Activities For Stump Double Cattle Dogs

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Introduction

Finding activities for Stump Double Cattle Dogs might seem overwhelming at first. This rare breed is a cross between two dogs bred exclusively to work cattle in Australia's vast outback. These dogs are bred to run and to work hard from sun up to sun down every day. However, these dogs can make wonderful companions for active people who can spend time with them or give them a job to do. If you're looking for a working dog to help you with tough tasks or you want a companion to keep you company on your property all day, the Stump Double Cattle Dog is your dog.

Riding Fences

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
8 hrs
Items needed
Extra wire
Wire cutters
Wire crimpers
Extra water
Activity description
If you have a lot of property to look after, riding the perimeter, or fence line can be a long and lonely job. Whether you like to check fences on horseback or four-wheeler, having your Stump Double Cattle Dog along for the job will make it much more pleasant and will keep the both of you happy. You can't find much better activities for Stump Double Cattle Dogs than trotting along behind you while you survey the property lines together. This rugged dog doesn't mind the heat or rain. They are tough and ready to work. If you head out in the winter snows, you might want to give them a jacket. Since they originate from the outback, they might not adjust as well to cold temps.
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Pack up
If you're planning to be out for the day, far from your property, you need to be prepared. Whether you're packing saddle bags on your horse or setting up your four-wheeler, you don't want to leave anything behind. Pack all your tools, your lunch, and plenty of water and snacks for you and your Stump Double Cattle Dog.
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Head out
When you're packed up and have everything you need, it's time to head out. Your dog will happily run along side you. If you're on a Four-wheeler, make sure you go slow enough so your dog can keep up and so you can see the fences to identify any breaks.
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Watering hole
While riding fence lines can be long and difficult, it's important to take time to drink water and have a snack, especially for your dog. Even though these pups originated in the Outback of Australia, they still need to replenish their water and energy. Take care of your dog and they will be wonderful ranch companions for a long time.
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Rally Obedience

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Moderate
Hard
30 min
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Activity description
Activities for Stump Double Cattle Dogs that keep them thinking, working, and moving might be difficult to come by. This is where Rally Obedience really shines. In Rally Obedience, dogs work with their owners to navigate a course of obedience commands as fast as they can. Each stop along the course asks the team to perform an obedience command. This sport is fast-paced, light-hearted, and will challenge your dog to concentrate on the task at hand. Rally Obedience is perfect for Stump Double Cattle Dogs because it requires them to concentrate on the task at hand and look to their owners for the next command, just like having a job.
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Learn the basics
Before you can run, you need to learn to walk, and before you can cruise through a Rally course, you need to learn basic obedience commands. Search for a list of common Rally commands and work with your pup to learn them together. Make sure you also teach them to heel so your pup stays with you when you're running to the next station.
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Walk the walk
When your dog has four or five of the commands mastered, add a little motion. Take them on a walk and stop periodically to practice. Make sure you don't practice the commands in the same order so your pup doesn't anticipate what's coming.
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Pick up the pace
When your dog is used to stopping along the walk to practice commands, you're ready to take it up a notch. Start by jogging to pre-decided points and asking them to do a command. Speed it up as fast as you can. The more speed and excitement your dog has, the more effort it will take for them to concentrate. Be patient and enjoy yourself!
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Roll Over

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Any Day
Free
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30 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
Finding activities for Stump Double Cattle Dogs to keep their minds engaged can be a challenge. Teaching them fun tricks like rolling over will get them thinking and working and will be entertaining for you. If the weather outside is bad or it's dark out but your dog isn't settling down yet, try teaching them this trick. It might be just the thing to tire out their minds and it will help improve your bond. These dogs love to learn and show off, so add "roll over" to their list of tricks to perform for friends and family.
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Lay down
The first step is to ask your dog to lay down. Put them in a sit and show them a treat. Slowly bring the treat to the ground. When they are laying down, give them the treat as a reward. Practice this several times until they understand how to lay down on command.
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On your back
The next step is to get them on their back. You can do this by taking another treat and, while they are laying down, bringing it from their nose and over their shoulder. They should follow it with their head until they are on their back.
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All the way over
Now that your pup is looking adorable on their back, you have one step left. They need to roll to the other side. Some dogs may have trouble or be uncomfortable rolling to the new side, so go slowly and lure them with another treat. Once they complete the rollover, give them lots of praise and practice again. Slowly put all the parts together until they can roll over without stopping.
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Stick in the Water

When the weather gets hot and your pup needs a break, take them to the river for a little fetch. They will love running into the water after a stick and splashing around to cool off.

Fly Frisbee

Your Stump Double Cattle Dog loves to run and might sometimes seem like they have springs in their feet. Challenge them by throwing a frisbee and encouraging them to leap up to catch it.

Conclusion

Activities for Stump Double Cattle Dogs need to be fast paced and engaging. These very rare breeds are mostly used in the Australian Outback to herd cattle over miles and miles of rangeland. Their smart focus can sometimes be mistaken for anxiety or neurosis, but they really need a job to focus on and lots of exercise to burn off their energy. These dogs make excellent companions on ranches and are always happy to ride fences or work with you. If you're not on farmland, keep them active and occupied with 90 minutes of exercise each day at least and work on training and tricks to challenge their minds.