Activities For Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas

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Introduction

The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a small companion dog that is popular in Europe, but considered a rare breed within North America. They are hypoallergenic, making them ideal pets for people with dog allergies. These little dogs are clever and love to play games. Their easy-going nature endears them to almost everyone they meet. The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka can be an independent dog and be aloof if they are not socialized early. They get along well with other pets in the home. This breed is energetic and needs to have an outlet for all that energy. The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka loves taking walks, playing games and learning tricks. Finding activities for your dog should not be difficult since they love to play. 

Take A Stroll

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Collar
Leash
Treats
Clean-up Bags
Activity description

The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka does enjoy spending time outside taking a stroll through the neighborhood. They are an inquisitive little dog and needs to be leashed while walking to keep them close and out of trouble. Make sure they are wearing a collar that they cannot slip out of if they decide to give chase after a leaf or squirrel. When you encounter larger dogs on your walk, move your dog so that you are between the larger dog and your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka or simply pick your Bolonka up until the other dog has passed. While most dogs will probably be friendly, it is always good to practice safety. Bring along some treats for your dog to encourage them if they lose focus or decide they do not want to walk anymore. Also, tuck a few pick-up bags in your pocket to clean up any mess your dog makes while out walking. It is best to take a stroll in sunny or slightly cloudy weather when the temperatures are not too hot or too cold. This is a free and easy activity that should last for about 30 minutes.

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Prepare
Before heading out for a stroll, make sure your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is offered a drink of water. It is important they stay hydrated, especially if it is a warmer day. Then gather their treats and pick-up bags and put on your walking shoes. Your dog will probably figure out that you are preparing to go for a stroll and show signs of excitement. Once you are ready for your walk, pick up your dog’s collar and leash and get them ready to go. Have a route in mind that you are going to take that will be fun and interesting for you and your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka.
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Enjoy the walk
Since the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a smaller dog; they will need you to walk a little slower. Therefore, do not expect to get your power walk in while out walking your dog. Slow your steps down and enjoy being with your dog. Bring your phone or camera along and snap some photos of your dog while they are enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of the neighborhood.
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Cool down
Once you and your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka have returned from your 30 minute walk, let your dog out into your enclosed yard to go potty if they did not do so during your stroll through the neighborhood. Offer them plenty of fresh water so they can re-hydrate and then give them a treat for being so good during the walk. If you happened to snap some great photos during your stroll, take a minute to share on your social media. Your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka will probably want to take a quick nap after their stroll.
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Hide and Seek

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
15 - 20 min
Items needed
Treats
Toys
Activity description
Playing hide and seek with your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is an excellent way to keep them engaged and happy. They love to play games and sending them out through the house or out in the yard in search of objects or even people will give them the needed exercise for the day and stimulate their brain. Hide and seek can be played indoors when the weather is not ideal or you can play outdoors in the yard during good weather. Pick items to hide that will be easy for your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka to sniff out, such as extra smelly treats. This is a cheap activity since all you need are the items that you are going to hide. It can be a free activity if you use people in the game instead of hiding treats and toys. If you have children, have them go hide and tell your dog to go find them. It keeps both your dog and children occupied! 

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Pick items
When playing hide and seek with your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka, be sure to pick items to hide that grab their interest. Most Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonki love treats and will search out delicious and good smelling treats. Special toys can also be hidden or you can send your children to hide from your dog. Do not pick treats that will cause a mess if you are playing hide and seek in the house.
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Find hiding places
If this is the first time you are playing hide and seek with your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka, make sure you use easy to find hiding places for your dog. You do not want to make the activity so difficult that they give up and refuse to play. Your dog needs an instant reward to start and then start making the hiding places harder to find. Make sure you do not hide items in areas where your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is not allowed, they will become confused or will break the rules to go find the treat, toy, or person.
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Seek items
When you are hiding the items, keep your dog out of the area where the items are being hidden. Once all items are hidden, call your dog to you and then give them a command word to send them on the search. Encourage them along the way and if your dog has problems finding the items, guide them closer to the item but do not point it out directly. When they do finally find the treat, toy, or person give them praise and let them have the treat or toy.
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Spa Day

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
45 min
Items needed
Brush
Comb
Bows
Bands
Nail Clippers
Activity description

The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka has a long, flowing coat similar to a Shih Tzu or Yorkshire Terrier. Their hair must be brushed regularly when kept in full coat and not in a puppy cut. The hair on their head should also be pulled up into a top-knot to keep the hair out of their eyes. Hosting a spa day with your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is an easy thing to do and can be done at home or you can take them to a dog groomer for their spa day. It is more expensive to take your dog to the groomer, and it could also set your dog up for health problems if the groomer does not properly sanitize their equipment. You can do a spa day any time, no matter the weather and it is the perfect pastime for a rainy day!

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Set up spa
You probably do not have a spa room set up in your home. Therefore, when you decide to do a spa day with your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka, you will need to set up an area where you can bathe, groom, and pamper your dog. Have plenty of clean, dry towels for after your dog’s bath. A pillow to rest their chin on while working on their top-knot will help keep them comfortable.
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Bath time
Make sure the shampoo you are planning to use for their bath is specially formulated for dogs. The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka does have sensitive skin and does need a shampoo that is not harsh and will not dry out their skin. Be gentle while giving them their bath and make sure the shampoo is completely rinsed out to prevent any irritation. Pat your dog’s coat with a dry towel and then wrap them in the towel. Carefully dry your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka with a hair dryer set on warm and on the low or medium setting.
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Finishing touches
After your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is dry, gently brush their coat and use a comb to work through any tangles that might be present. After their coat is brushed, gather the hair on the top of their head into a ponytail and secure it with a band that will not cause tangles or hair breakage. A cute bow can be added to set off their ponytail. You can also give them a pedicure and paint their toenails to match their bow.
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Play Hall Ball

Hall ball can be interpreted in different ways. You can fill a hallway with balls to make a ball pit for your dog. You can also play modified fetch in the hallway. Put some pillows at the end of the hall and then take your dog to the other end of the hall. Take a softball and roll it down the hallway. Have your dog chase after the ball and then have them bring it back to you.  

Learn a Trick

The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is an intelligent dog and learning a trick will be easy for them. Start with a simple trick such as giving a high five. Once they have learned a basic trick, you can then expand on that trick to do more elaborate tricks to impress your family and friends. Trick training is cheap, easy, and can be done anywhere. 

Conclusion

Even though your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka was bred to be mainly a companion dog, they are energetic and love to play games. Expect your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka to be the clown of the household and in need of fun activities to keep them happy. They enjoy playing games, going on walks, or learning new tricks. They are independent dogs with a mind of their own and will find things to occupy their time if you do not provide them with plenty of toys and activities.