If you are looking for a fun, cheerful, loving, and loyal companion dog, then a Bolonoodle could be the answer. This adorable little dog is the result of a Poodle breeding with a Bolognese. You then get a loyal little dog that’s more than happy to follow you around, do what you’re doing, and not require a lot of physical activity. However, if you are looking to spoil your Bolonoodle rotten, as most owners do, then here are a few options to give you a head start.
It might seem strange that swimming could be an excellent pastime for a small dog such as a Bolonoodle, but it can be. Remember, the Bolonoodle has Poodle parentage, which means their parents are excellent water retrievers by nature. As a result, on a sunny day with an hour to spare, you may find a dip in the water is the very thing to keep your pup out of trouble and full of excitement. You are going to need a few items for this task, depending on where you go and what you do. You may need a leash, dog life jacket, a towel, and a toy. If you need to buy everything, it can get quite expensive, but otherwise, it’s either cheap or free.
With the intelligence of a Poodle and eagerness to please from the Bolognese, you may find that your Bolonoodle picks up training quicker than any other dog you’ve ever owned. There’s no denying they have a stubborn streak and may not “hear” your instructions, but if you break down training sessions into five-minute slots, you can teach them to beg quicker than you could another dog. What’s more, you only need treats to get the process underway. Set aside around 20 minutes in one day (broken up into four sessions) and teach them to beg. This all-weather activity can make your Bolonoodle the life of the party while challenging them mentally.
Apartment life can mean your dog has no yard, but when it’s raining, you also don’t have access to the outdoors even if you did. Therefore, in either instance, you are going to need an indoor activity to keep your dog mentally stimulated. Teaching them dancing can be hard, but it’s a 10-minute activity that will tire their brains out quicker than you may think. The best part is, it’s also free! You only need a pocket full of treats, some patience, and a few 10-minute time slots open for dedication to the skill. It’s time to teach your Bolonoodle how to dance!
If you intend on leaving your Bolonoodle alone for a few hours, don’t set them up to fail. They are companion dogs, and when their companion is away, they can struggle with it. Your Bolonoodle can get upset, anxious, and even a little destructive. So, if you leave the house, give them a chew toy. You can then exit with confidence, knowing they have something to do in your absence.
Even though a Bolonoodle is small, it doesn’t mean they are not going to be good at a game of fetch. Such a game is going to be the most effective way to tire your dog out with minimal effort on your part. Clear an area in your apartment or home, or play outside, and get comfy on your favorite chair. You can then throw your Bolonoodle’s toy, wait for their little legs to bring them back, then repeat the process. Five or ten minutes can be all it takes to tire them out.
If you prefer a dog that isn’t going to make you run laps, hike mountains, or jog for hours, then a Bolonoodle is it. Their physical activity requirements are minimal, but you do need to make up for it with mental stimulation. Be their absolute best friend, and they’ll be yours, and everything you do with them is a bonus. This pawsitively delightful breed will be the highlight of your life for many years to come.