Fetch has always been a popular activity between owners and their canine companion. Now, there is a tennis ball that whistles as it flies and one that glows in the dark. So if you want a bit of fun as the night draws in, try a game of fetch in the dark. Your Shih-Poo can see the light of the glow in the dark ball, but can only hear the whistle of the other type to hear where it is. Talk about having to concentrate! They will be listening intently to see where you have thrown the ball! Just playing fetch at night adds a new dimension to the game.
What is better on a hot day than a walk to the park, picking up an ice cream to indulge in to help you and your dog keep cool? You shouldn't give your dog ice cream meant for humans but you can get frozen treats for your pooch these days. They are often frozen mixes of peanut butter and fruit and dogs LOVE them. You can even find Frosty Paws ice treats in the dessert aisle of the supermarkets these days. Resting in the shade of a tree as you gobble your treats will make your dog's day.
Cold wet days can be a problem; what do you and your pooch do to keep warm? Some days the only solution is to get your dog's help to make a big cave (pile) of blankets and pillows and snuggle in and ride the cold weather out. A good book for you, a puzzle treat toy for your Shih-Poo and spend the time just warming up and relaxing. Your dog will be a starter, and they may spend the time tunnelling in and out of the blankets, but given time they will soon be snoring away snuggled up to you.