Activities For Shineses

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Introduction

You may feel like you can’t have a dog if you don’t have a yard, but in reality, you merely have to make smarter pet choices. For example, if you own a Shinese, you will find they adjust well to apartment life, are suitable as a family pet or a one-person pet, and require minimal exercise. A Shinese is a designer breed with parents consisting of a Shi Tzu and a Pekingese. They are small, low maintenance, and don’t require a big yard for entertainment. Instead, all a Shinese needs are your continual love and affection. Take note of these activity options below if you are struggling to come up with ideas for how to entertain your Shinese and keep them in tip-top condition.

Dog Daycare

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Any Day
Expensive
Easy
8 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Toy
Snacks
Activity description

Shineses do not like to be left at home alone, which can make it challenging when you need to work for a living. Rather than make them stay at home to disrupt the neighbors and get into trouble, why not take them to a doggy daycare facility? A boarding facility for dogs, while expensive, can help to provide your dog with all-day care and attention, while also helping them with their socialization skills as well. What’s more, there is a range of options to suit – including high-end boarding facilities with pampering treatments. While it can take a bit of organization, you may find one of the best activities for your pooch is a facility to take care of them when you can’t. 

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Choose a facility type
If you have decided that you don’t want to leave your Shinese alone, then you will need to begin looking at boarding options. You will be amazed at how many are available. You can select the more affordable options where dogs are kept in enclosures and pens, together or separate, or you can go for higher-end facilities. High-end facilities offer warm and comfortable rooms for dogs while also pampering them with shampoo treatment and baths, nail clipping, grooming, and more.
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Adaption to surroundings
If you go from suddenly always being around your pet to dropping them off at a strange place with people they don’t know, your dog is going to struggle to adapt. Instead, you need to make sure you start the process slow. Firstly, take them for a visit to your chosen facility and remain with them to play with other dogs. The next day, bring them back and leave them for half a day. Repeat for a few days before dropping them off there for the entire day. A slow transition can make it easier for a traditionally stressed breed to adjust.
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Routine and consistency
Routine is vital for a dog in care. You need to make sure you’re consistent with the days you take them and the times you pick them up and drop them off. Try to stick to a schedule to which your dog will adjust. For example, you may like to drop them off before work at 8am then pick them up again at 5.30pm.
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Dog Park

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Doggy waste bag
Toy
Activity description

Early socialization for Shineses is essential, so the earlier you begin taking them to a dog park, the quicker they will start to get on with other dogs well. Puppies that also come from smaller litters may also benefit from more frequent visits than others. A dog park is a fun activity for all dogs and is effortless for owners as well. Pick a sunny day, put your dog on a leash, grab their favorite toy, and head to your local park. Here, they can burn off energy for an hour while learning how to play nicely with other dogs. 

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Select a park
For larger dogs with more relaxed personalities, choosing a dog park is a straightforward process. Many larger dogs will happily play with any dog of any size. However, Shineses tend to be more dominating and a little bit grumpy. As a result, they don’t think twice about standing up to a larger dog with different consequences. You can avoid this by choosing a park that separates the dogs by breed. They can then play in an enclosure with dogs of the same size, burning off pent-up energy so they can return home tuckered out!
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Start slow
Shineses can be dominating, so it’s essential to start your trips to the dog park slowly. You will need to make sure they can play nicely with other dogs, without aggression, before trusting them to go into the enclosure without being on a leash. Walk around the outside of the pen with your dog, letting them take in their surroundings. Once you see they are not going to be a threat to others, you can put them into the pen and supervise.
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Play together
Most Shineses won’t want to play with a toy you bring with you because they are too busy getting to know their new friends. That’s okay – but you can bring a toy with you just in case. Help them to socialize nicely by being close at hand, and take note of when it’s time to go home. Most dogs will begin to tire after around an hour, getting fed up with other dogs wanting to play with high energy levels.
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Weasel Ball

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Rainy Day
Moderate
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Weasel ball
Activity description

If you and your Shinese live in an apartment building, or winter is setting in, and you’re looking for indoor activity options, a weasel ball is an excellent idea. Not only is it reasonably affordable for most pet owners, but it’s a fun toy that can keep your pampered pooch entertained for at least half an hour – and any children or cats as well. A weasel ball is a fluffy soft toy attached to a battery-operated ball. The ball moves around, flipping the weasel toy around, making it look like it’s alive and moving. The ball is approximately three inches in diameter, while the weasel is about nine inches long. As a result, it’s the perfect toy for a Shinese who could do with physical activity to shift those winter pounds. 

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Set up space
Once you have purchased a weasel ball, which is available from many pet stores and online outlets, you can set up space in your home for your pooch to play. It’s in your best interests to ensure this area is open with no places for the weasel to hide where your dog can’t access. Otherwise, you risk your pup damaging furniture trying to get to the weasel. The weasel will move of its own free will, meaning you don’t have a remote to control it.
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Play with supervision
Playing with a weasel with your Shinese will be an entertaining and fun activity for everyone to enjoy. However, it’s one that you need to supervise. Your dog will enjoy playing with the weasel, but remember that it’s a mechanical toy. As a result, it’s not a toy you can leave with them for them to destroy. Supervise the play and offer half an hour of physical stimulation for your dog to burn off energy.
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Car Trip

Shineses are very nosy, wanting to know what you’re doing and who’s around. If you're going to provide them with an hour of entertainment, take them on a trip in the car if you’re heading out. Harness them into the seat with a dog seat belt harness, then hit the road with the window open so they can take in the kaleidoscope of scents.  

Walk

Even though your Shinese is small, they can still benefit from going out for a walk – it’s just going to be far shorter than one you’d take with a larger dog. Because they have short legs, they have to walk faster to keep up with their owners. As a result, you will find that 20 or 30 minutes is plenty for them to get their daily recommended amount of physical activity.  

Conclusion

Shineses may be dominant and bossy, but they are a low maintenance dog that you will enjoy having in your life. They are loyal, loving, integrate well into family life, and want nothing more than to spend time with you. If a low maintenance dog is what you require, consider adopting a Shi Tzu Pekinese designer dog.