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A cross between the Pekingese and the Cairn Terrier, the Pekarin is a small dog with a big heart. These friendly and active little canines love human company and are always looking for excuses to have some fun with their people.
So if you're the proud owner of a Pekarin, you'll no doubt be well aware of the importance of giving your dog all the attention, exercise and mental stimulation they need. To ensure that your dog gets all of these requirements in abundance, why not treat your furry friend to as many new games, outings, boredom busters and adventures as possible?
To get you started, here are three grrr-eat activities your Pekarin will love.
If you're keen to enjoy some weekend socializing with friends, sometimes it's hard to beat a good old-fashioned pub crawl. Good company, a lazy Saturday afternoon and a few refreshing beverages -- what more could you possibly want?
Your dog to join you and your friends every step of the way, of course! A dog-friendly pup crawl is a grrr-eat way to have a wonderful time with your closest friends and include your pooch in all the fun as well.
Your dog will love being able to accompany you rather than being left at home, and there'll be plenty of new sights, smells and experiences for them to enjoy.
They'll also get to meet other canines along the way, so here's how to plan the paw-fect pup crawl.
Taking your dog for a walk is one of the simplest and most effective ways to exercise your Pekarin. Not only does it give them a physical workout, but they also get the mental stimulation of exploring different sights and smells along the way. Best of all, they get to spend time with you.
But walks can get a little boring and repetitive, especially if you just follow the same old route every day, so this activity is a paw-some way to mix things up a bit. By working short and sharp training sessions into your daily walks, you'll give your Pekarin an added mental workout and improve their behavior at the same time. Here are three simple training games to try on your next walk.
Every dog owner will be well and truly familiar with the classic canine game of fetch, but this activity adds an extra level of difficulty to this popular pastime. You can play it in any weather, but it's an especially useful activity to have up your sleeve for one of those rainy days where the weather outside is miserable but your Pekarin desperately needs to burn off some energy.
The basic premise of the game is simple: a game of fetch, but with the added challenge that your dog has to climb the stairs to retrieve a ball/toy. It works best if you have a two-story house, but you can also play it in any park that features a set of stairs and welcomes off-leash dogs.
Here's how to play.
Your Pekarin won't do well if they're just left all alone in a backyard all day long. These dogs need lots of mental stimulation, exercise and, most importantly, love from their humans to stay as happy and healthy as possible.
The good news is that the activities listed here are a great starting point. Use them to add more fun and excitement into your dog's life, and then continue searching for new and interesting ways to entertain your furry friend. Trust us -- your pooch will love you all the more for making the effort.