out the window and flying. If you do not feel like a walk, then take your dog for a drive. They'll love it.

Conclusion

King Francis I of Frace was a proud owner of a pack of Griffon Fauve de Bretagne. His dogs received nothing but the best care, and when they were out hunting, it was a majestic sight. These dogs had access to the finest food and were given free reign of the castle grounds, which were extensive. Your Fawn Brittany Griffon does not have the French palace grounds, but they do have you. And they would prefer you to a castle. These wonderful dogs just want your love and attention, these activities are all designed to draw the two of you together and leave your dog feeling fulfilled.