Activities For Boston Chins

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Introduction

The Boston Chin is a hybrid breed dog. The parent breeds are the Boston Terrier and the Japanese Chin. This small pooch is a great match for singles, seniors, and families. The Boston Chin is adaptable and relishes being in the middle of family activities. Plan games that encourage mental activity as well as physical exercise to keep your Boston Chin happy and healthy. Remember that your canine is likely to have a brachycephalic nose, which means that the Boston Chin should never be overexerted. Short exercise sessions are perfect for the Boston Chin; pepper in some mental activity as well so that they will stay out of mischief.

Let's Learn Tricks

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30 min
Items needed
treats
Activity description
The Boston Chin is a highly intelligent designer breed, and they love nothing more than to please their owners. Begin with fairly easy tricks. You can teach your Boston Chin to sit on their haunches and beg. You can also teach them to shake hands and "speak." The Boston Chin is highly trainable; however, you will need to remember that sometimes the terrier in them might cause them to be a tad independent. Never fear - simply show your dog that performing the trick benefits them, and you'll never have to worry about compliance. Often, the Boston Chin's desire to please their pet parents is much stronger than any headstrong behavior. Practice regularly and often, and soon your Boston Chin will have a great repertoire of tricks to show off.
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Learning commands
Between four and six months of age is a great time to begin teaching your dog a few commands and tricks. Set aside about ten minutes in the beginning stages. Begin with easy commands such as "sit" and "come." Always reward your furry friend with a treat and praise for a job well done. As your pup begins to understand what you expect, then you can move on to the "fun" part of teaching Fido tricks.
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Start simple
A personal favorite "trick" of many owners is to get their Boston to sit on their haunches. To begin, get their attention and show them a treat. Of course, getting the treat becomes the focus, so holding attention isn't difficult. Next, instruct your dog to sit and stay in that position. Then, as is done when teaching "sit," keep the dog's eye on the treat while lifting the treat higher. Naturally, the dog leans back on their haunches while the treat is lifted. When the position appears as if the dog is sitting on their haunches, praise them and reward them with a treat.
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Teaching Fido to beg
Anyone who has owned a Boston Chin must acknowledge their natural talent for begging. You may notice what appear to be "tears" in the eyes of your canine companion (they are merely crocodile tears; it is simply a ploy by Fido to get extra food). Teaching your dog to beg is quite easy. From the standing position, get your dog's attention. Rather than slowly raising the treat as you would when teaching your dog to sit, raise the treat directly above the pup's head. When your dog stands on their hind legs, praise them and reward them with a treat.
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Let's Get Social

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30 min
Items needed
leash
doggy waste bags
Activity description
While the Boston Terrier parent breed is naturally social - with children, adults, and other dogs (they are often great with cats too, as long as they have been raised with felines) - the Japanese Chin parent breed is just a tad more reserved. No worries, however! Providing the Boston Chin with opportunities to socialize as soon as they have completed all vaccinations and booster shots will ensure that the designer breed is also open to meeting new people and enjoying new experiences with little behavioral issues. Socialization can take place while out and about in your neighborhood, while spending time with friends who also own dogs, or while spending time at the dog park.
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Meet the neighbors
Keep in mind that a dog should not be allowed to get out and be on the ground or around other dogs until they have completed all rounds of vaccinations including booster shots. However, once the dog has the go-ahead from your vet, you can begin taking them for short, brisk walks around the neighborhood. Use this time to meet a variety of people. Introduce Fido to friendly strangers. Soon, they will learn how to interact with a variety of people.
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Schedule a playdate
A great way to make sure that your dog learns how to interact properly with other dogs is to give them ample opportunities to play with the comparable canines of your acquaintances. Plan for playdates every couple of weeks (or more if your schedule allows). Allow the dogs to play freely. They will learn how to interact with just a little guidance from you.
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Dog park
A great way to ensure that your furry friend has optimum socialization opportunities is to take them to the dog park. Many dog parks offer enclosed areas in which dogs of a similar size can play together in a safe place. The dog park offers your canine companion the ability to interact with other pups that might not be so well-behaved, as well as those who get along with other dogs.
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Interactive Games

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30 min
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flirt pole
doggy frisbee
Activity description
The Boston Chin is a breed that loves to interact with their human family. In addition, the breed enjoys mental stimulation as well as physical activity. With this in mind, spending about fifteen to thirty minutes in play with your Boston Chin is beneficial to both of you. One game that the Boston Chin will especially enjoy is the flirt pole. Another game that your pup is sure to enjoy is Frisbee, which actually provides activity for the both of you. Next, you can engage the Boston Chin in water games that will cool the both of you while providing great entertainment and laughter for all involved.
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Flirt pole
Use a flirt pole to play fun games with your Boston Chin (and get in a few calorie-burning movements yourself). You can purchase a flirt pole at your local pet supply store, or, if you are a little handy, you can make your own using a sturdy dowel rod, craft string, and a toy. Using the flirt pole is really all about free play. Challenge your pooch to jump and chase after prey. Run with the pole, encouraging your furry friend to give chase. be sure not to overexert your dog, however. About fifteen minutes of play in one sitting is sufficient for the Boston Chin.
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Play a game of Frisbee
A game that most dogs generally enjoy is playing Frisbee. However, you should be careful to purchase the right kind of Frisbee for your Boston Chin. You can find a doggy Frisbee (which isn't so tough on your dog's mouth) at most pet supply stores. Again, between fifteen and twenty minutes of play time is all that is needed to give your canine companion a good workout.
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Water games
Most dogs enjoy the water, and the Boston Chin is no exception. You can purchase a small (but durable) pool for your pup to play in (which is a great way to help them cool off on hot and humid days). Throw in a few rubber toys to create a "bobbing for toys" type of game. Another game that will provide adequate exercise for Fido and lots of laughs for you is simply spraying the water hose. Your Boston Chin will jump, dance, and bite at the water.
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Fetch

Fetch is a great, old-fashioned game for any dog to enjoy. Simply roll the ball (if indoors) or throw the ball outdoors and allow Fido to retrieve the ball and return it to you. Be careful that your dog does not get overheated, particularly while outside.

Hide and Seek

Start this game by calling your pup into the kitchen and asking them to sit. Have your best bud watch as you "hide" the treats. After placing them, allow your furry friend to "hunt" for them. Once your dog learns what to expect, completely hide treats in order for your pup to sniff them out.

Conclusion

The Boston Chin is an adorable companion that loves to be involved in family activities. This amiable animal will be a great companion at the dog park or out and about in the neighborhood. The Boston Chin will gladly participate in interactive games with you or other members of the family. Always remember to watch for overheating and exertion in this hybrid breed.