Activities For Jackweilers

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Introduction

The Jackweiler is a crossbreed that is conceived by combining the Jack Russell Terrier and the Rottweiler. This hybrid dog may have been developed just recently but they have already garnered lots of attention from dog lovers because of their enthusiastic nature. Because they are fairly new, there is not a lot of information about Jackweilers. However, you can expect them to display a high level of intellect, which makes them easy to train in a variety of activities. In addition, this breed is like a ball of unlimited energy, which is why constant physical and mental stimulation is a must. 

Stair Workout

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Any Day
Free
Hard
15 - 20 min
Items needed
Treats
Leash (optional)
Activity description

The Jackweiler is known to have an overflowing supply of energy. To keep this breed at bay, you need to have them engage in lots of physical activity. There are plenty of exercises that your Jackweiler can take on, both indoor and outdoor. If you are looking for an activity idea that does not require you to leave your home, you should consider training your dog to do a stair workout. Just like its name suggests, this activity utilizes the stairs as an instrument for physical stimulation. Stair workouts are very helpful in developing the muscles of your pooch. It also serves a practical purpose by teaching your dog how to go up and down the stairs without your assistance. 

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Step investigation
To get your dog up the stairs, you first need to get them used to the steps. Let your pooch sniff around the steps. You can also place treats on the steps to encourage your dog to go closer and make the training a positive experience. You can sit on the stairs and have them sit on the stairs beside you.
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Take things slow
To motivate your dog to move upstairs, make your way up the steps and call on your dog. Make sure that your tone of voice is endearing and not demanding. Use plenty of positive reinforcement in order to push your dog to climb. Also, note that you should never physically force your dog to go up; this process must happen organically, no matter how long it takes.
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Go up and down the stairs
With perseverance, repetition and positive reinforcement, your furry friend will eventually be comfortable enough to navigate the stairs with little (using a leash) to no assistance. When this time comes, you can then make it a routine to go up and down the stairs multiple times a day as part of your dog’s exercise routine.
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Hallway Fetch

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Rainy Day
Free
Easy
15 - 20 min
Items needed
Tennis ball
Leash
Treats (optional)
Activity description
Owning a Jackweiler means tons of fun, excitement and adventure. However, lots of play time also comes with the territory, given that this breed craves activity at all times. Therefore, you need to be creative and constantly find ways to keep this energetic dog entertained, especially when the weather is not cooperating. In times of rough weather, you will have to turn every part of your home into a playground for your pooch. One of the easiest indoor games you can play with your Jackweiler is hallway fetch. Also known as “ball in the hall”, this game is similar to a game of fetch but, instead of throwing the ball, you will roll it down the hallway.
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Sit and stay
To start the game, bring your dog to one end of the hallway. Then, command your dog to sit and stay. If your dog cannot comply with such commands, you can instead put them in a leash and keep them still. Alternatively, if you have a companion at home, you can also get that person to hold on to your pooch. This may be a good time to work on the sit and stay commands.
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Get your dog to fetch
Once your dog is still, entice your dog using the tennis ball. You can do this by waving the ball toward your dog’s face. Then, once you have your dog’s attention, roll the ball down the hall. Shortly after, get your dog to fetch the ball using commands such as “get” or “fetch”. If you are simply holding on to your dog via a leash, all you have to do is to let go of the leash and have your dog fetch. Give your dog praises and occasional treats when they retrieve the ball right away. Simply repeat this process over and over until your playmate loses interest.
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Picnic Date

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
3 - 4 hrs
Items needed
Picnic blanket
Food
Water
Toys
Leash
Waste bags
Activity description

Dog owners normally enjoy playing with their dogs. But there is no denying that, on some days, all you want to do is relax instead of chasing after your pooch. Jackweilers are all about playtime and keeping up with them can really wear you out. Unfortunately, it is part of a Jackweiler’s nature to keep moving for long periods of time.  The best solution for this dilemma is to set a picnic date. A picnic allows you to meet in the middle: you get some downtime, eat or maybe read a book while your four-legged friend plays. Picnics also serve as quality bonding time for you and your pooch. 

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The perfect picnic spot
For a successful picnic day out, you need to find a great location. The most important thing is that the spot you choose is pet-friendly and does not pose any risks for your pooch. Check for natural elements that might be harmful to your dog, such as toxic plants or deep bodies of water.
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Set up your picnic area
Once you have found the picnic spot that you would like to go to, head down to the location. When you get there, look for an area where you can set up. Most picnic sites have tables and chairs for visitors. You can tie your dog’s leash on the table to prevent them from running off without you. If you decide to have your picnic on a blanket, it would be best to have a waist belt that you can attach your dog’s leash to.
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Enjoy your day out
When your picnic area has been organized, all you have to do is enjoy your lovely day out. Whip out some snacks for yourself and your pooch. After getting your tummies filled, engage in some physical activity. Most picnic sites have walking trails that you can explore. You may also play games such as fetch or chase. However, avoid high-intensity exercises, particularly during the summer, to prevent your dog from overheating. Don’t forget to hydrate and to take breaks in between your activities.
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Frozen Treats

Did you know that a block of ice can provide hours of entertainment for your dog? All you have to do is place your dog’s favorite treats inside a container and fill it up with water. Put the container inside the freezer and leave it overnight. The next day, give the frozen block of ice for your dog and let them play with it. As the ice melts, your dog gets closer and closer to receiving their “prize”. 

Flirt Pole

Because of their active nature, Jackweilers require a decent amount of physical and mental stimulation on the regular. To solve this issue, you can play the flirt pole game with your pooch. All you need to do is buy a flirt pole and use it to lure your dog. 

Conclusion

Even if it seems like the Jack Russell Terrier and Rottweiler make for an odd combination, the Jackweiler is undoubtedly a designer breed that one should look out for. The Jackweiler’s wonderful mix of brains and sassiness make them one of the most interesting hybrid dogs to have ever been developed.