Activities For Bostineses

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Introduction

The Bostinese is a hybrid dog; they are a cross between a Boston Terrier and a Pekingese. This small pup proves that dynamite often comes in small packages! While they do not require a great amount of activity (a moderate amount is usually all that is necessary to keep this breed happy and healthy), they do like a great deal of attention from their owners. This means that you should plan activities that allow for you and the Bostinese to spend time together. Furthermore, because both parent breeds are brachycephalic dogs, you will want to choose activities that do not overexert the Bostinese.

Planning

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Any Day
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1 hr
Items needed
leash
bottled water
Activity description
The Bostinese has a distinctive facial feature that increases their level of cuteness, but can also be quite harmful if the dog becomes too hot or overexerted. Even becoming too excited can cause the Bostinese and other brachycephalic dogs to become short of breath. For this reason, you should plan activities that are not too physically overwhelming. Walking is perhaps the best activity for a brachycephalic dog, but even walking should be carefully planned so as not to cause breathing problems in the Bostinese. Keep outdoor activities to less than thirty minutes, and remember that the Bostinese does not do well in extreme weather.
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Planning for activities
With a Bostinese, all activities that require a great deal of physical exertion (playing fetch or walking for exercise) should be kept to under thirty minutes. In fact, you'll do well to keep walking to fifteen minutes or less with a break about seven minutes into your activity.
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Planning around weather
With a brachycephalic dog, you want to keep in mind that their shortened snout often leads to shortness of breath should the dog get too excited, become overworked, or too hot. In fact, weather that is extremely cold also contributes to a lack of free breathing. It is best to plan outdoor activities at a time of the day in which the temperature is not too hot. If you live in a humid area, you will also want to ensure that the humidity falls before exercising outdoors.
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Watch for signs of distress
All dogs pant to cool themselves. However, the brachycephalic snout is smaller in size when compared to a dog with a normal snout. This makes it difficult for the brachycephalic dog to pant the way a dog with a normal snout does. They can become short of breath, and this can lead to extra stress on the heart. If a dog is still rapidly panting after ten minutes of rest and water, then cut your exercise time short and get them indoors.
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Trick Training

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15 min
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treats as a reward
Activity description
Both the Boston Terrier and the Pekingnese parent breeds are highly intelligent. You might also say that the two are clownish in their behavior. Because both parent breeds have a tendency to ham it up, you can safely say that your Bostinese is likely to have the same fun-loving attitude. They tend to love interacting with you, your family, and any guests in your home. By teaching them a few fun tricks, you get to harness their innate intelligence while interacting with your furry friend. And, other than the treat rewards, spending time with you is Fido's greatest reward.
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Give a kiss
A great starter trick (because dogs naturally want to lick our hands) is "give a kiss." Start by offering your palm. When the dog licks your hand, say "give kisses" and offer a treat as well as praise. Repeat this a few times. Next, you'll want to give Fido the chance to lick your cheek. Follow the same procedure. Enthusiastically praise them when they give kisses.
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Give a high five
This is almost as easy as teaching a dog to shake hands. Have your dog get into the "sit" position. Hold your hand palm up to your dog. They may sniff or even lick your hand. Keep holding your palm up, and eventually, they will paw at your hand. When the dog does this, praise them and provide a treat. Eventually, add the words "high five" when the dog paws your hand. They will learn what is expected of them rather quickly.
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Peek-a-boo
This will require a little extra work for you, but it is so worth the time. Have your do to lie down. Put their paw over their eyes and say "peek a boo." Give them a treat. Repeat at least five times, Then try to get Fido to respond to the command "peek a boo." Give them lots of praise and treats when they get it right.
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Outdoor Activities

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Sunny Day
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1 hr
Items needed
leash
treats
Activity description
The Bostinese may need to be monitored while you are outdoors, but, at the same time, they should not be totally restricted from outdoor fun. They really enjoy spending time with family members. The key to allowing the Bostinese outdoor fun is to ensure that they have plenty of water available and there is a covered area where they can get some relief from the sun. The Bostinese will always enjoy attending an outdoor barbeque with you and the family (bonus points if they get a snack from the grill). They will also enjoy running on the beach as well as going to the park for a picnic.
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Backyard barbeque
Sunny evenings may encourage you to fire up the grill. Your Bostinese will enjoy being outside while you cook, and they most definitely want to be around should you prepare a little something just for them. Allow the Bostinese to participate in free play, or you might throw the ball and let them retrieve it. Watch for signs of overexertion.
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Run on the beach
The Bostinese will enjoy accompanying you at the beach. However, before allowing them off the leash, make sure that they will come to you on command. Take some time to train your clever pup in an enclosed area. Most Bostineses will enjoy a walk on the beach, and they may enjoy jogging along with you as well. Again, watch for signs of overexertion, and make sure that they have bottled water to drink.
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Picnic in the park
Again, before you embark on this activity, it is wise to make sure that Fido will come to you when they are off the leash. You'll want to bring along some toys for them to play with at the park. The park might also afford you and your dog some great socialization opportunities.
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Dog Park

The Bostinese will enjoy trips to the dog park, especially if the park is enclosed and they can go "off-leash" for a bit. There are also many socialization opportunities for the Bostinese here.

Learn a Few Tricks

The Bostinese is an affectionate and highly intelligent dog. They will enjoy learning tricks because the activity involves spending time with you. For most tricks, all you need is to provide a treat reward and time to practice. Learn tricks one at a time, and practice them until your pup has them mastered.

Conclusion

The Bostinese is a fun-loving dog who enjoys any activity that you plan for them. They particularly enjoy activities which involve their loving family, such as hanging out at the park or having a cookout. Always remember to plan activities that will not cause overexertion. Your Bostinese buddy will thank you.