Activities For Old English Terriers

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Introduction

Nowadays, Old English Terrier is an umbrella name for two types of dogs – the rough-coated Black Terrier and the smooth-coated Black Terrier. However, like all terriers, these dogs are also recognizable for their high spirit, energy levels, love of games and exercise, but on the other hand, shrewdness, and intelligence that is common for all terriers. Take a look at our suggestions as to what you can do to bond with your dog and excel their natural abilities and talents. 

Brain Games

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
30 - 40 min
Items needed
treats
toys
treat puzzles
Activity description

You’ve probably heard it a thousand times – terriers are incredibly smart, capable and shrewd. And it’s not a stereotype or terrier-owner propaganda, they really are one of a kind dogs if you shape and train them while they are still young. We recommend you train them as often as you can, as these "brain games" can also help with taming their high energy and mischievous behavior, and introduce a habit of training, obeying, listening – all in all, brain games will both discipline and entertain your trusty Old English Terrier. Take a look at the following steps, but do keep in mind that any game can be adjusted and custom-made to suit your dog’s needs and preferences. 

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Get the game
There’s a variety of so-called ‘treat-puzzles’ on the market nowadays thanks to the Internet, and they are truly amazing - both in design and in the range of skills you can improve with them, but if you do not want to spend all that money or your order is running late, you can avoid this step and make your own old-school Old English Terrier game.
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Be the brainiac
You and your Old English Terrier are impatient to focus your intellectual juices on a game worthy of your capacities. But do not underestimate games such as good old Hide and Seek, or the Shell Game, because these games can easily incorporate trick training without the gruesome atmosphere of yelling and forcing your dog to obey. So, tricks such as ‘Stay’, ’Come’ and ‘Leave’ and other commands can discipline your dog and teach him to listen while having fun.
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Socializing

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 - 40 min
Items needed
clothes
leash
ball
smile
Activity description

Old English Terriers are known for their energetic demeanor and sharp senses – similar to other terriers, they are good hunting dogs because of these qualities. But what these characteristics overshadow is the social aptness and lovely people-skills that this breed possesses. This dog is a great addition not only to your family life and family dynamics, but thanks to this dog, you will surely become a well-known face in your neighborhood – the adorable little doggo can overcome any rigid social convention and break any ice – with just a whip of a tail, grandmas, schoolgirls, boys, men, everyone will want to hang out with the two of you. 

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Vogue!
First of all, we recommend you find a signature fashion statement for your dog. This way, everyone will easily approach you, comment on your chic choice, resisting the urge to cuddle your adorable Old English Terrier. It could be a hat, a t-shirt, a scarf, shoes, and in no time, you will be surrounded by a circle of acquaintances and fetch players.
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Make friends!
Remember, your Old English Terrier is not just an addition to your social life and an accessory to better your doggy park friend list. Your dog also likes to meet all sorts of people and dogs, and they also have a desire to play with them and socialize – so, take a note - running around is the canine equivalent of chit-chatting.
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Field Trip

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Normal
24 - 48 hrs
Items needed
leash
toys
food
pest protection
Activity description

Now, we will ask you to go back in time – to the 17th century England, a time when the Old English Terrier thrived in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Imagine England back then – a spacious sylvan empire of zestful, fiery Old English Terriers. From their homeland, they shapeshifted, evolved and inhabited first the continent, and then the world. Being deft, agile and quick, these are invaluable quality when it comes to activities such as jogging, hunting, hiking and the like - so long as it involves crazy amounts of energy, activity, jumping and running. So, pack your bags, escape the concrete confines and seek shelter near a forest, mountain or a lake, and prepare to see your Old English Terrier in all his glory in his habitat. 

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Be prepared
Before you set out on your journey, be sure to protect your dog from pests, because its almost a certainty that without it, they are bound to become infected – either with pesky fleas or with mites. And why would you risk that if you can prevent it easily? Even if you have recently taken necessary precautions, the official advice is that you ought to better your dog’s protection before you approach forests, grasslands, mountains…
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Explore!
Enjoy the mountains. Let the Old English energy take a hold of you. You will feel rejuvenated and enlightened. You will run to the hills with your Old English Terrier and wonder as to why would anyone willingly choose to live in the city when they can enjoy themselves with their furry guide in the forests.
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Respect the environment
Be alert and aware as to when your feisty Old English Terrier is ready to hit the road for home. When it's time to end the adventure, give your pup a once over for bugs and brambles that may be attached to their fur. Be sure to leave the wonderful forest and glades in the same pristine condition as you found them by picking up all waste and leaving no garbage behind.
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Paint a Portrait

We see no reason why you shouldn’t paint a portrait of your Old English Terrier. Being such a noble and old breed, it will be a phenomenal and classy addition to your living room. 

Alternative Hunting

If you are against the thought of murdering animals yourself, you could try out your dog’s terrier skills while alternative hunting. Try hunting for something that does not cause harm to other living creatures. Organize a hunting party in your local dog park and have your doggo chase after toy cars!

Conclusion

Every dog is amazing in their own right, but Old English Terriers and their descendants are perfect for people that want that pick-me-up in their lives, an energetic and lively companion that loves to socialize, and an impressive workout and travel partner. All in all, this is a breed that is a well-rounded dog with a great and distinctive personality, but still – always full of surprises.