Kyi-Leo dogs are a lovely, ideal cross between a Lhasa Apso and Maltese. Combing these two breeds together makes for a wonderful pet that has an amazing disposition. Kyi-Leo dogs have a sweet personality and are perfect family pets. They are a great dog to stay indoors when needed and enjoy a small backyard or daily walks for activity. Some dog lovers call the Kyi-Leo dog a “designer” dog, as they are small, laid-back, and just precious. Due to the fact that Kyi-Leo dogs have such a great temperament, these dogs enjoy really any activity that involves interaction and praise. They can be active and playful, while also being couch-potatoes and lap dogs. This breed makes great snugglers and cuddlers, that’s for sure!
Your Kyi-Leo is probably very mild-mannered and has a great temperament. If your friends have dogs that are similar to your dog in terms of size and disposition, perhaps you could schedule a play date for socialization. If you have a backyard or a park nearby, scheduling a time for them to play together may be what your dog will really enjoy. You could even have one dog come into your home and let the two dogs play while you visit with a friend. It will also give you some social time as well! What a great way to spend some time on a weekend day or on an evening after work. Don’t forget the snacks and treats!
This is an indoor game that is suitable for those owners who live in an apartment with their Kyi-Leo and don’t get out quite as much as they may like. It is also a game that can be made by you with just a few supplies. A jump rope works best since it is safe and doesn’t ravel or shed like some ropes can. By attaching your dog’s favorite toy, you can have your dog chase you around with the rope behind you, hence chasing the rope and their toy. This game is an ideal way to give your dog exercise as well as the feeling of accomplishment once they catch it.
Do you remember when you were young, playing with the colorful plastic rings and placing them on the cone? Well, the same can be done with your Kyi-Leo dog. Since they are small dogs, a small ring set should be used. You may find joy in showing your Kyi-Leo how to place the ring on the cone, and praising him when he does just that! These dogs are intelligent and are easy to train, so this game may be ideal for your dog!
Of course, all dogs love this classic game. Be sure to use an item that your Kyi-Leo can grab, since they have a smaller mouth!
Having a yummy treat in hand, teach your dog how to “jump-up” or “jump” by using the command. Once your dog jumps for it, reward your dog with the treat! Be realistic in your height expectations; you don't want your little buddy to get injured.
These various activities will ensure that your Kyi-Leo stays content by giving satisfaction every day. Even though this breed is very easy-going and does like to stay indoors, providing meaningful and enriching activities will keep your dog on their toes! Going outside for walks is something your dog will enjoy as well, and paired with the activities above, your Kyi-Leo, and you, will be happy and healthy!