Activities For Siberian Pinschers

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Introduction

The Siberian Pinscher is a combination of a Siberian Husky and Doberman Pinscher. These are both medium to large active breeds, so your pooch should be about 60 to 70 pounds when fully grown. The Siberian Husky is a lovable and loyal dog that aims to please, and the Doberman Pinscher is an excellent guard dog and is very athletic. This type of dog can be good at just about any kind of activity or sport as long as they enjoy it. Of course, you should enjoy it too since you will be doing it along with them!

Dock Jumping

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Treats
Toy
Activity description
If your dog likes to swim and is good at it, you may want to try dock jumping, which is exactly what it sounds like; jumping off a dock into the water. While this little to no expense activity is typically done at a large pool, you can train your fur buddy to dock jump in a lake, river, or ocean as long as it has a dock to jump from. The water has to be at least four feet deep, and the dock should be about eight feet wide, forty feet long, and two feet above the water. The dog must jump from the very end of the dock to get the furthest distance, which is measured by where the base of the tail meets the water and is typically caught by freeze-frame videos for a precise measurement. 
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Get checked out
You should first get your dog checked over by a veterinary professional to make sure your pooch is healthy enough for this type of activity. Once they are approved for dock jumping, you can start training your dog by playing catch with their favorite toy while in the water. Get your dog to fetch the toy and bring it back to you and make sure you give them a treat to reinforce the behavior.
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Jumping in
Teach your pooch to jump off the dock by throwing the toy into the water and telling them to fetch or go get it. Every time your dog jumps from the dock and gets the toy, give them a treat. They do not have to bring back the toy, but it is good if they do so you do not have to go get it. After a week or so, your dog should be good to go.
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Agility Coursing

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Any Day
Free
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1 hr
Items needed
Treats
Park Agility Course
Activity description
An agility course may seem like a lot of work to you, but if you watch your Siberian Pinscher, you can tell that Fido thinks it is more play than work. Take another look at the obstacles in the agility course, and you should see why. There’s a see-saw, tunnels, hoops, hurdles, an A-frame, chutes, and even some poles to weave around. It looks like a playground now that you see it like that, right? Actually, many dog parks now include some of these agility course obstacles in their parks for pooches to play on. Of course, even though it is fun, there are certain rules and regulations that you and your fur buddy have to learn and go by to be in a competition. Using a park owned agility course is free; if you want to join a club and compete you will have moderate expenses to cover.
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Learning the commands
Your pooch has to know how to follow your commands before learning how to do anything in the agility course. You cannot expect your dog to run the course in order if they have no idea what you are telling them to do. You need to teach your little buddy both voice and hand commands and they need to know all of them before you start training.
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One at a time
Teach your dog one obstacle at a time. Although it may seem like you should just let your pooch run the whole course right away, it is better for them to learn the proper way to do the obstacle if they learn one at a time. For example, the jumps have to be done a certain way and the entire course has to be done in order, as fast as possible. Some pet parents will run the course alongside their dog, encouraging them with treats as they learn. Others will join right in and demonstrate each obstacle, showing their Siberian Pinscher the way it's done!
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Obedience Competition

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Any Day
Free
Hard
2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Activity description
If your furry friend is good at following directions, maybe you could try obedience competition. Of course, this is more than just getting your dog to sit, stay, and heel. In fact, there are quite a few different exercises that your dog has to perform to impress the judges in a competition. Some of these include recall, drop on recall, heel, figure eight, stand for examination, sit, long sit and long down, retrieve on the flat, retrieve over a high jump, recall over a broad jump, directed retrieve, scent discriminating, and directed jumping. Although your dog has to be a purebred to be in the AKC competitions, there are other groups that offer reasonably priced obedience competitions for mixed or designer breed dogs like your Siberian Pinscher.
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Get those commands down
To get anywhere in this competition, your dog has to be absolutely solid on recall and following all of your commands without hesitation. Just the slightest hesitation from your pooch during a competition will cost you some points. It will take you a while to get your dog to listen to everything you say, and you will go through a lot of treats because that is the best way to reinforce good behavior. You may even want to take an obedience class with your dog to learn the best way to train your particular dog.
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Check out the competition
Taking your Siberian Pinscher to some competitions is essential to see how they act around other dogs, crowds, and loud noises. It may take several trips to get your dog comfortable with the atmosphere. But you should not try to get your dog to perform if they are uncomfortable with the surroundings. Once they get used to it, they will enjoy the excitement and praise just as much as you do.
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More Fun Ideas...

Dog Park Run

Try visiting several dog parks in one day. Choose a few in your neighborhood or several in a different neighborhood if yours does not have any. Look for different aspects in each park like one that has a separate section for smaller dogs, one that has water access like a stream or lake, and maybe one with agility equipment. Take your pooch, let them explore each park for about an hour, and see which one they like the best. You have now found your favorite dog park to go to.

Trickery

Teaching your dog some tricks may seem simple or even boring but getting your pooch to follow your commands is good for them and improves the bond between you two. And don’t just stop at sit, stay, and paw; there are many tricks you can teach your dog that will give you both some physical and mental exercise. Try getting your dog to catch a ball in the air or balance treats on their nose. These are not just party tricks but can actually improve your relationship.

Conclusion

Dogs are loyal creatures and will show you unconditional love no matter what you do. Make the most of your relationship with your Siberian Pinscher by building a daily routine, spending at least one hour per day just playing together. You do not even have to leave the house. Just spend time with your little buddy and let them know you love them unconditionally too.