Activities For Poogles

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Introduction

Believed to have been first developed during the 1980s in the United States, the Poogle is a designer dog that is a cross between the Poodle and the Beagle. Characterized by a small build, stout body and often wavy hair, similar to that of their Poodle parent, this hybrid is known to be extremely affectionate and smart. In fact, because of the loving nature of the Poogle, they are often recommended for singles, families with children and even seniors who live alone. For individuals who are looking for the ultimate companion, the Poogle may be the perfect fit for you. 

Canine Reading Program

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Certification
Activity description

The Poogle is notable for being good around people, especially with children. There are several ways for you to take advantage of this quality and do something good at the same time. One of the best programs that you and your dog can volunteer in is a canine reading program. In this activity, your dog can serve as an attentive listener to a kid who has reading problems. Most of the kids in these programs deal with low self-esteem that stems from their difficulties in reading. As a result, canine reading programs were designed so that these struggling children will have a support system and non-judgmental listener to read to. 

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Find an organization to volunteer in
If you want your dog to participate in a canine reading program, the first step you have to take is to find an organization that offers such programs. There are lots of these organizations locally and across the country. For instance, Therapy Dogs International has the “Tail Waggin Tutors” program. Find one in your area or one that appeals to your preferences.
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Get your dog certified
The next step would be for your dog to receive a certification as a therapy animal. The process for this varies among organizations; there are some organizations that accept certifications from accredited clubs while there are some that have their own tests which your dog must pass. Regardless, your dog needs to undergo training and an exam in order for them to volunteer in the canine reading program.
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Start participating in programs
Once your dog passes and becomes certified, they can start volunteering in the canine reading programs. More often than not, the organization itself will be the one to assign your dog to a child. Your beloved dog can then make an impact in a struggling reader’s life and help them become more confident in their abilities.
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Pool Games

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Hot Day
Cheap
Easy
30 - 60 min
Items needed
Kiddie pool
Floating toys
Activity description

During hot days, there’s no better feeling than to get drenched in cold water; this holds true for both humans and dogs. Moreover, dogs are innately attracted to water, with the Poogle not being an exception. With their size, however, it would be safer for Poogles to play in a small and contained area. If you want your dog to have some fun in the water, you can simply set up a kiddie pool in your backyard. Cheap to buy, the kiddie pool can be filled quickly, providing hours of fun. Having your own pool presents a lot of opportunities for playing and ensures that you get to keep an eye on your dog at all times. There are many games that you can play in your personal pool without having to leave your own home. 

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Buy a kiddie pool
For some water-filled fun, you will need to have your own pool. Hard-sided children's pools are widely available in most children’s stores and outdoor shops. Find one that is just the right size for your Poogle; one that is not too big but has enough space for your pooch to swim around and play in.
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Play some water games
Once you have your pool, set it up in the backyard and fill it up with water. Choosing a shady area is the best idea. With your dog’s own pool, the possibilities are endless. You can simply let your dog swim around or you can add in some toys into the mix. There are so many games that you can try, including pool fetch and pirate, among others.
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Charity Race

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Water
Activity description

Despite their small size, Poogles are actually quite active and need a good amount of exercise on a daily basis. Running is one of the best exercise options for a dog such as the Poogle. While running can be done just about anywhere - from your own backyard to public dog parks - you can take things to a whole new level by joining a charity race instead. Most of these charity races allow participants to bring their pets. These events are a fun way to raise some money for a worthy cause, get your heart rates up and to bring your pooch out for some support. 

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Find a race
If you want to participate in a charity race, you have to do your research and find a race whose cause is something you'd like to contribute to. It can be anything from a local race to a more renowned one. For example, the “Paws for a Cause” charity race, which is held annually in Greenville, South Carolina, encourages participants to bring their dogs to the race, with the proceeds going cancer research.
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Run for a cause
Once you find a race that you would like to join, call the organization before signing up and confirm that you can bring your dog with you. If yes, finalize your registration. In the weeks leading up to the race, go out for a quick run with your dog as part of your training for the actual race. Increase the distance each week as you both build stamina. On race day, make sure that your dog is securely leashed as you go along the race. Also, always check for signs of fatigue and stop every now and then so you and your dog can hydrate.
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Puzzle Games

Poogles don’t just need physical exercise; they should also receive a fair amount of mental stimulation. One of the best ways to challenge your Poogle’s mind, and to keep them occupied, is through puzzle games. There are so many of these games to choose from and are easily available in all pet stores across the country. 

Grooming Day

While not really a high-maintenance breed, Poogles do need their fair share of grooming in order to stay clean. This breed also not-so-secretly loves being pampered. Giving your dog a nice bath is a good way to keep them clean and to reinforce your bond at the same time. 

Conclusion

With the wits of a Poodle and the curiosity of the Beagle, it is no wonder that the Poogle hybrid is one of the smartest designer breeds today. They continue to grow in popularity today, thanks in large part to how friendly and loving they are. Poogles are a superb choice for those who want to have a day-to-day companion that will shower them with love and affection.