Activities For Old Danish Pointers

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Introduction

If an Old Danish Pointer was a human, it would most likely be one of those hard-working farmer types who always does the right thing even when it's difficult. Have you ever looked at a dog and wondered what they would look like if they were a human? Well, we could just picture an Old Danish Pointer working hard on the crops and returning a twenty-dollar bill that they found on the ground. It might just be us, but these pointers look especially earnest. Especially with those big soulful eyes that make you feel like donating money to charity. Such beautiful souls need something to do, so let's see how we can show them a good time.

Dress Up

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Rainy Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Dog treats
Clothes
Activity description
When we're bored, we do strange things. These strange things often end up being fun and then we do them when we're not bored. If you're bored one day and have nothing to do, or just want to spend time with your dog but you're tired of playing fetch or going for walks, or the weather is bad, you could try doing this activity. We all have some strange items in our closet, so we could play dress up with our dog. It will be hilarious to see what your favorite outfit looks like on your furry best friend. Besides, you could get some paw-fect pictures for social media.
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Choose your clothes
Some clothes should not be allowed to be played with. It might be your favorite shirt or your most expensive dress, so be careful before just trying on anything. Besides, the stranger the better. You want to get some interesting pictures and have a good laugh while you're at it.
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Dress your dog
Your dog is going to love trying to get into your clothes. Or not. Try turning it into a game, but be careful not to squeeze them into anything or try to force it if they are feeling uncomfortable. Generally, most dogs don't mind sharing some clothes for a quick photo. In fact, some dogs enjoy modelling their owners' favorite outfits.
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Dress yourself
The point is to make you and your dog look as ridiculous or as funny as pawssible. You could even try to match each other's outfits. The sky is the limit, although your closet might also be a factor to consider. Don't forget to show us the end result! We'd love to see you all dressed up.
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Stair Run

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Any Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Dog ball
Activity description
Every now and then, you don't feel like going out for a walk. But then you come home, and your dog is looking at you with eager eyes and you know that you can't disappoint them. You could try doing this simple exercise that will not only tire out your dog, but will also save you a lot of effort. Take out a ball and try this activity. If you do not have stairs, you could always just take them outside and play fetch for a while until they are tired.
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Take your positions
Take your position at the top or the bottom of the stairs. Ask a friend or family member to stand at the other end. Now, get your dog excited to catch the ball. You know how they get all cheerful and wag their tails. It is important to get them excited since this means that they will play with more enthusiasm.
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Toss the ball
Toss the ball to the other player, and let your dog chase after it. If you're at the top, your dog will race down to the bottom to catch it. The other player will wait until they're at the bottom of the steps before throwing it back up to you. Your dog will then run up the steps to you.
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Give them a win
Let your dog catch the ball every now and then so that they do not catch on too quickly and just wait for the other player to throw the ball back. If you give them a win every now and then, they will be more likely to stay invested in the game for longer.
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Sniff-ploration

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Water for hydration
Dog treats
Leash
Scent
Activity description
It is time to take your dog for a walk. But since your dog is a hunting dog, and you probably don't do too much hunting, it might be a good idea to present them with an exciting challenge to take them back to their roots. What you need to do is get some animal scent from your local pet store and set out to create a trail for them. This trail does not need to be anywhere special, but marking some common surroundings that you pass by on your usual walking route could get your dog very excited.
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Take a walk
Before you take your dog out for a walk, take one yourself. Follow your usual route, or explore the town for a bit. Every know and then, you can mark an object with the scent that you bought. Make sure it is a scent that your dog will either recognize or find interesting.
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Time for sniff-ploration
Now it is time to take your dog on the walk. Allow an hour or two to pass before taking them for the walk. Let your dog find the scent, or take them to it. You can now let them lead you as they follow their keen sense of smell. Your dog will get very excited, so make sure that you put your running shoes on.
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Give them a prize
You can hide a prize at the end of the trail, or let the trail loop back home so that you can give them their prize there. But your dog was a good hunter, and therefore they deserve a big prize. Your prize will be seeing how happy being on the hunt makes them.
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More Fun Ideas...

Homemade Dog Biscuits

Look up a recipe for homemade dog biscuits and let your dog be in the kitchen with you. You could even let them feel like they are doing some of the work by dropping an ingredient and asking them to 'clean' it up. The end result will make your dog very happy, and full!

Dog festival

Dog festivals are becoming more and more common. If you would like to attend one, just research where and when the nearest one will be held and take your dog with you. Dog brands are especially fond of planning them, so keep an eye out for any promotional advertising. It could be an amazing experience for the two of you!

Conclusion

Old Danish Pointers were bred when a local farmer bred his dog with a gypsy dog to see what would happen. That is a vast oversimplification of what really happened, but it is essentially all we really need to know. The Old Danish Pointer you have now is a beautiful creature who deserves all your love and attention. And a little bit of your creativity, too. With a some planning and a loving spirit, you and your dog should find many things to do that will draw you to closer together. So, make them run up and down the stairs, play dress up with them and go to the next dog festival in your area.