Activities For English Toy Papillons

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Introduction

The English Toy Papillion is a breed that's just as cute as their name sounds. This hybrid dog is a mix between the English Toy Spaniel and the Papillion. With a beautiful coat and large, elegant ears, the English Toy Papillion is definitely an adorable snuggle bug, but don't let their small size fool you. Because of their Spaniel bloodline, the English Toy Papillion will need a couple hours a day of moderate activity to keep them happy and healthy. If you need a couple of awesome ideas for how to burn your little dog's energy, then you have definitely come to the right place!

Dress Up

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Doggy Costumes
Activity description
It is a well-known fact that Toy breeds are excellent candidates for dress up parties! Throw in the adorable ears and personality of the Papillion, and you have the perfect mixture in the English Toy Papillion; just grab some adorable pet costumes, some treats, and perhaps a couple of good friends to watch and enjoy the show. At first, your English Toy Pap may be unsure of their confidence in sporting doggy costumes, but with a bit of patience, encouragement, and of course, treats, they are sure to come around and thoroughly enjoy themselves! This is an excellent activity to do on rainy, cold days, and it even allows for a trip to the store for your pet to pick out their own costume if you'd like.
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Get the costumes
To start off the fun of dressing up your pup in dog costumes, you must first acquire some costumes. There are a couple of different places and ways to do so. You can head to stores such as Pet Smart, Petco, or Doggy Boutiques. If nothing there quite fits your fancy, then you can create your own costumes at home! Just get creative and have fun with it.
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Dress up
Once you have your costumes ready, it's time to get the activity started. Be sure to have some treats and lots of praise on hand if your English Toy Papillion is a little bit hesitant at first. When the costumes are on, you can either take pictures, have your pup show off the costumes for friends in a dog fashion show, or both!
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Doggy Mani-Pedi

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Any Day
Free
Normal
30 min
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Nail Clippers
Scissors
Warm soapy water
Treats
Activity description
Paw and nail health is very important for dogs, just as it can be for humans. Making sure that your English Toy Papillion's nails are trimmed and the longer fur of their paws is clipped will ensure healthy feet and comfort all year round. The best way to do this is to make sure that your dog is comfortable, as having their feet messed with is never fun. It may take a few times of lots of treats and perhaps, someone else to help you before your English Toy Papillion truly enjoys a Mani-Pedi treatment. Just be patient and move slowly so that it can be a safe and pleasant experience.
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Prepare the supplies
First, you will want to get a bowl of warm water and some dog-friendly soap. Mix this up and set it aside with a towel. Gather together your nail tools, such as scissors, a nail file, trimmers, and even nail polish if you'd like. Be sure to have treats and another person on hand if you feel like it is needed.
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Choose your method
You can either trim your dog's nails from a table, doggy bed, or the floor. A bathtub with a towel inside is also another option that may help your English Toy Pap feel more comfortable. Have all of your supplies nearby and give your dog a few pets and paw rubs before getting started. Once they are comfortable, you can start by soaking their paws one at a time in the water to make sure they are prepped and cleaned.
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Pampering
Now that your pup's paws are cleaned and ready to go, you can start in on the nails. Begin by clipping off the tips of the nails, being careful not to hit the quick (red area of the nail). If your dog's nails are black instead of white, just err on the side of caution and trim less off than you think you need to go. Once the nails are trimmed, you can file them down a bit to remove any sharp edges or stray pieces; finally, move on to clipping any longer pieces of hair around your pup's paws. After that, your English Toy Pap will have beautiful and healthy paws!
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Dog Calender

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
2 hrs
Items needed
Camera
Activity description
With a pup as cute as the English Toy Papillion, it is hard not to take a ton of photos. So, why not put those photos to good use? Moving them from your phone or memory card to a real-life location that can be used every day (by you and anyone else who has the desire) is a great way to always remember the different stages of your dog's life. So take pictures from different times of the year or different stages or your English Toy Papillion's growth and put them into a calendar! These will make great presents for those who love your dog, and provides a wonderful activity to do during any kind of weather.
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Take pictures
In this scenario, the more pictures the better. Whether you have a professional grade camera or just a phone, you can capture your English Toy Papillion doing things such as posing in pretty areas, playing with toys or other dogs, and even napping. Remember those costumes? Those are also perfect options for pictures to add to an adorable calendar!
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Match up the months
Once you have an arsenal of pictures at your disposal, you can then move on to matching up which photos you like best with the months of the year. If you have a perfect snow picture, put it with December or January. Spring photos could be anything from posing in flowers to playing in the rain; the possibilities are endless! Just use your imagination and have fun with it. Perhaps your pup will even help you choose their favorites in exchange for a treat or two.
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Get it printed
Now all of your pictures are taken and matched up as you would like. You can either make the calendar yourself if you have the right software, or you can find a website that will do it for you! Whatever you chose to do, make sure to include any important dates that you would like added to the calendar, such as your English Toy Papillion's birthday. That way anyone who receives one of these special items will remember!
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Go Swimming

Thanks to the English Toy Spaniel blood, the English Toy Papillion loves to go swimming. So, if it is a hot day and you have run out of ideas to keep your furry friend occupied, a quick dip in the lake, river, or even a kiddy pool in the backyard is an excellent way to remedy the situation.

Doggy Play Date

Although it may take just a bit of warming up to get your English Toy Papillion comfortable around other dogs, a doggy playdate is a wonderful activity for your pup to take part in. It allows them socialization time, while also wearing them out.

Vacation

The English Toy Papillion is a breed that thoroughly enjoys traveling around in the car. Due to their small size, this breed is also an excellent companion for trips that require a train or airplane ride as well. So, once you know that your pup is socialized enough to head out on an adventure, you can pack your bags and go anywhere you want to; just remember some yummy dog treats to make it all the more exciting for your Toy English Papillion!

Conclusion

Overall, the English Toy Papillion is an excellent miniature companion. They have just enough energy to keep things interesting without being overwhelming, and love to be calm and snuggle just enough without being boring. If you have the privilege of owning one of these dogs, then you know how awesome it can be to take them out on activities such as swimming, hiking, or vacationing. Just remember how important it is to bond with them at home as well, with pampering and taking care of their needs (such as trimming their nails, even if they don't like it). This way, you will create a bond that will last a lifetime!