Activities For Perro Fino Colombianos

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Introduction

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. 

Hiking

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Sunny Day
Free
Hard
1 - 3 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Doggy waste bag
Snacks
Water
Activity description

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. 

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Find a hiking spot
Even though your Fino Hound is more than capable of tackling any terrain, that doesn’t mean you will be able to. Therefore, spend a little time researching nearby hiking tracks that both you and your furry friend can handle. You may find several different dog-friendly hiking locations will tick all the boxes for you and your pup. However, pay attention to weather conditions. Some hiking destinations will not be suitable during those wetter times of the year.
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Pack a bag
Being prepared for any eventuality is a must, even though you may only be planning on leaving the house for a few hours at most. Aside from taking yourself and your faithful companion on this journey, you may also benefit from packing snacks for you both, fresh water, a first aid kit, and a mobile device. Mother Nature is a harsh mistress, and ensuring you’re prepared for any adverse weather conditions or terrain challenges is crucial.
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Start hiking
Given the nature of your Fino Hound, you’re bound to find they’re ready to go for a hike long before you are. Once you’ve started your walk, be sure to pay attention to your surroundings. Keep an eye on your pooch as you battle challenging surfaces and terrain and watch out for other wildlife as well. Where possible, keep your pup on their leash until you trust they won’t run off without you.
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Hunting

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Any Day
Expensive
Hard
5 - 10 hrs
Items needed
Snacks
GPS tracker
Rucksack
Jacket
Water
Leash
Activity description

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.  

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Gather supplies
Given the complexities of nature, there’s every reason to have a game plan before you head into the wilderness. Even though your pup is well-equipped to hunt in challenging conditions, you need to make sure you’re both ready for the adventure. Write a list, pack everything and check it twice, then get ready for the trip. That wagging tail is undoubtedly going to be enough of a sign that it’s time to go.
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Go hunting
Once your bags are packed, it’s time to get out into the wilderness! Fino Hounds are quite happy to hunt as part of a pack, or alone, and are both faithful and loyal to remain by your side. However, the dog’s best feature on this trip is going to be its nose. Always be ready for them to catch onto a scent and take off. You are sure to find they know something is around long before you do. Then, once you head home after your long adventure, you can give them a treat, pat them for being a good dog, and let them sleep off the day’s adventures.
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Scent Games

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Any Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Treats
Cups
Activity description

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. 

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Set up the game
To play scent games, you need plenty of treats and a few cups as well. Firstly, you need to make sure these cups won’t break if you drop them or won’t crush when chewed by little dog teeth. Therefore, a plastic cup is probably going to be the best option. Find a flat surface or a wide open area for you and your dog to spend time together. Set the cups up in a line on the flat surface and have treats at the ready.
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Play the game
When your dog is ready for action, place a treat or two under one cup to get them warmed up. Your furry friend will then use their mega senses to sniff out that treat from underneath. Once they realize that this is a fun game that provides both mental stimulation and a yummy treat, they'll be ready for more.
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Step it up a notch
The next step is the most challenging, but you’re sure to find it’s easy for a Fino Hound. Once you place the treat in the cup, and they have seen you do it, switch the cups around. They won’t have a visual idea of where it is, but they will need to hone their senses to sniff out that elusive snack.
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Nature Walk

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. 

Dog Park

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. 

Conclusion

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.