Activities For Yorkie Beagles

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Introduction

The combination of a Yorkshire Terrier and a Beagle sounds like the ideal family dog - friendly, lovable and with lots of playful energy to spare! The Yorkie Beagle is just that and so much more. If you already own one of these great pups (also frequently called a Borkie), then you are well aware of how much energy they really do have. In order to keep your Yorkie Beagle happy and entertained, you'll need some great activities like these!

Solo Distractions

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
20 min
Items needed
Treat Dispensing Camera
Treats
Radio
Dog Puzzles
Activity description
Yorkie Beagles are very loyal pups, becoming very attached to their owners. While this can be a nice trait (everyone wants their pup always by their side!), it can be a challenge as you can not be with your pup every day, all day. Yet, when left alone, Yorkie Beagles can be destructive, another thing you don't want! You can curb your Yorkie Beagle's fear of being alone with these fun activities which will keep your dog entertained and happy while you are away. Opt for the cheaper entertainment route that just involves treats or invest in a more expensive treat dispensing camera - your dog will love all of these things no matter the day, time or weather!
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Treat dispensing camera
Invest in and set up a dog treat dispensing camera. You will be able to turn it on and see your dog on your phone app any time of day. You can talk to your Yorkie Beagle through the camera and even press a button on your phone to make the toy toss your pup a treat. This is the best interaction you can get without being right by your dog's side.
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Treat puzzle
Buy a dog treat puzzle for your dog to help them stay busy while you are away. Hide treats inside the puzzle for your dog to try to get out. Your Yorkie Beagle will need to use their nose and paws to move the puzzle pieces and release their prize! There are varying levels of difficulty in dog treat puzzles, so pick which you think is best for your Yorkie Beagle.
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Hidden treats
Before you leave the house, have your Yorkie Beagle sit and stay in one room while you hide a few treats around the house. Tell your dog to go find the treats while you slip out the door. Your pup will have a great time using their nose to find their treats and you will be able to rest assured that they are having fun while you are away.
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Hide and Seek

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Any Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
Yorkie Beagles love being with their owners. They also love to play tracking games thanks to their background as hunting dogs. Combine your dog's love for you with their desire to track by playing a game of hide and seek. You can make this game as challenging as you'd like by hiding in hard to find places or easier spots. Hide and seek is perfect for any time of year as you can play outside or inside with your Yorkie Beagle. It is also fantastic as it is practically free, you just have to buy some treats to reward your dog when they find you!
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Get ready
Bring your Yorkie Beagle into one room of your house or one part of your yard if you happen to be playing outside. Have your dog sit and stay and show them that you have a handful of treats. Then, slip away while your Yorkie Beagle waits patiently in one spot, expecting a treat any minute.
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Hide
Hide in a spot where your pup will easily be able to find you on the first round. Of course, you can make your hiding spot more of a challenge each time you hide, which will mean your Yorkie Beagle will really have to depend on their tracking skills to find you. However, behind a curtain, behind a door or next to a couch are all perfect spots for first time hide and seekers.
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Find
Once you are well hidden, call your dog's name just once and see how long it takes for them to find you. Your Yorkie Beagle will instantly come running, using their impressive tracking skills paired with their desire to be near you to find you in no time! Play again and again as your Yorkie Beagle will never tire of this game.
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Running Games

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Treats
Collar
Leash
Activity description
Your Yorkie Beagle likely has a whole lot of energy which they love to get out by running around the house, going or long walks or chasing you around. All of these ways to get out energy are well and good but your Yorkie Beagle may need a little more. This dog wasn't built to go for long distances runs with you leading the way so, you will need to find shorter, modified running games for your Yorkie Beagle. These little activities are perfect for your dog to get out pent-up energy and also are easy for you to set up cheaply and in any weather.
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Treadmill runs
Teach your Yorkie Beagle how to use a treadmill to go for short runs on their own whenever they'd like. It may take a little time until your Yorkie Beagle is comfortable up on the treadmill but once they know how to use it, they will have a blast running as far and as fast as they can! This is also perfect for rainy days when your dog just doesn't want to head outside.
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Stair runs
When you are inside and your Yorkie Beagle is just dying to run, head to the top of your staircase and throw your dog's ball down the stairs for them to chase. Have them run back up and give you the ball. Up and down, up and down, your dog will be tired in no time from all those stairs!
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Friend run
Head to your local dog park or fenced in place where you can let your Yorkie Beagle off the leash to run. Your dog will not only like being free to run anywhere they'd like but they will also enjoy being with other pup friends. They will definitely come home and want a nice nap after being at the dog park!
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Power Fetch

Head to a nice big place to play fetch with your Yorkie Beagle. Throw one tennis ball and as your dog is running back with the first ball in their mouth, immediately throw another. When your dog is constantly running, they will happily get nice and tired.

Which Hand

Hide a few treats in your hand and then put both hands out for your dog to sniff. Your Yorkie Beagle will know right away which hand has the treats and push it with their nose. See how many times your pup correctly guesses which hand has the treats.

Conclusion

The Yorkie Beagle is a great dog to have no matter your level of dog care expertise - they are perfect for everyone! You do need to commit to getting your Yorkie Beagle plenty of exercise and keep them happy and busy so they don't ever feel lonely or bored. However, you are now very well equipped with ways to play with your Yorkie Beagle! Set up some tracking games, makes sure your dog never feels alone, or bring your dog for a nice, creative run. You will both have fun with these activities!