Activities For Polish Hunting Dogs

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Introduction

Literature shows that Polish Hunting Dogs have been man’s best friend since as early as the 13th century. Given that Poland is home to dense forest, they are the perfect dog to work their way through it, hunting out the scent of their prey. While Polish Hunting Dogs are now both family pets and avid hunters, they still require a lot of time and exercise. After all, with roots dating back several hundred years where they led active lifestyles, it’s not a trait to remove with ease. Therefore, if you own a Polish Hunting Dog, you’re going to need to cater to their fitness requirements. Here’s how. 

Hunting

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

If you own a Polish Hunting Dog, there’s every possibility you or a family member will be an avid hunter. After all, owners bred them for hunting, and it can be tough to stop them getting into the thrill of the hunt. Therefore, the perfect activity for a Polish Hunting dog is, of course, a trip in the great outdoors. While you might be gone all day in challenging conditions, you will find man’s best friend can more than keep up. All you need is decent outdoor gear, tracking devices to keep track of your pup, and plenty of food and water. Polish Hunting Dogs are very loyal to their owners, so you will find that when they’re not sniffing out the prey for you, they’re by your side, traipsing the countryside along with you. 

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Pack your gear
If you’re not well equipped for a hunting trip, you can find yourself in trouble very quickly. Even if you only plan to be away for the day, it’s crucial to pack as if you would be staying overnight. Prepare a list of everything you need, then double check it’s there. Your dog will need fresh water and food, a GPS tracker, so you know where they are, a first aid kit, a dog jacket and rucksack, and gear for yourself as well. A leash can also be helpful for when you need them to remain close.
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Find the best hunting spot
To make sure your outing with your furry friend is as rewarding as possible, you may like to do some research on finding the best hunting location. The terrain is also something to take into consideration, as are weather and prey animals. If you’re not that familiar with the best spots, a search online can help you to track down those excellent hunting locations. There are bound to be other hunters who regularly make journeys with their dogs, so put feelers out and secure that lucrative destination.
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Go hunting
Now that you have your gear packed and a suitable hunting location in mind, it’s time to get going. Once your pup hears your pickup roar to life, they’re bound to be wagging their tail and ready to go. Make sure they are well fed before you head off, don’t forget that fresh water for the journey, and be prepared for all eventualities. Most importantly, tell loved ones where you are going and when you expect to be back. A hunting trip is an exciting adventure with man’s best friend, but being safe while you’re out there is exceptionally important.
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Run or Walk

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Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Doggy waste bag
Activity description

Polish Hunting Dogs are not animals to relax at home doing nothing. They are energetic, full of life, and want to be doing something all the time. If left to their own devices, they soon get bored. Therefore, a walk or run in any weather is a free and convenient way of letting them burn off energy. If you own a Polish Hunting Dog, you will soon learn that you need to be an active owner to keep up with their needs.  Grab their leash, a doggy waste bag to clean up after them, and get going. You’re sure to find your pup will arrive home tired and ready for sleep. 

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Choose a route
To ensure your pup gets as much exercise as possible, choose a course that’s bound to test their skill set. A quick walk or jog around the block is not going to cut it, so you need to think broader. Think about local parks, walking tracks and trails, and consider places where dogs can run free and enjoy themselves as well. You will soon find out whether your pup is not getting enough exercise, for a shorter route means they come home still as full of energy as when you left the house.
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Get going
With a plan of action, it’s now time to head out. If you’re an avid runner yourself, your dog will love having to keep up with you as you make your way around your set route. Every now and again, alter your pace and give them the chance to sniff around and enjoy their surroundings. While your Polish Hunting Dog loves the thrill of the chase, bounding around and burning off energy, they are also called scent hounds for a reason – they love smelling everything around them. Therefore, you can offer your dog the best of both worlds by sprinting, jogging, walking, then slowing down so they can enjoy everything that’s around them.
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Cycling

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Any Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Bike Leash
Doggy waste bag
Activity description

While of course, your Polish Hunting Dog can’t put a helmet on and pedal a bicycle, but he can run alongside yours. If you’re not one to pound the pavement, then getting out in any weather with your dog’s leash attached to your handlebar can be a way in which for you to both get exercise. As this particular breed is very faithful, loyal, and obedient when trained, you should have no problem getting them to run alongside you. What’s more, you’re able to go faster and tire them out while you’re pedaling a bike opposed to running beside them. 

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Prepare your bike and dog
Cycling with a dog takes practice, and it’s not going to be something your pup will do the first time correctly. What’s more, a regular walking leash won’t do. You need to invest in a bike leash that offers additional rigid space between the bike and the dog so they won’t bump into the bike. You must also make sure your dog is confident on his standard leash first. Install the bike leash onto your bike, make sure your bike is in good working condition, then you’re ready to go.
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Go biking
With the leash in place and your dog sitting at the door waiting to go, nothing is holding you back. Clip them on then get cycling! It doesn’t matter which route you travel; your faithful companion will enjoy coming along for the ride. They benefit from that much-needed exercise to keep them out of trouble, while you too, enjoy a routine and fitness as well. The best part about cycling with your pup is how tired they get on the journey. Therefore, when you finally make your way home, they will be more than happy to curl up and go to sleep.
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Dog Daycare

Dog ownership is rewarding, but it can also be time-consuming. If you need to work full time, you may find that dog daycare is a way in which to ensure they get all the fulfillment they need. You can drop them off in the morning as you head to work, then pick them up at the end of the day. You can then rest assured they’ve had a day full of fun and excitement playing with their new furry friends.  

Dog Park

A trip to the dog park is an exciting adventure for a Polish Hunting Dog. Because of their history as a scent hound, the park becomes a kaleidoscope of smells for them to follow and enjoy. What’s more, it gives them an opportunity to interact with other dogs. They can bound around, say hello to their new friends, then come home ready for a long nap to prepare them for the next day of adventures. 

Conclusion

Polish Hunting Dogs are loyal, faithful family pets, but people breed them for a purpose: to hunt. Therefore, if you own one of these pawesome pups, you need to make sure they get as much excitement and activity in their day as possible. If you try out any of these activities above, you’re sure to find your furry friend is a well-rounded dog who’s faithful and loyal for your entire friendship.