The Schnu is a Shiba Inu and Miniature Schnauzer hybrid breed which equates to a small, energetic, and happy family pet. Even though this mix of two unlikely dogs seems unusual, the result is a dog that will fit into your home life seamlessly with nothing but love to give. For all the love on offer, though, there is also a whole lot of energy. This small but mighty dog requires a substantial amount of daily physical activity, mental stimulation, and play time. When you’re stuck for ideas for your Schnu, you may find these options below helpful.
To successfully train your Schnu, you are going to need a lot of patience, plenty of treats, and the bribe of toys. Even though your Schnu is intelligent, they are also very stubborn. As a result, you can forecast that they will do whatever they feel like doing at the time, rather than what you want. Therefore, you will find that when you bring your puppy home for the first time, you have a fight on your hands for correct obedience training. Sit, stay, and come, are all necessary commands but not ones your puppy may pick up quickly. Set aside an hour a week for moderately-priced classes in any weather, arm yourself with a leash, treats, and toys, and get training.
If you are looking for an exciting, free, and simple activity that will only take an hour of your time, then a trip to the dog park is a good idea. When you get into the habit of taking them out on sunny days for a visit from an early age, they will learn vital social skills that they can’t pick up through training time with you. Playing with other dogs offers them a whole host of benefits, which is why this is an activity that can prove to be one of the most popular with dog owners. Grab a toy, doggy waste bag, leash, and your furry friend, and take a wander down to your nearby dog park for some fun.
If you want a fast, free, and fun way to help your furry friend burn off their pent-up energy, then include jogging on your list of activities. If you’re an avid fitness enthusiast, then you can rest assured your pup is more than up for the challenge. On a sunny day, they will love nothing more than seeing you grab their leash and waste bag, knowing it means you’re off for a half-hour run. The best part is, it’s beneficial for both you and man’s best friend. There is no time like now to start including regular jogs into your pup’s activity routine.
If you are a fan of your footwear, then it’s a good idea to invest in chew toys specifically for tough chewers. Opt for brands which provide thick, hard-wearing rubber toys – ones that your Schnu will find nearly impossible to penetrate. Not only is it a fun challenge for them, but it will keep them entertained for hours.
If it’s a rainy day and your pup is bored, you may find a game of ‘hide and seek’ is fun for you both. Hide their toys or treats around the house then help them to locate them. As they are an intelligent breed, it won’t take long for them to pick up the gist of the game.
Owning a Schnu is a rewarding experience. They are a fun-loving, energetic and loyal dog of which you will be proud to own. However, they also need your time and lots of it. Try out any or all of these activities above and benefit from a dog who’s more likely to sleep than become destructive in your home!