Activities For Schneses

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Introduction

The Schnese is a designer breed consisting of the Havanese and Minature Schnauzer. While their small size and lap-dog heritage might have you believing their physical stimulation requirements are minimal, don’t let them fool you. Even though Havanese dogs were known as lapdogs, their Minature Schnauzer heritage means they do need daily exercise and stimulation. If you’re stuck for ideas on identifying how to keep your pampered pooch entertained, we have included a few helpful options below.

Agility Courses

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Any Day
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Hard
1 hr
Items needed
Doggy waste bag
Leash
Toy
Treat
Activity description

If you want to offer your dog as much mental and physical stimulation as possible no matter the cost, while working on your bonding, you may find agility courses are a good option for you and your furry friend. Don’t be fooled by your dog’s small stature. You are sure to see there are plenty of dog training facilities with agility courses to cater to your pup’s needs. The best parts about this fun activity are that it can provide your dog with an hour or so of fun, only requires a toy, treat, and waste bag and, for the most part, you can take part in any weather. What’s more, you can work your way up the ranks from beginner to expert. Grab your leash, your pup, and get training. 

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Find a facility
To find the best agility course facility, you may need to do a bit of research. Talk to your local vet, friends, and family, look on the internet, and contact your local kennel clubs as well. By putting in the hard yards early on, you will be able to find a facility that suits your dog’s needs and ability. There are beginner classes, drop-in, advanced beginner, advanced agility, and regular agility classes. Therefore, the more research you do, the more you can prepare your dog for classes.
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Find your motivator
The first step to completing an agility course successfully with your Schnese is to work out what motivates them. You helping them to run the course may be of assistance that first time but having their favorite toy or a treat to guide them through can also help. When you turn up for classes, arm yourself with a toy, treat, and a leash so the course can go smoother.
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Run the course
Now that you have selected a class and are aware of your dog’s motivator, you and your dog will begin to get the hang of the course. They will master tunnels, teeters, poles, tires, and so much more. Before long, you will have a regular activity you can treat your dog too when they have the energy to burn.
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Dog Park

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Sunny Day
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1 hr
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Doggy waste bag
Leash
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Even though Schneses don’t require a substantial amount of exercise, sometimes a regular walk is not enough to satisfy either you or your furry friend. If you want to do something a tad different, the dog park is a fun, free, and simple activity that will provide an hour or more of fun. All you need is a leash, toy, and doggy waste bag, and your pup is going to have the time of their life. The best part is, it offers that crucial dog socialization that they require from a young age. When the sun’s shining and you have spare time, get ready to hit the road.  

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Locate a park
Given the United States’ dog-friendly status, it’s not uncommon for you to find several dog parks in proximity to your home. However, rather than opt for the most convenient one, you may like to choose the one that is going to suit your dog the best. For example, their small size may mean they need to be in an enclosure for small dogs. Not all parks separate the dogs by their size.
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Play
If you have found the park that ticks all the boxes, it’s time to play. As you brought a toy with you, you can slowly introduce your Schnese into the enclosure and to the other dogs while still on their leash, then let them off to play with the toy. Once they are familiar with their surroundings, they can look forward to coming back to the dog park time and time again.
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Fetch

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Free
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30 min
Items needed
Toy
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If you are looking for a fun, free, and easy activity you can complete in half an hour in any weather, then a game of fetch ticks those boxes. Your dog is small, so it’s not out of the question to be able to play the game either inside or outside – weather dependent. All you need is their favorite toy, half an hour up your sleeve, and energy and enthusiasm to help them wear theirs out. If you have more than one pooch, don’t be afraid to let your Schnese and your other pets play together for double the energy burning. 

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Clear a space
Whether you’re playing inside or outside, it’s a good idea to clear an area to avoid damage and accidents. Even though your dog is small, they are mighty fast on their feet which means they can slide and scurry into things and break your precious items. When you want to begin playing, move furniture and valuables out of the way or clear a space in your yard instead. Make sure you have a fully fenced backyard for this activity as Schneses have a high prey drive and can run faster than you can catch them!
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Play
Playing a game of fetch with your pampered pooch is easy. Once you have their favorite toy, you throw it and wait for them to bring it back. Some dogs can do this for hours, but for the sake of their energy levels, you should only need to throw the toy backward and forward for around 30 minutes before they tire of the game and want to have a nap.
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Walk

Schneses don’t require long walks, but a few smaller walks could be a good option for you if you don’t have a lot of time. Quick 20-minute walks are all it takes to provide both mental and physical stimulation for your pup while also getting you out of the house as well. Set a few potential route options that are typically free of wildlife and set time aside to head out. 

Chew Toys

On a rainy, miserable day when you’re relaxing beside the fire reading a book, the last thing you feel like doing is donning a coat and heading out for a walk. On this day, it’s okay not to provide too much physical stimulation. Instead, you can offer your pup chew toys and let them while away the hours with them. They can run around, throw them in the air, and entertain themselves. Even though you aren’t involved in the process, they are bound to have a lot of fun while you supervise. 

Conclusion

Schneses are some of the most pawsome pets. They are fun-loving, loyal, affectionate, and love sitting on your lap as much as they love running laps of the dog park. When the time comes to compile a list of fun activities, don’t look past these options above. They are sure to help your pup have the time of their lives.