If you have ever seen the movies from the Star Wars film franchise, then you are familiar with Ewoks, the adorable, fuzzy creatures that closely resemble teddy bears. Ewokian dogs are a cross between the Havanese and the Pomeranian breeds that end up looking eerily like the Ewoks from film lore. While the resulting dog is still considered a toy breed, don’t let their small size fool you into thinking they don’t need exercise.
They are known to be playful, cheerful pups who are prone to brief spurts of activity between naps. These dogs love to be with all members of their family, including the cat, so it is essential that you engage in playtime with them rather than just letting them out in an enclosed yard for exercise.
Tug-of-War is a next-level version of fetch that can release your pup's predatory instincts. Be sure to give Fido your best version of a growl to rile them up. If they get too riled, though, it is best to take a short break before things get slightly out of hand. Depending on your pup, they may become more aggressive. If you don't have a rope toy, an old sock or a toy they can tug on will do in a pinch.
Ewokians require 30 to 60 minutes of activity daily, so a solid 45 minutes is ample time for your pup to get the exercise they need.
If you live close to a dog-friendly dog park and the weather is nice, why not just walk Fido to the park? Your four-legged companion is sure to enjoy sniffing out the smells along the route.
If you don't live close to a park, you can either drive to one or take a walk around your neighborhood, no car required!
The walk might take an hour or so, if you count all the people who are sure to stop and ask all about your dog. Your pup will love the attention!
If you prefer not to awaken your pup’s hidden predator, you can play fetch without the tug-of-war aspect. All you’ll need is a toy -- balls work great -- for you to throw and Fido to retrieve. All types of toys are available at pet stores, including water toys if you have access to a pool or body of water.
Similar to Pass the Pup, Hide and Seek is a great way to teach Fido to come when called. When someone else is holding your pup or your pup is distracted, quickly find a hiding spot and call your dog’s name. Lavish praise when Fido finds you and your hiding spot, then repeat in a different hiding area. (Behind the door seems to get them stumped every time!)
Ewokians are a type of designer dog where two breeds are crossed to produce a combination of both breeds. Cross-breeds tend to have traits from both sets of ancestors, so an Ewokian pup will be very playful and require ample daily exercise to stimulate their mind and keep their body healthy.
Pass the pup, tug-of-war, and a brisk walk to your local dog-friendly park are three cheap, quick ways to exercise your dog to prevent boredom and the unruly behavior that often comes with it.
Ewokians are loyal dogs who prefer to be with their human family as much as possible, so leaving Fido out in a yard alone isn't going to cut it!