Activities For Pugmatians

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Introduction

A small to medium-sized breed, the beautiful Pugmatian is a cross between two of the world's most distinctive dog breeds: the cute and cuddly Pug and the boisterous and playful Dalmatian. Loving and friendly, these gorgeous dogs are wonderful companions and can adapt to a wide range of living situations. 

However, the Pugmatian is an intelligent breed that needs plenty of regular mental challenges, while daily exercise is also a must to keep your pet in good shape. To help you meet your dog's care needs as well as give you a paw-fect excuse to spend more time with your furry friend, here are three grrr-eat games your Pugmatian will love.

Take Your Dog to Work

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1 day
Items needed
Leash
Bedding
Treats
Water bowl
Activity description

Is the hardest part of going to work leaving your dog behind? Does your pooch give you a heartbreaking, mournful stare each morning when you leave for work?

Well, instead of leaving your dog behind and pining for them all day long, you might want to look into the possibility of taking your pet to work. An increasing number of businesses are adopting a more open-minded approach to pets in the workplace, so it's worth finding out whether your dog would be welcome to join you for a day.

Not only will this provide great mental stimulation for your pet, it'll mean the two of you get to spend the whole day together.

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Get the okay
Before you get ahead of yourself and start planning your pet's paw-fect work day, ask your boss or supervisor if it'd be possible to bring your dog to work for a day. If you're unsure what the response will be, this is a conversation worth preparing for. There are numerous studies about the positive effects dogs can have on our mental health and social connectedness, so arm yourself with some useful stats and facts first.
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Plan your day
Next, take some time to plan ahead and ensure that the whole day will run smoothly. Where in your workplace will your dog spend the day? Is there anywhere they're not allowed to go? How/when will you take them out to go to the bathroom? You'll also need to pack everything your dog will need to feel at home, including comfortable bedding, toys, treats and a water bowl.
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Go to work
You'll no doubt have a spring in your step as you head into work with your canine companion in tow. You'll also attract plenty of interest from your co-workers, so give your dog a chance to lap up all the attention. However, make sure your pooch is on their best behavior and that you don't let your furry friend become too much of a distraction -- after all, you'll want them to be invited back as often as possible.
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Doggy Date

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Moderate
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1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Activity description

How often do you take the time to truly spoil your pooch with some one-on-one time? If your fur-kid is one of the most important things in your life, sometimes it's good to show them just how special they really are.

One of the best ways to do this is to take your pet on a date.

This is an especially good idea if you and your pet have been together for a while and have fallen into a steady but slightly boring routine. By treating your pet to a memorable outing, you'll be able to enjoy plenty of quality time together and remind your Pugmatian just how much you love them.

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Plan the paw-fect date
Think of a truly unique and memorable way you can spoil your pooch. Rather than everyday activities like going to the dog park or taking a walk, think of something completely different and exciting your pet will love. This could mean dinner at a pet-friendly restaurant, a weekend getaway at a pet-friendly hotel, an outing to a new park or attraction near you -- it really is up to you.
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Spoil your pet
All you have to do now is make your pet feel like the most important dog in the world, so put your phone away and devote all your attention to your furry friend. Talk to them, give them treats, pamper them, give lots of cuddles, and generally enjoy the simple pleasure of spending time with your pooch. Hopefully you have such a grrr-eat time that you decide to make doggy date nights a regular part of your schedule.
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Road Trip

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Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Dog harness
Leash
Activity description

When you feel like you need to get away from it all, sometimes there's nothing better than hopping in the car and just driving wherever the mood takes you. Of course, every road trip is a whole lot more enjoyable when you bring your dog along for the ride.

You don't need to be a rocket scientist to work out that dogs love car trips, and your pooch will be thrilled with the opportunity to ride along and explore a wide range of new sights and smells. But the best part of all is the chance to just be with their human.

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Get ready
Some people prefer to just get in the car and go on the spur of the moment. This way, you can just follow your nose and see where the drive takes you. Others like to have a rough route in mind, or at least a final destination -- for example, there might be a paw-some dog beach you and your pet haven't yet had a chance to visit. Whichever approach you choose, make sure your dog is safely secured in the car before setting off.
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Go
With your dog loaded into the car and plenty of snacks for the journey, hit the road and see where you end up. There's no need to hurry, so take it slow and let your dog enjoy taking in the different surroundings. Sing along to some tunes, chat to your pooch, and simply enjoy doing something a little different to the daily grind.
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Flyball

If you're looking for a fun and active sport that will let your dog burn off some pent-up energy, give flyball a try. This frenetic doggy relay is paw-some fun for competitors and spectators alike.

Home Obstacle Course

Stuck inside with a bored pooch on a rainy day? Set up an agility course using furniture and other household items to give your dog a physical and mental workout.

Conclusion

Though the Pugmatian is quite a rare breed mix, this lovable hybrid has a lot to offer to the right owner. As an owner, it's your responsibility to give your dog all the love, attention, exercise, and fun and games they need to live a long and happy life. The activities listed here are a paw-some place to start, and will hopefully give you the inspiration you need to keep finding new and exciting ways to entertain your canine pal.