Activities For A Malchi

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Introduction

The Malchi is a small designer breed that results from crossing the Maltese with a Chihuahua. This hybrid is attractive, intelligent and extremely affectionate towards their owners and their families. Malchis can adopt the appearance of any of the parent breeds – either one with curly fur like the Maltese or short-haired like the Chihuahua. This breed is known for being good-natured but with a hint of sass. Their loving character makes them a top choice for a companion or a family dog. Malchis are also highly trainable and can excel in a variety of canine sports. For Malchi owners, there are a number of activities that you can try with your beloved pooch, including the ones listed below. 

Doggy Playdate

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Any Day
Free
Normal
30 - 60 min
Items needed
Leash
Waste Bags
Activity description

Malchis are one of the most sociable designer dogs, particularly if they inherit more of the Maltese genes. This friendliness is not exclusive to humans; it also extends to other fellow canines. One of the best things that you can do for your dog, especially for those that are still young, is to let them socialize with other dogs. This prevents them from growing up nervous or timid around other canines. An anxious dog has the tendency to act out when they are threatened. Playdates are an effective socialization technique that can be crucial for dogs like the Malchi.  

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Choose your dog's "dates"
Just like in actual human dates, you should meticulously pick the participants in your dog’s playdate. While dogs generally get along with each other, it would be best to choose “dates” that are roughly the same size as your Malchi. This will prevent any aggressive behavior or stress between the parties involved. You can ask your friends, neighbors or other pet owners in your local pet store if they would like to bring their dogs to the play date.
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Meet up in a neutral place
Choose a neutral place as a meet-up point for the play date, such as a dog park. This is particularly important if the dogs involved have not met before since there will be no territorial tendencies. During the meet-up, observe how the dogs act around each other. If there’s any aggression, make sure to keep the dogs separate. Otherwise, allow them to really get a feel of each other until they are comfortable enough to play.
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Social Media Page

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Any Day
Free
Easy
15 min
Items needed
Camera or smartphone
Activity description

If you spend a good amount of time on social media networks, there’s a huge possibility that you have encountered a page (or two) of a dog. Dogs are a popular part of recent pop culture, especially relating to the new age of social media. Lots and lots of dog owners have taken advantage of the popularity of social media platforms in order to show off their respective dogs and make them famous in the online world. You can do this for your Malchi as well. People on the internet love to see photos and videos of dogs and your pooch is no exception. The best part about making a fanpage for your furbaby is that it’s free!

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Pick a platform
If you are thinking about creating a social media fanpage for your dog, then you probably already have an idea of which platforms you want to use. The most popular would be Facebook, with an estimated 2.23 billion active users. Another equally-popular platform is Instagram. You may even choose more than one; just be sure that you don't bite off more than you can chew. If this is your first time to handle a fanpage, it would be best to just stick to one platform in the meantime. Once you have chosen which platform to use, create a page dedicated to your dog.
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Take quality photos of your dog
After the page is created, the next thing to take care of is the content. Since this will be your dog’s personal page, you will naturally want to post photos of your pooch. Take high-quality photos of your four-legged friend. Then, edit the snapshots (if necessary) to make them more appealing. Use your brain to rack up some creative and unique photos for the page.
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Share your dog's page
The next thing to do to make your dog a social media superstar would be to spread the word. Post your dog’s fanpage link to your own social media accounts and invite friends, family and even strangers to visit the page. Also, don’t forget to regularly post new photos and other interesting content to gain more fans for your pooch.
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Skateboarding

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Any Day
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Hard
15 - 30 min
Items needed
Skateboard
Leash
Treats
Activity description

Have you ever come across videos of dogs skateboarding and thought about how cool it would be if your dog knew how to skateboard too? As improbable as it may seem, your dog can also learn how to maneuver the board. Malchis are highly trainable and are a good candidate to become a skateboarding dog. It would also be cool to stroll around the park or neighborhood with your dog on four wheels. Do note, however, that teaching your dog how to skateboard requires a lot of patience on your end. If you see it through to the end, your pooch will have a neat trick in their repertoire, just for the cost of time together. 

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Buy an appropriately-sized board
If you are serious about teaching your dog how to skate, you should have the right type of board for your pooch. Skateboards come in a variety of sizes. Since the Malchi is a relatively small breed, you need to have a board that is appropriate for your dog in terms of size.
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Introduce the skateboard
Once you have the board, the next step would be to get your dog used to it. Place the board in a carpet or grassy area to keep it stabilized. Some skateboards also have locks on the wheels. Then, using treats, entice your dog to approach the board. You can also put treats on top of the skateboard to get your dog to go on it more easily.
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Move with the board
When your dog becomes used to the board, you can start moving it to let your dog have a feel of what it’s like when the board is no longer static. In the beginning, your dog might jump off the board, which is normal. You can use a leash or a rope to pull the board while your dog is on it. As soon as your dog is completely comfortable with a moving board, you can start teaching them to move the dog on their own by letting their back paws off the board while the front paws stay on. Use treats and rewards to encourage them to do this. Remember that this process might take a while but the results will be worth the trouble.
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Walking Fun

Because they are small in size, Malchis have very little exercise requirements. In fact, all that the breed needs is a 30-minute walk to keep them physically satiated. What you can do to add variety to your walks is to assign a different place for each day of the week. For instance, on Mondays, you will walk your pooch around the neighborhood. Meanwhile, on Tuesdays, you will be strolling around the dog park. 

Watch TV Together

Malchis are considered a lap dog and are likely more than happy to just lie down by your feet on the couch while you watch television. Remember that dogs appreciate being in the presence of their owners, even without actual interaction. Bonus points if you are watching a doggy-centric movie. 

Conclusion

The Malchi is a relatively new hybrid that has won the hearts of many dog lovers across the country. The breed’s warm and loving nature, paired with their cleverness and loyalty, make them a superb choice for those looking for a four-legged companion. By taking on the right activities together, you can build your bond with your dog and ensure that they stay happy, healthy and satisfied.