If your dog is the fun-loving Shar-Poo breed, you will already know that this is one dog who loves to have fun. A combination of the Poodle (renowned for their intelligence) and the Chinese Shar-Pei (a devoted pooch), the Shar-Poo is a winning combination. They are a great companion who is moderately active but not hyper, with perhaps a touch of wilfulness which patience and training can be overcome. A bored Shar-Poo will start looking for things to do, which is never a good situation. From weeding the flowers from the garden, to chewing your expensive handbag - they will try anything. This is where you have to be one step ahead of your dog and provide plenty of variety, puzzles and challenges to keep them mentally stimulated and happy. Try varying your walking route, take your dog out with you when you shop (a great training practice) or just take them along with you when you visit friends. Remember to brush up on their manners as no one likes a naughty dog. Good manners and obedience are vital to enable you to take your beloved Shar-Poo wherever you go.
Hopefully we have given you some great ideas for entertaining your Shar-Poo. Most of your normal activities can be modified to include them. Take them along to your exercise class and you may find that they try to copy your moves. If you are going for a run, include them. If your dog isn't quite fit enough, teach them to ride a skateboard and you can pull them along which provides a more intense exercise for you. Work your dog up to a level of fitness, don't just expect them to go from porch pooch to marathon leader in a day. Your dog is willing to try anything just to please you, so be patient, be consistent and you will be amazed at what your dog can learn to do. And it is all under the guise of having fun - and what dog wouldn't want that!