Activities For A Wire Jafox

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Introduction

If you are the owner of one of these playful and intelligent pups, then you know first hand what a joy a Wire Jafox can be. However, you may also be well aware of how much energy this breed can have. A Wire Jafox would definitely benefit from some great, new activities to keep them occupied. These games have been handpicked just for your Wire Jafox which means your pup will love them all!

Flyball

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Treats
Hurdles
Tennis Ball
Flyball Box
Activity description
A Wire Jafox is a breed that is full of energy, ready to run, jump and play at a moment's notice. The perfect activity that combines all of these desires is flyball. If you have never heard of flyball then get ready to learn about an awesome game that your Wire Jafox will go crazy for. Flyball involves jumping over hurdles, pouncing on a box which will then shoot out a tennis ball for your pup to catch. You can play flyball anytime the sun is shining and the weather is nice enough to head outside with your dog. The initial cost may be a little high as you will need a flyball box and a few hurdles but these will last you quite a while!
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Hurdles
Every flyball game begins with your Wire Jafox jumping over hurdles. Train your pup to jump a hurdle by luring them over with their favorite treats. Your Wire Jafox, a natural jumper, will gladly go right over. Next, set up a few hurdles and see if your pup will jump over all of them successively. Once they have mastered this, they are almost ready for flyball!
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Box bounce
A flyball box is equipped with a spring-loaded tennis ball shooter which will release a tennis ball when your dog jumps on the board. Show your Wire Jafox how to jump onto the flyball box and, when the tennis ball shoots out, how to catch the ball. This is another skill that should come naturally to this breed who loves to catch balls.
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All together
Time to play flyball! Set your stopwatch and then have your dog fly over the hurdles, pounce off the flyball board, catch the tennis ball, head back over the hurdles and deliver the ball to you! Now, do it again! How fast can your Wire Jafox go? If you think they are natural flyball pros, sign them up for a flyball competition nearby.
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Boredom Fighters

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Dog Puzzles
Treats
Toys
Activity description
Since Wire Jafoxes are higher energy dogs, they can go a little stir crazy when left alone for too long. This boredom can turn to negative energy which can mean trouble for your home - these pups like to chew and destroy things in order to entertain themselves! Prevent this behavior by setting your dog up with toys that will keep them busy while you are away. Not only will your Wire Jafox be happy about being provided new toys and games but you will also keep your home safe from a destructive dog. Preventing boredom is perfect for any weather and any budget!
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Puzzle toys
Invest in a puzzle toy for your Wire Jafox. There are plenty to choose from in varying difficulties so you are able to start with an easier puzzle and work your way up to a more difficult option once your dog has proven to be a puzzle master. Most puzzle toys involve hiding treats in the toy which your Wire Jafox will need to take out. Your dog will love this easy to use game anytime you need to leave them alone.
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Treat search
Before you leave the house, show your Wire Jafox a handful of their favorite treats. Have your dog sit and stay while you hide the treats around the house. Return to your dog and show them that your hands are empty and let them know that they now need to find the treats. Your Wire Jafox will put their nose to the ground and start searching. You can now sneak out of the house knowing that your pup is pretty busy!
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Treat dispenser
If you are especially worried about your Wire Jafox being alone all day, look for an automatic treat dispenser. There are models that will toss your pup a treat at set intervals and also ones which are equipped with cameras so you can visually check in on your dog then press a button to give them a treat. It's almost as good as if you were there!
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Dock Jumping

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Hot Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Towel
Ball
Treats
Dock
Collar
Activity description
You already know that your Wire Jafox likes to run and jump but did you also know that they like to swim? This breed is actually a breed that will gravitate toward water and enjoy swimming around or just taking a quick dip to cool off. Combine your dog's love of the water with their love of running and you have a pup who is ready for dock jumping! This activity is perfect for hotter summer days and doesn't cost anything, just the price of admission to your local dog-friendly dock!  You may even want to jump in behind your dog to cool off!
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Scope it out
Before encouraging your dog to take a flying leap off the end of the dock, make sure the water is deep enough and there is nothing that could injure your dog underneath the water's surface. Do a few quick swimming laps around the dock to check everything out. Your dog can even join you on the casual swim since they are probably dying to get in the water.
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Run and jump
Teach your Wire Jafox to leap off the end of the dock by throwing their favorite tennis ball straight off the dock and into the water. If your pup is hesitant to leap in after the ball, run and jump off the dock yourself, encouraging them to chase you. Once your dog gets the idea that jumping is good, there will be no stopping them.
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Compete
If your Wire Jafox is particularly good at dock jumping, consider entering them in a local competition where they can win the title of best dock jumper around. Your dog will be evaluated by how far they can jump before their paws hit the water. Practice by throwing the ball far and high for your dog to leap toward. A Wire Jafox is sure to be able to jump quite far thanks to those little powerful legs!
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More Fun Ideas...

Cozy Time

While a Wire Jafox does have a lot of energy, they also enjoy snuggling and having downtime with their favorite person - you! Set up a nice bed or pile of blankets on the couch for your pup to enjoy.

Dog Park

Wire Jafoxes are very social dogs so visiting a dog park on a regular basis would greatly benefit them. Your dog will love playing with pup friends and relish the time they can run, leash free.

Conclusion

When you allow your Wire Jafox the chance to run, jump and play on a regular basis, they are going to be the happiest of dogs which means you will also be quite a happy owner. You will also enjoy these games as playing with your pup is one of the most fun ways to pass your time too. So head to a dock with your dog on a sunny day or set up a flyball course in your backyard - you and your Wire Jafox are about to have a great time!