Activities For Crested Pekes

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Introduction

A hybrid breed created by crossing the affectionate Chinese Crested with the fun-loving Pekingese, the Crested Peke is a loving and devoted family pet. This is a breed that adores human company and will want to be with you no matter what you're doing, so it's important that you always make an effort to include your Crested Peke in as many family activities as possible.

Of course, you can also plan activities and games specifically to entertain and amuse your furry friend. This is a great way to give your dog lots of exercise and mental stimulation, not to mention help them form a stronger bond with you.

Here are three paw-some activities your Crested Peke should love.

Go to a Dog-friendly Cafe

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Water bowl
Activity description

Meeting friends for coffee or brunch at a cafe is a wonderful and relaxing experience. But if you've left your Crested Peke home alone so you can go out socializing, you might be too busy wondering what your dog is up to without you to fully enjoy the experience.

So rather than making your dog stay behind, why don't you arrange to have your next coffee catch-up at a dog-friendly cafe? This way you'll get to bring your dog along so they can join in the fun, and your pooch will love all the mental stimulation this exciting adventure will provide.

And who knows -- they might even get to enjoy a tasty snack or two.

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Pick a venue
The world would be a much better place if all cafes welcomed dogs, but sadly that isn't the case. So the first thing you'll need to do is find a dog-friendly cafe where your dog can join you for an hour or two. Do some online research, ask your friends for recommendations, and keep your eyes peeled for any cafes that welcome canine patrons. When you've found somewhere suitable, arrange a date and time with a few friends and book yourselves a table.
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Tire your dog out
Some dogs will happily sit at your feet in a cafe for hours on end without any problems. Others will be a little more active and inquisitive, reluctant to sit still, so you might need to lay a little groundwork before heading to the cafe. An hour or so before your scheduled meeting time, take your dog for a nice long walk or a trip to the dog park. This should let them get some exercise and mental stimulation, and should help ensure that your tired pooch will be on their best behavior at the cafe.
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Enjoy
Head to the cafe, find your table and do whatever you can to make your dog as comfortable as possible. Is there somewhere comfortable and shaded where they can lie down? Do they have plenty of water? Can you give them a dental treat to chew on? You can then sit back and enjoy a coffee, some cake and a chat with your friends. If they've brought their own dogs, your pooch will also get the chance to do a little socializing of their own.
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Dog Charity Walk

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Activity description

Taking your dog for a walk is one of those quintessential canine activities that you and your pooch can enjoy together. But sometimes a dog walk can be something a little more than just a way to get some exercise, as is the case with charity fundraising walks.

As paw-some animal rescue groups and animal welfare organizations across the country look for ways to generate financial support and raise awareness for their work, many of them have started running annual fundraising dog walks.

These wonderful days offer a chance for you and your pooch to take a stroll, meet lots of other dogs and their owners, and raise much-needed funds for a very good cause. Here's how.

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Choose a charity walk
If you already know of a particular charity that holds an annual dog walk, all you need to do is sign up and move on to step 2. But if not, do some research to find out whether there are any animal welfare or rescue groups near you that are planning an upcoming charity walk. Find out where the funds raised will go, when and where the walk is, and what you need to do to register. You can then sign up and start spreading the word or calling for donations among family and friends.
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Pound the pavement
Leash up your dog, strap on your tennis shoes and head to the designated starting point. It's usually pretty easy to find -- all you have to do is follow the crowds of other dog lovers and their furry friends. All that's left to do after that is something you've done plenty of times before -- take your dog for a walk. These events usually have a fun community atmosphere and give you the opportunity to meet plenty of other animal lovers. Best of all, you'll get to spend quality time with our dog.
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Stick around
Once you've completed the walk, you might decide that it's time for you and your pooch to head home. But if you're ready for more action, many of these charity walks also feature a whole day of fun and festivities once the walk has concluded. These include dog games and demonstrations, live entertainment, food trucks and more, so why not stick around and join in the fun?
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Red Light, Green Light

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Free
Easy
15 - 20 min
Items needed
Music player
Treats
Activity description

No matter what breed of dog you own, one of the most important skills your pooch will need to learn is how to settle. This will ensure that whenever your dog finds themselves in an exciting situation with lots of interesting distractions, such as when guests arrive at your house, they will settle down and become calm if you ask them to.

And that's where this game comes in. The basic idea is to work your pooch up into a super excited state, and then encourage them to settle down as quickly as possible.

It's fun, great exercise, and something the whole family can enjoy together.

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Green light
Gather your family together in the living room (or some other area of your home where there's plenty of space). Grab some treats and bring your dog into the room as well. Then you can hit "play" on some music, say "green light" and start jumping, wiggling and bouncing around while you make lots of excited noises. If everyone else in the family starts doing the same, your Crested Peke will soon join in the fun and start bouncing around as well.
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Red light
After a minute or two, and when your dog is getting really worked up and excited, stop the music. At the same time, say, "Red light," and freeze in place like a statue. When everyone else does the same, your dog may at first wonder just what in the world is going on, but should soon settle down as well. When they do so, reward them with a treat and plenty of praise.
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Repeat
You can now repeat steps 1 and 2 several times over until your dog gets the hang of the game. Not only is it grrr-eat fun, but your dog will soon come to understand that the sooner they settle, the sooner they get a reward. At the end of the game, you should have one very tired pooch on your hands, but one that's also better at settling on command.
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More Fun Ideas...

Bake Dog-friendly Treats

If you're looking for a way to spoil your four-legged friend on a rainy day, invite them into the kitchen with you and whip up a batch of dog-friendly treats.

DIY Obstacle Course

Want to give your dog's body and mind a workout? Build an obstacle course in your backyard using everyday items you have lying around the home, and let your pooch put their agility skills to the test.

Conclusion

Whether your Crested Peke is a playful puppy, a golden oldie or anything in between, it's important that you help your dog exercise their mind and body regularly. This is essential for their physical and mental wellbeing, and will help them live a long and happy life. So why not pick one of the activities listed here and start having some fun with your furry friend?