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Outdoor Fun for Beagles

Whether rain or shine, Beagles love to play outdoors and get plenty of exercise. While dog owners skip outside adventures in the rain for many reasons, sunny days are one of the most popular times to enjoy the outdoors with your Beagle. Your dog will probably be content with a long daily walk, but having fun will surely make life more interesting and enjoyable. There are a variety of things you can do to make your Beagle enjoy outdoor fun.

  • Tracking Games – Beagles have a keen sense of smell and are mentally stimulated when using their natural gift. Play tracking games in your fenced in yard by placing his or her favorite treat in a hidden but accessible location.
  • Hiking – Your Beagle will be by your side every step of the way during a hike. Make sure you bring along fresh water and snack’s for your dog so that he or she stays hydrated and maintains a good energy level.
  • Swimming – Do you like to visit a favorite lake or relax in your backyard swimming pool? Invite your Beagle along for the fun. Most Beagles enjoy splashing around in the water and swimming. It is a perfect option for dogs that have arthritis, since the water soothes the pain and is easy on the joints. This allows your dog to get much needed exercise, enjoy fun and maintain a healthy body. If your Beagle is not a strong swimmer you will want to provide a specialized doggie life-vest at all times. This allows your pooch to float along and kick his or her legs when necessary. Always keep a close eye on your Beagle during swimming sessions. At the first sign of exhaustion remove your dog from the water to prevent drowning or over exertion.
  • Camping – Dog owners and families enjoy bringing their Beagle along on camping trips. Usually Beagles thrive outdoors since they enjoy exercise. It allows them to use their hunting skills, sense of smell and enjoy playing with the family. Remember to bring a dog crate or special tent for your dog to call his or her own. There are moments when you will need to encourage your dog to rest in a safe environment where other animals do not have access to him or her.
  • Biking – Are you an avid biker? Riding a bicycle is one of the most favored exercise routines around. It is also a great form of transportation. Your Beagle is filled with energy and will savor every moment of keeping up with you on your bike rides. Always take rest breaks during long bike rides and carry fresh water with you that is for your Beagle.

Dog owners often find that once they begin trying some of these outdoor fun suggestions, they find many more activities to do as well. Outdoor fun should be a part of every Beagles life in order to be well balanced. Lack of exercise can cause boredom and result in unwanted behavior. Invite your Beagle on an adventure today and continue living a happy, healthy life!

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Should you have a concern regarding the health of your Beagle(s), you should contact your veterinarian. All information on this site is presented solely for educational and informational purposes and should not, at any time, be considered a substitute for seeking or receiving veterinary care for your Beagle(s).