Activities For Pom-Kees

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Introduction

If you are looking for an exceptionally furry little friend, consider the Pom-Kee! Pom-Kees are a combination of a Pomeranian and a Keeshond. These little dynamos are known for having a good deal of energy, although they aren't super hyper. Part of this stems from the fact that Pomeranians were bred to be hunters, while Keeshonds were strictly companion animals. Generally, these little dogs will need between 30 and 60 minutes of moderate activity each day.

Dog Park

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Leash
waste bags
Activity description

Many owners of small dogs get a little nervous about trips to the dog park. However, small dogs love getting to meet new dogs and get exercise. Dog parks offer your Pom-Kee a great way to release energy and get socialization without causing you a lot of extra work, which is ideal for busy, tired dog owners. An outing to the park is a free and easy activity that can give both you and your pup a chance to break from routine. If you are at a dog park that has a designated small dog area, you might want to keep your Pom-Kee in that area to prevent the risk of serious injuries from a larger dog. However, Pom-Kees tend to know how to handle themselves around dogs of all sizes.

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Research dog parks
Not all dog parks are created equally. To find a great dog park, you are probably going to have to do a little research. If your Pom-Kee doesn't do well around big dogs, find a dog park that has a designated small dog play area. Also, consider the amenities that each dog park has. Some parks will have water fountains for the dogs, water to play in, obstacles to play with, and even toys for dogs to enjoy. Choose the one that best suits your Pom-Kee's needs.
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The outing
Load up your Pom-Kee and head to the dog park of your choice! Once at the dog park, let your dog off their leash so that they can play. While you don't need to hover over your dog while you are there, it is a good idea to keep a close eye on your dog to make sure that there are no fights or other incidents.
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Interactive Toys

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Any Day
Cheap
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30 min
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Interactive Toys
Small Treats
Activity description

Busy pet owners often feel a sense of guilt for not getting their dogs enough exercise. Don't fall into this trap with your Pom-Kee. Instead, use interactive toys to play with your pooch. These toys often encourage your dog to play in order to get rewarded with a small treat. There are a variety of different options for interactive toys. Some toys are puzzles that your dog has to try to solve to get a treat. Others just require your dog to bat at a ball or similar toy to get a treat to fall out of it. Regardless, all types of interactive toys will get your Pom-Kee moving for little cost but much benefit.

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Toy choice
The hardest part of this process will be finding an interactive toy that you and your dog both love. Some toys won't challenge your dog enough. Others won't hold their attention. It may take some trial and error to find the perfect interactive toy for your Pom-Kee. However, once you find a few toys that work, you will be able to give your dog some exercise even when you are busy.
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Fill the toy
These toys are usually filled with treats to hold your dog's interest. To get started, you will need to fill the toy with their favorite treats and present it to your dog. For the first go-round, you might want to supervise the playtime. Make sure that your dog understands how to play with the toy to get the reward. If they are frustrated and unsure, they will quickly lose motivation.
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Hide-and-Seek

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Any Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
We all loved to play hide-and-seek when we were kids, but did you know that you could adapt the game to work for your dog? Well, you can! If you want to get your dog running around the house, hide small treats here and there, and get your dog to start looking for them. You could also play by hiding around your home and calling your dog to come find you. There are so many ways to bring hide-and-seek into your dog's life, and you will both have a great time playing this fun game. Plus, the whole family can get involved, making it a fun activity for a day of inclement weather.
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Choose your game
Since you can play this game a couple of different ways, the first step would be to figure out how you want to play this fun game with your Pom-Kee! If you decide to play with just treats, you can scatter them around your home and then set your dog loose to go find them all. If you want to play with your dog, then you need to put your dog in a sit-stay, and run off to hide (just be sure that you are hiding in an area that your dog has access to). Once you are hidden, call your dog and wait for them to find you.
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Don't forget rewards
If you are playing with your dog, you still need to make sure that you are rewarding them for finding you! When they are looking for treats, they get a reward every time they find a treat. When your dog finds you, you need to reward them with a treat and praise to keep them interested. While they are getting rewards for playing, you should still limit playing time to 30 minutes or 10 rounds of the game.
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More Fun Ideas...

Hike

Many people are surprised to find out that small dogs can go hiking, too! If you live in an area where hiking is common, try to take your Pom-Kee out on the trails. It is a good idea to start with short distances and work your way up to longer, more strenuous hikes.

Wrestle

Pom-Kees might be smaller dogs, but that doesn't mean that they can't handle a little rough-housing! Get on the floor and rumble around a little with your Pom-Kee for a fun time that is sure to wear both of you out.

Conclusion

If you are looking for creative ways to keep your little Pom-Kee active, we've got you covered. While you can always take your pooch for a walk or play a game of fetch, we hope that you try a few activities that are a little more out of the box! Let us know how these activities worked for you and your pup!