Scoodles are fun-loving, loyal, and adorable dogs consisting of a mix of Scottish Terrier and Poodle. They are a medium-sized dog, and are also relatively new to the dog world, gaining traction in around 2009. If you’re home a lot or have plenty of time to spare for fun activities, you will love having your Scoodle around. They like to play, can fit into your family life seamlessly, and with the correct training, get on with children and other pets well. If you’re trying to think of activities for your Scoodle to keep them happy, healthy, and entertained, these below are well worth your consideration. Your Scoodle can become a pampered pooch in no time.
When you first brought home your Scoodle, you would have been quick to realize they are a breed that loves to have fun. Everything is a game to them, and they love nothing more than spending time with their owner, whom with they form a strong bond, as well as other members of the family. However, with the correct training, you may find they have just as much fun with other dogs of their size as well. If you want them to become sociable with other pups from a young age, begin taking them to the dog park. Set aside 30 minutes to an hour, then walk them with a toy to your closest park. It can do their temperament and their energy levels a world of good.
When you first get your Scoodle, the first thing you should do, aside spoil them with love and affection, is book them in for obedience training. There’s no denying that your Scoodle is going to offer you unparalleled love and loyalty, but without training, you run the risk of them barking too much, and being less than friendly with other pets and people. There are bound to be several possible facilities in your area, many of which will offer hour-long sessions in any weather. There’s no time like the present to arm yourself with plenty of treats and a leash and begin training right away.
Scoodles thrive with mental stimulation as much as they do with physical stimulation. Therefore, while a trip to the dog park is going to let them burn off physical energy, a food puzzle is going to work them mentally. Food puzzles are also beneficial for winter when going outside is less desirable. After all, as your pup needs regular brushing, you’re going to want to keep them as dry as possible at all times. All you need to keep your pooch content indoors is provide a food puzzle such as a ball with holes in it, plenty of treats, and have an hour up your sleeve.
A lot of the time, your Scoodle wants you to include them. They want to take part in what you’re doing, be involved in family events, and get all the love and attention they deserve. While they don’t like being teased – especially by children, they get all the stimulation they often require just by being by your side.
A brisk walk is going to be enough to appeal to your dog’s energy levels. What’s more, it gives them a chance to get out of their backyard and see what the world has to offer. If you include a walk into your routine – at least once per day – you may find they are less likely to bark, be disruptive, or become destructive as well.
It can be a little ruff being a dog that doesn’t get any attention or exercise. If you find that your pup is beginning to grow bored with the monotony of staying home all day, then it’s time to take action. Try any of these activities above out and reap the rewards of an excitable pup that can’t wait to spend with you.