Both parent breeds of this hybrid mix are small active dogs, with the feistiness and spunk that typically follows the terrier breeds. As such, managing those seemingly limitless energy levels can be challenging. It makes perfect sense to include an instinct or behavior in your dog's exercise regimen. One of those behavioral traits of the terrier variety of canine is their inclination toward agility games and training. By incorporating agility training into your play time with your dog, you are keeping them healthier and happier, playing into their need to expend that energy in a fun way. Of course, this type of enterprise requires specialized equipment and classes, whether you choose a facility built for these events or whether you choose to construct a track in your backyard, and the sport needs lots of practice for your precious pup to be able to participate and compete. While being involved in both the training and any competitive races that evolve from this activity, there are many health benefits to be derived for you as well in this particular endeavor with your pal.
Tug of war is a cost-free activity that you can do with your dog any time and virtually anywhere. It requires an old tube sock or piece of rope that you in which you can knot both ends. While you're holding one end, offer the other end to your pup and gently tug on the sock or rope. The learning curve is short for this one, your dog quickly catching on and even adding their audio to the mix.
This activity is similar to the puzzle game, but it doesn't involve the puzzle. Hide your darling doggie's favorite treats in places which aren't hard but offer some challenge. Enjoy the entertainment provided as they seek out the snacks, willingly devouring their tasty reward.
There are many puzzle games or toys on the market that challenge your dog to use their problem-solving skills. The puzzles, built to allow you to hide treats in them, require the dog to figure out how to release the snack with the so retrieved tasty tidbit being the reward for their efforts.
This activity is one in which you can involve your dog anytime and anywhere you choose to feed them. Hide your pet's kibbles or treats in some challenging places, inside the house or out. Watch and enjoy as your dog seeks out the hidden food items and then devours their tasty reward.