Activities For Sheepadoodles

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Introduction

If you're looking for a curly, cuddly, smart, loyal, nonshedding dog to go on walks, hikes, or runs with look no further than the Sheepadoodle. This hybrid of the Sheepdog and the Poodle is quickly becoming an in-demand dog for their adorable features, their smart intellect, and their silly and friendly personalities. Finding activities for Sheepadoodles isn't difficult. These sweet dogs are athletic and love to be out and about with you. In fact, one of the only activities you shouldn't do with your Sheepadoodle is leave them home alone for a very long time. They can get lonely and destructive because these social dogs would rather be part of the action.

Obedience Training

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Leash
Clicker
Training treats
Activity description
Sheepadoodles are very intelligent pups. It doesn't take long for them to pick up on new commands, and they love to learn. Obedience training is one of the best activities for Sheepadoodles and they absolutely love to work with you and please you by mastering each new trick. With a little bit of patience and plenty of time spent working together, you'll have a wonderful dog who knows commands so well that anyone could ask them to sit and they would without hesitation. Because these dogs are people pleasers, obedience training will be a rewarding and positive activity for them and for you.
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Find a trainer
If you've never trained a dog before, it's a smart idea to find a good trainer you appreciate. Obedience training is just as much about you as it is about your dog. A good dog trainer can teach you how to communicate with your dog, from body language to the right time to reward. Taking an obedience course with other dogs and owners can help you learn from watching and teach your dog group manners.
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Train the skills
Think of your weekly class as a place to learn new skills and troubleshoot any issues. The real work happens in the practice you put in each day. Make a habit out of practicing each morning and evening for 15 to 20 minutes. Keep the training schedules short and always end on a positive note. If you're consistent with training you'll see results.
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Never stop learning
Once your Sheepadoodle has mastered basic obedience, find the next challenge. These smart dogs love to learn and are perfect candidates for advanced obedience tricks and skills. If your trainer offers an advanced class, sign up when you finish the first. You can also look up other skills on the internet and teach new skills to your dog at your own pace.
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Puppy Playdate

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Any Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Doggy Waste bags
Activity description
Sheepadoodles are fun-loving, playful pups who always want to be in on the action. These social butterflies benefit from time spent running around with doggy playmates. One of the best activities for Sheepadoodles is to play a puppy playdate with one of their best dog-friends. Chances are you have friends with dogs who love to rough house and play with other pups. Why not plan time to catch up with a friend and get the dogs together to play at the same time? Puppy playdates can happen anywhere in any kind of weather and will help your dog become socialized and tired after a fun hour of romping with a buddy.
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Phone a friend
When you're ready to plan your puppy playdate, pick a friend or two who have active pups that also love to play. It helps if the dogs have met previously, but to a Sheepadoodle there is always room for a new friend. Find a time that works best for you and put it on the calendar. If the playdate is successful, you might even make it a standing commitment.
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Pick a place
Depending on the weather and living situations, there are a number of places you can meet up for the playdate. In the summer, off-leash dog parks or hiking trails are great places for a meetup, especially if the dogs haven't met before. If it's raining or bad weather outside, you or a friend can host puppy playtime at one of your houses. Choose a home with a big backyard or a large playroom so the dogs can go wild.
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Keep an eye out
Dog play can take many forms and sometimes involve barking, growling, chasing, and wrestling. What may look like fighting can just be play, or it can be dogs figuring out how they will interact together. Keep an eye on the dogs to make sure they don't get into a real fight or into other kinds of trouble, but feel free to stay out of the dog play and catch up with your friend. Puppy playdates can also double as time to keep up with close friends.
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Fetch

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Frisbee
Stick
Ball
Activity description
Fetch is a classic game, used for many years to tire out active pups who love to chase an object as it flies through the air again, and again,  and again, and again... Fetch is one of the activities for Sheepadoodles you should always have in your back pocket. You can make this game as complicated or as simple as you want, and your dog will always be up for a game any time of day. Play fetch with your Sheepadoodle for a half hour before work and they will be happily snoozing by the time you leave.
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Teach bring it
The first step is to make sure your dog knows how to bring an item to you. Start by placing an item a few feet away from you and encouraging your dog to go get the item. Once they have it in their mouth, encourage them to bring it back to you. Call their name excitedly and praise them when they bring you the item. Introduce the command "bring it." and keep moving the item farther away.
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The best item to fetch
Next, decide which item your dog will like fetching the most. Some dogs go nuts for frisbees while others only chase balls. Many dogs don't care and will be happy to fetch anything. See how they react to the different toys. Usually, you can tell which toy will light them up the most. They may be really excited for a frisbee, but then leave it after a few tosses, while they consistently chase a ball. Finding the best tool for the job will ensure they get the most out of fetch.
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Play anytime
The best thing about fetch is its simplicity. You can play anytime, anywhere. Keep a ball or frisbee in your car or in the front entry of your home so you can always squeeze in a quick game no matter where you are. Fetch is excellent to include in walks to the park and can be played in the summer and winter. Your dog won't mind the cold as long as there is something to fetch.
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Therapy Dog

Sheepadoodles make wonderful therapy dogs because of their sweet, funny, and caring nature. These dogs will put a smile on anyone's face and can melt worry and sadness with one snuggle.

Work for Dinner

One of the easiest mental activities for Sheepadoodles is to make them work for their dinner. You can cache their kibble around the room and send them on a treasure hunt, or put some of it in a puzzle ball.

Conclusion

Finding activities for Sheepadoodles is easy. In fact, these dogs excel at so many things it might be hard to stick to just a few. They are smart, loyal, and fun loving and make excellent family pets and working dogs. They love to be the life of the party, so teach them fun tricks they can show off to new people and draw a crowd. Because they are so adorable and unique looking, be prepared to be stopped everywhere you go. There is no doubt that once people get to know your dog, there will be other Sheepadoodles in the neighborhood in no time. This hybrid breed is truly the best of both worlds.