Activities For Lakeland Terriers

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Introduction

The Lakeland Terrier is a bold pooch that is full of spunk. They are highly intelligent which means their energy and exuberance for life need to be channeled into productive activities. If Lakeland Terriers do not have an exciting existence filled with various fun things, then they might find a less then desirable way to entertain themselves such as getting into mischief or chewing. Also, when picking an activity to enjoy with your dog, please remember that this breed was created to fearlessly hunt foxes, so the breed is often very bold and doesn't always play well with other canines.

Fetch

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Ball
Treats
Long Leash
Activity description
A game of fetch might sound boring to you or even mundane, but to most Lakeland Terriers it is heaven. There is a Lakeland Terrier named Waffles who lives in Newton Abbot, England that possesses over a 1,000 balls. The pooch has become famous around the world for her unique ball collection. Most Lakelands adore balls. They will happily chase big or small balls. You might have to teach your pooch to bring back the ball because some Lakelands love pursuing the object and once they have the ball firmly in their possession they don't readily want to relinquish the prize. A game played with only the cost of a ball, fetch is ideal for any venue or type of weather. Let's play ball!
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Introductions
If this is the first time your dog has ever seen or played with a ball then you will need to make introductions. Show your pooch the ball. You can even let your furry friend play with it a bit to get used to the feel. Let your dog know that the ball is a fun object and you are going to enjoy playing with it together.
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Throwing the ball
Hook your dog to a long leash and only toss the ball a small distance. When your Lakeland runs out to retrieve the ball, encourage them to bring the ball back with verbal exuberance and a slight pull on the leash. When your dog brings the ball back, take the ball, and offer your canine buddy ample praise.
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Removing the leash
After a few days of playing simple fetch with the leash on your dog it is time to remove the leash and toss the ball even further. By now, your Lakeland probably has a very good idea of how to play fetch and a leash is no longer required. Your dog should happily retrieve the ball for a tasty morsel and another round of the fun game.
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Tag

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Free
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30 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
The love of hunting runs deep in any Lakeland Terrier. They genuinely enjoy the chase and catch. It is a good sport for the terrier. However, most modern Lakeland Terriers are no longer used to hunt. Nowadays, they are simple companions for their beloved owners. Despite loving their role at home, the heart of your pooch is still that of an exuberant hunter. Why not play a simple game of tag with your beloved companion to get your canine's blood flowing? You will be amazed just how much your Lakeland enjoys playing tag. It is also an excellent game for a group of children to play with your dog with no expense or supplies needed, other than a yummy treat!
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Run and call
At first, your Lakeland might think you are crazy if you take off running away. However, your dog's pack instincts are strong so your pet will want to chase after you to stay close. Let your dog have a bit of fun chasing you and when your furry buddy catches you bestow a treat and plenty of loving affection.
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Catch and treat
Some dogs have a difficult time with this part of the game because they don't understand that it is their turn to run. You can toss out a treat and when your furry companion runs to get the treat, then you run after them. When you catch your dog give the pooch a small morsel of treat again.
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Group play
A game of tag with your dog and your children or friends is also a great way to enjoy a little bit of exercise while having ample fun together. To play in this fashion, everyone runs in different directions. When your dog runs up to one of the humans they can then give out a treat. Pretty soon your dog will start running to everyone in the group for treat.
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Find the Fox

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Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Stuffed toys
Treats
Activity description
Most terriers enjoy playing with stuffed toys even if the toys don't last very long before your pooch de-stuffs the item. One game that you can play with your Lakeland Terrier involves the use of the stuffies and showcases your dog's natural hunting ability.  You are going to hide the stuffies around the house and then encourage your Lakeland Terrier to find each stuffy. Once the dog locates the treasured toy, you can give the pooch a treat for a job well done. Ideally, you should also think of names for each stuffy so your pooch knows exactly which one to hunt out. Chances are good that your dog is already familiar with the smell of the items so won't have too much trouble finding them. This is a great game to play when the weather outside is cold or rainy.
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Show the stuffies
Show your Lakeland the stuffed animals (stuffies) and bestow a name on each stuffy. Let your dog become familiar with each stuffy and it's individual name. You can even make a game out of naming the stuffies. Most Lakelands are very smart and will quickly figure out what you are doing, learning the names "cow", "duck", "blue ball" and more before you know it.
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Hidden fun
When your dog is distracted, maybe having their morning breakfast, it is time to hide the stuffies. You must remember where you hid the stuffies but try to keep your dog from seeing where you place the items. Be sure to hide the toys in areas where your pet is allowed to go. Don't hide them in a place that you do not want them to explore another day on their own.
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Encouragement
It is time to tell your Lakeland Terrier to find the stuffies. Most dogs will respond to a happy, sing-song voice. At first, you might have to show your pooch where the first couple of stuffies are hidden but pretty soon your dog is going to know exactly what you expected. Remember to give your pooch a treat reward or excited praise every time a stuffy is located.
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Get Dirty

All Lakeland Terriers enjoy digging. It is in your dog's DNA. The Lakeland was fashioned into a hunting dog centuries ago. During the hunt, a Lakeland often has to dig into the prey's den to capture the prize. This means that the Lakeland Terrier loves to dig. Ideally, you should pick an area of your yard where your pooch is encouraged to dig and get dirty. You can even hide a few bones in the dirt and let your furry friend know it is perfectly okay to dig in that spot for the prize. You can also help your canine buddy get dirty by digging alongside each other.

Take a Ride Together

Riding in a car might genuinely seem like a simple activity, but your Lakeland Terrier is going to love hitting the wide open road with you. Make sure your pooch's leash is secured, and the dog is in a pet-approved car seat or crate and then feel free to turn off the air conditioning and roll down the window a bit. What dog doesn't like the feel of the wind in their hair? Your canine sidekick is going to love just being with you on an outing. You can even take your buddy to a park or some other fun location but, remember, the real excitement this time is spent in the car ride that you both share together.

Conclusion

The Lakeland Terrier remains a relatively rare breed in the United States. The select few individuals who share their lives with the variety know that all Lakelands genuinely enjoy having fun. They are the clowns of the dog world. The breed has a very happy disposition that makes them a lot of fun. To keep your Lakeland Terrier amused, you will probably want to try the above ideas and also continue to dream up new adventures. The sheer intelligence of the breed means that they bore easily, so you are going will always have to be on your toes with new ideas for activities to keep your little buddy amused and out of mischief.