The Scottish-Skye Terrier is an adorable small dog who has a large personality. However, they can get quite bored just mooching around at home, so here are a few games to keep this active, fearless little dog happy. The Scottish-Skye Terrier has short legs, so rather than creating activities where they can jump and hurt themselves, focus on activities that use up their abundant energy as well as challenge their minds. Games to challenge this pooch could be learning new tricks, finding hidden things, or a bout of chase the Frisbee. Another activity that your children will love doing with your dog is to blow lots of bubbles. Many dogs love chasing these little bubbles around and making them 'pop'. It is hard to say who will have the most fun, your children or your little Scottie. Activities are a way of keeping life interesting for a dog. A bored dog is a dog who can create havoc - from chewing up shoes, to digging down to China in your back yard! Just when you finally get a vegetable plot growing, a bored Scottie will dig them up and transplant them (if you are lucky) somewhere else in the yard.
All this activity comprises of is a walk to the local park, although you could play it in the back yard. Take your Scottish-Skye Terrier on an outing though, it will be more fun. Once at the park, take out the dog toy that you brought from home and hide a treat in it. Let your dog sniff it, and then go hide it. Make it easy for them to find it at first until they learn what they are supposed to do. When they find the toy, they get the treat and lots of praise. As they get quicker, make it harder for them to find. But don't tire the little guy out, build in a few breaks. Then a quiet walk back home and this little Scottish-Skye Terrier will be seeking your lap for a snooze.
What child doesn't like playing with bubbles? Did you know that dogs do too? Your Scottish-Skye Terrier will love to jump at the bubbles, snapping or biting at them. The game takes advantage of the dog's natural prey instinct without doing any harm. This is one game your children and dog will love to play together. Make sure the excitement doesn't get to be too much with your dog leaping on the bubble blower. Have the dog sit while the bubbles are blown then release them to destroy the floating spheres. This activity is fun, cheap and is valuable bonding time for your dog. All you need is a round loop on a handle and some bubble mix to blow. But make sure the product is dog (and child) friendly and non toxic. Other than that, let the bubbles begin!