Activities For Pyredoodles

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Introduction

The Pyredoodle is a stunning dog breed that's a combination of the intelligent and tame Great Pyrenees mixed with the elegant standard Poodle. Known as a devoted guardian, the Great Pyrenees is a reliable pooch, gentle and independent in nature. With a tendency for stubbornness, there's a reason the Great Pyrenees is regarded as an independent pooch. The standard Poodle has a zesty personality and is renowned for being one of the most intelligent and obedient dog breeds. With a higher energy level than the Great Pyrenees, the Poodle requires lots of mental and physical endurance.

Combined, this hybrid breed makes for a stunning and intelligent guardian. This protective pooch is loving in nature, making it a "pawfect" member of any family. It's relatively large in size with an elegant appearance that can be perceived as intimidating. Rather than showing aggression though, the Pyredoodle is known as a "gentle giant." For exercise, moderate daily stimulation in the form of games that require physical and mental activation is ideal for this dog breed. 

Visit a Farm

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Waste Bags
Leash
Activity description

Visiting a farm can be a satisfying way to spend the day with your Pyredoodle. Of course, finding a dog-friendly farm is the most important requirement for this activity.  Once you have an established destination to visit, it's quite easy and usually relatively cheap to take part in the task. Prices vary depending on the farm. Some may be free and others may have a small one-time fee or individual fees for activities.

Depending on the farm's location, you may need to travel some distance. If that's the case, bring along a backpack with the necessities for your pooch (drinking water, waste bags, and food). Different farm destinations "offur" activities geared towards both pets and children. Explore your options before setting out.

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Finding the right farm
Jump online or grab your local town guide to locate a farm near you. If you live in a rural community, this may be simpler than it might be for those living in an urban neighborhood. Most urban areas do, however, have farm attractions located outside of the city. Make sure the farm you select is dog-friendly, and it's even better if there's activities at the farm designated for dogs!
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Traveling to the farm
Head out on your road trip to the farm with all the supplies you need. If you plan for a long day, pack treats, food, portable water containers, and clean drinking water. You will also need a leash. If you have a long car ride, prepare for pit stops by planning your drive ahead of time.
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Exploring the farm
If necessary, pay the required admission fees and get started with your farm exploration. Check out the barn and, if possible, view the various forms of livestock. If there's activities offered for pups, find out how to "pawticipate." Be on the lookout for other pups so your pooch has a chance to socialize.
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Attend or Participate in a Parade

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Activity description

One delightful way to spend a Saturday with your Pyredoodle is by attending a parade. Better yet, you can have your Pyredoodle showcase their beauty by participating in your own or nearby community parades.

Parade showings can become an addictive activity because they're both fun and an engaging way to get in some physical exercise. Depending on your pooch, you may even be able to dress them up in a "pawstume" for the parade. Participating just requires registering ahead of time. Most parades are free or relatively cheap and occur rain or shine -- though we would all most likely prefer the shine!

If you would rather watch the parade, you don't need to participate. You can simply enjoy watching the creative floats, musicians, and attractions displayed in your community’s parade. You may choose to walk alongside the parade for additional exercise and to keep the fun going!

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Finding parades
Finding a parade is easy, especially if this is a common event in your community. Many townships hold annual parades for community festivals during the summertime. Almost all communities in North America have some form of winter parade to celebrate Christmas. As different towns host parades on different days, parade season is a great chance for you and your Pyredoodle to "parade hop" with one another, making the most of your experience.
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Preparing to participate
Prepping for the parade can be a whole other activity in itself. For starters, find out how to register for the parade and if there's a fee. You may choose to take a day-trip to the pet store with your Pyredoodle so they can try on costumes for their big debut! Find something eye-catching and comfortable and take into consideration the event the parade is being held for. Find out parade themes and if there's a certain float you'll be walking with when you register.
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Watching the show
If you're just watching and not participating, pack snacks, water, a leash, and a chair, if desired, for yourself before setting off for your adventure. Consider a location with a restroom area your Pyredoodle can use close by, so you don't have to lose your spot if they need to go! Drinks and treats are a "woofderful" idea, too! Treat yourself to a thermos of hot chocolate in the winter and bring along cold water and a bowl for your pup.
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Going for a HIke

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Any Day
Free
Easy
60 min
Items needed
Leash
Drinking Water
Portable Water Bowl
Activity description

Going for a hike is a traditional yet stimulating way to spend the day with your Pyredoodle. Hiking is a step up from a neighborhood walk as it provides you with a chance to explore natural terrain, adding a challenge to your pup’s steps.

Hiking trails are located throughout the country, and conveniently, many are dog-friendly. However, you should always prepare by determining rules and regulations enforced on any trail you plan to explore with your pooch prior to setting out. 

Preparing for your hike is easy and requires minimal supplies. A leash is necessary, even if you plan to let your pup off-leash, in case you run into a dangerous obstacle during your journey. A leash may be required depending on the trail's rules. Bringing along a backpack with some essentials can provide peace of mind and allow for your hike to continue for a long duration of time.

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Planning your route
Planning your route involves getting to know your neighborhood and community. Many communities offer hiking trails, whether at conservation areas or within national forests. Get to know yours and what it has to offer. Learn about nearby trails, the lengths, regulations, and natural terrain you can expect to run into with your Pyredoodle. Never set out without having a plan in mind! This can lead to getting lost or worse, injured.
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Prepping for the hike
When it comes to prepping for the hike, it's as simple as gathering the materials needed and knowing where you're going. A map is ideal for hikes, even if you think you know the area. Maps help in case you lose your way. Water is essential for long walks, and depending on weather, you may want to bring along a sweater, bug spray, or sunscreen.
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Being in the moment
One important aspect of exploring the outdoors is being mindful of your experience. Don't get lost in technology or deep thoughts -- rather, clear your mind and marvel in the beauty only nature can offer. Take interest, notice what your pooch notices, and experience the walk together. This will heighten both of your experiences and deepen your bond!
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Baking Together

Take bonding to a new level by baking with your pooch in mind and at your side. Do a quick search to find the “ultimutt” recipe for your pup to enjoy. Round up your ingredients, baking utensils, and tools before getting started. Bake for your pooch -- and with your pooch! -- spicing up your typical kitchen experience.

Get a "Pawdicure"

Swing by a local grooming salon where your Pyredoodle can freshen up their appearance. A traditional mani/pedi is always recommended to maintain nail health but jazz up your pup's appearance all at the same time. 

Conclusion

When it comes to your Pyredoodle, you have endless "oppawtunities" to keep them busy. Add more stamina to their daily routine by exploring outdoor nature trails and hiking paths. Visiting hilly terrain is a guaranteed way to increase your pup’s heart rate. Physical endurance is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for your Pyredoodle.

Stimulate your pooch by bringing them into the kitchen. Not only will this give you time together, but you can also save on treat costs as you prep them yourself! Traveling to a farm or participating in a parade both give your pup the chance to activate the mind and body. If you're looking to treat your pup while adding to their already impressive appearance, visit the dog spa or have a groomer come by the house for some TLC. Overall, there are "pawlenty" of ways to busy your Pyredoodle, so get creative and have fun deepening your bond while improving your daily routines with one another.