Both the Corgi and the Shih Tzu have now been family pets for many years. However, in recent years, the combined breeding of the two has seen a new dog type come to the fore: Shorgi. Owning a Shorgi means you get to benefit from the loving and loyal nature of both breeds, mixed in with a bit of the domination and anxiety from the Shih Tzu as well. Shorgis can be quite anxious when you leave them alone, which means you need to have plenty of activities up your sleeve to keep them happy and healthy. Why not take a look at these options below?
When you bring your Shorgi home as a puppy, you will find that they can be quite a stubborn dog. While they are inquisitive and knowledgeable, they are also very set in their ways early on. As a result, you may find a puppy school is valuable from eight weeks of age. The classes take six to eight weeks at one or more sessions per week, and you can take part in any weather. They can be quite expensive, but having an expert help you to train your Shorgi puppy can be a priceless experience. What’s more, all you need to bring from home is a leash, toy, treat, and of course, your dog.
When you have a young Shorgi, you will be blown away by their energy levels. Every day, you need to set time aside to cater to their physical requirements, and the dog park is one way of many to help. When it’s sunny, you can pack a leash, toy, and waste bag, and stroll to the park for an hour of fun. At the dog park, your pup can play with other dogs, run around, and take in all the sights and sounds as well. What’s more, if you have taken them to puppy school, you can also reap the rewards of knowing they are now well socialized. If your dog needs to burn off energy, head to your local park and give them the time of their life.
Shorgis are inquisitive dogs, but they are also quite anxious when you leave them alone. However, if you need to shoot out for an hour or it’s rainy, and you can’t cater to their physical requirements, you can give them a puzzle toy. Puzzle toys help tend to their inquisitive nature, enabling them to solve challenges and get a reward at the end of it. What’s more, this activity is something that can entertain them for an hour when it’s raining outside, or for when you don’t feel like taking them for a walk. While they can be quite expensive to buy, you can also make them and keep the costs low.
When it’s rainy outside, chew toys make an excellent activity for your Shorgi. They have sharp little teeth, but they aren’t able to destroy toys designed for tough chewers. As a result, choose your chew toys wisely and let them have hours of fun trying to pull their toys apart.
If you are short on time but your dog’s energy levels are high, a 30-minute walk is going to be beneficial for you both. You can tire out their tiny legs with a walk around the block, while you can get home in time to carry on with your chores and errands. What’s more, you can choose a different route each time to spice it up a bit.
When you bring a Shorgi home to become your new family pet, you will love every trait of their personality. They are fun-loving, loyal, and happy to be around you. However, when you don’t pay them any attention, they begin to feel a little ruff. Put your best paw forward and always make sure you provide your furry friend with something fun and exciting to do.