Activities For Miniature Border Schnollies

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Introduction

Meet the Miniature Border Schnollie, a gorgeous cross between the adorable Miniature Schnauzer and the ever-so-clever Border Collie. Playful, friendly and loyal, this hybrid breed has plenty of love to give for anyone looking for a devoted canine companion. They're also intelligent and energetic, and love being given a job to do.

In order for your Miniature Border Schnollie to be as happy and content as possible, they'll need lots of regular exercise to release some excess energy. Mental challenges and regular training sessions are also important for your pooch's wellbeing, so you'll need to always be on the lookout for new and exciting ways to keep your furry friend entertained.

Here are three paw-some activities your Miniature Border Schnollie should love.

Picnic with Your Pooch

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Picnic blanket
Food
Water
Leash
Toys
Activity description

The next time you take your Miniature Border Schnollie for a trip to the dog park, why not turn a quick trip into a whole day out by packing a picnic lunch? You can let your dog run and play as normal, but then find a spot in the shade (or in the sun) to spread out a blanket and sit down to a relaxing lunch.

Your pet will love the chance to not only enjoy a tasty snack or three, but also to spend some extra one-on-time with their favorite human. Best of all, it's easy to plan the paw-fect pooch picnic — here's how.

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Pick your spot
The first thing you need to do is pick the perfect spot for your picnic. Consider all the dog parks near you and which of them offer a nearby patch of shady grass where you can spread out a blanket and have some lunch. Look for somewhere peaceful and relaxing, and preferably shaded if the weather is likely to be hot.
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Pack your lunch (and other essentials)
Next, pack a picnic basket full of all the essentials you need for your lunch. Not only does that mean plenty of gourmet delights for you, but also a few special treats for your canine pal. Remember that you'll also need your dog's leash, water (in case there isn't any at the park), and some toys if you feel like playing a game.
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Enjoy
Head to the dog park as per usual and let your pooch enjoy a frolic. When they're all tired out, surprise them by heading to your chosen picnic spot and getting everything set up. Then all you have to do is relax, eat, and enjoy each other's company. You can play some games if your dog still has energy to burn, or you can just sit back and relax in the fresh air.
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Stand-up Paddleboarding

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Stand-up paddleboard
Paddle
Doggy life jacket
Activity description

Does your Miniature Border Schnollie love the water? Are they always looking for new adventures and new sports to try?

If you answered yes to these questions, you might want to consider letting your dog try stand-up paddleboarding. This fun and relaxing pastime is a paw-some way for you to get some exercise and increase your core strength, but it's also an excellent activity to share with your pooch.

There's plenty of room on a stand-up paddleboard for a compact pooch, and while training your dog how to join you out on the water can be difficult, it's also a rewarding mental challenge for you furry friend.

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Find a paddleboarding location
If you already own a stand-up paddleboard and use it regularly, you're set to go. If not, you'll need to search for paddleboard hire companies near you. Find one that offers affordable rentals at a safe and calm swimming spot near you, then head on down to try it out. Of course, make sure you remember your pooch's life jacket.
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Get out on the water
Get into your swimwear, strap your pooch into their life jacket, hire a board and hit the water. Some dogs will take to stand-up paddleboarding like a duck to... well... water, but others will need plenty of gentle encouragement to join you on the board. Take it slow, offer plenty of treats and praise, and never force your dog to do anything they don't want to. Before too long, you and your pooch will hopefully be enjoying a leisurely paddle in the sunshine.
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Picture with Santa

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Cold Day
Moderate
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Cute Christmas outfit
Treats
Activity description

Christmas may very well be the most wonderful time of year, and it's also a time when you'll want to be spending as many hours of the day as possible with your furry friend.

In the lead-up to Christmas, you may also find yourself preparing to send greeting cards to friends and family all around the country and even the world. To give everyone a Christmas greeting they'll never forget, get your pet's photo taken with Santa. Not only will it be ridiculously cute, but you'll also get a permanent memory of your pooch to keep on your mantelpiece. Here's what you need to do.

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Find Santa
From the start of December, Santa starts venturing out from his home at the North Pole so he can pose for photos at stores and shopping malls all around the country. The trick is to find a Santa photo booth where pets are welcome, then get your pooch up in their finest Christmas ensemble.
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Line up
There always seems to be a line to get your photo taken with the big man in the red suit, so be prepared to spend a bit of time waiting around. You might want to have a couple of treats handy to reward your dog for waiting patiently.
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Get snapped
When your turn arrives, you and your pooch can step up to the podium to take your turn on Santa's lap. Then all you have to do is tell him what you and your pooch want for Christmas, smile for the camera and then wait to see the results. Fingers crossed they turn out as spectacular as you had hoped!
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More Fun Ideas...

Doggy Toy Swap

If your pooch has grown tired of all their usual toys, arrange to swap toys with one of your pet's canine friends for a month or two.

Stay at a Pet-Friendly Hotel

Planning a weekend away? Book a room at a pet-friendly hotel and treat your pet to a night or two of luxury.

Conclusion

Whether you're planning on getting a workout or enjoying a lazy day together, there's no end to the simple and paw-some activities you can enjoy with your Miniature Border Schnollie. And when your dog is given regular activities to help them stay in shape and boost their brain power, they'll be a wonderfully charming and devoted companion.