Activities For Pekehunds

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Introduction

A cross between the Pekingese and the Dachshund, the Pekehund is a hybrid breed that offers cuteness in spades. But these dogs also make wonderful family companions, offering devotion and affection to their human family.

If you've welcomed a Pekehund into your life, you'll no doubt be aware of the importance that regular exercise and mental stimulation to your pet's general health and wellbeing. Along with human interaction and companionship, they're crucial to ensuring a happy and content pooch.

Happily, there are plenty of paw-some games, activities and adventures that can help give your Pekehund all of these essential requirements, so here are a few activities your pooch should love.

Watch a Drive-in Movie

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
2 hrs
Items needed
Car harness
Snacks
Water bowl
Activity description

Do you love curling up in front of the TV and watching a movie with your furry friend? Are you looking for a way to capture this same experience but offer something a little different and exciting for your dog at the same time?

If so, taking your pet to a drive-in movie could be just what you need. On the one hand, you and your Pekehund get to enjoy the simple pleasure of snuggling up and watching a fantastic film. On the other, your dog gets all the excitement and stimulation of a night out -- not to mention a few tasty snacks as well.

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Choose a movie
If you always have trouble agreeing with other people about what movie to see, the good thing about taking your dog is that you get to choose. Of course, you'll want to take them to something you know they'll enjoy, so make sure to check out something pet-themed if it happens to be showing. Research what's currently showing at your nearest drive-in, choose a suitable session, and make sure you stock up on movie snacks ahead of time.
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Enjoy!
All you have to do now is park your car, get comfortable and prepare to be entertained. Watching the movie is only half the fun -- the real highlight is doing it with your dog by your side. Your pooch should love the chance to out and about on an exciting adventure with you, and will happily snuggle up as they settle in to watch. Just make sure you give your pooch a few tasty treats throughout the movie -- no trip to the movies would be complete without a snack or two!
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Build Sand Sculptures

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Water bowl
Bucket and spade
Activity description

For many dogs, activities don't get much more exciting or enjoyable than taking a trip to the beach. Whether you're taking your dog for a swim or just a long walk along the sand, it's a paw-some way for your dog to stay active, get excellent mental stimulation and enjoy some one-on-one time with you.

However, you can make your dog-friendly beach day even more memorable by joining forces with your dog to build some sand sculptures. With four paws and a wagging tail to help you out, you should be able to build all manner of clever creations in the sand.

Best of all, your dog should love every second of the experience.

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Hit the beach
The first step is deciding which beach to visit. This will obviously depend on where you live, but there are a couple of essential requirements: the beach must be dog-friendly (preferably off-leash), and it must also have a nice wide stretch of sand for you to play with. Once you've chosen your beach, load your pooch into the car and follow the sound of the ocean until you reach the sand.
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Tire your pooch out
Whether or not you need to complete this step depends on your dog's energy levels. Some dogs will happily plonk down beside you in the sand and start creating sculptures right away, while others will need to burn off a little excitement and energy first. If your dog fits into the latter category, let them run and explore for a while before asking them to help you build anything.
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Start building
With your pet by your side, you can now set about crafting a paw-some sand sculpture together. Maybe you want to build a replica of your dog, sculpt a sandy mermaid, or perhaps simply go for a good old-fashioned sandcastle. Whatever you choose, it should be a wonderfully relaxing activity to enjoy with your dog by your side. And when you're done, your pooch can join in the fun of knocking your sculpture down and starting work on a new creation.
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Mud Bath

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Any Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Towel
Hose
Activity description

Is your dog attracted to mud like a moth to a flame? Do they constantly find ways to come home covered in filth, even on the driest and cleanest of days and usually after you've just washed them?

When your dog gets muddy and mucky, it's usually a frustrating and time-consuming experience for dog owners. But when you actively encourage your dog to get a little dirty and splosh around in the mud -- well, let's just say it's a much more enjoyable experience. 

So the next time you come across a muddy puddle, why not just let your dog go nuts and get as dirty as possible?

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Find mud
This step may feel a little unnatural to any owner who spends a whole lot of time and energy keeping their dog clean, but now it's time to actively seek out the biggest, sloppiest patch of mud you can find. Maybe it's in your yard or at a local park -- as long as there's been a decent amount of recent rain and you don't live right in the heart of a big city, it shouldn't be too hard to find.
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Get muddy
Your pooch probably won't need too much encouragement to launch themselves headfirst into a puddle of mud, but the fact that you're actively suggesting that they do so may come as something of a surprise. Whatever qualms they may have, rest assured your pooch will overcome them quite quickly and soon feel right at home jumping, sploshing, rolling and slipping in the mud patch you've found. If it looks like they're having a lot of fun, you might even want to join them.
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Cleaning time
You knew this step was coming, but hopefully the joy of watching your dog have a grand old time in the slop will make what comes next well worth it. Getting your dog clean may involve the use of the hose, a bucket, an old towel or two and plenty of elbow grease. Just make sure you dry your dog thoroughly and take care to get all the mud off them before letting them back in your car or home.
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Puppy Paw-ty

Treat your furry friend by throwing them a surprise birthday party complete with lots of games, a dog-friendly birthday cake and heaps of four-legged guests.

DIY Treat-dispensing Toy

Need a treat-dispensing toy to provide boredom-busting mental stimulation for your Pekehund? Don't fork out big bucks at your local pet supply store; grab a drill and an old tennis ball to make the toy yourself.

Conclusion

These are just a few of the excellent activities you can share with your Pekehund, but there are plenty of other paw-some ways you can entertain and amuse your canine pal. Whichever activities you choose, make sure they give you and your dog a chance to spend a whole lot of quality time together -- that's what your pooch wants more than anything else in the world, so make sure you spoil them with as much attention as possible.