The Scotti Apso is a hybrid created from breeding a Scottish Terrier with a Lhasa Apso. This delightful little breed possesses excellent watchdog talents, is quite the family clown and is very content to sit beside you as you drive down the road in your car, or on your lap as you watch your favorite TV program. Neither of the parent breeds contributes to the need for a great deal of exercise, but they do require a weekly run and short to moderate daily walks to keep them from becoming obese and unhealthy. Since their exercise requirements are not excessive, the activities in which you involve them are both comfortable and inexpensive and can be done both indoors as well as outside. The simplicity of their exercise needs also doesn’t necessitate purchasing extra equipment or memberships to achieve the goals, something that is also a plus for pet parents of any age, or who live in any style of housing.
Walking in the park is an enjoyable activity for people and dogs of all ages and physical condition, providing an opportunity to soak up the warm sunshine, breathe in clean, fresh air, and stretch those not-nearly-used-enough muscles of both man and beast. This exercise goes beyond all of these vital things - it also presents an excellent chance to bond more deeply with your Scotti Apso - a priceless dividend indeed! Walking, an action well-known to be healthy and doable for those in any stage of life is something that you can do on the spur of the moment, requiring little to no planning or preparation. You can go for a walk with your best friend in virtually any weather, though sunny and warm conditions are likely preferred by most, and you don’t need any special equipment aside from comfy walking shoes, a collar or harness and leash for your best bud, and some drinking water. Not only is this venture easy, free and full of healthy advantages, it also gives you and your dog daily opportunities to enjoy the wonderment of nature, and you can change up that view as desired by choosing another location in which to walk!
The game of "hide and seek" is one most of us have most likely played as kids. It involved one person proclaimed as “it” and the remaining members of the group being responsible for finding hiding places in which the “it” person must find them. This dog activity is very similar to that which we played as children - with the exception that your Scotti Apso is “it” and you are the object of their search. The activity can be played indoors or out, in any weather or time of day. Making it more fun by including other members of the family can deepen the relationships and strengthen those bonds of all involved. While there are no additional items to purchase to participate in the game, it is recommended that for outdoor venues, some means of containment of your precious pooch be maintained for their safety and security of all participants. Choose the fenced yard or dog park for ouside fun, rooms in the house, or perhaps even the closed garage. You could also add a bit of a chase to the mix for even more enjoyment. This exercise is easy, free and loads of fun for all!
The Cup Game involves snacks, cups or similar objects and your pup’s hunting instincts. Begin by offering a treat to your doggie, letting them sniff, lick and taste it before allowing them to eat it. Then arrange the cups, shells, boxes or other similar objects open side down on a table, placing a tasty tidbit beneath them. While your pup watches, shuffle the cups around, mixing up the arrangement of them. Command your pet to find the treat, then watch in delight as they sniff and search!