Activities For A Toy Jafox

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Introduction

If you’re a fan of tiny dogs, then you are going to love adopting a Toy Jafox. The Toy Jafox is a hybrid breed with Japanese Chin and Toy Fox Terrier parents. They grow no larger than 10 pounds, and love being the center of attention at home. They also suit families, couples, and individuals, as long as you have plenty of love to give. They don’t have a massive need for physical exercise, but they do get bored quickly. Therefore, you may find these options below are excellent for offering the stimulation they require.  

Chew Toys

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Rainy Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Chew toys
Treats
Activity description

Whether you’re an apartment dweller or it’s too wet to go outside, you will find that arming your Toy Jafox with a chew toy can offer all manner of benefits. You can set them up in an area of your home and leave them to chew their toys for an hour or so, all while benefiting from its affordable price tag and simple difficulty level. Depending on the toy, you can even incorporate treats. Chew toys make an excellent rainy-day activity as they teach your Toy Jafox to play by themselves. They tend to be an independent breed, and this solo activity appeals to their nature.

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Buy treats
The first step is to buy a toy that suits your Toy Jafox’s personality and size. Head to your local pet store and check out the options. Think about how much of a chewer your buddy is. Do they tend to rip things apart quickly? If so, something that features hard and robust rubber could be an excellent idea. What’s more, pay attention to the toy’s size. Remember, your Toy Jafox has a small snout and needs a toy they can tackle without too much effort.
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Buy treats
If you intend on buying treats to accompany your chew toys, then pay attention to the type. Some grocery store brand treats are high in fat and salt, making natural options a far better choice. You may like to incorporate pieces of carrot or apple, sweet potato or even pumpkin. Your pooch will love the taste and it’s far better for them.
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Supervise
In most cases, you can have full trust in your Toy Jafox to behave themselves and chew their toy nicely, but to be on the safe side, you may like to supervise. The packaging of most toys suggests that supervision is necessary in case your pup doesn’t play with the toy as intended. Set them up in the house where you’re going to be nearby so you can keep an eye on them.
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Harness Training

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
10 min
Items needed
Harness
Treats
Leash
Activity description

If your Toy Jafox ends up with the short snout of the Japanese Chin, there’s every reason to believe they might suffer from the brachycephalic syndrome. This syndrome can cause respiratory distress and can significantly impact what activities you can carry out with your Toy Jafox. The tamest exercise for your Toy Jafox is going to be walking on a leash, but you must use a harness instead of a collar. Therefore, you will need to begin harness training. It might take a bit of time and energy, and you will need a harness, leash, and treat, but this sunny-day activity will only take up 10 minutes of your time every day. The payoff can also be rewarding.

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Get them used to it
Your Toy Jafox needs to get used to the harness before you can begin walking them on it. Otherwise, you will face a battle every time you try to put it on them. Let them smell it, put a treat in it on the ground for them to eat off it, and touch your pooch with the harness and praise them for allowing it. You can also play with the buckle, clipping and closing it and giving your dog a treat each time you make the noise.
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At home
The next step is to get your pooch used to wearing the harness. Put it on them at home and let them walk around the house. Eventually, after a bit of confusion, they will wander around the house as if they’re not wearing anything. Then, attach a leash and let them drag it around.
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Walk
Now that they are used to wearing the harness and having a leash attached to it, you can begin walking. Firstly, take them into your yard and walk them around it with it on. Once you are happy with how they behave, you can venture out into the neighborhood knowing their new harness does not phase them.
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Fetch

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Any Day
Cheap
Hard
20 min
Items needed
Treats
Fetch toy
Activity description

Trying to find activities for a small toy dog can be a challenge, as they don’t have a great need for physical exercise. The goal is to discover games you can play with them that will let them tear around for a few minutes and use all their pent-up energy. A game of fetch ticks these boxes. Buy a toy, set aside 20 minutes in any weather, and gather some treats. You may find it hard to train Toy Jafoxes in any new skill, but it will become one of their favorite games to play with you and other pets.

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Encouragement
While the Terrier side of the Toy Jafox may help bring about a natural instinct to chase and retrieve, the Japanese Chin breed may counteract it. Therefore, some encouragement to fetch what you throw might be necessary. Get them interested in the toy and engaged so that when you throw it, they will be more inclined to bring it back. Once you have their enthusiasm, throw the toy a short distance away and encourage them to retrieve it with positive energy and treats.
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Bring it back
If your pup picks up the toy, that’s a good sign. The real challenge, however, is getting them to bring it back. They will be more inclined to put it on the ground and chew it! If they don’t bring it back, try to coax them with treats. Keep using a high energy voice to ensure they remain engaged.
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Reverse method
If you still can’t get your Toy Jafox to associate throwing a toy with bringing it back, then bring a second toy into the training session. Throw the first toy, let them chase it, then throw a second in the opposite direction. By doing so, you can get them to get used to running past you to get the second. Eventually, they will routinely remember to run toward you with the first toy, even if you are no longer throwing the second one.
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Dog Park

Not only is the Toy Jafox a fun-loving tiny pooch that loves to hang out with their family, but they enjoy the company of other dogs as well. Therefore, you may find going to a dog park is an excellent way to meet your dog’s need for socialization. They can run around, play, and spend time with new dogs every time they visit!

Car Ride

Car rides make an excellent activity for a Toy Jafox because they love to spend every minute with you. If it’s not convenient to leave them at home, you can use your new harness training and put them in a seatbelt harness for a trip to town. However, it’s important to never leave a dog in a car unattended in hot weather or for long periods.  

Conclusion

If you would love a dog but not all the maintenance that comes with one, then a Toy Jafox is for you. Their mental and physical needs are minimal, and they instead like to hang out with family and friends and take part in whatever you’re doing. They don’t even have high grooming requirements! If you want a companion but not one that will take up all of your time, you will love this pawsitively delightful little dog.