Activities For Russo-European Laikas

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Introduction

Russo-European Laikas are known for two things. They are lovable family dogs and they are super cute and fluffy. W know that they are known for more than that, but if we didn't limit ourselves, we would never stop talking about the incredible breed. As wonderful as your dog is already, they do need to be kept busy. They need to be trained from a young age and need to have some purpose or meaning in their life. This is where you and your family come in. You need to be there for your Russ-European Laika, and we know just how you can do it.

Family Excursion

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Normal
8 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Dog Treats
Activity description
Every now and then, we need to get out of our environment and unplug for a little while. We live in the digital age, which is fantastic, but it does take its toll. That is why you need to take the day, or weekend, off and go find an adventure. Since your dog is part of the family, this is a brilliant time for everyone to bond and have a great time. Activities in your area may differ due to climate and location, but do not let anything stop you. Get creative with the idea and plan a day that none of you will ever forget. Go to the beach or climb a mountain, the sky is the limit.
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Know your dog
Is your dog ready for a family adventure? At some point, they will need to be let off their leash. Do they have enough training to enjoy that freedom? Only you can answer these questions, and if you need to wait a bit so that your dog can be trained, it might be better in the long run.
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Plan the day
Call for a family meeting and ask their opinion. How long do they want to go away for? What would they like to do? Since your dog is coming with you, you can't go to the mall, or the movies, you will have to spend some time outdoors. Provide them with a few choices and then put it to a vote.
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Take photos
Alright, alright, we know the point of this day is to get away from technology and the stress of everyday life, but a camera is a necessity. You are busy making lifelong memories, you need to commemorate them! And put them on your (social and physical) walls. A family hike? A game of dog soccer? Whatever you've chosen, commemorate the event with pictures of the fun!
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Family Catch

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Water for hydration
Tennis ball
Activity description
Russo-European Laikas need to socialize. This means that they need to come into contact with other dogs and humans from an early age. This will help them to be more friendly and be accept guests. They are also known for their fierce loyalty and make excellent guard dogs. This is why you will want to help them bond with your friends and family. This is a simple game that will require three or more people. You will all have a blast playing it, and by the end of the game, your dog will be tired. They will also feel a lot closer to the people around them.
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Stand in a circle
Whoever you decide to play with needs to stand in a circle. You can start with a small circle to help your dog get into the game. It also depends on how much space you have and how much energy you want your dog to spend.
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Toss the ball
Show your dog the ball, and get them excited for the game of fetch. Throw the ball to your friend or family member and your dog will run to them. Now that person throws the ball. Do not let it become a predictable pattern and let your dog catch the ball a few times to prevent frustration.
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Treat them
This is a fun activity that everyone will enjoy. Your dog will be very tired at the end of the game, but they will also be happy. If you want to make it even better for them, you could give them a treat every time they "catch" the ball.
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Epic Treat Hunt

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Normal
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Water for hydration
Treats or presents
Activity description
Do you remember the excitement of a treasure hunt? How long has it been since you went on a proper treasure hunt? Why not plan something like that for your dog? If you have children, you can also include them in the fun and hide treats for everyone. This will not be any old treasure hunt though, this will be an epic treasure hunt. The prizes will be special, but the journey will be worthy of a movie adaptation. You are going to go all out and make this the best treasure hunt ever. In years to come, they will speak of it in hushed whispers. No-one will ever be able to recreate your masterpiece. And, you know, it's going to be a lot of fun.
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Pick a place
If you have a big enough yard, you could always host the treasure hunt there. We recommend choosing a different place, however. This will make the game even more exciting since everyone will be leaving the house. Your dog will be more excited in a new environment.
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Plan the hunt
If humans will be participating, think of some clever clues that will force them to flex those brain muscles. For your dog, you can buy some animal scent at a pet store and lead them to the ultimate present. This is going to be a hunt for the ages.
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Be camera ready
You might not be able to participate, but there is more joy in giving than receiving. Make sure that you have your camera ready to capture their joy. You will have the privilege of knowing that you inspired such happiness and that's something worth cherishing.
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More Fun Ideas...

Homemade Dog Treats

Dog treats are a necessity in your household. Let's face it, we can't go a day without rewarding our dogs for good behavior. Instead of buying some, why not make your own? Your dog can be part of the baking process (they can lick the mixers). It can be a family activity! And you can bake some human treats too. Your dog will enjoy both.

Stay at a Pet-friendly Hotel

The days of leaving your dog at a kennel while you go on holiday are now over. All around the world, hotels, inns and other paid accommodations are opening their doors to pooches. Find a pet-friendly hotel for your next holiday. It is an experience you have to try at least once.

Conclusion

Did you know that Russo-European Laikas are especially good at hunting small, wily animals like squirrels? You probably knew that, since you walk with them so often, but it is something to keep in mind when planning activities. We're not suggesting a squirrel hunt, but we're saying that you could plan some interesting activities knowing that they were bred to catch hard-to-reach animals. Or, if you would rather not, then you could always take them out for the day, play a big game of catch or spend a relaxing evening in a pet-friendly hotel. Just remember, always be camera ready!