Activities For Tervoodles

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Introduction

Nowadays, breeders have a knack for combining different dog breeds in order to create a hybrid that exhibits the best qualities of each parent breed. The Tervoodle is a designer dog that mixes two breeds – the Belgian Tervuren and Poodle - that you might not expect will work well but actually do. The resulting breed is a large, working dog with an alertness and intelligence like no other. Tervoodles are also known for wanting to get really involved with their family’s lifestyle and activities. Therefore, as an owner of this breed, it is your responsibility to provide the physical, mental and emotional needs that they entail. 

Rollerblading

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
30 - 60 min
Items needed
Rollerblades
Leash or harness
Activity description

While there are some dogs that are happy to just stare out the window, spend the entire day sleeping or to just laze around the home, most canines need a good amount of exercise in order to stay fit and to use up any excess energy. Otherwise, these hyperactive dogs will end up exhibiting destructive behaviors, such as digging, barking and chewing, as an outlet. Tervoodles need enough exercise to stay happy and healthy. A fun activity that can help release your pooch blow off some steam is rollerblading. It works as an exercise for you and your pooch. The best part is that it is entertaining and can be done with any breed, including the Tervoodle. 

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Make sure to have the proper gear
With rollerblading, you need to make sure that both you and your pooch are protected. This is because this activity can be quite risky, especially when not done properly. Aside from the usual helmet and knee pads, make sure that you also buy a special harness or leash for your energetic Tervoodle.
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Work on basic commands
Just like most canine activities, your dog will not immediately understand what you want to achieve when rollerblading. In fact, before putting those skates on, you need to train your dog with basic commands such as “go” and “stop”. This will allow you to have full control over your dog and avoid any accidents along the way. Use treats as a form of positive reinforcement and motivation for your pooch to learn.
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Have some fun in your rollerblades
When you are confident in your dog’s grasp of the obedience commands, you can then put your skates on and enjoy. Find a good area you can skate in, preferably one that is not too crowded. Start slowly with your dog beside you. If your dog is able to keep up and seems comfortable, you can gradually increase speed. However, you should always follow your dog’s pace and if they show signs of fatigue, stop, rest and hydrate.
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Gardening

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Sunny Day
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30 min
Items needed
Water
Leash
Activity description

One of the most destructive behaviors that a dog exhibits is digging. If you have a garden that you adore, it might be a challenge leaving your dog in your yard unattended because of their tendency to dig. However, you can actually use this digging instinct to your advantage. For dog owners who love to plant and garden, there is no digging tool more effective than an energetic dog. By letting your Tervoodle dig in a patch in your garden, you get to hit two birds with one stone – you allow your dog to expend energy and be physically stimulated and, at the same time, you save a lot of time that you would normally spend digging on your own with a shovel.

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Designate a digging spot
The first thing you have to do if you want your dog to become a gardening buddy is to designate a certain spot for them. This is important because you do not want your pooch to end up destroying all the other areas of your garden. Make sure that your dog only works on their designated spot when digging. If you must, you can put a fence over your other plants.
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Start planting
Once your Tervoodle has dug up the area that you have assigned, you can then start with your gardening. Tie your dog’s leash somewhere or command them to stay in one area while you plant. You can even give your dog something that will keep them occupied, such as a toy, while you do your gardening.
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Dog-friendly Cruise

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Sunny Day
Expensive
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12 - 72 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Dog Bed
Toys
Food
Waste Bags
Activity description

Most dog owners consider their canine friends to be a beloved part of their families. Because the United States is generally a dog-loving country, more and more facilities and services are being offered not just to the people but also to their four-legged friends. One of the more luxurious services that are now available to dogs are cruises. Yes, there is an increasing number of cruise companies and providers that are now opening their doors to dogs. The prices of these dog-friendly cruises range anywhere from budget to expensive, depending on the number of days, facilities offered, destinations and several other factors. 

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Research about dog-friendly cruises
The key to finding the perfect dog-friendly cruise is by doing the work and researching. By doing a search online, you will find several dog-related websites and blogs that will give you various options including the information you need to make a decision. Find a cruise that meets your needs and get in touch with the company. Ask any questions you might have before buying your tickets.
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Enjoy your trip
Pack up your stuff and make sure to pack for your pooch as well. Most of these cruises have all the food and beverages accounted for but it wouldn’t hurt to have some snacks or treats for your pooch. Bring some toys and other essentials for your dog. On the day of your cruise, simply show up and have fun enjoying the amenities that you paid for.
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Blow Bubbles

Bubbles may be a game for children but they can be used as a great tool for entertaining your pooch. Dogs are naturally attracted to moving things, especially one as unusual to them as bubbles. Simply buy a bubble maker and watch as your dog tries to catch and pop the bubbles. 

Read to your Dog

Most dog owners consider their dogs as their kid, so why not read to them like you would to your child? This may not have any significant impact on your dog but it is a good excuse to just lie around and snuggle up to each other. 

Conclusion

Despite being the result of an odd combo, the Tervoodle happens to be a beloved designer dog that has a lot to offer. Clever, vigilant and active, this hybrid dog has all the right pieces that make it an excellent choice for a watchdog, a family pet, an adventure chum and a day-to-day companion.