Sharp Eagles are the result of deliberate breeding between Shar-Pei and Beagle dogs. When it comes to the resultant puppies, you never know what you’re going to get. Some can be more like Shar-Pei dogs – homebodies that like to guard and protect, or Beagles who want to wander and can be challenging to train. Regardless of which parent your Sharp Eagle takes after, however, there is one thing which you can guarantee for both: the need for physical activity for their health. Even if Shar-Pei shines through with a preference for being a couch potato, they do need between 40 and 60 minutes per day of exercise. Here are a few ways to get it.
When you bring your Sharp Eagle puppy home for the first time, it’s in your best interests to be immediately on the phone to a trainer to book them in right away. Depending on which parent your pup takes after, it can also be an effortless or laborious process. Beagles can often have a mind of their own, whereas the Shar-Pei breed is more attentive and can learn quickly. In fact, in some cases, they even toilet train themselves. To get the process underway, book in for an affordable hour-long session that you can do in any weather, and prepare their leash, treats, and a toy for the upcoming classes.
If you are looking for an exhilarating, free and fun activity to do on a beautiful summer’s day, then why not take a trip to the dog park? Socialization is crucial for a Sharp Eagle, especially from a young age. Therefore, from the first day you bring your new puppy home, you should pay attention to their socialization requirements as much as their training. The more they can spend time with other dogs, the better. All you need for this fun and free activity is a toy, leash, and a doggy waste bag, and then you can hit the road for an hour of fun!
Both Shar-Pei and Beagle breeds have keen noses. As a result, the Sharp Eagle is very much a tracking dog – in their element when given the job of smelling something out. If you want them to have fun with their nose while offering an activity that will wear them out, a nature trail should do the trick. A 2 to 3-hour trail with a kaleidoscope of smells on a beautiful sunny day will give your pup the time of their life. What’s more, this fun and free activity only requires you to have water for you both, a leash, and a doggy waste bag.
For a bit of extra exercise at home, fetch can be a great game to play. Not only will it appeal to both the Shar-Pei and Beagle traits, but it’s an easy and cheap activity you can carry out from the comfort of your home. All you need to do is clear an area in your backyard and throw a ball or toy for them to chase. The more you throw it, the more tired they get – eventually returning to their bed for a well-deserved rest.
Not every activity you do with your furry friend has to be one of cost or high energy levels. Instead, an hour-long walk is more than enough to cater to the couch potato traits within your Sharp Eagle. Set aside time in the morning or early evening to walk your dog. During this time, there are typically fewer distractions which means you won’t need to stop as often. Upon returning home, they will most likely enjoy hanging around the house with you while you carry out work and chores.
When it comes to providing your Sharp Eagle with fun and stimulating activities, why not put your best paw forward? The more time you spend with your furry friend, the more you can bond and teach them how to behave properly. What’s more, a Sharp Eagle with enough stimulation is likely to be a more well-behaved one that will listen to what you tell them to do.