Activities For Jack Highland Terriers

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Introduction

An adorable cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and the West Highland White Terrier, the Jack Highland Terrier is a little dog that's larger than life. Friendly and affectionate with those they call their family, these plucky pooches are also lively and alert, ready to tackle whatever obstacles life might put in their way. 

So if you're the proud owner of a Jack Highland Terrier, you'll always need to be on the lookout for new and exciting ways to give your dog a mental challenge, let them run off some excess energy, and also spend some quality bonding time with you.

The paw-some activities below should help give you some inspiration.

Trick or Treating

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Dog Halloween costume
Leash
Treats
Activity description

Whether you're seven or 70, it's pretty hard to beat the fun of Halloween. The costumes, the candy, the crazy fun -- it's a paw-some holiday for the whole family to enjoy together.

Of course, your family most definitely includes your dog, so it only makes sense that you include them in all the trick-or-treating shenanigans. With your pooch dressed up in their cutest and spookiest costume, you'll be sure to get plenty of admiring glances (and hopefully lots of treats) wherever you go. Even better, your dog will get some exercise, lots of mental stimulation, and the chance to spend heaps of quality time with their people.

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Pick a costume
The paw-fect Halloween costume takes plenty of planning and preparation. The good news is that there's a huge array of wonderfully cute costumes you can buy for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Of course, you can always go the DIY route and make your pet's costume yourself. Whichever approach you choose, make sure your pet's outfit is as adorable as possible.
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Get dressed
When Halloween arrives, your dog will hopefully be just as excited as the rest of the family. So when it's time for everyone to get dressed up, don't forget to help your dog into their cute ensemble. Give them a treat and plenty of praise for joining in the fun, but remember to make sure their costume fits properly and isn't causing any discomfort.
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Trick or treat
The only thing left to do now is pop your dog on the leash and head out to see what the night may hold. Your pooch will attract plenty of attention as you do the rounds, and you'll probably meet plenty of other dog lovers and their furry friends along the way. Who knows? Your dog might end up with a better haul of treats at the end of the night than anyone else!
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Geocaching

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Sunny Day
Free
Normal
2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
GPS-enabled device
Water
Activity description

Do you love a good old-fashioned treasure hunt? Are you looking for a grrr-eat excuse to get moving and explore the great outdoors with your Jack Highland Terrier? 

Geocaching with your dog might be just what you're looking for. The aim of this popular pastime is simple: using a GPS-enabled device, you have to find your way to a set of GPS coordinates and then search for a container hidden at that location. It's basically like a treasure hunt for people of all ages, and a simple way for you and your canine pal to get some exercise.

If you want to give geocaching a try, here's what you need to do.

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Choose a cache
There are literally millions of geocaches hidden all around the world just waiting to be found. Head to the official geocaching website and create an account, and you'll then be able to search for geocaches near you either online or by using a smartphone app. Once you find one with coordinates near you, you can start planning your treasure hunt.
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Prepare
Using the GPS coordinates provided, do some map research to find out roughly where you'll be going and how you'll need to get there. How much waking will be involved? What sort of terrain will you be tackling? Are there any local hazards you and your dog will need to be aware of? Remember to pack a leash and plenty of water (for yourself and your dog) before setting off.
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Happy hunting
Now it's time to let the treasure hunt begin! Use your GPS to lead you to the spot where the geocache is buried -- finding this hidden treasure really is quite a thrill. You can then sign the logbook and return the geocache to the place you found it, as well as log your experience online. Of course, you can also take some time to just enjoy being in the great outdoors with your canine pal.
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Weekend Getaway

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Any Day
Expensive
Easy
2 days
Items needed
Bedding
Toys
Dog food
Leash
Activity description

Your Jack Highland Terrier brings love and laughter into your life every single day. Your pet adores you and you don't know what you'd do without them, so why not find a way to say thank you in a way they'll never forget? 

One woof-derful way to do exactly that is to treat your dog to a pet-friendly weekend getaway. There are stacks of pet-friendly accommodation options all over the country, with options designed to suit pretty much every taste and budget.

You and your dog can plan an action-packed adventure, a lazy and relaxing weekend, or anything in between! Here's how to organize your paw-fect getaway.

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Choose your destination
Where will you go? Where will you stay? What will you do while you're there? Once you have a rough idea of the region you want to visit and the sort of experiences you want to share with your dog throughout the weekend, do some online research to find suitable pet-friendly accommodation options in the area. When you've found something you like, book a room.
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Pack the essentials
As your weekend getaway approaches, it's worth allowing a little extra packing time to make sure you don't forget anything your dog will need during your travels. As well as the basics like food, medication and their leash, your dog will also need bedding, toys and anything else that helps them feel at home on the road.
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Enjoy
When Friday afternoon arrives and you finish work, you'll be struggling to contain your excitement as you head off for your dog-friendly adventure. Of course, how you spend the weekend is entirely up to you and your furry friend. You might want to just be a tourist, go hiking, visit a few wineries, take long walks on the beach, or just sit back and take it easy. Whatever you do, make sure you take the time to appreciate the quality time you spend with your fur-baby.
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Fly a Kite

If you want to get some fresh air and stretch some legs with your pooch by your side, go fly a kite. It's fun, easy to do, and a grrr-eat way to get some exercise.

Teach a New Trick

How long has it been since you and your dog had your last training session? If it's been a while, give your dog a mental challenge by teaching them a new trick. Alternatively, if their skills are a bit rusty, you might want to re-train some old tricks.

Conclusion

When you welcome a Jack Highland Terrier into your family, every day holds the promise of a new adventure. Whether you're heading out to explore the world or just planning a laid-back bonding session with your pooch, there are thousands of simple activities you can share with your dog. Try some of the activities listed here to start broadening your dog's horizons, and make sure you're always on the lookout for new and exciting games to enjoy with your furry friend.