Activities For Siberian Bostons

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Introduction

The Siberian Boston is a hybrid breed made up of the pairing of two unlikely parents - the Boston Terrier, a small, energetic pooch, and the Siberian Husky, a sledding dog that is much larger than the Boston. Together, however, this designer breed possesses a great personality, is a low-maintenance dog that does not need much in the way of grooming or physical activity, and a has a deep desire to bond with their family members. Often, the Siberian Boston merely needs a twice-daily brisk walk or a trip to the dog park once a week to maintain their health and happiness. You can also engage them in a daily game of fetch or tug-of-war for about fifteen minutes per day.

Combat Separation Anxiety

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Any Day
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1 hr
Items needed
treats
food puzzle toy
natural chew toy
kennel
Activity description
The Siberian Boston is a high energy dog who loves nothing more than to spend time with their family. Unfortunately, the Siberian Boston's desire to spend every waking minute with their beloved family can lead to separation anxiety in the breed. However, it is unreasonable to spend all one's time with the Siberian Boston, nor can one be expected to take their pooch everywhere. Conversely, one can begin training the Siberian Boston puppy early on to combat separation anxiety. Food puzzle toys, along with the comfort of the dog's kennel, can prohibit destructive behavior that often goes along separation anxiety. Training can be done in all sorts of weather as this is typically done inside and the purchase of the crate is a one time expense.
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A safe place
A crate may seem like puppy prison, but, for a dog experiencing separation anxiety, the crate is a sanctuary. Fill the crate with the dog's bed, a few toys, a small water bowl and, if you'll be away during meal time, a small feeding dish. Be sure to take off your dog's collar or harness while you are away to prevent a choking hazard.
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Crate training
The Siberian Boston will need a little training to be prompted to enter the crate on their own. Simply place treats leading into the crate (think of it as a treasure hunt for your dog). Eventually, Fido will walk into the crate on their own. When the Siberian Boston is a puppy, do not leave them in the crate for very long. Furthermore, be sure you will be home for some time when crate training. Make a big deal out of returning to them to let them out of the crate. The point is that the dog knows they are not being left for a very long time and that you will definitely return to them.
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Toys for the crate
Food puzzle toys are great for the Siberian Husky regardless of whether they are played with in or outside of the crate. However, the Siberian Boston will enjoy playing with the food puzzle toy inside the crate, and this will provide a distraction for your pooch while you are away. Place a few treats or small kibble inside the food puzzle toy and let Fido have fun shaking and tossing the toy in order to get the treasure out. If your dog seems to have trouble understanding what to do initially, place a little peanut butter on the ends of the toy to prompt your dog to get the toy moving.
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Outdoor Play Sessions

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45 min
Items needed
leash
treats
doggy waste bags
Activity description
The Siberian Boston is a highly energetic pup with a need for a fairly moderate amount of exercise. Generally, the Boston Terrier pet parent is subject to cautionary activity outdoors due to their brachycephalic nose. This condition makes the Boston Terrier parent quite adorable, but it also lends to a shortness of breath when the dog is overly excited, hot, or overexerted from exercise. However, the Siberian Boston hybrid breed generally does not have this condition. Plus, as the Siberian Boston is larger than the Boston Terrier parent breed, you might find outdoor activity more beneficial to your dog.
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Take a (long) walk
Walking is the most common exercise for all dogs, but some breeds are only built for short, brisk strolls. The Siberian Boston wants and needs a longer walk with you. You can head over to the city park to utilize walking trails, or, if you have the space, take a walk around the perimeter of your property. Allow Fido to go off-leash and stretch their legs as needed.
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Fun and games outdoors
You can also play some fun games with the Siberian Husky outdoors. Both the Boston Terrier and the Siberian Husky parent breeds enjoy fun games of fetch. Grab a tennis ball and allow your pooch to chase and retrieve the object until they tire. Remember, never allow your dog to become overexerted. You can also play a game of tug-of-war with a rope toy or grab a flirt pole and coax Fido to jump after the toy and to chase you as you run with the pole.
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Dog park
The dog park is a great place for your furry friend to work off some of that boundless energy. Depending on your local facility, there may be an obstacle course that you can utilize for both training and fun. You may be able to allow your dog to be off-leash in an enclosed area. You can also utilize any walking tracks available at the dog park, adding extra sights and smells as well as more movement.
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Hunting or Working

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Any Day
Cheap
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30 min
Items needed
flirt pole
treats
Activity description
The Siberian Boston is the result of two dog breeds that were originally bred to work. The Siberian Husky is best known as a sled dog. The Boston Terrier is generally thought of as a companion dog, but the original breeding was intended to create a ratter. So, in order to prevent boredom and give the Siberian Boston something to do, create a job for your pooch. This may mean allowing your pup to "hunt" their prey hanging from a flirt pole, or it may mean creating a modified skijoring event. Skijoring is when the human puts on skis and allows the dog to pull them. While the Siberian Boston might be a little small for this, you can attach a cart to the dog and have them "carry" things for you.
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Create a hunt
There are many ways you can simulate a hunting situation for the Siberian Boston. Many Boston Terriers will chase, jump, and bite at water. You can use the water hose for this, or purchase a water gun and spray water so that Fido can run, jump, and chase the liquid prey. You might also grab a laser dot pen and do much the same. You can also use a flirt pole to coax the Siberian Boston to chase you in the yard.
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Skijoring
Perhaps this should be referred to as a modified skijoring activity as the Siberian Boston is much too small to pull the weight of an adult as they ski. However, you can attach a cart to the Siberian Boston as you simulate the act of pulling a sled. If you do this activity on snow or ice, be sure to put some protective wax on the paw pads of the Siberian Boston.
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Agility
You can make some agility obstacles from household items. Grab some old paint cans and lay a broom stick across them. Then, prompt Fido to jump over the obstacle. Use PVC pipe to make agility poles (the plans for this can be found online) and prompt your pooch to run through them. Do you have deck steps? Have Fido run up and down them. Often, simply free play outdoors will provide ample activity for the Siberian Boston.
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Take a Walk

The Siberian Husky is a great companion to go along on a walk with you. Often, these hybrid dogs are not brachycephalic, as the Boston Terrier pet parent is. This means the hybrid offspring can take long walks with you without becoming overexerted.

Obedience Training

The Siberian Boston will benefit from some obedience training, even if this training takes place at home. Be sure to stay consistent in your training techniques. You can start obedience training once your pooch reaches ten to twelve weeks of age.

Conclusion

The Siberian Boston is a very unique dog. They are lively, energetic, and highly intelligent. They are also incredibly strong. While you will not need to engage the Siberian Boston in sledding, you will need to provide ample activity to prevent boredom and, often, the mischief that accompanies said boredom. Take a brisk walk, go to the dog park, or engage in a game of fetch. The possibilities are endless.