Activities For Pugaliers

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Introduction

The Pugalier is a gorgeous hybrid breed created by crossing the adorable Pug and the lovable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Known for their affectionate nature and oh-so-cute looks, Pugaliers make excellent family pets and can live happily in a wide range of households.

While their exercise requirements aren't overly excessive, these loyal pooches still benefit from regular physical exercise as well as the chance to exercise their brains. Any excuse to spend some time cuddling up with their humans will also be seized with both paws.

With all this in mind, what are some excellent activities your Pugalier will enjoy? Read on to find out.

TV Time

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Any Day
Free
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
TV
Couch
Activity description

At the end of a long day, sometimes there's nothing you'd rather do than just curl up on the couch in front of the TV. And regardless of whether you live alone or you've got a big family, your Pugalier would love nothing more than to be right there on the couch beside you.

So whenever you sit down for a night in front of the tube, it's a good idea to make sure your furry friend is right in the middle of the action. It's a simple way to relax, bond, and give your pooch the human companionship they need.

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Get comfy
Comfort is key to the success of any night spent in front of the TV. First things first: make sure there's plenty of room on the couch for your pet to get comfy and snuggle up to you. A soft blanket makes a welcome addition in winter, while a small treat or two doesn't go astray (but only if your pooch is on their best behavior).
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Sit back and relax
Netflix, the news, an old sitcom -- it doesn't really matter what you watch. The most important thing to do is to remember to give your pooch plenty of attention and pats. You might like to tell them about your day, explain storylines from your favorite show to them, or just sit back and quietly enjoy each other's company. It's the paw-fect way to spend a night in with your Pugalier.
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Picnic in the Park

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Picnic blankets
Food (for you and your dog)
Water
Toys
Activity description

When the weather is fine and it's just too nice a day to be locked up inside, why not treat your Pugalier to a picnic lunch? Your pooch should love spending an hour or two relaxing in the sunshine with you, playing a few games, and, of course, enjoying a nutritious lunch. You can follow up lunch with a relaxing stroll through the park to investigate some new sights, sounds, and smells, all of which adds up to a grrr-eat day out for you and your dog.

If you're keen to have a picnic with your Pugalier, planning your outing is quite simple.

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Pick your spot
The perfect picnic spot needs a pretty outlook, sun or shade (depending on the weather conditions), and plenty of grassy space where you can spread out a blanket. You'll obviously need to look for a park where dogs are allowed, and if there's an off-leash area nearby, then even better.
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Pack your picnic
You might feel like chowing down on a cheese platter, dips, crackers, and fresh fruit, but what about your dog? Make sure you throw in a lunchtime snack as well as some tasty treats and water for your canine companion. A picnic blanket is also essential, while bringing along a ball and some of your pet's other favorite toys will help keep them entertained.
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Picnic time
What you decide to do at your picnic is entirely up to you and your dog. You might choose a food first and games later approach, or you might want to have some playtime first so you can work up an appetite. Alternatively, you might decide it's a good day to just curl up on the blanket and relax, taking some time to graze on snacks all afternoon long. Sounds like our idea of the paw-fect picnic!
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Find the Food

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
15 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description

Does your Pugalier have a healthy appetite? Do they regularly get distracted by interesting smells and odors, dropping everything they're doing (and often completely ignoring you) while they investigate a scent trail?

If this sounds like your dog, chances are they'll love this fun and simple game you can play at home. This is basically a treasure hunt where you encourage your dog to find treats you've hidden around the home. It's a grrr-eat way for them to exercise their mind and put their impressive sniffing power to good use, and it's easy to enjoy either indoors or out when weather permits.

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Hide some treats
When your dog is out of the room, hide a few treats in easy-to-find spots. You can then bring your dog into the room and lead them to the first treat, before encouraging them to search for the other tasty morsels you've hidden. Hopefully, your dog will quickly get the hint that by following their nose, they'll be rewarded with a delicious snack.
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Increase the difficulty
Once your dog has fully wrapped their head around the treasure hunt concept, you can start making the hunt a little more challenging. Your hiding spots can become more difficult and the search area can become larger, all of which should provide extra mental stimulation for your pet and keep them busy for longer.
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Day at the Beach

Even if your Pugalier isn't a keen swimmer, a trip to the beach is a paw-some way for them to get some exercise and explore new surroundings.

Tug of War

A simple game of tug of war is an easy way to have a bit of fun with your pet and help them work off some excess energy.

Walkies

Pugaliers aren't the most active of dogs, but they'll love being taken for a daily walk so they can stretch their legs and explore new sights and smells.

Conclusion

If you're looking for a dog that'll jog five miles with you or tackle a challenging mountain hike, the Pugalier isn't the right choice. But if you want a pet who will love spending time with you and offer plenty of love and affection, a Pugalier might just be your paw-fect pet. And if you're willing to treat and spoil them with some of the activities on this list, you'll be rewarded with a cuddly companion who will provide you with many years of happiness.