Activities For Sharp Eagles

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Introduction

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. 

Obedience Training

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1 hr
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Leash
Toy
Treat
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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. 

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Know your dog
The first step to successful obedience training is knowing your dog. If you aren’t sure why you’re taking your pup to obedience training, then what’s the point? If you brought your Sharp Eagle home as a puppy, then those necessary early skills are quite essential. However, if they are more mature and have bad habits, you may like to write those down so you can address them in a proper obedience training session.
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Find a trainer
There are many classes and training sessions on offer throughout most of the United States. However, not all are going to be suitable for your needs. For young dogs between eight weeks old and six months, a puppy class is an excellent idea. Here, they can learn how to sit, stay, and come, as well as spending time with other dogs in crucial socialization sessions. For older dogs with set personalities – particularly with Shar Pei aggression or dominance, an experienced one-on-one trainer may also be a requirement.
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Train
When you begin training, which typically takes place over eight weeks or longer, it’s important to remember that it’s as much for you as it is for your dog. Your dog is the target, but the education is for you and how you can manage your dog. Once the hour-long sessions are over, the training doesn’t end. You then need to go home and keep practicing and reiterating what you learned in class - even more so if your dog has the stubborn streak of a Beagle.
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Dog Park

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
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Leash
Doggy waste bag
Toy
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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! 

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Find a park
Sharp Eagles generally weigh around 45 pounds, which tends to put them into the “medium-sized” dog category. However, the park you can put them in depends on their temperament more than anything. The Chinese traditionally use Shar-Pei dogs as guard dogs and fighters, which makes them somewhat aggressive. Beagles, on the other hand, are gentle, so the hope is that one trait counteracts the other. You need to consider your dog’s temperament when you’re selecting a park. Do they need to be in an enclosure with larger dogs? Or, can you trust them to play nicely with everyone?
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Take it slow
If you begin dog park visits from a young age, you shouldn’t have any problem with dog socialization. They will love seeing their buddies on a regular basis. If it’s a new activity for you, however, then you may like to take these trips slow to avoid any problems. Take your doggo for a stroll around the dog park – on the outskirts – then slowly bring them closer to the other dogs. When you have ascertained that they will be okay on the inside, bring them in on the leash.
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Play
Once inside the dog park, you can take them off their leash and give them a toy. They may choose to play fetch, and other fun games with you, or they will let their Beagle side show through and be off to explore, smell, and track. What you can expect, however, is for your pampered pooch to have the time of their life when they get to spend an hour on a regular basis at a dog park.
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Nature Trails

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Sunny Day
Free
Normal
2 - 3 hrs
Items needed
Water
Doggy waste bag
Leash
Activity description

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. 

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Choose a trail
Fortunately, there are hundreds of dog-friendly trails in the United States that can appeal to you and meet your furry friend’s requirements. However, it’s a good idea to do your research before you start your walk. Some trails can be closed at certain times of the year, while others aren’t dog-friendly. It’s also within your best interests to think about how controllable your pup will be. While the sights and sounds are sure to excite your dog, are you going to be able to pull them back should they try and angle you toward a scent or wildlife? Choose your trail wisely.
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Go walking
With a trail that ticks all the boxes in mind, it’s time to get going. Because your dog has a powerful nose on them, you may find the walk takes longer than you would have thought. They will be interested in stopping on a regular basis to smell new scents that intrigue them. Don’t be afraid to turn back and go the same way you came if you find the walk is taking longer than expected. One of the last things you want is to be out on a nature trail as night begins to fall.
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Fetch

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. 

Walk

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. 

Conclusion

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.