Activities For Sharbos

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Introduction

Sharbos are sweet, funny, and adorable combination of the Shar-Pei and the Boston Terrier. They often share the big personalities and go-go-go mentality of the Boston Terrier, but share the quieter and calmer side of the Shar-Pei when it's time to relax and hang out. These dogs are great for people living in apartments and for those who like to be active. Activities for Sharbos should be a mix between physical activity and mental challenge to keep them happy and healthy. Obedience training and activities that make them control their impulses are excellent choices to balance their personalities.

Dog Park Socialization

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Sunny Day
Free
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Doggy Waste Bags
Activity description
If your Sharbo is not socialized early and often with other dogs and people, they could become aggressive and protective. This is why going to a dog park is one of the best activities for Scharbos. Being exposed to many other dogs early on will make sure they learn proper manners and how to interact with other dogs, especially around you. The added benefit of going to the dog park is that your pup will have plenty of friends to run around with and burn off their energy. Playtime at the dog park will help your dog in countless ways.
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Find your park
Dog parks are becoming more popular all across the country. Chances are you have one or two close by that will be perfect for your dog. You can check with local dog owner groups or your pet store or vet to get recommendations for the best dog parks for your dog. Look for parks that are fully fenced for safety and make sure that your dog is ready to play. Some parks are only for small dogs, so check for restrictions and find the best park for you.
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Time to play
When you know where you're going, take your dog to the dog park for the first time. When you get to the parking lot, make sure you put on their leash. Keep your dog leashed until you get inside the fence and it's safe. When they are off-leash encourage them to meet and play with other dogs. It may take them some time to warm up to other dogs, but keep trying. This is where they will learn to interact and play with other dogs, and each time you go will be an important learning experience.
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Meet new friends
Soon your dog will grow to love going to the dog park. They will gain confidence by playing with new friends and learn important social skills to read the behavior of other dogs. When you go at the same time each day or on a schedule, you'll often run into the same dogs and people. Many friendships (human and canine) have begun through time spent at the dog park.
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Obedience Training

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Any Day
Moderate
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1 hr
Items needed
Treats
Leash
Clicker
Activity description
One of the best activities for Sharbos to give them a good foundation is to take them to an obedience class. Obedience classes will help your dog learn impulse control and teach them important commands that will help you work with them in the future. Many dog trainers and pet stores offer beginning obedience classes for dogs of all ages and sizes. Whether you have a new Sharbo puppy or have adopted an older dog, bringing them to an obedience class will help you build a strong bond and let the dog know that you are in charge and should be listened to.
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Find a class
Obedience is an important set of skills for your dog to learn. Not only will it help you keep them under control and safe, but it will help you form a strong bond with your dog. You'll need to work together to communicate and reward the correct behavior. Finding the right class for you and your dog is imperative. You need to find a trainer that will work with your dog's unique attributes and show you how to properly work with your dog.
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Practice, practice, practice
Your obedience class will take you through several different commands each week. It's up to you to pay close attention and practice those skills each day between classes. It's a good idea to set aside 15 to 20 minutes in the morning and at night to practice obedience. Sharbos can become bored or disinterested in lessons if they take too long. Make each session fun and brief, and always end on a good note.
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Keep working
Most first-time obedience classes last between six and eight weeks. During that time you'll learn how to work closely with your dog and strengthen the bond you have together. Once the class is over, don't stop obedience training. It's important to keep your dog sharp and interested. You could move on to a more advanced class or research videos for ideas of the next tricks and tasks to teach your dog. If you had trouble the first time around.
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Fetch

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Ball
Treats
Leash
Activity description
If you're looking for activities for Sharbos to work off their abundant energy, you should consider teaching them how to fetch a ball. Fetch is a great game for these pups to burn off energy and have fun playing with their owners. Because they are medium sized dogs, they don't need much space to run and catch the ball. A small yard or even a large room inside the house will do just fine. You can use a tennis ball or frisbee to play fetch with your dog. Try both and see if they have a preference, then you will have a go-to toy.
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Find the right toy
Your Sharbo will be happy to play fetch with any ball or toy you choose, but they may have a preference for one kind. Take some time to figure out what their favorite toy is for fetch. You can try frisbees vs tennis balls or even different kinds of balls. Because your dog is small to medium, they may prefer a smaller ball because it will be easier to hold in their mouth and run with. Take some time and work with several different toys.
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Teach fetch
Your dog may not automatically fetch a ball, but that doesn't mean they can't learn. You break Fetch down into three skills to work on with your dog. First, teach them to "bring it." Ask them to pick up a toy and bring it to you. Once they master this, you can work with them to "drop it." Ask them to let go of the toy and give it back to you. You can watch videos on these two commands to learn how to teach them. Make sure you show lots of encouragement and patience to your dog.
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Play fetch
Once your dog has the hang of the game and they know they need to get the ball and bring it back to you, you can work it into your daily routine. Fetch will quickly become one of their favorite games and they will get excited as soon as you grab the ball. Playing fetch each day will help keep your dog happy and well exercised. It's also a fun way for you to bond with your dog and enjoy their fun and goofy personality.
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Running

Your Sharbo will be a great running partner to keep you motivated on the trail and help you reach your goals.

Walk in the Park

Sharbos love to go outside for walks, and what better place to take them for a stroll than the park? Whether it's a Sunday stroll or your morning routine, your Sharbo will happily walk by your side.

Conclusion

Finding activities for Sharbos is easy. They are sweet and funny and loveable little goofballs. They love to run and play and are happiest hanging out with you. These little dogs tend to take charge if they don't sense a leader, so activities, like heading to the dog park or working with a trainer on obedience, are important to keeping them socialized and from acting out or being protective. These pups are great running and hiking partners and love being outside with you. While Sharbos may be a new breed on the scene, they will soon become one of the most popular hybrids.