Activities For Italian Grey Min Pins

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Introduction

The Italian Grey Min Pin is a hybrid breed. Their parents are the Italian Greyhound and the Miniature Pinscher. Because both parents of this designer breed are considered toy-sized, you will need to play special activities in order to provide them with exercise. Even though they are slender and delicately built, the Italian Grey Min Pin will still need a good bit of activity in order to be happy and healthy. For small dogs such as this, walking is perhaps one of the most common exercises. You may also enjoy providing activity that engages the prey drive of the Italian Grey Min Pin. Experts recommend a fenced-in backyard for outdoor play.

Walking

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
leash
doggy waste bags
Activity description
Because the Italian Grey Min Pin is a toy-sized dog, you will need to supervise much of their activity. Keep in mind that the Italian Grey Min Pin is a high-energy dog; however, their joints do not need to be placed under a great deal of strain from running and other high-impact games. You can walk for free at a number of very suitable places - the city park, the dog park, or just around your neighborhood. If you have a large backyard, you might walk there as well. Anytime you are walking during warmer days, be sure to take along a bottle of water for the road.
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City park
Many city parks have a walking trail which you and your Italian Grey Min Pin can utilize for exercises purposes. You may need to clean up after your furry friend, so be sure to take along doggy waste bags. Walking outdoors is only recommended for dogs who have completed all immunizations so be sure to make sure your pal's vaccines are up to date!
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Dog park
The dog park is a great place to walk your Italian Grey Min Pin. In fact, many dog parks have enclosed walking areas, so, if you feel confident your pooch will behave, you can allow them to go off-leash and walk or run as they see fit. Some dog parks may also have enclosed areas where small dogs are allowed to play together. You may allow your pooch in this special area, but always supervise toy-sized dogs.
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Your neighborhood or backyard
Many experts recommend taking advantage of your backyard, fencing in an area for play, and allowing your Italian Grey Min Pin to play freely. Of course, if you do not live in an area that is conducive to a fenced-in backyard, you can also walk in the neighborhood, provided you have suitable sidewalks in order to walk safely.
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Imitate Chase

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Sunny Day
Cheap
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30 min
Items needed
flirt pole
laser pointer
flyer toys
Activity description

The Miniature Pinscher parent breed was bred to hunt vermin. While the Italian Greyhound was more of a companion dog, the resulting hybrid breed is still likely to have a deep desire to give chase. Luckily, you can purchase (or sometimes make) toys for little to no cost that encourage your perky pooch to go after them during play. The flirt pole is one that you can use to engage in fun play with your energetic buddy. Some owners use the flirt pole to get their pup to chase them. You can also utilize toys that encourage your pup to go fetch such as flyer toys. Invent games that imitate fetch that can be played inside or out!

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Flirt pole
A flirt pole is a lot like a fishing pole. However, the bait for a dog's flirt pole is a toy rather than a fish! You can purchase a flirt pole at your local pet supply store, but you can also make one if you so desire. Simply take a dowel rod, attach jute (craft) string to the end, and securely attach a toy to the end of the string. Then, enjoy free play with your Italian Grey Min Pin.
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Laser pointer
Small dogs really enjoy chasing down the little point on the wall (or the floor). This game can be played indoors during dreary weather. The Italian Grey Min Pin is so small that they can play just as well indoors as outside. For some real fun, shine the laser pointer at the ceiling to really throw the prey drive in top gear!
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Flyer toys
There are a wealth of toys that you can purchase that will encourage your dog to run after the "prey." Known as "flyer toys," they all work much the same way. Some work as slingshots; others work as a ball or toy tied to a long string. You can pull the toy back to you without having to convince your pooch to "give" the toy back. Be sure to let them catch it though, or they will lose interest.
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Free Play Outdoors

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
tennis balls
leash
doggy waste bags
Activity description
When considering the Italian Greyhound parent breed and the boundless energy they are reputed to have, it is easily understandable why the Italian Grey Min Pin will need a great deal of free play in order to be physically healthy and mentally happy. This is where a fenced-in backyard comes in handy. However, if you are not able to construct a fence on your property, seek out a local dog park where you can utilize enclosed areas in which you can allow Fido to go off-leash and run and play as they wish. A word to the wise - a harness and a sturdy nylon leash are much better than a retractable leash for this designer breed.
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Fetch
The Italian Grey Min Pin will love to engage in a raucous game of fetch with you. (Fortunately, on days when you are experiencing inclement weather, you can also play a version of fetch called "hall ball"). Grab a tennis ball, give it a toss, and let Fido run and grab it. They are sure to bring it to you to throw it again and again.
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Play with kids in the yard
It must be noted, because the Italian Grey Min Pin is so small and delicate, it is best that older children who have experience playing with dogs participate in this activity. The kids can entice the Italian Grey Min Pin to chase them. They may also play tug-of-war with the pooch. They can race alongside the quick little pup just for the fun of it, too!
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Agility exercises
The quick and spritely Italian Grey Min Pin is a perfectly suited dog for agility exercises. You can make your own obstacles for the agility course. Grab two flower pots, turn them upside down, and place a broom handle on top of them. Encourage Fido to jump over the obstacle. You can have them run up and down your deck steps. You can find a wealth of exercise examples online.
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Take a Hike

The Italian Grey Min Pin needs a great amount of daily activity, and they have a great deal of endurance. A hike in the woods or in a mountainous area will be a perfect occasional activity.

Go for a Run

The Italian Grey Min Pin is a highly energetic pooch. Therefore, this designer breed will be a great jogging partner.

Conclusion

The Italian Grey Min Pin could accurately be described as dynamite in a small package. This toy-sized designer breed is packed full of energy. They will enjoy playing with you and your family; however, remember, this pooch is built very delicately. Don't allow play to get too rambunctious or risk injury to the pup. Be sure to plan for at least one hour of daily activity with the Italian Grey Min Pin. In many cases, you will wear out before your furry pal does.