Your Shetinese is a "spinner" by nature - or at least as contributed by the Shetland Sheepdog breed parent. The Shetland Sheepdog parent adds an attribute that includes wariness of strangers as well as excitability, especially when in the company of other dogs, which displays itself as spinning like a top perhaps while barking constantly. Since this trait is genetic, teaching your frisky friend to spin in circles should be less complicated than it is in other canine breeds. This activity is one that can be done in any weather or climate, inside or out and repeated several times a day if desired. The price is perfect - it's free - requiring only your time, attention and a doggie treat or two.
This activity is a cute doggie trick that most dog breeds learn quickly. Once mastered, your playful pet will likely submit their paw to anyone and everyone they meet! It teaches and encourages your furry family member to greet people in a friendly and non-threatening way. What a delight for you to observe this congeniality in your Shetinese! If you begin this type of training early in your pup’s life, this will increase their sociability with family, friends and welcomed visitors as they mature. The monetary cost to you of this activity doesn’t get any better than free, but the intrinsic investment goes way beyond that! This neat trick for your dog, done in any weather or climate, inside or out, brings beautiful bonding into your lives as you gently encourage your pup to shake “paws” with you.
Teaching your best bud dance steps can be a challenge, especially if that best bud has four legs! But, the entertainment, exercise and emotional bonding that results from the effort is priceless! This particular activity is one that is both simple and complex at the same time, depending on the scope you choose. There are multiple steps involved in teaching your pup a variety of moves or routines, but we're condensing them to provide ideas for exercise and energy management for you and your pet. We will keep the moves simple, with the expectation that you can build upon them if you choose. This activity involves a great deal of patience on the part of the trainer and a comparable amount of attention on the part of the trainee. Dancing with your doggie is something you can do anywhere, anytime, and in any season, inside or out. It’s a free enterprise regarding financial investment, but it’s loaded with value regarding relational bonding with your Shetinese.
This activity involves tossing a Frisbee disk into an open space and encouraging your pup to do what comes naturally - chase it! Encourage them to retrieve the Frisbee, and sometimes, you might actually get them to bring it back to you!
These activities are designed to manage both the intellectual energies as well as the physical energy of your Shetinese. And, you get a benefit as well when you patiently and gently train your darling doggie to be better mannered and responsive to your commands. The cost of these enterprises is minimal, but the value of the emotional bonding that takes place between you and your pet is priceless!