Activities For Chorkies

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Introduction

Chihuahuas and Yorkshire Terriers, otherwise known as Yorkies, are both extremely popular dog breeds. It makes sense, then, that the Chorkie, a mix of the two, would be just as pupular! Just like any mixed breed pup, your Chorkie's temperament is going to be unique. Chihuahuas tend to be intensely loyal and playful, while Yorkies are more laid-back and suited for families. Regardless, your Chorkie will need to stay active; both breeds require daily exercise. If you're having trouble coming up with fun activities to enjoy with your Chorkie, keep reading for a few ideas on what to do!

Play in the Pool

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Hot Day
Cheap
Easy
20 min
Items needed
Kiddie pool
Hose
Activity description
Most Chorkies have a thick coat, so on a hot summer day, what better way to cool down than going for a dip in the pool? Since neither Chihuahuas or Yorkshire Terriers are known for their swimming abilities, though, it might be a good choice to start your pup out in a kiddie pool. Kiddie pools are relatively cheap. If you want to get in the pool with your dog, though, you'll want to choose a bigger one. It's best to slowly expose your dog to getting in the pool, as you don't want to scare them by just tossing them in.
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Prepare the pool
You'll want to get everything ready before you introduce your dog to the pool. However, it doesn't hurt to let your dog be outside with you so that they can have a good idea of what's going on. Fill up the pool, and go ahead and have some towels nearby so that you'll be ready to grab your pooch when they're ready to get out. While you're setting up, let your dog sniff around and explore.
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Introduce your dog
As previously stated, you'll want to slowly introduce your dog to the kiddie pool, especially if they've never been in the water before. Start by dipping your dog's paws in the water. If they have a positive reaction, go ahead and set your pooch down so that they can splash around. If they react negatively, try sitting down in the pool and letting them sit in your lap. Slow exposure is key for your Chorkie in any new experience!
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Make a splash
As your dog becomes more comfortable in the kiddie pool, you can have even more fun! Toss in a rubber toy for your dog to play with. You can also upgrade to a larger kiddie pool that allows your Chorkie to swim around and make a splash. Always be sure to monitor your dog in the pool no matter how comfortable they seem to be.
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See a Drive-in Movie

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Activity description
Ever been torn between wanting to go out but hating the idea of leaving Fido behind? Seeing a movie at a drive-in theater is a great option that allows you to do both! Most drive-in theaters allow you to bring your well-behaved dog along as long as they don't disturb other viewers. Since Chorkies love curling up on their human's lap and taking a nap, we're pawsitive your pup won't be a bother. As a bonus, many drive-in theaters have double or triple movie features, allowing you to see several movies for one low price. We can't think of a better way to spend an evening with your favorite furry friend. There's really only one tough choice: Will you share your popcorn?
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Do your research
Pay a visit to the drive-in theater's website or one of their social media pages. You can find out what movies are playing and, more importantly, the rules and requirements for bringing your dog along with you. This will allow you to plan an outing for you and your pup that will go off without a hitch!
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Enjoy the movie
Once you've decided on a movie, there's nothing left to do but enjoy it! Visit the concession stand to grab some treats for you and Fido; many drive-in theaters that allow dogs have treats on hand. When you arrive, it might be a good idea to scope out the area to find out where to let your dog use the bathroom when they need to. Curl up in your car with your canine companion and a human friend or two and have a ball!
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Attend a Festival

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
1 - 3 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Activity description
Whether you live in a small town or a major city, there's a good chance that there's a free or cheap festival happening near you! Festivals are usually fun for most people, but did you know that they also provide a great opportunity to practice socialization with your dog? As Chorkies typically attach to one person, socialization is key to your pup's development. Most festivals have plenty to do, so we recommend giving yourself at least an hour to explore. When the weather is nice out, grab your pooch and their leash and get ready to have some fun with your pawesome pal.
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Pick a festival
Start by going online and searching for festivals near you. Many places host several festivals per year, so there's a good chance something will be happening nearby. Most festival websites will specifically mention whether or not dogs are allowed, but if you don't see that information online, don't assume one way or the other. Reach out to hosts through either email or a phone call. Don't forget to check the weather and dress accordingly!
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Go to the festival
Planning was the hard part; now, it's time to have fun! Once you're at the festival with your Chorkie, make sure you give them a few minutes to get used to their surroundings. As you explore the festival together, pay close attention to your pup. If they seem to get nervous, consider stepping out of the crowd for a short time. Other than that, enjoy letting your dog interact with other people and pups! We bet you'll have a howling good time.
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Visit a Dog Park

Is there a better way to spend a beautiful day with your pup than by visiting the bark park? We don't think so! Grab a ball and head to the dog park to enjoy some fun in the sun with your canine companion -- and all of their new furry friends!

Go Shopping

Plenty of places are dog-friendly these days, from crafting stores to home and garden shops. Having Fido tag along with you is a great way to spend a rainy day, and it also gives your dog the opportunity to socialize with people and other pups.

Conclusion

The fun-loving, loyal Chorkie is an easily adaptable pooch who pawsitively loves spending time with their human. Socialization is key for this introverted dog, so while there are plenty of opportunities to have fun at home, it's always a good idea to venture out with your furry friend. The activities here are only a few of the Chorkie's "favfurite" ones; what's yours?