What do you get when you mix a Scottish Terrier with the West Highland White Terrier? A Scoland Terrier! The adorable cross between a Westie and a Scottie blends the two sides of the world perfectly, producing an adorable little doggo that will melt your heart and inspire you to cuddle your new doggo every minute of every day! But, life is not all about cuddles and taking cute selfies with your pup, it is also about having fun and getting some exercise to keep your dog and yourself healthy and happy for a long time!
Scoland Terriers are active little dogs that require a lot of exercise to get all that energy out in a healthy way. Apart from taking long walks and playing various games outside, what happens when the weather is terrible, and you just cannot get outside and play? In those cases, you need to get creative and think about a fun activity indoors to keep your dog entertained and keep the exercise levels high. Luckily, with a little bit of creativity, you and your Scoland can play a fun game of Hula Hoop even when the rain and snow prevent you from spending a lot of time outside!
A classic game of hide and seek will never go out of style. It is a great way to stimulate your dog’s brain and make them think strategically. It is also a fantastic way to get some exercise when the rain just won’t stop and allow you to take a long walk with your hyperactive doggo. This hide and seek game though comes with a twist. Make everything more challenging by building forts, obstacles, and creating an entirely new layout of your house to make your dog think about what their next step should be!
If you are lucky enough to have a big backyard, use that to your advantage to play an exciting game of 13 toys! How does it work? Fairly easy! Get thirteen dog toys and hide them around the backyard, leaving a little treat next to them. You can use a piece of bacon or another dog treat to incentivize your dog to search for the toys, rewarding them with love and praise each time they manage to find one. Run around the backyard with them, sometimes pointing them in the right direction and making the game more interesting for the both of you.
Since your doggo needs a lot of exercise, take them for a power walk! Just make sure to not run away from your puppy with short legs, as they may not be able to keep up at times!
Play an exciting game of tug war with your doggo to release some of the energy they carry within. Don’t worry; the game won’t make your pup aggressive, it will just provide some fun time that you can share together.
Scoland Terriers are as adorable as they are energetic, so filling your day with exciting activities will surely help them lead a happy and healthy life for a long time. For at least an hour each day, try to be as active as possible, going for long walks and playing fun games, and you can rest assured that your doggo will be thankful and properly exercised.