Activities For Scotchis

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Introduction

A Scotchi dog is a hybrid breed of a Chihuahua and Scottish Terrier. Though an unlikely combination, this breed is a fun-loving and small dog that suits both apartment and house living. They get on well with older children, require a medium amount of physical activity, and thrive on being around their owner for much of the day. Given their need for socialization, it’s crucial to find activities that will keep your pet content and satisfied throughout the day. If you leave them on their own, they can become bored, destructive, and loud. If the time has come to try out a few new activities with your pampered pooch, look at these below.

Chew Toys

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Chew toy
Activity description

Chew toys are a necessary activity for Scotchis because of their often-poor dentition from the day they are born. While you can help to prevent the problem through regular brushing, you can also provide both stimulation and dental care with a hard chew toy. This fun, moderately-priced activity is suitable for all weather conditions as you can play it both inside and outside. It will also provide your pup with an hour or more of stimulation. Whether you live in a house or an apartment, this activity is versatile and suitable for all occasions. Head to your local pet store in search of hard chew toys for small dogs and let the fun times begin. 

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Buy toy
There are so many chew toys on the market that it can be hard to know which will be the right ones for your pup. While soft rubber squeaky toys will be fun for your pampered pooch, they may not help to take care of their teeth. Instead, it’s in your best interests to ask your vet or the pet store attendant about the best dog toys for dental care. There are bound to be several toys for tough little chewers – including some with beef or mint flavoring. Some even have rivets and grooves to get into those hard-to-reach places. The cost can often vary from moderate to expensive, but can you put a price on your pup’s pearly whites?
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Play
Now that you have chosen the best chew toy for your dog, it’s time to play. Set aside a comfortable area for your pup, and let them get right to work. Your dog may choose to throw the toy in the air and chase it around, or they may sit quietly and chew it – trying to rip it to shreds. A high-quality chew toy will be harder to get through. However, many dog toy manufacturers recommend that you supervise all play involving toys.
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Walk

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Sunny Day
Free
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30 min
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Leash
Doggy waste bag
Activity description

Scotchis make excellent apartment dogs due to their small need for exercise. However, you will find you need to walk them at least once per day – even if only for half an hour. Given their small size and thin fur, you should walk your Scotchi when the sun is shining and when it’s warm. They are not capable of dealing with cold temperatures. As a result, reserve outdoor adventures for when the warmer temperatures of summer roll around. However, you are sure to find this free and fun activity is one that wears your little furry friend out in no time. And, the best part is, you only need a leash and waste bag to get going. 

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Set a route
Set a course in advance before you head on a journey with your dog. Because your furry friend has such short legs and small stature, you don’t want to get halfway on your walk and have to carry them the rest of the way. Therefore, you need to plan where you’re going to go to ensure it’s short enough for your tiny friend. Plan walks around parks, in your local neighborhood, and even to the convenience store and back. Make sure the round trip is no longer than half an hour.
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Walk briskly
With a few routes planned out, it’s now time to hook your leash on and pound the pavement. Even though your dog can’t keep up if you jog, a brisk walk will do you both the world of good. They will get to enjoy what’s on the other side of the fence, while you get in a bit of much-needed physical activity as well. When you get home after half an hour, you are sure to find your pup is more than happy to curl up in their bed and go to sleep.
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Dog Park

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Sunny Day
Free
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30 min
Items needed
Doggy waste bag
Leash
Toy
Activity description

Scotchis tend to be more suitable for single-pet households as they don’t tend to like having companions. However, if you want your dog to become more social which can make life much more comfortable, then frequent trips to the dog park can be beneficial. You can take part in this fun and free activity on a regular basis and see if the constant dog socialization is beneficial for your pup. Begin it from a young age, take a doggy waste bag, leash, and toy, and let the fun times begin. The best part is, it only takes half an hour, and your dog is bound to tucker out quickly.

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Choose a park
Given your furry friend’s small size, you are going to see the benefit in choosing a dog park with separate enclosures. The best dog park for your needs is going to be one that enables you to put your pup in with other small dogs, with no access to larger dogs. Unfortunately, Scotchis don’t realize their tiny frame and have no problem with trying to battle with larger pups. Lucky for you, several such parks exist, so you are bound to find one in proximity to your home.
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Start slow
The best time to start taking your dog to the dog park is when they are a puppy. At this time, it’s easier to teach them to behave – rather than waiting until they are stuck in their ways. Regardless of the age of your pooch, it’s crucial to start the trips slow. Don’t immediately take them into the enclosure and let them loose. Instead, walk around the outside of the pen, let them get face to face with other dogs, then introduce them when they show no signs of aggression.
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Play and supervise
When you are happy with how your Scotchi is behaving, you can let them into the enclosure to play. However, be sure to watch them at all times. Look at how they are interacting with other dogs and, if they are getting too dominant and aggressive with other dogs, it might be time to go home. The last thing you want is for them to start a fight. If they are playing nicely, include a few toys in their game and let them burn off all that pent-up energy.
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Laser Game

Scotchis love games of chase, so there’s every reason to assume they will love the little red light of a laser. To get them on their feet and active, invest in a dog-friendly laser light you can run across your floor in a poorly-lit area of your home. After 20 minutes of running and jumping, you can rest assured your little one is now ready for a well-deserved nap.  

Tummy Rubs

Scotchis are often called velcro dogs because they stick to their owners. If you want to create an unbreakable bond with your Scotchi, treat them to a tummy rub. Whether they’re lying spread out by the fire or they’re on the couch with you, scratch their tummy. They love the attention, while it’s a fun activity you can do while watching TV. 

Conclusion

If you want your Scotchi to be your best friend furever, then don’t neglect to give them the attention they deserve. Take them for walks, invest in chew toys, and include socialization with other dogs where possible. The result of such love is a well-rounded pooch who will offer you nothing but love for their entire life.