The Mi-Ki is a rare, tiny breed of dog that has a wonderful, calm temperament. Known as a toy breed, this dog has origins in Asia. They only weigh a maximum of ten pounds, and they are very calm and content. This is why they are chosen as service or therapy dogs; in addition to being calm, they are quite intelligent and very well-mannered. This dog makes an excellent house dog due to the tiny size; however, this dog can greatly benefit from helping others, as well as any exercise and activities that the owner can offer to this loving and caring pet.
How many times have you run out the door to go on errands or a walk around your town shops? For those of you who live in a small town, complete with farmers’ markets, shops, and little parks to hang out all within walking distance, do you ever take your dog? Getting your dog out of the house breaks up the daily routine and stimulates the senses. Since a Mi-Ki is so small, you can put your dog in a carrier attached to you (similar to a wearable baby carrier) and get your dog out a bit. You may enjoy the company as you peruse the sights around town. You can also let your dog down, attach the little harness and leash, and have a nice walk together. You will get a lot of compliments and requests for cuddles, that’s for sure!
Take a soft ball and run it through your hallway and let your dog be at the receiving end. Try to teach them to grab the ball and bring it back to you. If your dog does this, then reward them with a treat and another turn at rolling the ball! This is perfect for a rainy day activity.
Using a laser pointer (but never shining it in your dog's eyes!) run the red dot up along the wall. See if your little one will jump up or if they will bark at it. You can also run the red dot along the floor and let them chase it! Give your dog a treat every time they paw the red dot so they won't give up easily!