The Perro Fino Colombiano, also known as the Colombian Fino Hound, is an all-around good doggo. They are inquisitive, excellent hunters, have noses like bloodhounds, and then make exceptional family pets. You can rely on them to be the perfect hunting companion, but then they become your children’s best friend at home as well. They work well as a pack, get on with other dogs, and aren’t wary of strangers either. Therefore, if you’re a family of outdoor adventurers, a Perro Fino Colombiano, or Fino Hound, could be the dog for you. However, even though your Hound may like to snuggle down on their bed for a long nap, they also want to go on adventures and explore. Here are a few of the many activities your dog will love.
Traditionally, people bred Fino Hounds as hunting dogs for the challenging terrain in Colombia. Even with rocky hills, steep inclines, and arid conditions, a Fino Hound shows no signs of not being able to tackle it. Therefore, if you need a hiking buddy, a Fino Hound is more than happy to oblige. Not a breed to lose 200 years of adaptation, you will find they clamber up those rock faces as if they were flat land. If your dog is getting itchy paws and is ready for excitement, a one to three-hour hike could be what the doctor ordered. All you need is a bit of sunshine, a leash, fresh water, food, and a doggy waste bag.
If you own a Fino Hound, you’re bound to enjoy hunting. After all, people breed these dogs for that very reason. Therefore, when you find your freezer is getting low on supplies, it might be time to head out into the wilderness with man’s best friend to restock. You can take your Fino Hound hunting in any conditions without them faltering but be sure to carry everything you both need to do so safely. Take their leash, put a jacket on them as well as a dog rucksack and GPS tracker, and carry enough food and water for you both. As an extra precaution, carry enough supplies to last overnight – even if you intend on only hunting during the day.
While all dogs have a good nose, the nose of a Fino Hound is their best asset. They can use them to sniff out anything – whether it’s a piece of meat on your dinner plate or a deer in a dense forest. If the weather has been less than ideal, or you don’t feel like venturing outdoors to give your pup their much-needed activity time, you can instead opt for inside scent games. Help to hone those senses while stimulating their mind at the same time.
Fino Hounds are more than happy to hang out with their human family and do what you do, but they also do enjoy the company of other dogs. If you don’t have the time to adopt another dog, provide your pup with socialization at a dog park. You are sure to find they love being able to run around with other pups, while also smelling all the other scents they’ve left behind as well. What’s more, it gives you a chance to interact with other dog owners in a new social setting.
If you’re time poor, but your pup is hankering for an adventure, a quick nature walk might tick all the boxes. While it won’t take a lot of time, it does provide them with the stimulation they require – both mentally and physically. Walking tracks are abundant, including those with signs featuring estimated times. Do your research to find one that takes 30 minutes to an hour, and by the time you get home, your pup will be more than ready for a nap.
If your beloved Fino Hound is driving you barking mad because they want you to entertain them, then don’t keep them waiting! Take them on a hiking adventure, a hunting journey, or for a simple stroll to the dog park. You’re sure to find that spending time with your pup is all it takes to get their tail wagging and their needs for stimulation covered.