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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.