Activities For Papeagles

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Introduction

Half Papillon, half Beagle, 100% charming canine companion -- that's what you get when you welcome a Papeagle into your home. This gorgeous little breed is a sweet-natured canine who has a whole lot of love to share with their family. Regardless of what you're doing, your Papeagle will be happiest when spending time with you.

As well as human interaction, Papeagles also need ways to burn off their excess physical and mental energy. To help your dog stay as happy as possible and get more out of each day, you'll need to find heaps of paw-some activities you can share with your furry friend. Here are three of the best.

Weave Poles

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20 min
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Activity description

If you've ever watched the canine sport of agility in action or even competed with your dog, you'll no doubt be familiar with weave poles. On this section of an agility course, the best dogs weave in and out of these upright poles at amazing speed.

While you can invest in a specialist set of weave poles if you wish, you can also re-create this part of the agility course at home simply using pieces of furniture or other items you find around the house.

It's quick and easy to do, but offers both a physical and mental workout for your canine companion.

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Set up your course
Choose a spot in your home where there's plenty of room for your pooch to run around, such as a hallway or living room. Then you can decide what you want to use as weave poles -- you could use couch cushions, PVC pipes, stools, or even just some narrow cardboard boxes.
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Practice
You can now start leading your dog through the course. This is a woof-derful way to encourage them to heel beside you as you weave in and out of the poles, so make sure to reward your pet with treats and praise for doing the right thing. You can adjust your pace to challenge your pet to stay by your side, and eventually let them loose on this miniature course by themselves.
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Go Wild and Freeze

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20 min
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No matter what breed of dog you own, regular mental stimulation is important to your pooch's general wellbeing. By giving your pooch mental challenges each and every day, you'll be helping tire them out, giving them a job to do, and ensuring that their mind stays sharp as they age.

This game allows you to incorporate training into your day without your dog realizing that they're actually learning anything. Even better, it's a whole lot of fun to play and will give you and your pooch a little bit of exercise.

You can play this game inside or out, so here's what you need to do.

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Go wild
Get your dog to sit in front of you and give them a treat. Next, start waving your arms around, jumping up and down, and wiggling this way and that. Your dog will hopefully start bouncing and bopping around with you, keen to join in the fun. Make plenty of noise and keep moving until your dog is nice and excited.
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Freeze
Stop moving, stand up straight and ask your dog to sit. When they do, give them a treat as a reward. Repeating this a few times will teach your dog the benefits of staying calm when there's a whole lot of excitement going on around them, and is a paw-some way to stop them jumping up when meeting new people.
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Increase the difficulty
Once your dog has got the hang of the game, you can get the whole family involved. With several people jumping around and making a whole lot of noise, there will be even more distractions for your pet. But when you call "freeze" and everyone stops, the person closest to your pet can reward them with a treat for doing the right thing.
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Toy Swap

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30 min
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If your Papeagle has grown tired of their toys, you could always go out and buy them some new ones. But this is not only costly, but it's also a waste of some perfectly good toys.

An easy solution to this problem is to arrange a doggy toy swap with one of your pet's canine pals. That way, your dog gets a whole new batch of toys to play with for a month or two, and you get to save a bit of money.

The "new" toys you get should give you plenty of ideas and inspiration for lots of long play sessions with your dog, so here's how to arrange the ideal doggy toy swap.

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Phone a friend
Get in touch with a friend who owns a dog with similar play habits to your pet. Ask them if they'd be interested in giving their pet a bit of variety and organizing a toy swap for a month or so. If they're keen, arrange a date to make the exchange -- you could even invite them to your place or a local dog park for a canine playdate.
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Gather and clean the toys
Get all your dog's toys together and give them a wash or a wipe down. You don't want to be handing over a whole lot of dirty, slimy toys to your friend -- not only is this unhygienic, it's just plain rude -- so make sure you give everything a thorough scrub.
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Swap time
Meet up with your friend and their pooch and complete the toy exchange. When you get home, your pet will be thrilled to have a whole new range of toys to play with and will be ready for lots of games. So enjoy some play time with your pooch and give all the toys a thorough workout, then arrange to swap them back again when your dog is in need of something different.
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More Fun Ideas...

Attend a Parade

Treat your dog to an entertaining outing cheering on a parade. Whether it's for a big national holiday or a small community event, your dog should love all the interesting new sights and sounds on offer.

The Muffin Tin Game

Grab an old muffin tin out of your kitchen drawer and put a tasty treat in a few of the cups. Then cover all cups with a tennis ball and let your dog go to work moving the balls out of the way to get to the tasty treats hidden underneath.

Conclusion

From their gorgeous good looks to their sweet and loving nature, there's a whole lot to love about Papeagles. As an owner, the best way you can show your love is to give your canine pal all the interaction, love, attention, and fun and games they need. When you consider all the joy they bring into your life, ensuring their happiness really is an absolute necessity.