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Boshihs are the result of intentional breeding between two small dogs – the Boston Terrier, and the Shih Tzu. The resultant puppy is one that grows no larger than around 20 pounds, and has long, silky fur that sheds. Most Boshihs are friendly, love being around their owners all the time, and enjoy stimulating activities to help pass the time. While they are more suitable for individuals or couples, they can learn to love children and other pets as well. Finding it tough to come up with ways to keep your Boshih out of trouble? Here are a few to get you started.
Teeth brushing might not seem like a fun activity, but it’s an essential one. And, failure to do it at least a few times per week can result in oral infections that cause unnecessary pain for your Boshih (and your wallet!) All you need is a treat, toothpaste, and toothbrush, and five minutes every time you set out to brush them. It’s also cheap, straightforward, and you can do it in any weather. If you clean your Boshih’s teeth from a young age, you may also find it’s not an activity they fight, and they may even enjoy the taste of the toothpaste.
Boshihs don’t like to be left home alone, and if they do, they can be quite destructive. If you don’t want to take the risk, or you want your dog to know an area of the property is theirs, then dedicate time when they are a puppy to crate training. While it’s a challenge and you do have to buy toys, blankets, a crate, and treats, it will be worth it in the end. You also only need to spend 10 minutes at a time working on getting them to enjoy their crate. It will take a long time and a lot of patience, but this all-weather activity is one that will pay off in so many ways.
Boshihs love to learn new skills, and begging is one of them. This all-weather activity is one that won’t take them all that long to learn but is one that will form part of their repertoire of tricks to bring out during social occasions. All you need is five minutes to spare several times a day, a handful of treats, and a bit of patience. You can then enjoy this easy and free activity that brings joy to your dog when they see how happy their moving makes you! They will also benefit from both mental and physical stimulation when they do it!
Boshihs only have little legs, which means that no matter where you take them on your walk, it’s going to tire them out. You can go to the park, around your neighborhood, or even out in nature. Both you and your furry friend will enjoy being able to get outside and enjoy the fresh air.
Boshihs can become anxious when you are not home, which is why you may like to teach them how to enjoy their crate using the information above. You can also make them less destructive with your possessions by giving them items of their own to chew. Buy a basket and load it full of fun chew toys that will challenge your pup. You may even like to buy some you can put food inside.
Boshihs will challenge you mentally and physically every day, but this pawsitively delightful breed is one that will always put a smile on your face. Try out any of these activities above, or come up with ideas of your own. Your dog will be happy with anything you do with them, as long as you are by their side.