Activities For Chatterdales

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Introduction

A cross between the tiny Chihuahua and the pint-sized Patterdale Terrier, the Chatterdale is a small dog with a big personality. A friendly, people-loving breed, Chatterdales generally adore being around their people and are always ready for fun and games. 

However, if you've owned your pooch for a while, chances are you and your furry friend may have gotten into a bit of a rut when it comes to finding things to do together. Sure, you have walks and playtime every day, not to mention regular trips to the dog park, but you're looking for new ideas to add a little variety and excitement into your Chatterdale's life. 

Well, you've come to the right place! Check out these grrr-eat activities you can share with your Chatterdale.

Dog Sports Day

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Easy
2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Activity description

The United States is a dog-loving nation, but we're also a sports-obsessed nation. So why not combine these two great passions together and watch some live sports with your furry friend? 

Franchises across a variety of sports and leagues are increasingly offering special "dog days" at selected home games. On these paw-some days (or nights), dogs are more than welcome to join their owners at the stadium to watch the game live. There are special seating areas set aside for four-legged sports fans and their owners, as well as giveaways and dog-themed entertainment throughout the game.

If you think this sounds like a furrific outing, here's what you need to do.

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Pick a game
From baseball to hockey, a wide variety of sporting teams have started offering "dog days". Do a little online research to find out if any teams in your hometown or city have adopted a pooch-friendly policy, and pencil the next suitable game into your calendar. Order your tickets and make sure you and your pooch have plenty of official merchandise so you can show your team spirit.
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Get there early
When the big day arrives, head to the stadium and get ready for some fun. There are often freebies and prizes on offer for the first pooches to arrive, so make sure you get there early. There may also be giveaways, pet parades, and other dog-related entertainment throughout the evening, so there should be plenty to keep you occupied.
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Enjoy
The only thing left to do now is enjoy this unique dog-friendly experience. What could possibly be better than watching some action-packed live sport with your dog by your side? How about getting to socialize with other like-minded dog lovers and their pooches? There's plenty for dogs and their people to enjoy, so take some time to simply sit back and soak it all up.
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Funny Photoshoot

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Any Day
Free
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Camera or smartphone
Treats
Costumes and props
Activity description

Are you a sucker for those funny dog photos that pop up on your social media feeds? You know the ones we mean, where owners have roped their dogs into posing for wacky but oh-so-cute shots -- reading a book, typing on a keyboard, pulling silly faces.

Well, your dog is way cuter than any of the dogs in those pictures, so why not stage a funny photoshoot for your furry friend? It's a whole lot of fun, and you should end up with a stack of great photos you can share with your friends and family. Even better, it's a paw-some boredom buster and the ideal excuse for you and your dog to enjoy some quality bonding time.

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Prep
The first thing you need to do is gather everything you need for your photoshoot. As well as a suitable location (this could just be your living room or backyard, or somewhere a little more exotic), you'll also need to buy or construct any props or costumes you might need. Of course, you'll also need plenty of treats on hand to reward your dog when they strike a pose.
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Say cheese!
This is where the fun begins. Get your dog dressed into whatever cute costumes or outfits you've selected. This could be as simple as having them wear glasses and pretending to read a book, or as complicated as dressing them in full pirate regalia and making it look like they're ready to plunder some booty -- it really is up to you and your dog. You might want a squeaky toy to encourage your dog to look at the camera, and make sure to give plenty of treats to reward your dog for their hard work.
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Enjoy (and share) the results
By the end of the shoot, you should have a whole lot of hilarious and adorably cute shots of your dog in all manner of wacky poses. You might want to get a few printed out and framed, but don't keep them all to yourself -- email them to family and friends or share them on social media so the whole world can see just how amazing your pet really is.
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Take a Boat Ride

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Doggy life jacket
Treats
Activity description

There's just something relaxing about getting out on the water on a sunny day. With the wind in your hair and the sun shining off the glassy surface, it's hard not to just feel a little bit calmer and a little more at ease. 

Of course, a humble boat ride is a whole lot more enjoyable with your dog by your side, and your pooch will hopefully love the experience just as much as you do. Not only do they get to enjoy a fun outing with their human, but they also get to encounter a wide range of new sights, smells, sounds, people and situations.

Here's how to enjoy a day on the water with your Chatterdale.

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Find a boat
If you've got your own kayak, canoe, rowboat, fishing boat or yacht, skip ahead to step 2. If you don't, you can either search for boat rental businesses near you, or find a pet-friendly ferry service that welcomes dogs on board. Depending on the type of boat you'll be using, you may also need to invest in a canine life jacket for your pet.
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Get out on the water
All that's left to do now is enjoy your cruising time out on the water. If you're in charge of the boat, follow your nose and go exploring wherever you like. If you're on a ferry, just sit back and relax while someone else takes care of all the hard work for you. Whether you've got a particular destination in mind or you're just enjoying the experience, your dog should have a pet-acular time sailing the seven seas.
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More Fun Ideas...

Camping Trip

Planning a family camping trip? Choose a pet-friendly campground and take your canine companion along with you. Your pooch will love the mental stimulation that spending time in the great outdoors provides, but the main highlight will be enjoying an adventure with their humans.

Attend a Festival

Get outside and head to a fun festival with your pooch. Whether the festival is about arts and culture, food, music or anything in between, you and your canine pal will have a woof-derful time.

Conclusion

As far as cuddly companions go, the gorgeous Chatterdale is pretty hard to beat. Your wonderful little dog brings a whole lot of joy, love and laughter into your life, so finding new ways to spoil, entertain and exercise your pooch really is the least you can do. So why not try out one of the activities listed here with your Chatterdale today? We're certain they'll love every second of it!