Activities For Irish Troodles

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Introduction

Affectionate and fun-loving, the Irish Troodle is a good family dog and companion. This designer breed is a cross between the Irish Terrier and the Poodle. They are very intelligent but can also be stubborn if they take on more of the Terrier character. With early and consistent training and personal attention, you can help them become a puptastic member of your pack. Troodles are fairly active dogs, so you should plan on exercising them about an hour each day.

Flirt Pole

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 - 60 min
Items needed
PVC pipe
6-8 feet of rope
dog toy
Activity description
One fun activity that you can do with your Irish Troodle is play with a flirt pole. With this toy, you'll be able to give your pup a workout without wearing yourself out. Whether you create your device or buy one, it's pretty inexpensive. To do it yourself, you only need some 3/4 inch PVC pipe, a length of rope, and a dog toy. Once you have the pole, you can use it to exercise Fido. Drag the toy around while your pooch gives chase. You can do this activity inside or outside as long as you have an open area.
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Get a pole
First, you'll need to buy or make a flirt pole. Premade devices cost about $15 to $30 depending on the manufacturer. If you'd prefer to make one, all you need is 4 to 6 feet of 3/4" PVC pipe, a rope about 6 to 8 feet long, and a toy that your dog loves. Run your cord through the pole and tie a knot on one end to keep it in place. Then, use the other end to attach the toy.
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Play with your pal
Once you have the pole, introduce it to your pooch. If the weather allows, it's preferable to play outside. Lead your pup around the yard or in some large circles with the toy. While you're playing, you can also work on some basic obedience commands like sit, wait, and give.
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Walking Tour

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Free
Easy
30 - 60 min
Items needed
leash
waste bags
Activity description
Irish Troodles thrive on daily walks, but they can become bored with routine. To change things up, mix up your usual route by heading to a nearby downtown area. Take a walking tour of the area. This activity can take place rain, snow, or shine. Enjoy strolling up and down the streets as you look at homes and shops. The outing will help keep you and your fur-baby fit and trim, and it will let the two of you share some bonding time. Check in advance to see if any special events or areas of town are off-limits to four-footed friends.
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Plan your trip
If you're in or live near an urban area, you're all set. Otherwise, find a town that's close to your home. Research the layout and learn about any historical landmarks that you could view. Find out if any places prohibit dogs. Once you have this info, you can plan a route.
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Go for a walk
When you have your walking tour mapped out, get your gear. Pack waste bags to scoop any doggy waste and grab the leash. Head into town and start touring around. If there's a pup-friendly park, bring lunch and enjoy a picnic together while you're there. Visiting a dog-friendly cafe before heading back home is always a nice way to end your excursion.
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Rally Obedience

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Moderate
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30 - 60 min
Items needed
leash
treats
waste bags
Activity description

In rally obedience, you'll be able to drill your pup and have fun at the same time. This activity builds teamwork between you and your special pal as you go through a course of exercises together. Rally events usually feature anywhere from 10 to 20 exercises.

Your pup will enjoy the one-on-one time as well as the mental stimulation that the event provides. Once Fido has basic obedience down, you can use this sport as a fun way to practice. Take a class, then test your skills at an AKC competition. There are three levels. Novices perform on a leash, while excellent and master level teams complete the stations without a lead.

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Take a class
Your first step is to take a rally class after your pup completes basic obedience training. Consult the AKC to find info on the rules of the sport and any courses offered near you. Before taking the plunge, you can observe a rally event or class to see if it's something that would suit your pup.
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Practice at home
Once you've gone through a rally class and understand how it works, you can set up a course to practice at home. Plan a route with different obedience stations and take your dog through it. You may choose to run Fido through their paces at home, or you can register to compete against other teams.
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Puzzle Toy

When your special pal needs to be home alone, they can entertain themselves with a puzzle toy. Bored Irish Troodles can easily get into mischief, so providing mental stimulation is a must. Fortunately, there are some furiffic items available that can occupy your pooch while you're gone. Try a treat ball, interactive puzzle, or flip board to engage your furry pal's attention.

Puppy Play Date

With socialization, Irish Troodles get along well with other dogs. Plan a get-together for your furry friend with another canine for a change of pace. If there's a dog park in the area, they can enjoy romping and wrestling together outside. Otherwise, set it up in your back yard or indoors on a rainy day.

Conclusion

The Irish Troodle will thrive in a home with a fenced yard and lots of social interaction. They can also adjust well to apartment living if you take them for a few half-hour walks a day. This playful, outgoing designer breed makes a puptastic companion for a fun-loving family or an individual household.