A cross between a Boston and a Fox Terrier, your average Foxton is a goofy little guy who loves nothing more than playtime! Foxtons are usually quite affectionate and always on the lookout for furry and non-furry friends alike.
Like all terriers, Foxtons were bred to catch rats and other vermin. This means that they’re rather intelligent and possess a strong stubborn streak -- they require a good deal of mental stimulation to keep them from getting bored and destructive. They’re also pretty high-energy, active pooches. Read on to find out how to keep your buddy’s brain and body working to keep them as healthy and happy as can be.
With a Foxton, it’s always a good idea to vary exercise! Stairball puts a new spin on the classic game of fetch by introducing the challenge of running up and down a set of steps. This has two serious benefits -- first, the extra activity means that stairball takes comparatively less time than fetch, and assuming you have a two-story house, it’s a fun game to play indoors in inclement weather.
Stairball also takes less physical exertion on your part, so it’s an ideal game for owners with mobility issues! You can use a chair instead of standing, and use a special ball thrower if moving your arms is difficult.
You may know how to brush and bathe your dog, but what do you know about puppy nail care? Sometimes a doggo’s nails take care of themselves in terms of length -- they wear down naturally as the dog walks on hard surfaces. However, if your pooch gets to play in a grassy paradise (your lawn), you might have to trim their talons yourself.
If you two would like to get creative, there are doggy nail polishes on the market for you two to play with. Under no circumstances should you use human nail polish on a pup’s toenails -- the chemicals are bad for them.
Food puzzles have grown in popularity in recent years, and it’s easy to see why -- they’re a quick and convenient way to give your buddy’s brain something to chew on. They’re a great, low-effort way to keep your pupper entertained, as they try to solve the puzzle to get to the edible goodies inside.
You can find food puzzles in your local pet store, but did you know that you can easily make your own at home? All you’ll need is a muffin tin, a handful of treats or kibble, and some tennis balls.