The Box-a-Pug is a lively, fearless, alert dog that requires a lot of exercise. They make a great family dog and love children. The Box-a-Pug is an ideal companion, and will follow you around like your shadow. But if ignored or left to their own devices, they may invent their own fun which may not go down too well in the family circle. Children may not appreciate their best toys being chewed to pieces or carted away and partly buried. And you may not like their version of helping to bring in the washing! This is one dog that you need to keep busy. Push them to play hard, work hard, and learn hard (within reason)! A tired Box-a-Pug is a good obedient pup. Simple games such as chucking the ball for them to retrieve while you hang out the washing is easy to implement. When you bring in the washing, drop the pegs on the ground and get your alert pooch to pick them up and place them in a basket. This dog enjoys training as long as it is fun, or even better - if they get a reward and praise. Stroke their ego and they will do anything for you. Read on for some great activity ideas to engage your pet.
The activities you can do with your dog are only limited by your imagination. Remember the activity should suit the age and health, not to mention the size, of the dog. Most dogs love to feel useful and have a job or two that is theirs to perform. Don't be scared to teach your Box-a-Pug to help around the house. They can be taught to pick up their toys each night and put them into a basket. They can even help carry the groceries into the house for you - depending on their size and the size of the bag. Remember to always make a fuss of them when they do a good job, this reinforces their self worth and makes for a confident dog. Fill your dog's day with meaningful chores, games, and a variety of activity and your dog will be wagging their tail off for joy.