Activities For Japanese Terriers

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Are you the lucky owner of a small, friendly pup called a Japanese Terrier? If the answer is yes, you have come to the right place! This guide will give you plenty of activities and games to play with your Japanese Terrier all of which are directed specifically to this breed of dog. While your pup may be naturally happy already, get ready to have even more fun with your dog and also teach them a thing or two in the process.

Bark On, Bark Off

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Any Day
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20 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
Japanese Terriers are known to have a generally happy demeanor, frolicking around with their tail wagging. However, they are also known to be very attached to their owners and they can get quite jealous when the number one person in their life is distracted or giving their attention elsewhere. When this happens, get ready to hear that Japanese Terrier bark! These mouthy dogs can bark constantly in order to get their owner's attention back on them which can be a little bit of a nuisance. Teaching your dog to bark on cue and also to stop barking on cue is practically free, can be done any time and is quite a useful trick for a Japanese Terrier to learn.
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Learn to bark
Begin by teaching your Japanese Terrier what "bark" means. When your dog barks naturally in everyday life, say the word "bark" and give them a treat. After a few days of saying this command when your dog barks and giving them a reward, they will have learned the word and be able to bark on cue if asked (they'll want that treat for sure!).
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Stop the bark
Once your pup knows how to bark on cue, it is time to teach them to stop. When you say "bark" and your Japanese Terrier starts yapping away, toss them a treat and when it lands in their mouth, say "no bark" as they will be too busy chewing to let out a sound! Give your pup another reward for staying silent and then practice this again.
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Keep it up
Any time your Japanese Terrier stops barking say "no bark" and reward them with treats and affection. With constant practice, your dog will learn that stopping the bark gets them a nice treat. Next time your Japanese Terrier is acting jealous, barking loudly to get your attention, say "no bark" and hopefully this reward-driven pup will stop!
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Out and About

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1 hr
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Leash
Collar
Treats
Car
Blankets
Activity description
Since Japanese Terriers are so attached to their owners, they tend to be very upset when their family leaves them at home. This loneliness can turn into destructive behavior which is something no one wants. So rather than leave your dog at home, all by themselves to wreak havoc, why not bring your dog along with you! Thanks to the very small size of the Japanese Terrier, they can easily go wherever you go, trotting by your side, huddled in your arms or in a convenient pup carrier bag. Bringing your Japanese Terrier out of the house with you is essentially free (costing a few treats and some gas in your car) and can be done any time of year regardless of weather.
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Pet store
One of the best places to go with your Japanese Terrier is to the pet store. Put a few blankets in the back seat of your car to make your pup comfy and then head out to your local pet store. Pets of all kinds are typically welcomed and even allowed to shop - maybe your Japanese Terrier will pick out a great new toy or bone all by themselves!
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Lunch out
Many restaurants and cafes will allow you to bring your dog to dine with you. Look for restaurants, coffee shops and cafes that have outdoor seating as they are more likely to welcome dogs then, call ahead to ensure you and your pup will have a spot! Bring your Japanese Terrier out to eat and let them order a snack too!
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Scenic drive
If you have no dog-friendly errands to run but just want to get out of the house, grab your Japanese Terrier and hit the road. Plan a scenic drive with your pup with a destination in mind or just drive around until you find a random place to stop. If the weather is nice, take a walk with your little pup in a new neighborhood or just drive until you are ready to go home. No matter where you go, your Japanese Terrier will just be happy to be with you.
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Doggy Massage

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30 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
A Japanese Terrier's main goal in life is to be a lap dog, on top of their owner as often as possible. While it is nice to have such a cuddly dog, petting your pup all the time may get a little repetitive. Instead of just regular petting, why not learn how to give your pup a massage? Japanese Terriers will love getting a doggy massage as they will be getting a soothing rubdown and also unlimited attention from you! Learn how to give a dog massage for free online and sit down with your dog any time the mood strikes!
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Learn about massage
While you may think your Japanese Terrier just likes getting rubbed all over with no rhyme or reason, they will like it even more when the massage has a purpose. There are many kinds of dog massages you can opt for from stress relief massage to massages that will relieve joint stiffness. Pick one that is right for your Japanese Terrier and learn all about how to properly give the massage.
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Get started
Sit down with your Japanese Terrier and begin by rubbing them all over and getting them nice and relaxed. Start near your dog's back legs and rub their muscles in a circular motion, focusing on one spot for about three minutes, then moving to the next. If your pup seems to be enjoying one specific spot, give that part an extra rub.
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Up and again
Rub your Japanese Terrier all over, moving upward toward their head. You want to focus on all the muscles, their paws and their ears, all spots which will make your dog feel the most relaxed. If your Japanese Terrier really seemed to enjoy their massage, sign up for a local class on how to give even better doggy massages or just ask your vet. Your pup will want a massage again and again!
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More Fun Ideas...

Number One Pup

Making your Japanese Terrier the center of attention all the time is what they desire most. Have a few dog lover friends over to help pamper your dog, giving them treats and extra pets - your dog will be the happiest they have ever been when everyone is doting on them!

Puzzle Toys

Japanese Terriers will greatly benefit from having a puzzle toy set up for them if you need to leave the house. These treat laden toys will provide your dog with hours of entertainment as they try to open the puzzle and reveal their treat.

Conclusion

Small and lovable, happy but jealous, Japanese Terriers are one of a kind! Thanks to their small size, their accommodating nature and their desire to just be with you, there is plenty you can do with your Japanese Terrier that is easy yet will thrill them to no end. So, grab your pup and head out on an everyday adventure, teach them how to bark on cue or give them the doggy massage of their life - your dog will love any option!