Activities For Rottles

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Introduction

Rottles are a designer breed consisting of a Rottweiler and Poodle crossed together. They are a beautiful family dog with love for both adults and children, they’re intelligent, and they also make excellent guard dogs. Typically, they weigh between 60 to 100 pounds and are known for their cheerful, loyal, and loving disposition. However, for all the benefits of a Rottle, there are a few things of which owners must be aware. They are a breed of dog that’s prone to obesity. Therefore, if you’re continually feeding them treats and tit-bits, there’s every possibility they will become overweight. To reduce the risk and to cater to their high energy levels, we’ve included some exceptional activities below. You’re sure to find your lovable Rottle can’t wait to try them out. 

Dog Park

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Toy
Treat
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When you find your Rottle is beginning to get a little bored at home, causing mischief, they will most certainly benefit from a trip to the dog park. Not only does it enable them to burn off all that pent-up energy in the sunshine, but it offers an hour of socialization with other dogs. They can run around, play with the toys you brought with you, and explore all the scents and sights that appeal to dogs. What’s more, it’s a free activity that takes minimal effort but has the desired effect: stimulating your pup, so they tire out. You can then come home, carry on with your day, and watch them sleep off all the energy and excitement. 

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Find a dog park
Most medium-to-large-sized cities have at least one dog park. Given the prevalence of apartments, they are the perfect place for city-dwellers to take their dogs when they lack a backyard. Head online and search for one if you’re not sure where you can find one. You are sure to see there is one closer to your home than you first thought. If you can find one within close walking distance, that’s even better. Otherwise, they are sure to enjoy the ride in the car to get there anyway.
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Pack toys
While your pampered pooch will be excited to sniff all the scents other dogs have left behind, they will also be ready for a bit of fun. Therefore, it’s a good idea to pack not only a doggy waste bag so you can clean up after them, but toys such as balls, ropes, and Frisbees as well. You may also wish to pack some treats if your pup decides they don’t want to go home without a battle.
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Have fun
A dog park is a sensory overload for dogs, and your Rottle is no different. They will enjoy playing games with you, socializing with other dogs, and bounding around exploring their new territory. Your Rottle needs at least 60 to 90 minutes per day of exercise, so including a trip to the dog park to your weekly routine at least three times a week is going to do them a significant amount of good.
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Obedience Training

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Any Day
Moderate
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1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Treats
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Rottles are a smart breed of dog. They respond well to commands, are quick to learn the basics such as sit and heel and thrive on learning new tricks and skills as well. Rather than let their skill set go to waste, it’s a good idea to allow it to blossom. Find an obedience trainer that’s skilled with the breed and enroll them for a course. Your pup benefits from much-needed training, but you also get an education as well. What’s more, obedience training gives you more control over your furry friend, while offering that much-needed mental stimulation they require as well. While it might cost you a little money to complete the course, it’s something you can do in any weather that gets both you and your dog out of the house for some fun and adventure. 

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Find a course
There are sure to be a significant number of dog trainers in your area that offer some incredible services. However, when you’re searching online, it’s a good idea to find out what is involved in each course. Some are suitable for young pups beginning to learn the basics, while others are either one-on-one sessions or as part of a group. If your Rottle has already mastered the basics, advanced training could be more suitable.
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Know your dog
Before you head away to obedience training with your furry friend, it’s a good idea to think about what you’d like to achieve during these classes. Is your pup terrible with recall and you want them to listen? Or, do you struggle to make them sit, or to stop jumping up? If your dog has weak points, take note of them and run them past the course’s trainer. You can work on these points, learn how to fix the problem, then move onto more advanced skills.
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Participate
Now that you know what you want you and your furry friend to achieve, it’s time to get going. Obedience classes are an excellent opportunity for your dog to learn new skills, but for you to become more educated about your requirements as well. What’s more, if you’re taking part in a group session, both you and your pup will socialize in a new and exciting setting. After the course is over, you’re sure to find your dog is worn out and ready for a well-deserved nap.
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Running Fun

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Doggy waste bag
Activity description

While a Rottle is happy to laze around in the sun soaking up the rays, they are also excited to be leaping, bounding, and running in the fresh summer air, helping them to stay in shape. Rather than cater to their lazy traits which tend to present themselves as they age, get them up and active. It’s all too easy to forget to exercise a Rottle who sleeps all day but doing so can lead to weight gain. So, grab a leash and a doggy waste bag, and why not head for a run at the local park or beach? Believe it or not, a Rottle is a keen trail finder and hunter when well trained, so it’s in their nature to run, chase, and bound. 

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Find a spot
When you’re trying to find the perfect location to take your dog for a run, it’s crucial to think about your dog’s temperament. Are they going to run and chase as soon as they see wildlife? Will they be distracted by children and strangers? If you don’t trust your pup to be off-leash running with distractions, find a location that’s typically secluded at particular times of the day. Otherwise, you can run your dog on the leash, benefiting from the peace of mind that they can’t take off somewhere.
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Get prepared
When you’re running with your furry friend, you need to prepare yourself. Are you running in a secluded area? Remember to take your cell phone. Is the terrain challenging? Make sure it’s not going to be detrimental to your puppy’s paws. Is your pup going to pull you if they see a bird or a squirrel? Opt for a dog harness rather than a collar. While you may only be heading out for an hour, it’s a good idea to prepare yourself for any eventuality.
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Run
Once the weather allows it, it’s time to grab your pup and head to your favorite running spot. If you find your chosen location is devoid of people and you’re comfortable to run your dog off their leash, you can do so. Otherwise, teaching them to run alongside you can also help for future runs in areas that aren’t so sparsely populated. If you’re not much of a runner, a variation of running and walking is equally as beneficial – as long as you get in between 30 minutes to an hour of exercise. Going for a run is ideal for both body and soul, so both you and your furry friend are bound to benefit from the experience.
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Laser Game

If the wintry weather has kicked in and your pup is getting cabin fever, you can entertain both body and mind with a laser game. All you need to do is purchase a pet-friendly laser with non-harmful lights, then run it along the floor and walls. Be sure to remove any obstacles because, as you well know, Rottles are large dogs that can be quite boisterous. Most dogs love laser lights, meaning you can entertain them for hours without having to go outside in the terrible weather and take them for a walk. 

Tug of War

If you’re short on time and a trip to the park for half an hour isn’t an option, your dog will be equally as happy with a game of tug of war in the backyard. Any time you spend socializing with your dog is beneficial, so even if you’re only able to play for 10 minutes, your dog is going to benefit. Make sure the rope is long enough to avoid any accidental nipping and durable enough to handle many games of tug of war now and into the future.  

Conclusion

Rottles are loyal, faithful family pets that love to lounge in the sun or bound around in excitement. If you want to let your pampered pooch have a pawesome time, then giving any of these activities above a try is a good idea. You can benefit from decent socialization, keeping your dog in a decent weight range, and having them come home, put their paws up and nap the afternoon away.