The Japanese Spitz is a small breed with the heart and personality of a big watchdog. Native to Japan, this breed resembles American Eskimo Dogs or Samoyeds, albeit smaller and white in color. This dog was developed primarily for companionship, which is why they are quite good with people, particularly children and seniors. Furthermore, this breed is a great choice for a home pet or for those living in apartments because they are low-maintenance when it comes to grooming and exercise and are content with just staying in. Because of their intelligence, trainability and protectiveness, the Japanese Spitz has become more and more popular among dog owners all over the world.
One of the most prominent qualities of a Japanese Spitz that dog lovers appreciate is their loyalty towards their owners. Japanese Spitz are built for human companionship and would like to always be involved in the activities of their family. A good activity to do to spend some quality time with your pooch is to plan a picnic date. There is no better feeling than hanging out with your pooch while enjoying a meal together and taking in beautiful sights and views. You can also sit back and relax while your Japanese Spitz cuddles with you or goes around to play. Most of us enjoy a picnic on a sunny day; this activity is easily put together with a bit of food and some toys for initiating fun.
Flying kites is a traditional activity during one’s childhood and still holds some entertainment value in later years! Kites not only look good, they are also quite fun (and sometimes even challenging) to fly. Every now and then, you might come across one flying during the cool breeze by the beach or in an open field. If you want to experience that nostalgic moment, why not bring your pooch and fly a kite together? This is a fun activity that can help stimulate your Japanese Spitz physically and mentally. At the same time, you also get to relive a piece of your childhood. Kites are not expensive to buy or build and provide hours of fun for both you and your Japanese Spitz!
Therapy dogs are canines that bring comfort to other people who need it, such as seniors in nursing homes and sick children in the hospital. Any breed can become a therapy dog as long as they have the right temperament; good therapy dogs should be patient, gentle, calm and friendly. Moreover, they should relish affection and attention from people other than their owners. All these requirements make the Japanese Spitz a great candidate for therapy dog training. The Spitz is a loving breed that enjoys human companionship. When trained, this breed can help bring joy and happiness to others who need it the most. Training will involve courses but before you know it, your dog will be ready to help people of all ages.
Aside from physical exercise, your Japanese Spitz also needs some form of mental stimulation to keep them happy. Puzzle games are a good way to challenge your dog’s mind. Plus, it requires no effort from your end since part of the challenge is for your dog to figure out how the toys work. All you have to do is buy the game and let your dog do all the thinking.
The Japanese Spitz is a breed that thrives on affection and companionship. A great way to express your love and care for your pup is through physical care and contact. Massages have been proven to help relax dogs and relieve any pain in the joints. It also helps in forming a connection between you and your dog.