Activities For Havanesties

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Introduction

A cross between the gorgeous Havanese and the spirited West Highland White Terrier, the Havanestie is a loyal and loving breed. Welcome one of these dogs into your life and you'll never have a dull moment, as your Havanestie's thirst for adventure and excitement will always keep you on your toes.

In fact, if you own one of these beautiful canines, you'll need to always be on the lookout for new and interesting ways to keep your furry friend entertained. Whether you're looking for an easy way to fill in a few minutes at home, or an exciting outing to treat your dog to a new experience, there are plenty of activities your Havanestie will love.

Here are a few that are well worth trying out.

Make a Doggy Bucket List

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Any Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Pen and paper
Activity description

Do you have a bucket list -- a list of things you want to see and do, and experiences you want to enjoy before you die? Making a bucket list is a great way to work out what's important to you and that you live life the way it's meant to be lived.

Of course, perhaps the most heartbreaking thing about owning a dog is that you will have to say goodbye to your pooch eventually, so why not create a bucket list for your dog? This will allow you to give your dog a memorable and fulfilling life, and ensure that you get to enjoy a whole lot of paw-some experiences together.

Here's what you need to do.

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Make a list
Sit down and think about the things your dog loves most in the world. For example, are they a lounge lizard? Do they love exploring new places? Do they love play time? What foods do they enjoy above all others? Answering these questions will give you a good idea of some of the things to include on your list, but you'll also need to think about the essential experiences you think every dog should have -- this could mean taking a boat ride, playing in snow, seeing the Grand Canyon, or any one of a million other things. When you've finished brainstorming, you should have a long list of activities and experiences for your pooch to enjoy.
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Live the list
Don't wait for your dog to get old before you start thinking about ticking items off their bucket list. There's no time like the present, and who knows what the future holds, so get out there and help your dog start living an interesting and fulfilling life. You and your pooch might take a cross-country road trip, eat at a dog-friendly restaurant, enjoy a steak dinner and who knows what else -- the only thing that matters is that you're having fun together.
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Visit a Dog-friendly National Park

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
2 - 4 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Water bowl
Activity description

Right across this beautiful country, the best natural scenery, spectacular landscapes and awesome outdoor experiences can be found in national parks. From canyons to mountains, rivers to oceans, deserts to forests -- if you want to see the best that natural America has to offer, you need to head to a national park. And if you're planning an outdoor adventure, who better to accompany you than your Havanestie?

While there are restrictions on the areas dogs can access in national parks, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the best these parks have to offer with your furry friend. Some parks even allow dogs on hiking trails, while many welcome them in campgrounds, at scenic viewpoints and in picnic areas.

With this in mind, here's how to plan a national park adventure for your dog. 

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Pick a park
The first thing you'll need to do is decide which park to visit. Your choice will no doubt be influenced by where you live, but also by the type of experience you want to have with your dog. For example, Grand Canyon National Park offers unmatched scenery, while Acadia National Park in Maine offers excellent dog-friendly hiking. Or maybe you'd prefer camping in Rocky Mountain National Park with your furry friend by your side -- it's entirely up to you.
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Plan your visit
Now it's time to plan for your national park visit. A key part of this process will be familiarizing yourself with the park's dog rules. For example, which areas is your dog allowed to visit? Will they need to be leashed at all times? Are there any hazards you'll need to be aware of? Make sure you also pack everything your dog will need for the journey, including a leash, water bowl and maybe a few treats.
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Experience and enjoy
With all the planning and preparation taken care of, the only thing left to do now is load your pooch into the car and head into the great outdoors. Whether you're setting off on a nature hike, enjoying some spectacular views, enjoying a relaxing picnic in a beautiful setting or spending a night or three in a national park campground, there's plenty to experience. Best of all, your pooch will get to enjoy an exciting adventure with you.
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Stay in a Pet-friendly Hotel

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Any Day
Expensive
Easy
2 nights
Items needed
Leash
Bedding
Toys
Food and treats
Food and water bowls
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Do you need a weekend away? Does your dog need one too? Well, why not treat yourselves to a luxury getaway in a boutique pet-friendly hotel?

You might be surprised just how many paw-some pet-friendly hotels there are around the country. You can book a couple of nights somewhere cheap and cheerful if you want, but if you feel like spoiling your Havanestie, then there's no better way than to book a stay at a luxurious resort.

It's a paw-some way to show your dog just how much they mean to you, and to enjoy a fun weekend bonding with your furry friend.

Here's what you need to do.

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Find a hotel
Where do you want to go? You may have a particular destination in mind, or you may decide that you're happy to go anywhere pet-friendly within a couple of hours' drive of your home. Do some online research to find a few suitable venues, then check out the facilities and services they offer before booking a room for a couple of nights at your chosen venue.
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Pack your bags
You'll not only need to pack a bag for yourself but also one for your furry friend. Make sure you remember everything your dog will need to enjoy a weekend away. This may include comfortable and familiar bedding, a few of their favorite toys, food, medications, and any other essentials you can think of. It's also a good idea to research local veterinarians/animal hospitals in case your pet needs medical help during your stay.
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Have a paw-some time
Now it's time to drive to your destination, check in and get ready for a weekend of fun. Of course, what you do during your stay is entirely up to you. For example, maybe you'll plan outdoor adventures such as hiking or sightseeing to enjoy with your canine pal? Alternatively, you might prefer to just take it easy, make use of the luxurious facilities and simply relax. Whatever you do, make sure you spoil your dog whenever possible -- who knows, you might even be able to order some tasty room service treats for your pooch.
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More Fun Ideas...

Play in the Snow

If you live in a warm climate and your dog has never seen snow, why not treat them to a special vacation to somewhere cold so they get to experience frolicking in the white, fluffy stuff?

Doga

Looking for a way to relax and get some exercise with your furry friend? Sign them up for a doga (dog yoga) class and get ready to get fit.

Conclusion

Whether your Havanestie is 12 weeks old or 12 years old, they need lots of companionship, exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. The activities listed here are a grrr-eat starting point to help you ensure that all of your dog's needs are met, and that they always have a smile on their adorable little face.