If you own cats and dogs but have space left in your heart for another furry companion, then a Cairmal should be at the top of your list. This lovable, personable little pooch is one that you will welcome into your home with open arms. As they are a cross between a Maltese and a Cairn Terrier, they make an excellent apartment dog, but they also get on well with cats, dogs, and even young children in a family home environment. They are an all-around delightful dog with a high need for attention but only a moderate need for exercise. Fill your pup’s schedule with these fun activities below.
If there’s one thing you will learn quickly, it’s that a Cairmal doesn’t like you to leave them alone. They want you to be around them all the time, which is why you should choose activities such as Tug of War that involve you and your dog playing together. This activity is free, you can play it in any weather, and it will provide your pooch with around ten minutes of stimulation. You also only need an old t-shirt and a pair of scissors. Once you build the rope, it will become your dog’s favorite activity in no time at all.
In the hot summer sun, it’s not all that easy for your Cairmal to get relief. They have a relatively thick coat, and the shade indoors can only do so much. If you want to cool them down quickly, make some pupsicles to get your Cairmal through the summer months. Affordable, effortless to make, and only requiring a few ingredients, they will be something your dog looks forward to all the time. Head to your local grocery store and buy a popsicle tray, low-salt bouillon cubes, bully sticks, and drinking water. You can then create delicious and refreshing treats your pooch will adore.
Cairmals can be quite tricky to entertain, especially as they don’t want to go off and do their own thing without you. However, if you set up an obstacle course in your yard, you can appeal to not only your Cairmal but any other pet you have at home too. It’s something of which everyone can benefit. You will need stools, poles, tunnels, treats and a leash, and then you can get to work setting up this course in the sunshine. It doesn’t cost you any money but can provide at least half an hour of entertainment for your furry friends.
Doga, also known as dog yoga, is a relaxing exercise you can carry out with your dog. You can do yoga alongside them or focus purely on their yoga techniques. Doga is something you can do in the comfort of your home on the floor or yoga mat, or at a proper facility where dogs are more welcome now than ever before.
Cairmals love their downtime just as much as you do, so cater to their need for relaxation with a massage. Once they come up onto the couch to sit with you, you can get to work. Start at their head with gentle pats, then use your full hand in gentle motions down their body and along their chest. Your dog will be snoring their head off in no time!
There are very few dogs that fit into your established family as neatly as a Cairmal. Even if you already have other pets like dogs or cats, it will be like they have always been an impawtant part of the family. However, you will notice that you can’t do a lot without them, which can make satisfying their needs challenging. Try these activities above and reap the rewards of a happy pooch that can’t stop wagging their tail!