Activities For Doxiepoos

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Introduction

The Doxiepoo is a designer dog; that means their parentage is a mixture of two purebred dogs. In this case,the Doxiepoo is a mixture of the Toy Poodle and the Dachshund. The Doxiepoo's physical appearance is rather unpredictable. The Doxiepoo may or may not inherit the elongated body of the Dachshund parent. With this in mind, you may need to tailor physical activity so that your furry pal does not injure the spine. The Doxiepoo is highly intelligent and may suffer from separation anxiety; therefore, plan activities which involve the two of you spending time together. You can also plan low-impact aerobics such as swimming when weather permits.

Precautionary Fun

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Leash
waste bags
treats
Activity description
If your unique Doxiepoo pup inherits the elongated spine of the Dachshund parent, you will need to plan activities that will not put undue stress on the back and legs. Often, the best exercise for the Doxiepoo is taking a walk together with you. Of course, you will want to encourage other activities from time to time. You can go outside and play fetch or tug-of-war. You can also take a trip to your local city or dog park for a little variation to your walk. Both places are safe for a stroll together. These outings only take time and imagination to make them fun, so call your Doxiepoo, grab the leash and head out the door!
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Walkabout
The Doxiepoo will enjoy taking a brisk stroll with you. If your Doxiepoo has the short legs and longer spine of the Dachshund parent, then you will want to keep the walk between fifteen and thirty minutes duration each time. Plus, you will want to ensure that you don't push the pup to walk too briskly. Allow them to stroll and investigate the scents.
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Visit the park
If you do not have a safe place to walk in your neighborhood, your city park will perhaps have a walking track that is suitable for you to walk with Fido. You may also find that your Doxiepoo will enjoy the safety of the small dog enclosure. Often, there are agility obstacles that can present a safe, yet challenging adventure for your pup.
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Fun games
When playing with the Doxiepoo, the most important thing to remember is to enjoy spending time together. You can play fetch or tug-of-war, although you must be somewhat cautious about the roughness of play. This means that you will need to prevent your dog from getting overly excited and jumping from heights such as the couch or bed to the floor while playing. Make time for breaks.
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Tricks and Skills

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Any Day
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15 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
Because the Doxiepoo is likely to inherit the profound intelligence of both parent breeds, you may find that you enjoy working with your dog to learn new tricks. Both the Poodle and the Dachshund pick up commands quickly which means that your clever pup will have the same skill. Due to the Doxiepoo's small stature, you will want to have a repertoire of both indoor and outdoor skills to work on. Teaching the Doxiepoo a few tricks will provide mental stimulation for the days when you must remain indoors due to inclement weather. Furthermore, the Doxiepoo will enjoy performing tricks for both you and your family and friends. They will thrive on the accolades they receive for a job well done.
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Commands
Before beginning to learn the fun tricks, your dog will need to know essential commands. "Sit", "stay," and "down" are just a few. Sit can be taught by using a treat. Catch the dog's attention and hold a treat in front of their nose. Raise the treat so that your dog naturally raises their head while lowering their rear. Say "sit" as they do this. Teach stay by repeating the command as you slowly walk away. Teach down the same way you teach sit, only lower the treat to the floor while saying "down."
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Learn to shake
This trick is quite easy to master. You will need to have taught your dog the commands "sit" and "stay." Have your dog sit for you. Hold a treat in the palm of your hand. Make sure the dog sees it. Make your hand into a fist and hold it in front of your dog. Eventually, they will paw at your hand. Praise and treat. Now, hold out your hand with no treat. When your eager pup puts their hand into yours, praise and treat. Keep practicing, but add the command "shake."
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Roll over
Your furry friend will need to know the "down" command before learning this trick. Have them get into this position. Take a treat and hold it in front of the nose of the dog. Move it toward your dog's shoulder, encouraging them to lay down on one side. Next, from this position, take a treat and move it in the opposite direction. This should encourage your dog to roll over. Praise and treat. Add the command "roll over."
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Swimming

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Hot Day
Cheap
Easy
15 - 30 min
Items needed
swim vest
Activity description
This activity gives both you and your fun-loving dog a chance to exercise together. Moreover, this activity will not put undue stress on the elongated spine of a Doxiepoo that inherits the build of their Dachshund parent. In addition, this activity is low-impact and does not overexert the tiny legs of the Doxiepoo. While swimming is chiefly a warm weather activity, if you have access to a heated pool (or a garden-style tub), you can still allow your little buddy to swim during cold weather. Never allow your dog to swim unattended, although they may try to approach the pool by themselves.
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Introduce the water
This may seem like a no-brainer, but not all dogs are born loving the water. You'll need to take advantage of the shallow end of the pool for this first lesson, and your Doxiepoo will need to be decked out in their swim vest. Go into the pool with your dog. Hold them under their stomach while they play in the water. Use encouraging words so that they are not afraid.
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Swimming lessons
Again, not all dogs are natural swimmers. This is true even in the case of the Doxiepoo, which should take to the water pretty easily considering their heritage (the Poodle was often used for hunting waterfowl). Encourage dog paddling using all four legs. Once your dog seems to have the idea of how to swim, you can remove one hand and allow them to be more in control.
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Practice often
You will need to practice at least two or three times a week so that your dog keeps in a routine of swimming with all four legs. Once you believe your furry pal can swim without your assistance, stand a few feet away and observe while they swim. Young dogs especially will need your help with technique.
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Dog Park

The Doxiepoo will enjoy a trip to the dog park. There are typically enclosed areas for you to let your busy pal off leash to play.

Hide and Seek

Place some kibble in an area that your Doxiepoo frequents while they are out of the room. Invite them in, and say "find it." Once your clever pup gets the idea, you can begin to hide kibble or treats in less conspicuous places.

Conclusion

With the parentage of the Dachshund and Poodle, this pup requires a busy schedule. The Doxiepoo is a lovable little pup that enjoys nothing more than to spend time with you at play. Take your Doxiepoo for a walk, head over to the dog park, or jump in the pool for a swim together. The Doxiepoo loves any activity that means they get to spend time with you.