The term "treeing cur" refers to several Cur breeds native to the American South. The Treeing Cur has multiple purposes, such as working livestock and guarding property. The Cur is also used as a hunting companion. The Treeing Cur first tracks their prey, which can include small game such as squirrels or larger prey such as the bear. The dog then proceeds to chase their prey until they have gotten the prey into a tree. Because this is the primary instinct of the Treeing Cur, you will do well to find activities that allow your clever canine to "scent" and "chase" prey.
The Treeing Cur dog was primarily developed to hunt; however, the breed has become a popular family dog due to the dog's ability as a guardian. As the owner, you do not have to be a hunter to properly exercise your Treeing Cur! Simply take the dog outdoors, allow them to scent and dig, or take the dog on a fun jog around the neighborhood. Any outlet for the dog's great deal of energy will prevent the pup from finding mischief.