Activities For Havapekes

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Introduction

Small in stature but full of personality, the Havapeke is a cross between the Havanese and the Pekingese. These fun-loving dogs are full of character, and if you're looking for a companion who loves being part of the family, the Havapeke might be the pawfect dog for you.

Of course, if you're thinking of adding one of these cute canines to your family or you already own one, you'll need to be willing to give your pooch all the attention and activity they need. There are plenty of simple activities your Havapeke will love to enjoy with you, so here are a few of the best.

Clean Up Your Toys

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Any Day
Free
Normal
10 min
Items needed
Toys
Toy box
Treats
Activity description

Regular play sessions are a wonderful way to bond with your pooch and give them a whole lot of exercise and mental stimulation. But when playtime with your Havapeke comes to an end, you'll often find that your house or yard is covered with toys.

You could pick them all up yourself, but why not go the extra mile and teach your dog to clean up their own toys? It'll mean less work for you in the long run, but at the same time provides an exciting mental challenge for your furry friend.

Here's what you need to do to teach your dog to clean up their toys.

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Teach your dog to "drop it"
The first step is to teach your dog the "drop it" command by encouraging them to drop a toy in order to earn treats or praise. Once you've trained this command reliably, you can then instruct your dog to "drop it" when they're holding a toy over the box or container you use for toy storage. Shower your pooch with plenty of praise (or perhaps a treat) for doing the right thing.
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Repeat
With plenty of repetition, your dog should soon get the idea that at the end of each play session, you want them to pick up all their toys and put them away in the toy box. You'll need to take a patient and consistent approach with your pet and remember to offer heaps of praise, but the end results will be very satisfying.
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Shopping Safari

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Easy
30 min
Items needed
Wallet
Leash
Activity description

We all want to involve our dogs in everything we do, and one simple way to do that is to take your pooch shopping with you whenever possible. The next time you're stocking up on pet toys and supplies, your furry friend will absolutely love it if you take them with you.

Not only will this be a fun outing for you and your dog to enjoy together, but it'll also give your pet a say in what you buy. If you think your Havapeke would love to embark on a shopping safari, here's how to plan the pawfect adventure.

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Hit the shops
The next time you're going to a pet supply store, make plans to take your dog with you. Make sure pets are allowed in the store, and if they are, strap them into the shopping cart (or put them on a leash) and get ready to spend some money.
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Let your dog take charge
Choosing the right toys for your dog can be a tricky business. Often, you think you've found something they'll love, but when you take it home they simply turn their nose up at the new toy and ignore it. But when your pooch comes shopping with you, you can let them choose. Take note of whatever toys interest or excite them and add them to your cart.
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Pay
The hardest part of this adventure may very well be when you get to the checkout. Your dog may not be as good as you are at sticking to the family budget, so be prepared for your credit card bill to be a little higher this month. Of course, if you can find toys that will add excitement and fun to your dog's days, it'll be well worth it.
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Mani-"pawdi"

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Any Day
Cheap
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20 min
Items needed
Dog-friendly nail polish
Treats
Activity description

If your Havapeke loves being pampered, this activity will be pawfect for them. While there are some grooming tasks that are best left to professional pet groomers, there are also some simple things you can do at home to help your pooch look absolutely "pet-acular".

One of those things is to give your dog a mani-pedi. Dog-friendly nail polish (yes, it's a real thing!) comes in a huge variety of colors and will help your pooch stand out from the crowd. Even better, it's an easy way to spend some time snuggling up to your pooch. All you need to do is follow a couple of simple steps.

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Pick your polish
Choosing the right nail polish for your dog may be more difficult than you think. The product you choose must (of course) be dog-friendly, but choosing a color is the real tricky part. Whether you're looking to make a bold statement, create a sense of understated style or achieve any look in between, you'll find a doggy nail polish to suit. Make sure you choose a color that matches your dog's personality.
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Paint those nails
When your dog is in a calm and relaxed mood, sit down with them and start painting their nails. Have a couple of treats on hand to reward your dog for sitting still, while ample praise and plenty of pats will also help the process go smoothly. In no time at all, your Havapeke will be sporting a brand new look that will make them the envy of all their canine pals!
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Increase Your Pet's Vocabulary

If you want to give your intelligent pooch a challenge, try teaching them the names of all their toys. This will take some time and patience, but it's a paw-some skill for your dog to learn.

Interactive Puzzle Toy

Going out for a while and want to keep your Havapeke entertained while they're home alone? Leaving some treats in an interactive puzzle toy such as a Kong will give them a rewarding mental challenge to help prevent boredom.

Conclusion

A Havapeke that gets all the exercise, mental stimulation and affection they need is a happy and content pet indeed. These activity suggestions are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what you can do to keep your Havapeke entertained, so make sure you keep searching for new ideas and suggestions to keep things fresh. If you can manage that, your canine pal will think you're absolutely furrific!