Activities For Bospins

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Introduction

The Bospin is a "designer" dog; they are a deliberate combination of the Boston Terrier and the Miniature Pinscher. The result is a small dog with a fairly high energy level. The Bospin will be as active as their human families; while they are not normally lazy, they are not wired to be destructive if they do not receive a certain amount of exercise. However, every dog is different. In order to prevent possible mischief, provide the Bospin with at least thirty to forty-five minutes of activity daily. This may include walking, a trip to the dog park, or you can enroll Fido in obedience classes.

Let's Go Walking

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
15 - 20 min
Items needed
doggy waste bags
leash
Activity description
Because the Bospin is such a small dog and is likely to be brachycephalic, walking is often the very best exercise for the breed. You will need to plan walking times around the weather, but not due to rain or other inclement weather. The Bospin should be walked during times when the heat of the day is not an issue, such as early morning and late evening. Always be sure to clean up after Fido any time you are walking in your neighborhood or at the dog park (or the city park, as an alternative). Be sure to have water handy at all times. A free activity, walking is something your Bospin will always be game to do.
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Start slowly
Never begin a walking regimen with your puppy until they have completed all their vaccinations, including booster shots. This is generally completed by the time your furry friend is about four months old. Your vet can give you the thumbs up when it is okay when to begin walking your dog about the neighborhood. Work towards a maximum length and speed for your Bospin by walking a little further each day once you start.
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Take caution
When walking, you must keep in mind that the Bospin cannot get too hot nor can they become overexerted during activity. Remember, due to the unique shape of their face and the design of their breathing passages, owners should always be aware of the fatigue level of their dog as well as the temperature and humidity factor outside. Typically, a Bospin should not walk over twenty minutes per session. In fact, thirty minutes per day is the recommendation.
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Find a safe place
Always choose a safe place to walk. This may be the city park or your local dog park. Your neighborhood might also be a good place to take your daily trek. If you have a large yard, you might just take your strolls in that area. The Bospin is happy to walk anywhere you wish as long as they can stop and smell the roses every now and then!
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On the Ball

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
30 min
Items needed
tennis ball
soccer ball
Activity description
All dogs enjoy some form of play involving a ball. The Bospin is no different. You may want to invest in the smaller tennis balls that you can find at a pet supply store. You can also find small soccer-style balls that you can use to interact with Fido. A neat game to play is to use water-friendly balls that children often play with by the pool. Fill a paddling pool and let the ball float around on the surface. This can be a great deal of fun for a Bospin, especially on hot days. While you may want to exercise some caution when using the flyball box, you can also play a supervised game of flyball. Purchasing or building a flyball box will add some expense to the ball play, but will bring endless hours of enjoyment in the long run. Ball play is enjoyed the most in the outdoor environment as there is plenty of room to run, but some forms of ball play can easily be taken inside if needed.
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Fetch
Grab a tennis ball (note: for a small dog such as a Bospin, you may want to get a smaller version of the tennis ball available at the pet supply store). The Bospin will often chase after the ball as long as you can hold out to throw it. However, you'll need to pace the Bospin so that they do not become overexerted.
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Play soccer
Another great way to involve a ball in your play is to grab a ball similar to a soccer ball. You'll need to show your furry friend how to push the ball with their feet, but once they get the hang of this game, your little buddy will be more than ready to play again and again. up the challenge by adding a goal area, teaching your clever Bospin how to score a goal!
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Treat balls
You may be familiar with a food puzzle toy. Treat balls work in much the same manner. What's better, you can use this toy to help prevent separation anxiety (something that the Boston Terrier parent breed is prone to). Like bone-shaped food puzzle toys, the ball hides treats or small kibble. You may have to put some peanut butter on opposite ends of the ball to encourage the pup to turn the ball over and begin forcing the food out.
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Dog Park

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
60 min
Items needed
leash
doggy waste bags
Activity description
The dog park is perhaps the greatest "one stop shop" for your furry pal's playtime. Many dog parks are enclosed. That means that you can allow Fido to go off-leash and play with other dogs at their leisure. (Only do this if your furry pal is well-socialized.) Some dog parks have a walking track that you can utilize for those daily strolls. Other dog parks have an obstacle course that resembles the objectives that a show dog would need to conquer. Along these lines, the same dog park might offer agility obstacles that your pal can enjoy. Your Bospin is sure to have a great time visiting the dog park. The park is an all-inclusive type of play area that offers different types of sunny day fun for free!
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Walking track
If you live in an area that is not conducive to walking your canine companion due to traffic or lack of sidewalks, take advantage of the dog park. The fun multiplies when you can bring a friend and their pooch as well. The walking track at your dog park may be enclosed. If so, you can allow your well-behaved Bospin to go leash-free and exercise.
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Socialization opportunities
Enclosed areas that allow small dogs to play together off-leash provide great socialization opportunities coupled with energy building fun. Be careful to supervise, no matter how well-behaved your furry pal may be. You can introduce your Bospin to larger dogs, but with caution, of course.
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Agility course
Many dog parks offer an obstacle or agility course for your dog's use. If you love the idea of putting your pooch through the paces of a show dog, but you don't have the time or the equipment to really fully train them, then visiting the dog park for this purpose is perfect. Practice often and before you know it your Bospin will be the park agility champion!
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More Fun Ideas...

Water Fun

The Bospin will give you lots of laughs if you engage them in water play. Spray the water hose and watch as they chase and bite the water. Bring out the sprinkler and watch them play. Get a water ball (such as you'd play with in the pool) and toss it to Fido. There are lots of fun ways to play with water on hot days.

Ball Launcher

You can purchase a ball launching machine at your local pet store. This apparatus works like a pitching machine. The dog will watch for the ball, then chase it down. Often, they will try to jump and catch the ball in midair.

Conclusion

The Bospin is an energetic, loyal, and loving pooch who is always ready for playtime. The Bospin is a unique designer breed that will be happy to join you for a leisurely stroll in your neighborhood. They will also enjoy trips to the dog park, where they can socialize with other dogs. Backyard play is another option for keeping your furry family member entertained and happy.