Activities For La Poms

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Introduction

A cross between the Lhasa Apso and the Pomeranian, the La Pom is a gorgeous little dog with a spirited personality. These cuddly canines are lively, alert and always ready for action, but they're also charming and affectionate with the people they love.

But when you welcome a La Pom into your family, you can't just expect your dog to be happy if left to their own devices all day long. La Poms need exercise, mental stimulation and most importantly of all, the chance to spend lots of time with their people.

There are plenty of simple, fun activities you can enjoy with your La Pom, so here are a few you might not have thought of before.

Bake Dog-friendly Treats

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 - 60 min
Items needed
Dog treats recipe
Dog-friendly ingredients
Activity description

When the weather is too miserable to go outside and you and your La Pom are stuck at home, it can sometimes be a struggle to find boredom-busting activities you and your pooch can enjoy together. But if you're looking for a fun and unique way to spoil your furry friend, baking them some homemade dog treats could be the paw-fect solution.

There are stacks of delicious dog treat recipes online, and your La Pom will love joining you in the kitchen to whip up a batch of tasty goodies. If they're on their best behavior, you might even want to let them lick the bowl as well.

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Find a recipe
Do some online research to find the paw-fect dog treats recipe. Look for something that involves flavors your dog loves -- popular ingredients include carob, peanut butter and plain yogurt. You'll also want to make sure that none of the ingredients could be harmful to your pooch -- stay away from things like chocolate, raisins and xylitol.
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Bake
Don your chef's hat and apron and get to work. You'll obviously want to bring your dog into the kitchen with you so they can oversee the cooking process and conduct routine taste tests whenever necessary. Combine the ingredients and put the treats into the oven to bake, then spoil your dog by letting them lick the bowl clean.
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Eat
When the oven timer goes off, it's time to pull those piping-hot treats out of the oven and admire your creations. Once they've cooled down sufficiently, let your dog tuck into a couple and enjoy the fruits of your labor. If you've done a good job, your pooch will gobble the treats up in the blink of an eye.
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Stand-up Paddleboarding

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Stand-up paddleboard and paddle
Dog life jacket
Treats
Activity description

If your dog loves the water, you probably don't need any excuse to take them to a dog-friendly beach so they can swim and splash around. But if you want to enjoy an extra challenge, get a workout and spend some quality time with your pet, the sport of stand-up paddleboarding is a paw-some choice.

There are many benefits to taking a paddleboarding adventure with your dog. You get to raise a sweat and build your core strength, while your dog gets the chance to go for a swim, explore plenty of new sights and smells, and enjoy a fun outing with you. What's not to love?

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Find a beach
The first thing you need to do is find a paw-some spot to go paddleboarding. If you have your very own board, the world is your oyster. But if you don't have one, you'll need to find a stand-up paddleboard rental business near you. Wherever you go, make sure the water conditions are calm and safe for you and your pooch.
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Get started
With your board and paddle at the ready, attach your leg rope and make sure your dog is nice and snug in their life jacket. After that, the approach you take will depend on your pooch. Once they see you hop onto the board, some dogs will quickly follow suit and feel at home right away. Others will need gentle coaxing and encouragement to climb onto the board, so take it slowly and use tasty treats as an extra motivator.
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Paddle away
Once your dog is comfortable on the board, you can set off in whatever direction you would like. It's probably a good idea to stay close to shore while you and your pooch get the hang of it, but other than that you can simply follow your dog's nose. You and your La Pom should have a grrr-eat time enjoying the sunshine and beautiful surroundings together, and you can always jump off for a refreshing dip if you ever get too hot.
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Take Your Dog to Work

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Any Day
Free
Easy
1 day
Items needed
Treats
Leash
Toys
Bedding
Water bowl
Activity description

How heartbroken do you feel when you have to leave your dog behind in theĀ  morning as you head off to work? With their big, sad eyes watching you mournfully as you depart, it's hard not to think about them all day long while you try to concentrate on work.

But rather than leaving your pooch at home, why not take them to work for a day? Pets in the workplace can be great for morale and also encourage social interaction between co-workers, so you might be surprised just how many bosses would be willing to let your dog come into the office for a day.

Here's how to set everything up.

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Ask your boss
The first step is getting approval from your boss or manager. This can be quite an intimidating conversation to have, so it's worth practicing what you're going to say before knocking on your boss' door. You can also arm yourself with some statistics about the many health benefits dogs provide, and provide evidence that your dog is healthy and fully trained.
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Prepare
You shouldn't just turn up to work with your dog and expect everything to run smoothly, so make sure you plan ahead. For example, you'll need to work out where in your workplace your dog will spend the day, whether there are any areas they're not allowed into, and where you'll take them when they need to answer nature's call. Also make sure you take some bedding for your dog, toys for them to play with, a few treats to snack on and their water bowl.
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Start work
With all the preparation out of the way, now it's time to head into the office and relish the thrill of having your dog by your side. Your pooch will probably love being the center of attention all day long, and you may find that your La Pom is a great ice-breaker to help you get to know your colleagues better. Make sure your pooch is on their best behavior -- you may want to take them for a long walk to tire them out before heading into the office. If all goes well, your four-legged friend may even be invited back again in the future.
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More Fun Ideas...

Change up Your Walks

If you and your dog always walk the same route, try exploring some new territory. You could simply head in a different direction, or drive to a nearby neighborhood to let your pooch explore some new smells and sights.

Scent Games

Want to give your dog some mental stimulation and challenge them to use their impressive sense of smell? Hide some treats around the house for them to find or engage them in a game of hide and seek.

Conclusion

Whether you're planning a quick play session or a day-long outing, the main thing to remember is that your La Pom loves spending time with you. These dogs thrive on human companionship, so make sure you devote as much time as possible to interacting with your furry friend. They'll love it just as much as you do, so stop reading and start engaging with your canine pal.