Activities For Puglands

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Introduction

The Pugland is a designer dog that is developed by mixing the Pug and the West Highland White Terrier. Since both parent breeds are small-sized, it is only natural that the Pugland will also have the same build. However, like most tiny breeds, they can exhibit the “small dog syndrome” and be a bit spirited and confident in nature. But, despite their spunky attitude, Puglands can be very warm and loving when around their families. They also learn quite easily, although you may need some extra patience and a steadfast attitude when training them. All in all, the Pugland has the makings of the perfect family pet.  

Boat Trip

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Normal
6 hrs
Items needed
Flotation device
Food
Water
Doggy bowl
Toys
Leash
Activity description

Do you like to go on boat trips during the weekends but hate leaving your furbaby behind? Or are you looking for a new activity to try with your pooch? If yes, you might want to go spend the day out on a boat. Puglands, just like most canines, love spending as much time as possible with their owners, even if it means being on a boat, whether it is a kayak, speed boat, a yacht or a dinghy. While on your trip, you can try a variety of tasks - from fishing or sailing to swimming and water sports. A boat trip is a fun activity and a one-of-a-kind bonding moment for you and your best friend. 

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Prepare the things you need
Before you go on your boat trip, you obviously need to make sure that you have everything you require with you. In case you forget something and you are already out in the water, it would be nearly impossible to go back for it. For your dog, make sure that they have plenty of fresh water and food as well as a flotation device. Bring some toys for your pooch as well to prevent them from getting bored while on board.
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Enjoy your boat trip
When you are all packed for yourself and your dog, head out to the boat and start sailing. Whether your purpose for boating is fishing, swimming or just relaxing, try and get your dog involved in your activities. You can even stop and take a dip with your pooch; just make sure they have their flotation vest on to prevent the possibility of drowning. You can end the boat trip by sharing a meal and some drinks while watching the sunset from your boat.
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Backyard Play

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
30 - 60 min
Items needed
Water
Toys
Activity description

Even though they are small in size, Puglands are an active breed and require a moderate amount of exercise to keep them satisfied and healthy. Normally, they need to engage in around 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity daily if you want them to be fully happy. A good solution to keep your pooch physically and mentally stimulated is by letting them play out in your backyard. By letting your Pugland loose in your yard, you are giving them endless opportunities for playtime and stimulation. A few tweaks here and there can turn your backyard into your dog’s very own personal space. 

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Make your yard dog-friendly
Puglands can easily be satisfied; all they need are a few toys and a big space to move around in. While your backyard is the perfect playing spot for your pooch, you have to make sure that it is safe. This means removing any plants that may be toxic to your dog and putting up a fence or barrier to keep them from running off. Place some toys all over the yard so that your dog has options.
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Bring your dog out for playtime
Once you have converted your yard into a “dog zone”, bring your pooch out and let them play. While outside, you can join your dog for some bonding time and play fetch or Frisbee. Otherwise, you can get your dog to do their own thing and watch them run around or chase some squirrels or play with sprinklers. Just make sure that there is a bowl of water or a drinking station readily available for your pooch in case they get tired and thirsty.
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Tennis Ball of Treats

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Any Day
Free
Easy
15 - 30 min
Items needed
Tennis ball
Treats
Knife or cutter
Activity description

Puglands are generally active and love getting some form of stimulation, both physically and mentally. However, this does not mean that they always need to spend their time outdoors. As a matter of fact, Puglands are considered an indoor breed, which means that they would rather stay inside their homes than being outside. To keep your dog from getting bored indoors, you can get them to play a puzzle game. While there are readily-available puzzle games at the pet store, you may opt to save some money and create a puzzle game yourself. A good example of a DIY puzzle game is the “tennis ball of treats”. This is a clever twist on the “find the treat” game that can get your dog’s mind racing. 

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Create the toy
As the name suggests, you will need an old tennis ball and some of your dog’s favorite treats. Using a knife or a cutter, cut a hole on the tennis ball. Make sure that this hole is just the right size: big enough to put treats in but not that big that the treats can easily fall out. Then, fill up the ball with doggy treats.
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Let your dog play
Once you have created the tennis ball of treats, call your dog’s attention with the ball. When you have piqued your dog’s interest, you can roll the ball on the floor and have your pooch chase it. Chances are your dog will smell the treats and will try to take them out. At this stage, you can leave your dog on their own while they try to figure out how to successfully get the treats from inside the ball.
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Basic Obedience Training

Puglands are loving and friendly in nature. However, they may inherit the strong-willed and tenacious nature of their parent breeds, which can make them hard to manage on occasion. Thus, you can benefit by putting your pooch through some basic obedience training. Start with simple commands and train one command at a time. You may even enroll your Pugland in an obedience class to help them become more compliant.

Visit an Outdoor Market

Visiting outdoor markets is always an exciting activity because of the variety of things being sold. Another pro when it comes to these types of markets is that you can take your dog with you. The next time an outdoor or farmer’s market takes place in your area, bring your best furry friend along for some shopping and bonding. 

Conclusion

The saying “big things come in small packages” is the perfect description for the Pugland. This breed’s small body holds the confidence and attitude of dogs that are ten times their size. But don’t be fooled by their gutsy temperament; the Pugland is a wonderful family pet that gets along well with others. Those looking for a great home companion will find Puglands to be the perfect fit.