Activities For Bosties

1k Views
0 Comments
0 Votes

Introduction

Bosties are a mixed breed that was created by breeding Boston Terriers and West Highland White Terriers. Bosties are generally between 13 and 18 pounds and need only about 30 minutes to an hour of exercise each day. If you are looking for creative ways to get active with your Bostie, Wag! has a few great ideas for you that will not only be unique but also a ton of fun for both you and your pooch!

Shell Game

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
3 Solid Colored Cups
Treats
Activity description

You've seen the shell game, but have you ever tried it with your dog? Bosties are smart dogs that love a little challenge. All it takes is a few minutes, three small cups, treats, and a curious little Bostie for this great activity. This is a cheap activity that can be performed any time no matter what the weather is like. The shell game is a great way to work on your Bostie's sense of smell, which should be keen enough to find the correct cup with the treat underneath even after you have moved all of the cups around on the floor or table.

Step
1
Set up the game
Fortunately, this is a very easy game to prepare for, and you only need a few items. Pick a location. You will want to be in a place where the cups are close enough to your dog that they can smell and select a cup. The game could be played on a short table or the floor. Get out three small cups and a few small treats.
Step
2
Sniff and search
Get your dog to come to the area you have set up, and prepare them for the game. First, you should let your pooch sniff the treat so that they know what they are looking for. Next, place the treat under a cup and start moving the cups around. Stop after the cups have been thoroughly shuffled. Give your dog a second to paw or nose at a treat. If they find the treat, give it to them as a reward. Repeat as many times as you want.
Love this activity?

Paw Paint

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Moderate
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Canvas
Non-Toxic Finger Paints
Towels
Dog Shampoo
Small Bowls or Plates
Activity description

For a fun, messy time with your Bostie, try your hand (and paw) at finger painting. You need a canvas, non-toxic finger paints, towels, a place to put the paint, and cleaning supplies to create a wonderful masterpiece with your pooch. Paw painting can be done indoors or outdoors depending on where you deem the best place to make a mess. You will need to spend a little money on the canvas and paints, but this isn't an expensive activity by any means. It is a good idea to choose an outdoor area or space, or an enclosed indoor space that will be easy to clean up such as the bathroom, laundry room, or garage.

Step
1
Art studio
You need a small art studio space for you and your Bostie to create your artwork. You may want to choose a space that will be easy to clean up after the fact. Once you have chosen a space, you should set up your canvas on the floor where it is easy for your dog to access. Put different colors of paint out in bowls or plates. Make sure you have towels and other cleaning supplies nearby.
Step
2
Create!
It is time to get messy! Get some dog-safe paint on your dog's paws or tail and let them play on the canvas. Your Bostie is going to love getting dirty, so try to keep them near the canvas! You can also jump in and paint, too! Finger paints are great for the whole family, so get everyone involved in creating a fun piece of art. Once you are done, you just need to sit your canvas aside to dry.
Step
3
Clean up
Now that the fun is over, it is time to clean up you, your dog, and the space. Fortunately, finger paint is extremely easy to clean up. With a little soap and water, you should be able to clean up your dog, yourself, and the area. The first thing you will want to do is get your dog clean so that they don't track paint all over your home. Just use a little dog shampoo in the tub and your dog will be clean. You can either use soap and water or a cleaning agent and a rag to clean up the art space.
Love this activity?

Doggy Massage

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Towel or Blanket
Water
Activity description

Everyone loves a relaxing massage, and your Bostie is no exception! Get your hands ready to give your dog the best massage. Doggy massages are a great way to help your dog relax and feel pampered without spending any money. You can quickly perform a great massage regardless of the weather or your financial situation, which makes it the perfect activity for you and your Bostie. Once you're ready, get a towel or blanket to put your dog on top of for a little extra comfort and lots of water to prevent dehydration after the rubdown. This is all you need to give your dog a successful massage.

Step
1
Get your dog calmed down
Before you get started, you will want to make sure that your dog is calm and relaxed. Make your dog comfortable with the blanket and get them settled in a lying down position. You want your dog to be situated in a way that makes it easy for you to give them a massage, so keep that in mind. When your dog is settled and comfortable, you can get started, however, if your dog wants to get up and leave, let them go.
Step
2
Start the massage
When you get started, you will want to begin at your dog's neck. Bosties might get a little wiggly, so be sure that you don't force anything on your dog. If they don't like being touched on the neck move on. Give a little pressure, but be sure that you aren't hurting your pup. Use a circular motion during the massage and work your way down to your dog's shoulders, giving them a little extra love here, because they can't reach this area on their own very well. After the shoulders, move down to the chest and front legs. If your dog doesn't mind their feet being touched, you can give them a foot rub. After the feet, move on to their back and hind legs. You can also massage the tail if your dog likes that. Make sure that your dog drinks a lot of water throughout the day to prevent dehydration.
Love this activity?

More Fun Ideas...

Enjoy a Kong Treat

Give your dog a little treat while also requiring them to do a little work for it. Fill a Kong with your dog's favorite treat or some of the Kong stuffing and let them work out the rest.

Chase Bubbles

Get a bottle of pet-safe bubbles and start blowing them around your house or yard. Your dog will love to chase the bubbles, and you will be entertained by the musings of your pooch.

Conclusion

With our fun activities, you and your Bostie are going to be getting a lot of exercise together. This quality time is perfect for bonding with your pooch. If your Bostie is loving all of your new-found quality time together, let us know! We would love to hear about your experiences with our fun activity ideas.