Activities For Havachins

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Introduction

A hybrid breed created by crossing the Havanese with the Japanese Chin, the Havachin is an affectionate companion animal that simply loves people. Whatever you're doing and wherever you're going, your Havachin wants to be right by your side.

This makes them wonderful family pets, but it also means you'll need to keep finding new ways to entertain and amuse your furry friend. The good news is that there are stacks of paw-some activities you can enjoy with your Havachin -- some of them are quick and easy, others are much more involved and elaborate, but all of them offer great mental stimulation for your pooch and give them a good excuse to spend time with you.

Here are a few activities your Havachin will love.

Landmark Love

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Any Day
Moderate
Hard
Ongoing
Items needed
Camera
Activity description

This activity is something a little different to most of the day-to-day adventures you enjoy with your pooch. It's a lot like a dog-friendly scavenger hunt, but in this case, the aim of the game is to have your dog photographed in front of 10 famous national landmarks. 

This might sound a little ambitious at first, but the more you think about it, the better it sounds. This gives you an excuse to take multiple road trips with your canine pal, visit dog-friendly hotels, and enjoy experiences you both want to tick off your bucket list.

Best of all, you can do it all with your Havachin by your side. 

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Pick your landmarks
The first thing you need to do is sit down and think about the landmarks you (and your dog) really want to visit. The Grand Canyon? The Statue of Liberty? The Golden Gate Bridge? What are those iconic places you want to visit with your dog by your side? You don't have to include 10 landmarks on your list -- you can include as many or as few as you want -- but it's a good starting point.
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Visit them all
Okay, so this is an activity you might need to spread out over several years. The distances and the costs involved mean it's not something you can do on the spur of the moment, but it's a wonderful little project to share with your dog. You can start by visiting the landmark closest to you and getting a photo of your dog in front of it, and then think about graduating to more ambitious destinations. Little by little, taking it one landmark at a time, you'll eventually cross destinations off your list as you and your pooch explore this amazing country together.
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Yappy Hour

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Treats
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Cheap drinks, good conversation with good friends, and your dog by your side -- sounds pretty paw-some, huh? This is exactly what you can expect when you take your dog along to a special "yappy hour" event at a bar or pub near you. 

As the clever pun in the name would suggest, yappy hour is simply a happy hour where dogs are welcome. This means you can enjoy a refreshing beverage or two at your favorite establishment without having to leave your dog home alone. Not only is it a grrr-eat way to include your dog in your life, but it's also a good opportunity to socialize with other dog lovers.

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Find a yappy hour
Bar and pub owners around the nation are starting to realize that dog owners are wonderful and loyal customers. To try to tap into this market of dog lovers, many venues now offer regular yappy hour events -- these typically occur once a week or once a month, so do some research to find out if there are any bars or pubs near you that are trying to get more dog owners through the door.
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Organize your evening
Once you've found a yappy hour that sounds suitable, check the fine print to make sure whether there are any details you need to be aware of. For example, which areas of the bar will dogs be allowed in? Are there any size or breed restrictions? Will there be any special treats on offer for canine guests? Once you know all the nitty gritty details, enlist a few dog-loving friends and their canines to join you at the next yappy hour.
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Have fun!
In the lead-up to yappy hour, it might be a good idea to treat your dog to a walk or a nice long play session so that they're tired out and will hopefully be on their best behavior when you get to the bar. Then all you have to do is meet up with your friends, enjoy a drink or two and have a good time. Nights out are so much more enjoyable when your dog can join you, and your Havachin will most likely love the opportunity to do a little socializing of their own.
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Halloween Pet Parade

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
30 - 60 min
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Leash
Treats
Cute costume
Activity description

Do you love getting your pet dressed up every Halloween? Do they always look unbelievably adorable in their cute and "spooky" costume?

If you answered yes to these questions, maybe this is the year you enter your pooch in a Halloween pet parade. This gives you a chance to show off your Havachin's amazing cuteness with the rest of the world, and it gives your dog the chance to enjoy being the center of attention for a little while.

Best of all, it's something the whole family can enjoy together -- and you know your dog will appreciate any excuse to spend some extra time with their favorite humans!

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Pick a parade
In the lead-up to Halloween, check out local events calendars for your city or town to see whether there are any Halloween pet parades being held near you. From pet supply stores and local business to community organizations, there are myriad groups around the country that run annual parades for dogs and their humans. Find something suitable near you and register your dog.
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Choose a canine costume
You probably put plenty of thought and effort into your own Halloween costume each year, so don't forget about finding the paw-fect outfit for your dog. There are heaps of cheap and adorable costumes you can buy online, or you might prefer to get to work to make your dog's costume yourself. Whichever option you choose, make sure the outfit is entirely comfortable for your pooch to wear (as well as being wonderfully spooky!).
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Parade time
Now it's time to get into your costumes, head to the parade start point and get ready for some fun. You'll have a grrr-eat time admiring all the other dogs in their own fur-rightening ensembles, while your dog is sure to attract plenty of attention from the crowds of onlookers lining the parade route. So enjoy the walk, take plenty of photos, and don't forget to reward your dog with a tasty treat or two.
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More Fun Ideas...

Take a Boat Ride

Whether in a canoe or on a massive ferry, many dogs love getting out on the water. Take your Havachin for a boat ride and let them enjoy experiencing all the unique sights, sounds and smells they come across.

Become a Star

Has your dog got the looks and acting chops to be a movie star? Sign them up with an animal talent agency to see if they can secure some acting work.

Conclusion

The main thing you need to remember when planning activities for your Havachin is that your dog loves nothing more than spending time with you. In other words, they'll love any activity you have in mind as long as it means they get to bond with their favorite human. So if you can find lots of games and adventures that you and your pet can enjoy together, your Havachin will be one very happy and content pooch indeed.