Activities For Pom-Silks

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Introduction

Pom-Silks are a unique combination of the attractive Pomeranian and the equally stunning Silky Terrier. Though small, this breed comes with an energetic personality bound to keep any owner on their "paws." These adorable pups are known for their long, luxuriously soft fur as well as their small size. Though they're trainable and can be good with children if raised alongside them, these pups have a tendency to become entitled. This is why it's important to be mindful when treating them to activities such as the spa and movies. With too much attention, Pom-Silks may try to become domineering. A consistent and strong leader is best to help rear this pup into the loving companion they're meant to be.

The Pom-Silk inherits its unique temperament and traits from both parent breeds. Pomeranians are known for their bold personality, often characterized as rambunctious at times. Similar to the Pomeranian, the Silky Terrier is known for its busy personality and inquisitive nature. They love to roam, explore, and are always up for playtime. When these two breeds are combined, the resulting hybrid requires both mental stimulation as well as physical activities to keep them from mischief and boredom.

Agility Competitions and Showings

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1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Healthy Treats
Grooming Tools
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When it comes to Pom-Silks, there are endless "oppawtunities" to compete. Both parent breeds are commonly featured in dog showings and are fierce competitors in agility competitions. Depending on your Pom-Silk, you may decide to enroll in one form of activity over the other, or you may be interested in both!

Showings can be both serious and fun, and feature dogs being exhibited for their beauty and build. Showings are "pawpular" and occur regularly throughout the country and the world. Agility courses, on the other hand, are designed to test a dog’s endurance, strength, and speed. Designed with a variety of obstacles such as weave poles, A-frames, dog tracks, tunnels, and jumps -- to name a few -- these courses are meant to challenge.

To get started, either call or search online for options near you. Find a location where you can either begin classes or further your understanding of the activities. After training your pooch, and yourself as a handler, you'll be on your way to competing, if this is something that interests you and your pup.

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Deciding on a facility and activity
When it comes to agility, there are a variety of facilities that “offur” training. Explore your options online and in person. Depending on where you live, this may be easier said than done. If you can’t find a suitable location, look into do-it-yourself ideas online. Showing classes are available alongside agility courses or separately, depending on the organization you decide to work with.
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Learning the process
Agility courses and obstacles need to be completed in a certain manner. Height restrictions and requirements apply for jumps in addition to other obstacles. When it comes to showings, most agility facilities also provide lessons and information on competitions. Almost all national competitions have elements of both agility and showings combined.
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Conquering and competing
After learning how to conquer an agility course, or becoming proficiently prepped and groomed for a showing, you and your Pom-Silk can show off their talent. Competitions are both mentally and physically stimulating for your pup, and they provide them with new experiences. Learn more online or through your dog’s training facility.
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Dinner and a Movie

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2 - 4 hrs
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Treats (For You & Your Pup)
Leash
Blankets/Pillows
Dog Bed
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Thinking of ways to treat your pooch with a new experience? Well, try taking your Pom-Silk for a dinner and movie date! If you don't think this is "pawssible," think again! Many drive-in movie theaters allow dogs to accompany their owners to the show.

That being said, your pooch is expected to follow the same rules as all guests. If your Pom-Silk is a talker, the movies may not be their go-to activity. If your pup has a calm temperament, feel free to take them to the show. Fortunately, the Pom-Silk is a relatively small companion, so a ride-along can be convenient and fun! All you need for the show are the essentials for comfort, such as pillows, blankets, and a dog bed, along with treats to chow down on!

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Finding a drive-in destination
To go to a show, you must first find a dog-friendly drive-in that's within reasonable driving distance. Even though drive-ins are a retro idea, you'll be surprised to learn that there are over 300 in America! If you can't find one nearby, modify the activity to a movie in the living room, or if you have the right equipment, your very own backyard. Most drive-ins "offur" double features. You may decide your Pom-Silk only has the patience for one film until they become more comfortable and familiar with the experience.
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Preparing the essentials
Before heading out on your date night, prepare the supplies you need for a delightful evening with your Pom-Silk. Treat your pup to a delicious meal, something that's a step up from their traditional dinner. The pet store has lots of "elegant" dinner options that are convenient for when you're on the go. You may also want treats for yourself, and refreshments and dog toys to keep your pooch occupied if they become restless during the activity.
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Before the show
Once you arrive at the drive-in, decide on your course of action. You may want to go for a quick walk first, depending on the length of your car ride over. If your ride was short, you could begin with your dinner date, followed up by a brisk walk before the show. It’s best to set up both your Pom-Silk’s bedding and your own after your main course to avoid any mess. After setting up your space, get comfortable and enjoy the show.
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During the show
You may decide to take your Pom-Silk for bathroom breaks throughout the movie, depending on their needs. There's usually a break between featured films, giving you another chance to take a walk, use the restroom, and stretch before the next movie begins. If you notice your Pom-Silk is becoming restless, you may decide to call it a night after just one flick.
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Pom-Silk Spa Day

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1 - 2 hrs
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Healthy Treats
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A doggy spa day is another way to spend time with your Pom-Silk while treating them to a day of pampering. Spa dates are the "ultimutt" way to spoil Pom-Silks, as this breed is known for their elegance and beauty. Keeping in mind you don't want to over-pamper your Pom-Silk to avoid the onset of dominant and entitled behavior, so a spa date may be something they get as a rare treat.

If your pup is currently showing in competitions, spa days may be an activity you decide to take up more frequently. It all depends on your situation and intention. Dog spas are becoming more common and can be found in most major cities. Some spas are "home-visit" oriented, where the groomer actually comes right to you. Decide on the type of experience you want and explore your options before getting started.  

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Find a spa
Different spas offer different treatments, but usually you’ll have a variety to choose from. At most spas, you'll find "pawdicures," hair trimming and styling, facials, baths of all sorts, including mud and bubble, and so much more. Determine how you want to treat your pup and where before heading off for their special day.
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Experience the spa together
Many spas allow owners or handlers to remain alongside their pooch while receiving their pampering. Keep your Pom-Silk company and provide them with positive reinforcement, especially if they're wary of the experience at first. This will give you time to bond and deepen your relationship.
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Visiting the spa regularly
Depending on your pup and their needs, you may want to visit the spa regularly. If this option is too expensive, look online to discover do-it-yourself spa ideas. It's easy to turn your bathroom or spare room into a temporary spa with just a few supplies and some handy ambition!
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Take Your Pooch to Work Day

Depending on your place of employment, taking your Pom-Silk to work is a "pawssible" activity that's known to have a beneficial impact on the workers' morale. Consult with your place of employment to determine policies and regulations in place that allow for or disqualify the activity. Some places of employment "offur" the opportunity to employees annually.

Backyard Agility Course

Build your Pom-Silk their very own agility course in your backyard. As they're small in size, course obstacles are relatively easy to come up with for those who are creative. Agility courses are excellent ways to satisfy your Pom-Silk's need for mental and physical stimulation. It's also a convenient way to prep them for competitions.

Conclusion

Owning a Pom-Silk is a “woofderful” experience, as this dog breed can be a loving companion. With adequate exercise and mental stimulation, a Pom-Silk makes for the “pawfect” partner. Tiny in nature but bold in personality, this pup never goes unnoticed.

Find ways to enhance your experiences with your pooch by partaking in activities such as spa days or dinner and an outdoor movie. If you’re looking for an energy outlet, join a local club or agility facility for courses and training. Building your own course is a way to give your Pom-Silk unlimited access to obstacles, making it convenient and easy to exercise. You can also show off your Pom-Silk to colleagues at work or judges at official showing competitions. Overall, Pom-Silks are elegant and energetic, making for a busy but adorable pet in need of lots of activities to remain satisfied!