It can be challenging to find a puppy you can pamper, carry, cuddle, and can be a lapdog in every sense of the word. Fortunately, when you adopt a Silky Terrier and Bichon Frise dog known as a Silkchon, that’s what you’ll get. This small, fluffy, and adorable breed is one that will delight all manner of owners. You can spoil them rotten with attention, treat them to various outings, or leave them to their own devices at home. They are a very versatile dog that will love to do what you do as long as you stay with them.
Silkchons love spending time with you, but they also enjoy play sessions with other dogs as well. If they can combine the two loves, then that’s even better! That’s why playdates in any weather make an excellent free activity for you and your furry companion. You can catch up over a cuppa with an old friend, while your dogs can play together nicely – either inside or outside, weather dependent. You can also bring along a toy for them to share, and introduce them carefully on a leash. After an hour of play, you can then return home knowing their play meter is at capacity.
If you are looking for a fun sunny-day activity that doesn’t require you to get your purse out, then make sure you include a trip to a dog park on your agenda. Dog parks can be very beneficial for dogs who may struggle with boredom or love to be social – such as your Silkchon. While you do need to put them in an enclosure with dogs of the same size, this is a simple activity that’s bound to be fun for both you and your four-legged companion. Once you’ve set an hour aside, all you need to do is gather a leash, toy, and doggy waste bag and head to the park.
You are not going to have beautiful weather year-round, which means that dog park trips and walks are not always going to be an option – not unless you plan on getting drenched! Therefore, you need to have a dog entertainment plan B. Plan B can include a toy basket full of goodies to entertain them all day. It can consist of long-lasting bully sticks, rawhide, dental chews, and non-edible items such as balls, bones, and squeaky toys. Having a basket of toys at the ready means that you’re always going to have a simple, affordable and perfect rainy-day activity up your sleeve.
Silkchons don’t require a lot of physical activity, but two 25 to 30-minute walks per day can often be enough to satisfy their requirements. You can head out in the early morning if the weather allows, then again in the afternoon if your dog’s energy levels are through the roof. The best part about a walk is that it’s a versatile and easy option for any owner – young or old.
As most Silky Terrier or Bichon Frise owners will know, a car ride is a fun activity that dogs adore. The next time you need to head out to the store or go for a Sunday drive, don’t forget to bring your Silkchon along. They will love being a part of the action with you.
A Silkchon makes the perfect lap dog, especially if you want a dog that will love and adore you. However, you still need to make sure you provide them with plenty of physical activity above and beyond the mental stimulation you provide. Try any of these activities above, and you’re sure to find your furry friend has the time of their life!