Activities For Boston Huahuas

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Introduction

The Boston Huahua is a hybrid breed; the parent breeds are the Boston Terrier and the Chihuahua. The Boston Huahua will be small in stature, but will have a moderate amount of energy which only ample play will satisfy. The Boston Huahua loves interactive games, but pet parents must be cautious in choosing the proper activities for their pooch. You'll need to ensure that your Boston Huahua plays chiefly indoors and is never exposed to extreme weather conditions. Furthermore, choose the time of day in which you play wisely as well. Early to mid-morning conditions are best for the Boston Huahua, and evening hours are also a prime time to play with your pup outdoors.

Age-Appropriate Fun

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Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
leash
treats
doggy waste bags
Activity description
While many owners of larger dogs are cautioned against forced exercise (exercise which could be traumatic to developing bones) before their pups are four months of age, the owners of smaller dogs, particularly Chihuahuas, are cautioned against intense exercise as well. Forced exercise in the Boston Huahua can result in hip dysplasia and other growth impediments. Wait until the Boston Huahua is at least four months of age before beginning exercise of any kind, and then, start with short, brisk walks. You will help to prevent joint issues later in life, promoting health in your furry friend for years to come.
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4 to 8 months of age
Once your canine companion has received all shots and boosters, you can begin considering an exercise plan for them. Walking is likely the best choice for a pooch so young, but there are some alternatives. Feel free to mix in games of fetch (no more than ten minutes at this age), or you might work on learning commands at this age. Keep all activities under twenty minutes.
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8 months to one year
By this age, you should be taking your Boston Huahua on short, brisk walks in your yard or perhaps in your neighborhood. Be sure to use a harness in addition to your leash (this prevents injuries to the throat when an energetic pooch jumps or pulls). Use caution during hot weather - do not walk the Boston Huahua on hot sidewalks as this can burn their feet. Again, walk in the early morning or evening hours.
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One year to seven years
During the Boston Huahua's "prime," your furry friend can participate in a wide range of activities. However, you will find that walking is still the best exercise for your canine companion. You can walk a number of places - within your own yard, in your neighborhood, or even at the walking track at your local dog park. Always watch for signs of exertion in your Boston Huahua, and keep water handy while you exercise.
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Water Games

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Sunny Day
Cheap
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30 min
Items needed
water-resistant balls
baby pool
Activity description
The Boston Huahua naturally loves the water. You can set up a number of different games for your four-legged buddy to play with you or alone. While the Boston Huahua is not a dog breed that should be encouraged to play during the heat of the day, water games can be played at any time. Again, be sure to watch for signs of overexertion - excessive panting that is not lessened by being in the pool or by drinking water. If you notice these, take Fido inside for some rest and come back out when the sun begins to set.
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Pool fetch
Grab a few water-resistant balls (perhaps you can find the appropriate fetch toys in the pool toys section of your local Target or Walmart). Stand at the side of the pool - or, if you feel a little adventurous, join your little swimmer in the shallow end of the pool. Throw the ball and encourage your furry friend to retrieve it and get it back to you for more fun.
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Set up a baby pool
No pool? No problem! You can grab a "kiddie" pool at your local sporting goods store. Fill it about half way, depending on the size of your canine companion. You want the dog to be able to stand up in the pool with ease (perhaps fill the pool to just above the dog's knee joints). You can place water-resistant toys in the "puppy" pool. Or, you can merely allow the dog to play at will. Regardless, Boston Huahuas love their pool time.
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Raft riding
Grab a boogie board, and pretend that you are a motorboat ready to pull your friends on a Sea-Doo. Attach a sturdy craft string to the boogie board and place Fido aboard (NOTE: Be sure to put a swim vest on your pooch to ensure safety.) Now, you simply pull your pup around the shallow end of the pool on the boogie board.
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Fun Toys

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Any Day
Moderate
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30 min
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chew toys
food dispensing toys
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The Boston Huahua is meant to be an indoor dog. This does limit the room you'll have in order for them to exercise. However, the indoors can provide an ample playground, provided that you give your canine companion the proper playing equipment. Carefully chosen chew toys can provide some physical activity and a lot of mental stimulation for your canine companion. Some Boston Huahuas deal with separation anxiety, and toys that keep them from boredom can help with this condition. You might even join in the fun with some of these toys. You might be able to join in a game of tug-of-war utilizing these tough toys.
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Chew toys
Chew toys provide your dog with mental stimulation that often cannot be obtained any other way. Is your pooch an aggressive chewer? Your local pet supply store can provide you with a number of different toys that will satisfy your Boston Huahua's need to chew.
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Food dispensing toys
Boston Huahuas may often experience separation anxiety. A great way to combat this is to provide your little buddy with some food dispensing toys. There are a number of food dispensing toys on the market. It's probably best to begin by placing small kibble in the toy, and you may have to place peanut butter on the toy to encourage the pup to turn it over and release the kibble.
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Interactive toys
All toys need not be chew toys. There are a number of interactive toys on the market which can entertain your dog for quite some time. In addition, many of these toys are made with the dog's innate drive for the hunt in mind. Some interactive toys are plush with noisemakers that invite your pooch to dig an object out of an interior pouch. Others are made from durable plastic.
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Fetch

The Boston Huahua will have a great deal of energy. Fetch is a great game that affords the both of you some physical activity. Limit games to no more than fifteen minutes, and never allow the Boston Huahua to become overexerted.

Dog Park

The Boston Huahua loves a visit to the dog park! Depending on the regulations at your local park, you may be able to let your Boston Huahua off the leash in order to play with dogs of similar size. You can also ease your furry friend through available obstacle courses at the park. Furthermore, you can give the Boston Huahua some great socialization opportunities.

Conclusion

The Boston Huahua is a lovable pooch that makes a great companion as you take walks around the neighborhood or the dog park. They are also great swim partners, and you can spend many sultry summer days engaging in water games. Whatever activity you choose to engage in, the Boston Huahua will enjoy time spent alongside their pet parents.