A cross between the gorgeous Great Dane and the fascinating Basenji, the Great Dasenji is quite a rare hybrid breed. However, despite not being all that well-known, this beautiful breed has plenty to offer to anyone looking for an active canine companion.
Playful and affectionate, these dogs love spending lots of time with their people and are always up for a game. And because they're not just energetic but also quite intelligent, Great Dasenjis need activities that give them a physical workout but also challenge their brains at the same time.
If you're searching for new and different activities to try with your Great Dasenji, here are three to get you started.
When it's raining outside and you can't seem to muster the necessary motivation to take your pet for a walk, you need to find a way to give them some exercise without leaving the house.
That's where this game comes in. Stair climbing is a paw-some workout for dogs and humans alike, and if you live in a two-story home, then you can make use of the stairs to elevate your dog's heart rate. If you don't have any stairs at home, you'll need to save this activity for a sunny day and use some stairs in a local park.
Here's how to play stair climb with your dog.
If you're looking for a simple way to entertain your bored pooch one afternoon, this activity is something that should put a big grin on your Great Dasenji's face. Baking some treats for your dog is a paw-some way to show them just how special they are, and is also a good excuse for the two of you to spend some time together.
There are heaps of simple dog-friendly treat recipes available online, so all you have to do is find something suitable and get baking. Your dog will love helping out in the kitchen and adore the tasty snack at the end of all their hard work.
Great Dasenjis are quite clever canines and can benefit from regular mental stimulation. You can give your pet's mind a regular workout by incorporating training into your everyday activities, making sure that each training session is as short and fun as possible.
Teaching your pet the names of items around the house, as well as of common activities you do, is a simple but very effective way to give your pooch a mental challenge. It may take a while for your dog to learn everything you want them to, but with a consistent approach and plenty of patience on your part, they'll get there in the end.