If you're interested in a small but intelligent hybrid breed, check out the Jatese. The Jatese is a combination of the Maltese and Japanese Chin breeds. Both dogs are small in nature but unique in personality. The Japanese Chin is a sidekick often described as a shadow, attached at their handler's hip. This toy dog breed is friendly towards strangers, children and other dogs. They enjoy spending an afternoon in a lap or playing a challenging game.
The Maltese is also a toy breed, maxing out at 7 pounds just like the Japanese Chin. The Maltese is gentle by nature but also has an adventurous and playful side. Just like the Japanese Chin, their exercise requirements can be met through short walks, romps in the yard and games in the house. The combined breeds make for an affectionate and lively companion who loves cuddling just as much as being entertained with a game!
Power walking is one way to increase your dog's aerobic workout quickly and efficiently. A power walk is very much like a standard walk with your pooch, except the walk is much quicker and doesn't allow for stops or breaks.
Essentially, to power walk, you speed walk at a consistent pace for 10 to 15 minutes. Power walks are beneficial for dogs because they can improve muscle mass, build stamina and help maintain healthy body weight -- not to mention they'll prevent boredom for both of you! To take a power walk, you will need only a leash, as you won't be making any stops. If you choose, you can allow your pooch to do their business before getting started so they're not tempted throughout the walk. In this case, bring along a waste bag. Enjoy the simplicity and accessibility of power walking by partaking in the activity multiple times a week!
Treat your Jatese to a luxurious date night by combining dinner and a movie. If you live in a city, it's likely you can find a dog-friendly restaurant nearby. Jump online and check out the "oppawtunities" available in your area. If you don't have a dog-friendly restaurant nearby, substitute the dinner out for a meal in.
After treating your pup to a fancy meal, head out to the closest drive-in for a film. Bring along a blanket and some snacks for a sweet dessert while you enjoy the film. This activity does come with a cost for dinner and the movie, so you may choose to only do it a few times a year. Have fun and enjoy an evening out with your Jatese!
There's a variety of indoor activities you can use to get your Jatese moving. As they're a small breed, it's easy to accommodate their exercise space into almost any home. Depending on the activity you choose, the amount of space required will vary.
Three easy, cost-efficient and fun games you can try with your Jatese include using a flirt pole, playing tug-of-war or running stair drills. All three activities are easy to do, and all come with the benefit or tiring your Jatese out, which doesn't take much for this little dog breed. Introduce each activity and spend at least 15 minutes playing. The only materials you need are a tug-of-war object, a flirt pole and treats if you want to reward and encourage your Jatese throughout your play.
Combining the Japanese Chin and Maltese results in a playful and loving hybrid. The Jatese is quite small in size, weighing approximately 6 to 10 pounds. They enjoy hanging out in a loved one's lap or playing games that stimulate their bodies and minds. That's why quick and easy indoor games are an excellent pastime for you and your Jatese. Tire your pooch out using stair drills, tug-of-war or a flirt pole. Power walks are another excellent source of aerobic exercise.
If you're interested in an evening of pampering, take your Jatese out for dinner and a movie. If you don't have anywhere close by to dine or watch a flick, convert the activity into one done at home! You could combine this evening with a day in your at-home spa, making it the "ultimutt" experience for your Jatese. Help your Jatese stay happy and healthy by varying the activities you explore together daily.