Activities For Greyadors

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Introduction

The Greyador looks like someone took a picture of a Greyhound and photoshopped a Labrador Retriever's head onto their body. Funnily enough, there's a good reason that Greyadors resemble those two breeds so much; you see Greyadors actually are part Greyhound and part Lab, genetically speaking. So the reason these dogs have the lithe and slender bodies of Greyhounds while also having a slimmed down version of a Lab's head is that they are hybrids. Greyadors were bred with the intent of possessing the best traits of both of their parent breeds. As a result, these dogs can learn to excel in many of the same kinds of activities that their parents can.

Dog Jumps

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
15 min
Items needed
Sturdy Box or Crate
Knee High Table
Activity description
Box jumps are a very popular and very effective entry level Crossfit workout. To complete the exercise one has to jump up off the ground, land on a knee-high box (or any kind of sturdy object that will support a person's weight) and then descend down from the box and back to solid ground. Dogs naturally love running and jumping around all over the place, so it likely won't take much effort to convince your Greyador to give box jumps a shot. You can buy everything you need to this activity for less than $80 and can do it during any kind of whether if you workout indoors.
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Look at that form
Form is everything for this activity - the proper motion is to stoop down, spring from your feet, land on the box, and then fully extend your hips once you stabilize yourself. This whole process is less involved for your dog, who will likely just jump up on the box and then jump down. There really isn't much you can do to modify your Greyador's form - if you see them struggle to jump atop the box, then it's likely too large and you'll need to swap it out for a smaller one.
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Back to back
Try this; get two boxes (one appropriately sized for yourself and your dog), line them up near each other, and then proceed to jump up on top of your box before stepping off and landing on the other side. Turn around and do the same thing again. Your dog will pick up on your movements and begin doing the same with their box. Soon the both of you will be jumping up, landing, and stepping down in sync.
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Seasonal Cleaning

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 - 60 min
Items needed
Dog Treats
Cardboard Boxes and Canvas Bags
Activity description
Having to clean your place of dwelling on your own can really be a pain in the neck sometimes. Wouldn't life be so much better if you had someone around to help you clean up 24/7? Well if you've adopted a Greyador into your family, then you're in luck! These dogs are intelligent enough to be taught how to help their human companions clean up messes and are springy enough to do so with gusto. You will need to have some dog treats ready to repay your pet for their hard work but you can easily get those for less than $10. You'll also likely need a few boxes and bags to use as movable trashcans - the boxes can be often picked up at the grocery store for free. You and your Greyador can do this activity during any time of the year that the need arises.
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Groundskeeper rules
Your dog won't be able to help you clean up the lingering trash that's dotting your household until you've successfully taught them what trash is. This is where the dog treats come in handy; get a hold of an item that you'd like your dog to consider as trash from here on out. Hold the item in front of your dog and call it "trash." Put the item down and then as your dog to "pick up the trash" repeatedly until they pick up the item. When they do, give them a treat and reward them with praise.
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Proper waste disposal
Now that your dog knows what items do and don't constitute as trash, you'll need to show them where to drop that trash off and how to do it. Pull one of your cardboard boxes or canvas bags over and do the same thing that you did with the "trash" item. Once your Greyador picks up the box or bag, that means they will need to know where you'd like them to drop their trash off. Now try this; ask your dog to pick up some trash and then ask them to walk over to the box or bag. Ask your Greyador to "drop the trash" and see if they release the junk items. If they do, reward them for their efforts and continue onward.
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Tool assistant
You can also teach your dog how to retrieve various cleaning tools for you by employing similar methods to the ones used above. The catch here is that you'll want your dog to only pick up certain tools by their handles and that can be a bit tricky since dogs don't exactly know what handles are. It really will boil down to trial, error, and repetition; ask your dog to pick up a broom for instance and keep working with them until they learn to pick the item up by its handle.
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Canine Cardio

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Hard
25 min
Items needed
Water
Hands-free leash
Activity description
If there's one thing Greyhounds are known for, it's their immense speed and agility. Greyadors love running just as much as their Greyhound parents and they've got the natural speed to give even the fastest Olympic speedsters a run for their money. So if you're looking for a canine partner to accompany you on any high-intensity cardio workouts, you won't need to look much further than a Greyador. Most cardio workouts don't require one to invest too much money in them - in fact, you can get by just fine by purchasing some good quality running shoes. It might also help to get a hands free leash for certain activities. Most of these cardio activities can be done during any type of weather but it's typically best to workout on sunny days if possible - more sun = less rain = less chance to slip in a puddle of water.
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Canicross
As in "canine cross country." This activity is all about running a cross country mile with your Greyador by your side. Greyadors have no problem running long distances for long periods of time. You, on the other hand, may need to make sure that things don't move faster than the pace of pleasant jog starting off. Throw that bit of caution out the window, however, if you're already an experienced runner.
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Weighted jogging
Jogging while wearing a weighted vest or a pair of ankle weights is one of the best ways to shred calories like cheese on a grater and obliterate stubborn body fat. Adding on too much weight too soon, however, can potentially be detrimental to both your own and your Greyador's health. Start light, start slow, and gradually add on more weight after successfully completing runs over time.
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Swimming
Perhaps the most minimalist activity in this guide, swimming requires very little in the way of equipment or preparation and is possibly the most fun form of cardio out of the three. Greyhounds and Labrador Retrievers are both naturally talented swimmers, so it won't take long for your Greyador to learn how to swim by any stretch of the imagination. The younger you get your Greyador swimming the better - just keep them out of deep water when they're really small.
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Disappearing Treat Trick

This simple magic trick will wow both your dog and any passersby witnessing the act. To do it, hold a dog treat in front of your Greyador's face with both of your hands' thumbs. While your pooch is staring down their treat, cover the treat completely with your other fingers. Move the treat above your head and try to drop it behind your back by loosening your thumbs. Move your hands back down from your head and open them. Ta-da! Your dog will think that their snack has vanished into thin air!

Balancing Act

Get your Greyador to stand absolutely stiff and still. Get a hold of a treat and then place it on their muzzle. Then place another treat, then another, so on and so forth. This activity is like playing Jenga with doggy treats. Dog biscuits are best used for this game, as they tend to have very flat and symmetrical designs.

Canine Fashion Show

If you have a few friends who have also adopted dogs, and have great senses of humor, you can also get together and host a canine-centric fashion show! It will be tons of fun; you all can take your dog's into separate rooms, dress them up with the silliest articles of clothing you all can find, and then call them back into the living room one by one and watch as they strut their stuff. Just make sure that at least one person is recording this golden moment.

Conclusion

One of the big reasons humans and dogs get along so well is that both species tend to bring out the best in one another. The Greyador is a dog that's very spry and active, meaning that the sorts of activities you'll have to do with this dog will bring out your inner athlete. Beyond that, Greyadors are very perceptive and amicable dogs, meaning that they'll also help bring out the best version of yourself in terms of your mental and social ability. Caring for a Greyador is an experience that's bound to take you out of your comfort zone but to your benefit, as opposed to your detriment, as you'll have to adapt and grow as a person with this kind of dog.