Activities For Scottish Deerhounds

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Introduction

The powerful Scottish Deerhound was bred to be a superior hunting dog. This canine is capable of bringing down a large deer with ease. However, nowadays the breed is predominately kept as a companion animal. Although this hunter easily adjusts to life as a pampered pet, the dog's instincts still run deep and, your pooch probably dreams of hunting the Scottish Highlands. Your Scottish Deerhound remains an athlete who enjoys a long, brisk walk, a run in the park, and maybe even the thrill of a chase. When planning activities to enjoy with your pooch, you should take into consideration your pal's unique needs.

Dog Park Fun

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Any Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Leash
Collar
Ball
Activity description
The Scottish Deerhound, often known as the Royal Dog of Scotland, is a gentle dog who tends to get along well with other canines which makes your pooch a great companion at the local dog park. From puppyhood to the age of three, most Scottish Deerhounds are very active and require regular exercise. Upon maturity, your pooch will probably calm down and become a couch potato. However, despite your dog's laidback attitude your pooch still requires activity, and the dog park is a free and easy way to encourage your furry buddy to run and play in all seasons.
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Preparation
Before you take your dog to the dog park you will want to make sure that they are current on all vaccinations. A trip to your vet for an animal wellness check is essential to guarantee your dog's health before entering the dog park.
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Introductions
When you first take your Scottish Deerhound to the dog park your pooch might be a bit reserved. You should leave the leash on your dog until they adjust to the environment and all of the other canines within the park enclosure. If a dog should run up and sniff your pooch just offer calming encouragement. Most Scottish Deerhounds adore other dogs and will be ready to start playing and getting some of their energy out!.
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Unhook the leash
Once you think that your Scottish Deerhound has adjusted to the excitement of the dog park, it is time to hook your pet's leash and let your pooch play. If you brought a ball, then you can encourage your dog to indulge in a game of fetch so that they can enjoy the thrill of chasing the ball. Many Scottish Deerhounds simply enjoy running around with other dogs and will find plenty of entertainment in doing so!
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Halloween

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Dog costume
Leash
Collar
Treats
Activity description
During October, many dog owners enjoy dressing up their dog in a holiday outfit to hand out candy or head to the local pet store to experience canine trick or treating. Your Scottish Deerhound is an ideal breed to take trick or treating because they tend to have a very laid back and gentle nature but, due to their innate hunting instinct, has the stamina to walk for long distances. Your pooch loves humans and other dogs. Unlike many breeds, the Scottish Deerhound will generally accept wearing a costume for a few hours of holiday fun. Canine costumes can be purchased at local pet stores or department stores. You can also order a custom online or buy a pattern at one of the many craft stores to make your dog's customized costume, which may prove to be more economical than buying something to dress them up in.
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Dressing up
At first, your Scottish Deerhound might balk at putting on a costume but take it slow and offer ample praise every step of the way. Slowly put on your dog's costume while keeping your pooch on a leash. You might even want to give your dog a few tasty treats to take their mind off the costume. Once your dog is dressed, be sure to tell them how fabulous the outfit looks.
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Hit the town
Many local pet stores have trick or treat events for dogs. You simply bring your pooch to the store's location and your dog will receive tasty treats. You can also both take the time to walk around and look at all of the other dogs who will also be dressed up in their Halloween finest.
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Giving out candy
When you get back home, be sure to leave your dog's outfit on so you can both answer the door when children come to trick or treat. Kids love to see a dog wearing a costume so they will truly enjoy seeing your large Scottish Deerhound dressed up and looking cute.
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Bath Day

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Leash
Dog Shampoo
Dog Conditioner
Towels
Blow Dryer
Pitcher
Activity description
The Scottish Deerhound tends to enjoy water so enjoy some time pampering your pooch. A warm bath may be appreciated by your canine companion. Also, a bath will remove any doggy odor and leave your pooch smelling fantastic. Remember to purchase canine-friendly soap so your dog's eyes or skin do not become irritated. If this is the first time you have ever given your dog a bath, then be sure to offer ample words of encouragement. Unlike small dogs, your Scottish Deerhound is going to require the entire bathtub or shower to fit their ample bulk. Be prepared to get wet as you give your buddy an economical at-home pamper!
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Water temperature
You must select the correct water temperature when filling the bathtub. Remember, your dog will not like the water to be too hot or too cold. Typically, if the water feels comfortable when tested on the inside of your wrist, then it will feel perfect for your dog too. If this is your pup's first bath, do not fill the tub too deep. Coax your large Scottish Deerhound into the water. At first, you might have to lift your dog's front legs and then their hindquarters into the water, but once your pooch feels how wonderful the warm water feels, they should settle down. In order to ease your dog in gently, you may want to enlist the help of a friend or family member.
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Pamper time
If you have a handheld showerhead then you can use that to get your dog's fur wet (unless you feel it may frighten them) or you can use a simple pitcher to pour the bath water over your dog's fur until it feels moist to the touch. You can also give your dog canine bath toys to chew on and play with while you get them wet. Pour a quarter size amount of soap into the palm of your hand and work it through your dog's fur. Be sure to massage your pooch a bit while working the soap through the hair. Rinse all of the soap out of your dog's fur and then repeat the process using dog conditioner.
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Dry and style
Now it's time to pull the plug so all the water drains from the tub. You can then use towels to dry your pooch's fur. If you have a blow dryer with a low setting then you can also use that to dry the fur. Always offer ample praise while going through all of the steps so your dog knows that you are proud.
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A Coffee and a Puppuccino

Many coffeehouses welcome dogs, especially if they boast an outdoor patio where you can sit with your pooch. The vast Starbucks chain of coffeehouses offers a puppuccino for your pooch. Don't worry, it's not a coffee drink. The famous puppuccino is merely a cup filled with whipped cream that your dog will undoubtedly love licking while you enjoy your caffeine-laced latte. If you do not live close to a Starbucks, then check your local listings to find a coffeehouse that welcomes dogs. Always call away to confirm the business's canine policy before visiting.

Head to an Outdoor Function

The gentle nature of your Scottish Deerhound makes the breed an ideal companion animal for crowds. You could opt to take your pooch to an outdoor concert, Oktoberfest, farmer's market, or flea market. Keep a leash on your pooch while you stroll around together. Scottish Deerhounds love people and are typically not dog-aggressive, so if you run into other canines, your pooch will probably start wagging their tail. Outdoor functions are a great way to spend quality time with your pooch.

Conclusion

The Scottish Deerhound typically loves being with their human family, so any activity that you pick to enjoy together is going to make your pooch happy.  As a young dog, your Deerhound is going to enjoy a rambunctious outing, but after your dog matures, they will appreciate a more laid back function. No matter what activity you choose to share with your Scottish Deerhound, your dog will undoubtedly be happy just to be spending time with you. The above events are all great ways to have fun together, but there are numerous other functions you can also enjoy such as a beach day, road trip, weekend holiday, or dinner at a pet-friendly establishment.