Activities For Shepadoodles

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Introduction

Besides having one of the most fun dog names to say, Shepadoodles are fantastic pets. When you combine a German Shepherd and a Poodle, the result is an amazingly fluffy, cuddly dog with an irresistibly cute face! So, you know that they are adorable to look at, but what about games to play with a Shepadoodle? What exactly do they like to do? All the information you need is here to help keep your calm, smart, trainable Shepadoodle busy and happy!

New Tricks

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30 min
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Treats
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Shepadoodles are extremely smart dogs. Not only are they clever but they are also very trainable, responding well to commands that are paired with treats! They are quick to learn anything you may throw at them so why not give your Shepadoodle a challenge? After teaching them the basics like sit and stay, work on harder tricks with your pup. Training your dog to do difficult tricks will keep their minds and bodies busy which means a happy and healthy dog. And besides, it is just fun to train your dog to do fun tricks that will make them stand out at the dog park!

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Kisses
Shepadoodles are extremely affectionate dogs who love to snuggle up with everyone in the family (and chances are, everyone loves snuggling with your fluffy Shepadoodle too!) so why not train them to be affectionate on cue. Teaching your pup to "give kisses" is a fun and simple trick that will guarantee you get some slobber on your face while also making you smile.
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Dancing
Shepadoodles are big dogs but that doesn't mean that they can't move around to some music! Teach your dog to dance on their back legs, making the perfect dance partner for you! Train your dog to stand on their back two legs and move their paws around whenever their favorite song comes on.
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Hugs
Combine the two tricks of showing affection and dancing on two legs and train your dog to hug. First, have your dog stand on their back legs and place their front paws on your shoulders. Hug your dog and have them slide their paws around your neck and on top of your back to give a hug back! A great way to show your affection for your dog and also get a little love at the same time!
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Treibball

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Sunny Day
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1 hr
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Soccer Goal
Eight Exercise Balls
Activity description

As mentioned before, Shepadoodles are very smart dogs and what do smart dogs love? A challenge! This breed is also very lively and active which means that they need a lot of activities that revolve around running and playing in addition to learning. Intelligent dogs need activities that will exercise their mind in order to prevent them from being bored at home. Luckily, this game called Treibball will satisfy all of your Shepadoodle's needs! They will run, they will learn and they will do a little herding while they are at it. A few large exercise balls and a soccer goal are all you need! So how do you play Treibball? Time to explain…

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Set up
Head to a large field where your dog can run off of the leash as they learn to play a game called treibball. You will need eight large rubber exercise balls and a large net like a soccer goal. Begin by setting up the net at one end of the field and the eight balls around the field (the official game has you arrange the balls in a triangle formation but when your Shepadoodle is first learning, any set up will do!).
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Goal excitement
Encourage your Shepadoodle to begin pushing one ball at a time toward the goal. Guide your dog to use their nose to 'herd' the ball, moving it as quickly as they can. Give your pup treats when they do as you ask and when they finally push the ball into the goal, praise, excitement and extra treats are in order!
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Get better
Have your dog herd each ball into the goal, one at a time or moving multiple balls at once. Once they can quickly move the balls where they want them, start timing your dog and seeing if they can go faster each time. You can even enter your Shepadoodle in treibball contests! A perfect game for this herding breed.
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Watchdog

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30 min
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Shepadoodles are extremely responsive to training and they are also very loyal to their owners and their family. This combination of personality traits means that they make excellent watchdogs. You can easily teach your Shepadoodle to act as the guardian of your house, alerting you to any strange noise or person who may be around. In fact, a Shepadoodle will love this task. As a very smart breed, they love to have a 'job' and will be happier when they have a purpose. So, not only will training your pup to be a watchdog be beneficial to you, it will also greatly help your pup. 

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Barking
Begin by training your dog to bark on command. This will be how your dog alerts you if there is a stranger near your home. You can use any command from "speak" to "bark" to "talk" as the word to make your dog use their voice. Once they have learned this skill, practice often to really make it ingrained in their mind.
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Stranger danger
Set up a mock scenario where you have someone knock on your door or approach your house. Ideally, this should be someone that your dog does not know well. When your pup spots the person, say the command you have worked on to make your pup bark. Have them bark constantly until you allow them to stop, then, reward your dog and play this scenario again.
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Quiet
Once your dog has learned that a knock on the door or person in your yard is also a cue to bark, they will be ready to guard your home! You may also want to consider training your dog to stop barking as chances are, you may feel it is excessive for your pup to bark every time the doorbell rings!
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Volunteer

Shepadoodles make fantastic therapy dogs due to their massive, cuddly size and their easy-going demeanor. Train your dog to be a therapy dog and go along to visit those in need of some friendly dog time.

Doggy Spa

While Shepadoodles are hypo-allergenic, that doesn't mean they can't get dirty! In fact, their signature fluffy coat is a magnet for dirt so take some time to clean your pup. Make it fun and playful so that your dog likes their bath time!

Conclusion

A Shepadoodle may be one of the best breeds currently available. They are easy going, hypoallergenic, gorgeous to look at and perfect to cuddle up with on the couch. While a Shepadoodle can be an expensive breed, they are well worth the designer price tag especially if you are looking for a nice family dog. This breed certainly has all of the best characteristics of a German Shepherd and a Poodle all wrapped up into one fluffy, loyal, obedient package!