Activities For Malti-Pins

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Introduction

When a person decides to own a dog, they are not just looking to own a pet. They are, in fact, looking for a best friend and a loyal companion. If you are on the hunt for a small but animated dog that will show you unconditional love and devotion, you might want to consider the Malti-Pin. This designer dog is the result when the warmhearted Maltese with the spunky Miniature Pinscher are cross-bred. Although a relatively new hybrid, Malti-Pins have already earned a reputation for being a great home pet because of their lovable personality and low maintenance requirements. This breed is recommended for single individuals or seniors. But, with early socialization and training, they can also thrive in bigger families and get along with other pets. 

Dog Treat Bake

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 minutes
Items needed
Recipe
Oatmeal
Eggs
Broth
Liver Powder
Wheat Germ
Cheese
Activity description

There is nothing more that dogs love than treats. This is why they are one of the most effective rewards when training your pooch. Doggy treats are widely available in all pet stores and as a dog owner, you probably already have a go-to brand. However, a con that comes with commercial treats is that they are usually full of preservatives and fillers as opposed to high-quality and healthy ingredients. A solution to this is to make the dog treats yourself. While it may take more time and effort, making your own treats allows you to control what goes into the recipe. Moreover, you can cater to any dietary restrictions or preferences that your pooch may have. 

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Look for a recipe
The internet is a gold mine for healthy dog treat recipes; all you to do is make an online search for the recipes and pick from the hundreds of options available. To narrow down your choices, consider factors such as how easy the recipe is, the availability of the ingredients and your dog’s dietary restrictions.
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Shop for ingredients
When you have picked out a recipe that you want to work on, the next step would be to shop for the ingredients that you need. If there is one in your area, you can opt to go to an outdoor farmer’s market so that you can bring your dog with you to shop. Look for ingredients like vegetables, oatmeal, liver powder and eggs.
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Make the treats
When you have all the ingredients you need, it is now time to go to the kitchen and make the treats. Follow the step-by-step instructions outlined in the recipe you chose. You may even have your dog around and make them your official taster while you make their treats. Once the treats are done, let your dog reap the benefits of your hard work. You can also use the homemade treats as a reward for your pooch while training or playing.
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Double Fetch

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
30 - 45 min
Items needed
Tennis balls
Treats
Activity description

Fetch is one of those dog games that just never gets old even after all these years. Apart from the simplicity of the gameplay, it is also an effective way to keep your dog moving. Malti-Pins will definitely benefit from this activity since it can serve as their physical exercise for the day. However, a simple tweak can elevate the typical game of fetch – use two items instead of one. By adding another item, be it a twig, a ball or any other toy, you are essentially making your Malti-Pin put in some extra effort. Not only that, but you also stimulate your dog’s mind by getting them to think fast when retrieving the items. 

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Find a space to play
To play this game, you will need plenty of space for your Malti-Pin to run and move freely. Your backyard is a good place to start as long as it is securely fenced. If you do not have a backyard, you can also go to the local dog park. Most dog parks have a section for small dogs, which is a preferable spot for your Malti-Pin to play in.
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Start the game
Start the game by getting your dog’s attention and using just one tennis ball. Throw the ball low and close to get your pooch warmed up. After a while, you can increase the distance of your throws. Once your dog gets a good grasp of the game, amp things up by using two balls. With your dog looking on, throw two tennis balls at the same time but in opposite directions. It might take a while for your pooch to figure out what is going on but, ultimately, they will understand and retrieve the balls. You can reward your furry buddy with some treats when they successfully fetch both balls.
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Bike Ride

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
45 - 60 min
Items needed
Bicycle
Dog carrier
Water
Activity description

When the sun is out and the weather is lovely, it is the perfect time to take your dog out and enjoy the outdoors. The Malti-Pin is not that active though and often prefers around 15 to 30 minutes of walking at a time. If you want to spend some time outdoors without having to tire out your pooch, an alternative would be to bring out your bicycle. This activity is also perfect for cycling enthusiasts who want to include their four-legged friends in their routine. The Malti-Pin is a small dog that can easily be carried around, even while riding a bicycle. 

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Set up your bike
The first thing you need to do is revamp your bicycle and make it “dog-friendly”. For a small-sized dog such as the Malti-Pin, a durable bike basket will suffice. However, if you plan to take your pooch out on the bike on a regular basis, it would be best to invest in proper gear. There are plenty of bike accessories and products that were specifically made for dogs, such as dog-specific bike seats and pet carriers.
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Go for a ride
Once your bike is all set up and good to go, the only thing left to do is to try your new accessory out. Take your dog for a spin around your neighborhood or in some bike trails in your area. Keep the first few sessions short to allow your dog to ease into the sensation of being on a bike; a short 5 to 10-minute ride should be enough so that your new cycling companion does not get too overwhelmed. Over time, you can start to go on longer rides with your pooch. Don’t forget to pack some snacks and water during your rides and to stop in between for your dog to take “bathroom breaks”.
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Funny Dog Videos

Dogs are always a great source of entertainment and hilarious moments. Malti-Pins have some crazy antics that are viral-worthy. Whip out your phone and take some videos of your pooch doing something totally over-the-top and ridiculous and share it with your family and friends or on social media.  

Sing to your Dog

Your dog is not only your best friend and companion; they are also your number one fan. Give your dog a front-row seat to your concert by singing to them. Whether you have some background music or singing a cappella, your dog will undoubtedly enjoy hearing your voice even if they don’t understand the lyrics of your song. 

Conclusion

The Malti-Pin is a tiny dog that boasts a personality that is ten times their size. Anyone who comes across this breed will instantly fall in love with their cute looks and affectionate attitude. They love hogging all the attention and would want nothing more than to be your constant companion in your daily life.