Activities For Posavac Hounds

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Introduction

All dogs do that thing where they give you this mournful expression when begging for food or when they want you to take them for a walk, but Posavac Hounds take it to a whole new level. They are known for their gentle expressions, and when they give you the whole puppy-dog routine, you cannot look away. It is as if those eyes look deep into your soul and make you feel guilty for not giving everything you have to this adorable dog. Here are a few simple activities to keep your wallet and sanity intact since those eyes give them an unfair advantage.

Nursing Home Visit

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Any Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Activity description
As we have discussed, Posavac Hounds are known for their gentle expressions. Their expressions aren't the only things that are gentle about them, they also have beautiful personalities. There are people who could use a gentle soul around them and would love to pet your wonderful dog. Nursing homes are a great place to take your dog if you want them to meet new faces. Most nursing homes have people who would love some comfort that only a dog can give, and most homes would love to have the two of you over. By the end of the day, the both of you will be feeling very good about life.
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Contact a home
It might be a good idea to contact the home first rather than just show up unannounced. They may also want to meet up with your dog to see whether it would be a good idea. The staff can also tell you when is a good time to show up.
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Visit the home
Once you have scheduled the visit, go with your dog. This is a given, but since it is a new environment, you might need to guide them through it. Your dog will be a hit, they just don't know it yet.
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Be responsible
If you want to do this, you need to do so regularly. Your dog and the people at the home will become used to the visits and they will form bonds. You need to visit regularly to keep them from feeling sad or doing more damage than good.
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Obedience Classes

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Treats
Water for hydration
Activity description
Do not let those gentle eyes fool you, every dog needs to be trained or else they will channel their intellect into more destructive avenues. You can train them yourself, but if you don't have the time then it would be a good idea to enroll your dog in obedience class. This is where they will learn an array of tricks and good behavior from a qualified trainer. It will also give your dog the chance to interact with other dogs and become better acquainted with them. The benefits cannot be understated, so do yourself a favor and find some training classes near you.
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Find classes
You can go online and find out which classes are available in your area. If there are a lot of classes available, you can check online reviews or talk to fellow dog owners for references. It is important that you find the right fit for your dog.
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Attend the classes
Taking your dog to obedience classes is like dropping a child off at school for the first time. It can be a little traumatic for both of you. Go with your dog to the first class, or if the classes allow it, go to all of them. This will prevent your dog from becoming overwhelmed, and you will see firsthand how the classes are helping your dog. Many obedience schools want the owner to participate; if this is the best fit for you, be sure to enroll in that type of class.
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Be impressed
You know that your dog is intelligent, but they will still surprise you nonetheless. They will pick up new tricks in no time and surprise you with their behavior. It will be fun to see all the things your dog will now be able to do.
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Backpacking

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
2 - 3 hrs
Items needed
Snacks
Water
Leash
Activity description
Posavac Hounds were originally hunting dogs. They belong in the great outdoors and will find great pleasure in spending the day in the wild. If you take your dog for a hike with you, it will feel as though you have given them the best gift in the world. They will relish the time away from fences and walls. In fact, you better keep a close eye on them in case they get too excited. Be sure to pack a lot of water and snacks because this activity will make you hungry. If you choose to hike in an unfamiliar area, be sure to take a map along.
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Find a spot
Finding an area to hike is very important. You want to choose a place that will allow you to bring your dog. Choosing a place that is recommended by others is a good idea, this will turn the activity into an adventure that the both of you will enjoy to the fullest.
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Prepare for the adventure
Before you can start on your epic adventure, there is a measure of preparation that is needed. Your dog needs to be able to obey simple commands, such as stop and stay. If they are too young or untrained, you could lose them on the trail. Many owners will choose to keep the leash on their trekking companion the first few times out. Be sure to pack enough food and water for the both of you.
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Explore
Do not be afraid to let your dog explore. This will be a new experience for them, so let them enjoy it to the max. If they are on the leash, let them lead the way. That way you can come home with a happy, tired and content dog. Don't forget to have fun too!
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Tug of War

When all else fails, this classic will always be on your side. No matter the weather, or which object you're tugging on, it always manages to keep your dog interested. So, when they least expect it, spring a game of tug of war on them. They will love it, we promise.

Picnic

If you look outside and think, "what a lovely day", then it is a good day for a picnic. Pack some of your favorite foods and head off to a pet-friendly area. The two of you can have some fun and enjoy the beautiful day. You can never go wrong with a picnic.

Conclusion

Dogs have the gift to look at you, and without saying anything, you know how they are feeling or what they want. They are expressive creatures. Posavac Hounds are no different, in fact, they might be a little more expressive. You know why they are known for their eyes because you have been on the receiving end of one of their beseeching stares. Which is why you need to take your Hound hiking, share their love with other people or play a simple game of tug of war. These activities won't just make you feel closer to your dog, they will leave you feeling uplifted.