Activities For A Pomsky

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Introduction

Pomskies are smart and energetic, which makes them the perfect buddy for all kinds of indoor and outdoor activities. It also means that this hybrid mix of the Siberian Husky and Pomeranian will need both mental and physical stimulation, and as a Pomsky owner, it is your job to make sure you are meeting this need for your busy pal. Since these dogs are a bit adventurous, it should come as no surprise to you that your Pomsky is going to be up for almost any kind of activity that you allow them to enjoy with you. Most of these dogs have long, double coats, however, so you need to be careful keeping a Pomsky out in the heat for too long.

Swimming

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Hot Day
Cheap
Normal
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Doggy Life jacket
Water toys
Towels
Doggy Waste Bags
Activity description

Fun-seeking Pomskies are the perfect swimming buddies. These dogs are often unafraid of the water, and they will eagerly join you in the pool, lake, or other body of water on a hot summer day. At the end of the summer, many public pools will have doggy days, where you can load up your Pomsky for a day of swimming at the pool. These doggy swims are generally less than $10 per dog, which makes them very affordable for most dog owners. Lakes and beaches also usually have certain spots where dogs are allowed in the water, and these locations can be free for the public to access. As a small to medium size breed, these dogs will wear out quickly, so an hour or two in the water will be plenty to tire them out for the day.

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Introduction to water
During the first step of swimming with your Pomsky, it is important that you have the life jacket on your dog. If you are in an open area, such as a lake, you should also make sure your dog is leashed. Slowly bring your dog to the water with you and let them get their toes wet. Let them get comfortable before you bring them into deeper water. Reward your Pomsky with a treat as they test the waters.
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Go a little deeper
Once your Pomsky is comfortable with their toes in the water, move a little deeper. Treats can help you encourage your Pomsky (these pups are often treat-motivated) to continue to go deeper into the water. Keep going until your Pomsky can no longer touch the ground under the water. If needed, grab onto their life jacket and guide your pooch around the pool or lake.
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Break out the toys
If your Pomksy loves to play with toys, be sure that you bring some water-safe toys along for the swimming expedition. Floating toys and balls are a fun way to keep your dog in the water on a hot day spent outdoors. Be sure you are ready to get wet, however. If your little swimmer decides they don't want to play fetch, you may have to swim out to pick up the toys yourself.
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Pet-friendly Shopping

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Any Day
Free
Easy
1 - 4 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Doggy Waste Bags
Activity description

Exercise is crucial to the health and happiness of a Pomsky. If you are out and about at dog-friendly establishments, there is no reason that your Pomsky can't tag along. This hybrid is known for their friendliness, and social interactions help your Pomsky learn how to handle all kinds of people and animals. As long as you keep your dog on a leash, it is a great way for you to introduce your pup to new people of all kinds. Walking through a home improvement store, pet store, or outdoor market gives your Pomsky the opportunity to get a little exercise while meeting new people. Make sure you aren't out and about too long, however, because a tired pup isn't going to be much of a shopping buddy.

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Ready for the drive
Safety is important for car rides, even for dogs. There are a few different options for keeping your dog safe in the car, but buckling them into the seat or kenneling them are the best options. Regardless, make sure that your dog can't move around your vehicle freely.
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Enjoy your shopping
Depending on where you are shopping, you may have access to a cart. If this is the case, it might be easier for you to put your Pomsky in the cart while you are wandering through the store. Your amicable Pomsky may also want to walk next to you as you make your way through the store. Either way, make sure that you are holding onto your Pomsky's leash. Shop while also allowing your dog to say hi to new friends from time to time.
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Obstacle Course

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Any Day
Free
Normal
1 - 3 hrs
Items needed
Boxes
Toys
Towels or blankets
Chairs
Treats
Activity description

Create a fun obstacle course for your Pomsky with regular household items for hours of entertainment. With a few simple items like a chair, towels, and boxes, you can teach your dog to run through an obstacle course for a little exercise and mental stimulation. To help your Pomsky get the hang of the obstacle course, use treats to teach them what to do at each section of the course. Once your pooch knows how to handle each piece of the course, you can switch up the layout to see if your little athlete can still make it through the course. If you don't have some of the items listed above, improvise or use other items you have in your home. You don't need any specific items to create a fun obstacle course for your dog.

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Create the course
Using household items, create a fun obstacle course for your dog. You may want to use boxes, furniture, or other objects to make it exciting for your dog. Cut holes in the boxes to create tunnels, use chairs for jumping, and create tight spaces for your pooch to zigzag through with whatever you can find in your home.
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Teach the course
Using treats, teach your Pomsky what they are supposed to do at each section of the course. Guide your pup through the boxes, over or under the furniture, and through any of the rest of the obstacles that you have created. Once they understand each component of the course, you can coax them to go through the entire course in one go.
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Switch it up
After your dog has gone through the course a few times, you can change it and let your Pomsky try again. If you notice that your Pomsky is struggling to get through the redone course, you can always go through it with them until they are able to master it again. If you add entirely new obstacles, go back and teach your dog how to go through them one by one before setting them loose for the fun.
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More Fun Ideas...

Visit the Dog Park

Let your dog meet new friends while getting exercise and having fun. A local dog park is a great place for your dog to play with other local pups. You may even make some human friends while you are at the dog park.

Practice Obedience Training

A well-trained dog makes for a happier owner, but did you know that dogs enjoy training, too? Let your dog blow off a little steam and release some energy with obedience training classes. Make sure to keep your pup interested with a lot of playtime and treats.

Go on Walks

Since Pomskies need a lot of exercise, sometimes the best thing you can do with your pooch is go on a long walk. To feed a Pomsky's sense of adventure, you can take them on new routes or go on more challenging expeditions such as a hike. Pomskies enjoy daily walks, so you can go on walks pretty much as often as you would like.

Conclusion

Social, energetic Pomskies will love to do any activity with their owners. These dogs are great companions for all kinds of activities, so if your favorite activity isn't on this list, take your pooch with you anyway and see if they love it, too! Pomskies are just happy to have something to do, no matter what it is.