Activities For Rott Peis

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Introduction

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.

Hide the Toy

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Any Day
Free
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Toy
Treats
Activity description

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.

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Start slowly
The first thing you'll need to do is teach your dog how to fetch their favorite toy by name. You can do this by holding the toy in front of your dog's name and repeating its name, for example, "Mr. Duck", and then rewarding your pet with a treat whenever they touch the toy with their nose or show any interest in it. Over time, you can graduate to placing the toy on the ground and eventually further away before telling your dog to "Find Mr. Duck".
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Hide and seek
Now it's time to hide the toy and encourage your dog to find it. Start by letting your pet see where the toy is hidden, and shower them with praise and a reward when they find it. You can then gradually move on to hiding the toy when your dog isn't looking and using ever more difficult hiding spots. This will let your dog use their amazing sense of smell to track down the hidden toy.
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Use a Water Treadmill

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
30 - 60 min
Items needed
Water treadmill
Leash
Activity description

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.

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Find your nearest dog water treadmill
Do some online research to find out whether there are any dog rehab, training, or hydrotherapy centers with you that have their own doggy treadmill. You can then find out what's involved in this activity and how to book your pet in for a session. Your pet will typically have to undergo a fitness assessment before being allowed to use the equipment.
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Get active
Now it's time for your pet to try out this unique form of exercise. If your dog loves being in the water, hopefully they'll be more than happy to give this underwater treadmill a try. There will typically be an assistant on hand to make sure your dog is using the treadmill properly and safely, so you can sit back and relax while your pet gets the exercise they need.
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Canicross

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
30 - 60 min
Items needed
Harness
Canicross line
Belt
Activity description

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.

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Get your dog's health checked
Before trying canicross, make sure your dog will be suited to the sport. Not only should they be fully grown, but they'll also need to have a reasonable level of fitness already. Take your pet to the vet so they can be given a thorough health check to ensure they're ready to go.
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Get your equipment
There are a few essential pieces of equipment you'll need to get started in canicross. These include a harness for your dog, a waist or hip belt for you, and a line with plenty of elasticity that joins the two of you together. Head online to your favorite doggy sports equipment retailer to find everything you need.
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Get moving
Once you and your dog are ready, all that's left to do is get out there and get moving. Training your dog to stop on command is something you'll want to tackle straight away, while training other actions (like left, right, forwards, slow down, and ignore) will take time and patience. But you should have plenty of fun along the way, so find a park or off-road trail and see whether this is a sport your dog might like.
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More Fun Ideas...

Try doga

Got a well-behaved Rott Pei who loves taking a chilled approach to life? Find a dog yoga (or doga) class in your area to check out.

Doggy sleepover

If your Rott Pei has any pup pals they get along well with, why not invite them over for a doggy sleepover? Your pooch will love having a cuddle buddy for the night, and you can always plan some fun games to keep your four-legged friends entertained.

Conclusion

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.