Activities For Mini Foxie Doxies

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Introduction

A seasoned dog owner will have an affectionate and spunky companion in the Mini Foxie Doxie. This cross between the Dachshund and Toy Fox Terrier looks like a tall Dachshund and has plenty of energy to burn. They're loyal to their family members and tend to be territorial and protective. Early training is vital for this pooch to overcome their stubborn streak. Due to their compact size, these pups adapt well to apartment and city living. If you give your furry pal lots of attention and at least 30 to 45 minutes of daily activity, you'll help them thrive in any setting.

Fetch

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Any Day
Free
Easy
20 - 30 min
Items needed
treats
ball or toy
Activity description
Like most dogs, Mini Foxie Doxies love a rousing game of fetch. You can play the game in the house or your back yard. If you go outside, keep Fido in an enclosed space or on a lead to keep them from wandering away. Throw the ball far enough to let your pup get some exercise. In the beginning, you may have to teach your canine companion to bring and drop the toy. Offer lots of encouragement and a treat when your furry friend comes to you and gives you the object. Your pal will love spending time with you as they chase after the item.
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Introduce the game
To teach your pal how to retrieve an object, start with a favorite ball or another toy. Toss the item and tell your pooch to get it. Once Fido picks up their toy, call them to you. Give your pooch a treat when they give you the ball. Repeat the process.
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Play fetch
Once your furry friend understands the game, you can play it at any time. You can do this activity indoors when the weather dictates or take it outside on a sunny day. Continue to praise and encourage your special pal to keep them engaged.
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Digging Pit

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Normal
20 - 30 min
Items needed
play sand
newspaper
shovel
Activity description
The Mini Foxie Doxie is a terrier and may tend to dig holes in the ground. If you own your home or have an understanding landlord, you can create a digging pit for your pooch. By providing an outlet for your pup's instincts, you can redirect them from destructive behaviors.  You'll want to find a spot in the yard that's away from children's play areas and any flowerbeds or garden plots. Prepare your pit by digging a hole and filling it with play sand. You can build your pal's interest in the area by hiding toys or treats in the ditch.
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Prepare the pit
Pick a spot in your yard where you can put a digging pit. Make sure it's not next to children's play areas or your garden. Consider a location that you can see from inside your house. Start with a small hole. You can always expand the opening later if needed.
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Fill the pit
Once you have a suitable hole dug, consider lining it with newspapers to keep the weeds at bay. Next, fill the opening with digging material. You can use play sand to load the pit. Add a little water to help the play dirt to settle and let your furry friend have fun digging.
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Round Robin Recall

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Any Day
Free
Easy
20 - 30 min
Items needed
treats
Activity description
Round robin recall offers a puptastic way to get your friends or family involved in training and exercising your canine pal. To do this activity, a small group of people will spread out around the yard or house. Individuals take turns calling Fido. When your fur-baby obeys the command, they get a treat and lots of praise. Then the next player calls your dog. As your pooch runs from person to person, they'll be able to get some exercise. Playing this game also provides socialization and positive reinforcement for obedience. You can do this activity outside on a sunny day or indoors when weather conditions aren't favorable.
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Plan a day
Because you need other people to do this activity, it will take a little planning. Set a date when some friends or family members can join you. If the participants don't already know Fido, let your pal meet them before you start the game. That way, your pup will be ready to come when each person calls.
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Play round robin
Once everyone is ready, head out to the yard. Give each person some treats and plan who will call your pal first. Once Fido responds and gets a reward, let the next person command your pup to come. Continue the recalls as long as everyone, including your pooch, is enjoying the game.
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Hide and Seek

Hide and seek will help your pup get mental and physical stimulation. Get your pal to stay in a designated spot while you find a secret place. Then call your pooch and tell them to locate you. Reward their success.

Interactive Toys

Interactive games like plush hide and seek toys or flip boards offer a furiffic way to stimulate your pup mentally. You can use them on a rainy day or when you have to leave Fido home alone. Some of the play items can also double as a fetching toy.

Conclusion

Regular exercise, socialization, and training will help your Mini Foxie Doxie stay content. These pups want to be around their family and will enjoy daily walks, snuggling, and playtime with you. You'll want to leash your pal or keep a close eye on them when they're outside to prevent them from wandering off after prey.