Activities For Pom-Shis

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Introduction

The Pom-Shi (or Shi-Pom) is a unique hybrid breed created by crossing the playful Pomeranian with the noble and independent Shiba Inu. This gorgeous canine is a sweet and affectionate breed, and you'll no doubt be well aware just how devoted a companion a Pom-Shi can be. 

But they're also intelligent and playful dogs, and they need regular exercise and mental stimulation to stay as happy as possible. Most importantly of all, Pom-Shis need the chance to spend lots of quality time with their people whenever possible, so you'll need to find lots of ways to keep challenging, entertaining and spoiling your furry friend.

If you're searching for some paw-some games ad activities to enjoy with your Pom-Shi, here are a few of the best.

Camping Trip

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
1 - 2 days
Items needed
Leash
Dog bedding
Toys
Dog food
Food and water bowls
Activity description

There's nothing quite like a camping trip to bring the whole family together. Fresh air, outdoor activities, and relaxation -- there's so much to love about "ruffing it" for a few days and getting back to nature.

Of course, no family holiday would be complete without your fur-kid, and camping holidays are paw-fect for dogs. Your pooch gets to enjoy quality time with their family, enjoy a whole lot of fun and exercise with their humans, and explore a wide range of new sights, smells and experiences.

There are plenty of campgrounds right around the country where dogs are more than welcome, so here's how to plan the ideal pet-friendly camping weekend.

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Choose your own adventure
The first thing you'll need to do is find a campground. So let everyone in the family have their say about where they want to go and what they want to do when they get there. Of course, it's also a good idea to choose a destination with your dog in mind, so make sure the spot you pick offers plenty of activities you can share with your dog. Then it's time to search the myriad pet-friendly campgrounds all around the country and book yourself a campsite.
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Plan your visit
Before you head off on your camping adventure, a little forward planning will go a long way. Check out the dog rules and regulations for your chosen campground to find out whether there are any issues you'll need to keep in mind. You'll also need to pack all the essentials your dog will need -- including food, toys, bowls, bedding and any medication -- while checking the location of the nearest vet or animal hospital to your campground is also a good idea.
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Go camping
It's now time to load up the car, head to your reserved site and set up camp. What you do after that is entirely up to you. You and your dog can go swimming or hiking, do some wildlife watching, or just enjoy soaking up the relaxed atmosphere. Make sure to include your Pom-Shi in as many activities as possible and you'll be sure to have a grrr-eat time.
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Halloween Pet Parade

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Sunny Day
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30 - 60 min
Items needed
Cute doggy costume
Leash
Treats
Activity description
For many of us, it wouldn't really feel like Halloween if we didn't include our dogs in all the trick or treating fun. There's just something so enjoyable about getting your pooch dressed up along with the rest of the family -- and let's face it, a dog in a "spooky" costume is a ridiculously cute thing indeed.

But why not take it one step further this October and enter your pooch into a Halloween pet parade? This is a paw-some chance to get your pet dressed up, meet lots of other like-minded dog lovers and their pets, and let your pooch enjoy being the center of attention for a while.

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Pick a parade
Is there an annual Halloween pet parade near you that you've always wanted to be a part of? If so, you can easily find out exactly what you need to do to be involved. If not, do a little online research to find a pet parade that sounds paw-fect for you and your furry friend. Note down the important details, such as the start time and the parade route, and whether there are any fees or special entry requirements you need to satisfy.
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Create a costume
When your pet joins in the Halloween fun, you get the added responsibility of choosing a grrr-eat costume for your Pom-Shi. But this task is a pleasure rather than a burden, as there's a massive range of adorable costumes you can buy that are designed for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Alternatively, you could even bust out the sewing machine and make your pet's costume yourself -- as long as it's cute and in keeping with the Halloween theme, you're good to go.
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Join in the fun!
All that's left to do now is get dressed up and head to the parade start point. You'll have a wonderful time meeting a host of other parading pooches in their cute costumes, and you might meet plenty of other great dog people as well. Best of all, you and your pooch get to enjoy a stroll and bask in the attention from the crowds of spectators.
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Dog-friendly Dining

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Any Day
Moderate
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1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Activity description

When you eat out, do you find yourself unable to fully enjoy the delicious meal in front of you because you're wondering what your dog is up to? With your pooch stuck home alone, it can be difficult to relax and savor the dish in front of you when you're wondering how long it'll be until you can get back to your furry friend.

That's why treating your pet to an outing to a pet-friendly cafe or restaurant is a fur-iffic idea. There are plenty of great eateries that welcome pets in their outdoor seating areas, and your pet will love the opportunity to get out of the house and go on an adventure with you.

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Find a dog-friendly diner
The first step is deciding where you and your Pom-Shi will enjoy some dog-friendly dining. You might be surprised to find out just how many cafes and restaurants welcome dogs in their outdoor areas, so do a little research to find the paw-fect spot near you. Many venues will put out a bowl of water for your dog, and some will even have special dog-friendly items on the menu, so find somewhere suitable and book yourself a table.
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Tire your pooch out
If you're expecting your furry friend to sit politely and happily for an hour or so while you peruse the menu and then enjoy your meal, you may want to tire them out first. A tired dog is a happy dog and will be much more content just relaxing at your feet, so a long walk or play session before heading out is a great idea.
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Eat, drink and relax
Now you can head to the restaurant, find your table and get ready for a pleasant outing. Dogs make excellent dining companions and your pet will hopefully love the chance to be by your side somewhere new and exciting. Remember to make sure they have plenty of water, that they're not in anyone's way, and that they're happy to just sit back and watch the world go by. You might even want to have a couple of treats handy to reward them for being such a well-behaved lunch or dinner companion.
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More Fun Ideas...

Three Cups Game

A quick and easy game designed to encourage your dog to use their sense of smell, the Three Cups Game provides excellent mental stimulation. Simply find three cups or identical containers, hide a treat under one of them and let your dog use their nose and paws to get to the tasty snack.

Play in the Fallen Leaves

Fall is often a lovely time of year to get out and about to do some exploring with your dog. And there's no simpler pleasure for many canines than frolicking about in those crunchy leaves that have just fallen off the trees and now carpet the ground. It's a whole lot of fun for humans as well, so why not join them?

Conclusion

The activities listed here are a great starting point for anyone looking for new games to enjoy with their Pom-Shi. But don't let your search end here -- your dog is always looking for new and exciting adventures, so why not do your best to ensure that their days are filled with excitement? After all, what could be better than spoiling your furry friend 24/7/365?