Activities For Patterdale Terriers

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Introduction

The Patterdale Terrier was originally bred to do one thing, chase prey. They were bred to chase foxes over rocky fells where other dogs tried but failed to do the same thing. Later, they were used to keep properties safe from badgers and other critters that crawled in. The Patterdale Terrier is a highly adaptable dog, they can live almost anywhere in the world and are a favorite breed due to their intelligence and gentle personalities. Your Patterdale was bred to be fast and agile. These skills shouldn't go to waste, and with the help of this guide, they won't.

Canicross

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Running shoes
Water
Canicross Harness
Activity description
Patterdale Terriers were bred in a part of England called the Lake District. This area is renowned for its natural beauty and rocky fells. This means that Patterdale Terriers are especially agile and good at traversing difficult terrain. This activity is growing in popularity, but it does require that you be able to keep up with your excited dog. You will need a special Canicross harness that you wear around your waist and is attached to your dog's leash. The harness absorbs the shock and allows your dog to lead the way without giving them unlimited control. Canicross is basically country-cross but for dogs.
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Get fit
You will need to start training before you can take part in one of these events. One way to do that is by taking your dog for walks in the countryside. You will also need to be fit, so instead of daily walks, the two of you can do daily runs together. Your dog will also need to be trained to stick to the path and not wander off.
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Find an event
Look for a Canicross event near you and start preparing now. A quick search on the internet will tell you where the nearest event is and it will also tell you what you need to do to be prepared. If there are no events near you, why not be the first to bring Canicross to your area?
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Watch your step
Canicross is a lot of fun, and you will both be tired by the end of the day. But since you will be running or jogging in rougher terrain than usual, be careful to watch your step. Falling is not uncommon and you do not want the fun to be ruined due to a painful injury, either for you or your canine companion.
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Cereal Treats

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Tape
Dog treats
An empty cereal box
Activity description
This activity is perfect for puppies of all ages (aren't all dogs puppies at heart anyway?). If your dog is prone to chewing on things and you don't feel like running out to buy a new toy only to find it ripped to shreds within a few minutes, then this is a fun game. Even if your dog isn't a chewer, it is a fun and safe way for them to cause a little harmless destruction. The best part is that you can play it every time you run out of cereal, so it can become a regular game for the two of you.
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Place the treats
Take the empty box and put one or two of your dog's favorite treats inside. Make sure they can see what you are doing. They might be a little confused at first, but don't worry, this is all part of the fun. You want them to be curious and invested in what you are doing.
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Tape up the box
Tape all the openings closed so that the box cannot be opened easily. You can add extra tape if you want to make the game a little trickier. Just be careful to watch them while they play so that they don't get tape stuck everywhere. The more frustrated they get with the box, the more creative they will get.
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Harmless destruction
The box might not last very long against your dog's canines, but the fun is in the destruction. You want them to tear the box to shreds, and they will be happy to get a chance to cause some destruction that doesn't get them into trouble. It is a fun game that will mentally stimulate your dog.
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Pup-cation

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Any Day
Expensive
Normal
24 - 36 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Clothes for your vacation
Activity description
Isn't it about time that you took a good vacation? You deserve to go somewhere nice and relax. There's only one problem. What will you do with your dog? Well, why don't you take them with and arrange a pet-friendly vacation? It is easier than you might think, and it would be nice to get away for a little while. You can choose where you go and what you do, all you need to do is a little research and maybe some saving. There are more and more pet-friendly places opening up, and your dog might make some new friends in the process.
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Research
First, you need to decide what to do. Think about what you like to do and decide on a vacation. Then you need to check for pet-friendly places in the area where you want to go. If there aren't enough, then choose a new place. When you find a pet-friendly hotel, just make sure that there are plenty of pet-friendly activities available.
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Preparation
Aside from the usual preparation you need to do for a vacation, you also need to prepare for your furry companion. Make sure that they will be well-behaved during the entire trip and take their favorite toys and blankets with them. If you're going on a road-trip, then make sure that your dog is familiar with travelling in a vehicle.
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Relaxation
Now is the time to have fun. Both of you deserve some time off together, and while it might be a little disorientating at first, your dog will soon be over the moon. They get to spend all day with you, and what could be better for them than that? Enjoy!
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Gourmet Dinner

You can find a whole bunch of dog food recipes on the internet, so why don't you try one of them out? You could choose one and cook a special dinner for your best friend. You will also have fun watching them pace around the kitchen, wondering what's up. Imagine their faces when you put a fully cooked gourmet meal down, cooked specially for them.

Go Shopping

Most areas have a local pet store that sells a bunch of things that your dog might find interesting. The next time you decide to go to the store, why don't you take your dog with and make a quick stop at the pet store? You two can take your time window shopping and your dog will give you an idea of what their next present should be.

Conclusion

Patterdale Terriers are among the most popular breeds in the world. They are friendly, adaptable and great around people. Besides that, they are also super cute, which always helps. They deserve and need a lot of attention. You do not want a dog that was bred to chase foxes, bored around your home. Take the time to cook them a gourmet dinner, or stay in a pet-friendly hotel for a couple of days for a change of scenery. And if they're still bored after all of that, then let them gnaw on an empty cereal box for a little while. Trust us, they'll love it.