For the photography enthusiast, you have the perfect model to practice your skills - your dog. Dress your dog up and pose them for some unique photo snaps. Not only will your dog have a ton of fun and enjoy those extra treats for being so good, but your dog photos will be entertaining and unique! Use a variety of props from old cardigans, sunglasses, hats, and gumboots! Builders apron, baking utensils or even a motorcycle or cart - you are only limited by your imagination. You can even take your dog to the park and dress them in a detective hat and scarf as they scout out a few scent clues. Have fun and enjoy, and remember to praise your patient pup as they pose and hold!
Put on some great music (just not too loud for your dog) and encourage your dog to dance with you. Take it easy at first. Get your Boxador to stand on their hind legs while you gently hold their front paws and move around to the music. Before long, you will be dancing like the professionals. Some dogs are wary of having their paws held, so teach them to trust you and reward them well. A little hand to paw holding at a time will win them around, as will the treats and the praise. This activity builds trust, fosters cooperation, and strengthens your partnership bond. But above all, it is fun!
A fine sunny day is perfect to take your dog out boating or paddle boarding. The Boxador has the Labrador's love of the water so they should enjoy this outing. Make sure your dog has learned to obey you, so they don't leap overboard and abandon you. Keep to shallow water for the first few times out. Your pup can be the navigator, sitting at the front of the boat or board. On a hot sunny day, this activity is perfect. Your dog will not only enjoy the change of activity, but they will get training, mental challenges and physical exercise. Make sure you have plenty of water for them to drink to refresh themselves. And ensure you clean up after them; be considerate to others using the beaches.