Activities For Bolonauzers

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Introduction

A Bolonauzer is a hybrid breed with parentage of a Bolognese and a Schnauzer. Their temperaments, looks, and even their size can depend on their parentage as a Schnauzer can be either standard, miniature, or giant. What you will know for certain, however, is your Bolonauzer will be alert, eager to please, and loyal. They also will also look forward to both mental and physical stimulation. Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling.

Dog Park

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Doggy waste bag
Toy
Activity description
Not every dog needs to go to a dog park to get their fix of physical exercise, but a Bolonauzer is a dog that can benefit from the experience the most. For your dog to be friendly around others, you need to socialize them from an early age. Otherwise, they can be aggressive to small and large dogs as well as cats and other critters. Going to the dog park won’t cost you a dime, but it will be a fun and effortless activity. Both you and your furry friend will have a ball, especially if you make it a regular part of your routine from a young age. All you need is an hour to spare, a leash, and a waste bag, and you’re ready to go.
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Choose a park
Depending on your Bolonauzer’s age, you may like to take the time to choose a park that’s going to suit them the best. You know their personality better than most. Are they better in smaller, more personalized enclosures with fewer dogs? Or, are they happy with any and all dogs? Choose your park accordingly. If you don’t know what’s available, you can ask around. Talk to friends, family, vets, and local dog clubs.
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Slow and steady
On your first visit to a dog park, you may not know what to expect. Your Bolonauzer can either enjoy it from the beginning, or it could take some time for them to warm up. To be sure, take it slow. Walk them around the enclosure and get them used to the sights, sounds, and scents. Then, once they see the dogs, read their body language. Only allow them to enter if they do not show any signs of aggression.
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Play
It can take some time, but eventually, your Bolonauzer can be ready for integration into a dog park environment. Remember, it’s crucial to start off from a very young age. A mature dog may never be ready for play with other dogs. Only let them off their leash and loose with a toy when you are satisfied they are friendly and ready to socialize.
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Hoop Jumping

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Rainy Day
Cheap
Hard
5 min
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Hula hoop
Treats
Activity description
If you are in dire need of a rainy-day activity to keep your Bolonauzer out of trouble and out of your hair, then consider teaching them a trick. The best part about helping your dog to learn a new skill is that it very rarely costs a lot. In the case of teaching them to jump through a hoop, all you need is a hula hoop and a treat. You can then spend five-minute sessions teaching them, fine-tuning their technique until they nail it. It can be quite challenging for a Bolonauzer to learn such a skill, but it can be a fun trick to show at parties!
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Introduce the hoop
The first step is to introduce your Bolonauzer to the hoop. Place it with the rim on the ground but standing vertically. Then, hold it with one hand while you show a treat through the ring with the other. The goal is to get your dog to walk through the hoop to get it. If they do, give them the treat. If they don’t, they get no reward. Come up with a trigger word to encourage them.
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Raise it up
Once your Bolonauzer has gotten into the habit of walking through the hoop to retrieve a treat, using the trigger word you came up with, then begin to raise it. Only raise it by an inch or two, but repeat step one at this height so they can get used to using their legs differently during the process.
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Raise it again
Every time your Bolonauzer becomes accustomed to going through the hoop at a certain height, raise it again. Eventually, they will need to jump through it instead of only walking through it. Slowly wean them off the treats and replace them with positive reinforcement instead. Otherwise, they are going to get a little chubby with all those treats!
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Walk

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Leash
Harness
Doggy waste bag
Activity description
Not every owner has time to dedicate to teaching new skills and tricks, so simple activities are a necessity. What’s more, a Bolonauzer doesn’t require a lot of physical activity, so you don’t need to think about hiking trips, bike rides, and runs. It is best to focus on short 30-minute sessions at least twice per day. During that 30-minute window, take them for a walk, but do different things and go different places every time you head out. It’s free, easy, and you only need a leash and waste bag. A walk could be one of the most beneficial activities for your Bolonauzer yet.
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Plan routes
The best thing you can do for your Bolonauzer and your time management is to plan your routes in advance. While you can get away with unplanned jaunts on leisurely weekends when you have no plans, keeping to time limits can make sure you’re home in time for other commitments. What’s more, it offers you the opportunity to know when you’re going to be home and discover new places to wander.
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Gear up
To make sure you start your walk on the right foot, make sure you and your dog have everything you need to hit the ground running. Buy your Bolonauzer a harness so you can get better control of them, and wear the right footwear. A harness is crucial because the Bolonauzer can chase after small critters, making it necessary for you to hold onto them tight.
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Walk
With a few route options up your sleeve and the right gear for the occasion, you can now hit the road with confidence. You can include several walks into your weekly routine, or even more than one in a day. Keep the length at around half an hour to ensure you don’t tire them out too much.
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Grooming

Bolonauzers have grooming needs, even though they are hypoallergenic. Their coats can harbor dirt, twigs, leaves, and other types of debris. They can also get knots and matting. To prevent this, make sure you groom them regularly - or leave it to the professionals. Grooming them at home can be a fun way to bond with your pet and form trust.

Fetch

Fetch doesn’t normally come naturally to this breed of dog, so if you’re up for a challenge, consider teaching them the game. Once they master it, it can then become a fun pastime that enables you to tire your dog out without leaving your armchair! It may take several weeks but the sessions can be no longer than five minutes.

Conclusion

Bolonauzers are not the easiest dogs to entertain. They have likes and dislikes which can make them less ideal for tasks than other dogs. However, for the most part, Bolonauzers are friendly, intelligent dogs that will suit most homes with a pawsitive atmosphere and older children. If you’re stuck for ideas on how to keep them out of mischief, these ideas above are only the tip of the iceberg.