The Rott Pei is a cross between the loyal and lovable Rottweiler and the simply gorgeous Chinese Shar Pei. A designer breed, these dogs are known not just for their imposing size, but also for the love and affection they have to share with their people.
While Rott Peis are relatively easy to train, they need plenty of exercise to stay healthy and content. Regular mental challenges are also important to help your dog's mind stay sharp and prevent boredom setting in.
So if you're looking for some fun and easy ways to make each day as exciting and interesting as possible for your Rott Pei, check out these pet-acular activities.
If your Rott Pei excels at tracking, you might like to play a little game of hide and seek with them at home. By hiding your pet's number-one favorite toy and then encouraging them to find it, you'll be giving your pooch a grrr-eat mental workout as well as plenty of one-on-one time with you.
If your dog isn't that excited about toys, you might want to try the same game but hide one of their favorite treats instead, or maybe find a hiding spot for yourself and wait for your dog to track you down.
Here's how you can teach your dog to engage in this fun treasure hunt.
Is your Rott Pei a water baby who loves getting wet? Is your pet also recovering from an injury and in need of some low-impact exercise?
If you answered yes to these two questions, you might want to try letting your dog get their heart rate up by taking a walk on a water treadmill.
Available in some dog hydrotherapy and physiotherapy centers, these paw-some machines let your dog exercise without placing too much stress on their joints and muscles. The water adds difficulty to the workout by providing extra resistance, while it also has a compressing effect to help aid your dog's recovery.
If your Rott Pei is endlessly active and just wants to run and run all day long, the sport of canicross might be a paw-fect fit. This sport is a lot like sledding without the sled, and it'll provide an excellent workout for you and your pooch.
Canicross is essentially cross-country running with your dog, but your dog is tethered to you via a harness and a bungee line. Your role is that of the driver, giving commands to direct your pooch where you want to go. It's fast, fun and a great way to develop a strong bond with your pet, so here's how to get started.
These are just a few of the activities you and your Rott Pei can enjoy together. But the Rott Pei is a versatile breed, so there are plenty more fun games and adventures your canine companion will love.
And if you can continue offering all the variety your pooch needs to stay engaged and interested, your Rott Pei will be a devoted friend for life.