Activities For Russian Spaniels

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Introduction

Russian Spaniels are free-spirits. They need a lot of activities to keep them busy and they love being outside. However, if your dog is different, don't try and make them go outside, they are also known for being devoted to their cause. Thankfully, their cause tends to be their masters. You are your dog's cause and they will do anything for you. That type of loyalty should be rewarded, and your little free-spirit needs to run free from time to time. They will always come back, but it is more fun when you run along with them. Here are a few fun activities that will bring our your inner free-spirit and will fulfill your Russian Spaniel.

Obstacle Course

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Drinking water
Treats
Pillows
Poles
Activity description
Russian Spaniels are not known for their agility, but it never hurts to help your dog develop their agility. You never know when they might need it. It keeps them healthy and you both have a lot of fun doing it. For your course, you can use poles if you decide to build your course outside, or pillows and blankets inside. It is up to you to decide what to do and how elaborate you want your course to be. We recommend that you keep it small for beginners, but once they get the hang of it, you make it as elaborate as your heart desires.
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Choose a place
As the designated dog owner and creator of the obstacle course, it shall be your privilege to decide where to build the course. You can build it inside or outside. Keep in mind that your dog will get very excited and might knock a few things over.
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Build the course
Time to build! Use your imagination to come up with the most challenging course your dog will ever encounter. Until you build the next one, of course. Use pillows or logs, or anything to create barriers. Barriers they need to climb over, under or around to get to their end goal.
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Demonstrate the fun
Your dog might not know what to do at first, which is why you will need to demonstrate. Try not to create such a challenging course that you fall over. That won't be fun for anyone. Once they know what to do, your dog will be a master of agility in no time at all!
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Bark-packing

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Sunny Day
Free
Normal
2 - 3 hrs
Items needed
Basic survival tools
Sturdy shoes
Leash
Food and water
Activity description
Nothing says free-spirited like backpacking. Backpacking is basically hiking, but with a backpack. Backpacking trails are usually more difficult and can even last for a few days. It is up to you to decide how much you and your dog can handle, but it will be a fun trip nonetheless. If you do not live near any backpacking or hiking trails, you could always organize that you go away for a few days and do a memorable trail. The view must be worth the effort! And by view, we mean your dog's grateful smile. You know, when they're so happy you could swear they're smiling at you?
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Track your route
Before you go off on your magnificent adventure, you have to decide where you're going. How far away is it and will your dog be welcome? You will also need to track your route and decide what you can and cannot handle. You also need to ask if your dog has enough training to be let off their leash.
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Pack and prep
It is time to pack! Remember that you will be carrying a backpack filled with both your and your dog's items. Your pack might seem light at home, but it will get heavier the further you walk. Whittle it down to the bare necessities (the single bear necessities, forget about worries and your strife! Yay! Disney reference!).
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Backpack!
The great outdoors better be ready for you, because you are on your way. At last, you can be at one with nature and your dog. You two free-spirits are going to have a wonderful time. Don't forget the trail mix and don't get lost.
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Flirt Pole

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Pole
Toy
String
Dog treats
Activity description
Have you ever wanted to entertain your dog but not leave your couch? Boy, do we have the invention for you! You will be able to exercise your dog and all you have to do is lift your arm. You can build your own flirt pole or buy one from a pet store. We don't judge. A flirt pole is a flirt pole. The toy will keep your dog preoccupied while you sit, stand or even lie down. The results will be so entertaining that you might just get up to film them or see what lengths they will go to catch the elusive toy at the end of the pole. Eventually, they will figure it out and just sit next to you, but they will have significantly less energy than before.
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Gather supplies
If you're going to buy a flirt pole from the store, you are welcome to skip ahead to the final step, which involves wiggling. If you want to build it yourself, you will need the items listed above. There, that was step one. Simple, wasn't it? Wait until you see how simple the rest of it is.
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Build the pole
You can choose any type and length of pole. The point is to distract your dog with the item at the end of the pole. Tie the toy/treat/lure to the end of the pole with a generous length of string. The length of the pole will depend on how big your dog is.
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Wiggle your arm
Here we are! The wiggling stage! Your work is done, and your dog's has begun. Catch their attention by dangling the pole in front of their face and watch them get all excited. Now, all you need to do is wave your arm about to keep them from catching the lure. Of course, you will want to let them win a few times to prevent frustration.
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More Fun Ideas...

Frisbee

We know, we know, this is so simple and boring. But is it really? When is the last time you played Frisbee with your dog? It is a good idea to go back to basics when you run out of creative ideas, because sometimes the basics are the most fun we can have.

Dancing!

Are you in the mood to dance like no-one is watching? Well, do it! Grab your dog and dance with them. Blast that music as loud as it will go and dance out all your emotions. The two of you might not win any awards for your moves, but it will be a lot of fun.

Conclusion

Russian Spaniels are so adorable. We know we say this about most breeds, but that doesn't make it less true. All breeds are cute and Russian Spaniels are no different. Your little (or not so little anymore) free-spirit will always bring joy to your life. They will love you as long as they're with you, so enjoy the time you have together. Take them on a backpacking adventure, tease them with a flirt pole or close the curtains and host a private dance party for the two of you. Above all, never forget that you need to get through the obstacle course too, so don't make it too difficult.