Activities For Silkins

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Introduction

We know what you are thinking. Finally, someone is paying attention to the lovely Silkins! And indeed, Silkins may not be the most popular breed of dog out there, but that does not mean that they are not as adorable and lovable as some of the more famous doggos in this world. They are quite small, so easy to overlook when thinking about a typical pup, and they are a cross between the Japanese Chin and the Silky Terrier, themselves not very well-known. However, they are quirky, they are lively, and they are happy little dogs that deserve attention and love, as well as a lot of fun activities to keep them occupied! 

Play Date

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Any Day
Free
Normal
2 hrs
Items needed
leash
treats
Activity description

Silkins are adorable and sweet, but sometimes they need to hang out with other dogs, just to remind themselves that they are not human. Since Silkins are great apartment dogs, you may find yourself spending more time alone with your pup, which is fine, but from time to time, it is good to socialize your dog and let them make friends, or maybe even fall in love! So, why not schedule a doggy play date for your pupper? Find a friend or make a new one in your local dog park and have a fun day of activities with your small pups!

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Make friends
First of all, before you let your dogs run around and make their own fun, you need to make sure that they will not attack each other. Keep your pups on a leash and let them get to know each other before letting them play freely. Keep treats on hand to calm a stormy situation!
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Have fun!
When your dogs are comfortable around each other, it is time to start having fun! Let them run around the park or your backyard, play frisbee or fetch with them, and have some delicious snacks together! Your Silkin will undoubtedly enjoy themselves with their new friend paw in paw!
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Bubble Play

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Rainy Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Bubble blower
Activity description

Remember when you were a kid and used to play with bubble blowers all the time? Remember how fun that used to be? Do you remember why you stopped? About 99.8% of adults cannot recall why they ever stopped playing with bubbles, and they also say that bubble blowers were providing hours and hours of fun, so, having this scientific fact in mind, why not go back to your childhood and introduce your Silkin to the magical world of bubbles? Small doggos such as your Silkin are not really made for strenuous exercise, however, they are more than willing to chase around the bubbles and make a fun day out of it!

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Bubble up
For this fun game, you will need a bubble blower toy or machine, dog safe bubbling agent, and some air from your lungs (or batteries if you are using a machine). Shop around to find dog-safe bubbling fluid, or just use your pup’s shampoo mixed with water.
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Hubble bubble
Now that you have your gear ready, it is bubble time! Make a rainy day into a super fun day! Blow some bubbles around the house, have your Silkin chase them and try to catch them. Race them! See who pops more bubbles and reward yourselves with a delicious treat!
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Find the Treat

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Rainy Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
treats
Activity description

Since Silkins are great apartment dogs, it shouldn’t be too hard to keep them calm and occupied even when the weather is bad and won’t allow you to go for long walks. One of the happiest moments in life is when you reward yourself with a delicious treat for being a good human, and the same case happens with dogs. They love getting treats, and they also love finding hidden gems where they did not expect them. So, hide some treats, and get to searching! Although, try to make the treats healthy and low calorie to avoid weight gain, and, as a result, joint problems and other health issues.

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Hide the treats
Get creative and hide some treats around the house. Since your pup is quite small, they are able to get into the nooks and crannies of your house. Therefore, try to hide the treats pretty well, but don’t make the chase impossible, as you will only cause frustration and forgotten treats.
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Release the Silkin
When you have hidden the treats, release the Kraken and let your dog sniff, search, and find the healthy and delicious snacks hidden around your apartment. If they need a bit of encouragement, give it to them, and even point them in the direction they are supposed to look at. Include a lot of praise and let them know how good of a doggo they are when they manage to find the treats.
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More Fun Ideas...

Shell Game

Spark up the competitiveness with the classic shell game. Hide a treat under a cup and place your bets! Let the best dog win!

Small Kong, Small Dog

When you're spending time indoors, have some fun with the fantastic Kong! Try to get a smaller one so your pup can play with it and smear some peanut butter inside for a laugh!

Conclusion

All in all, it is pretty apparent that you can have loads of fun with your Silkin doggo. They are such precious little pups and they deserve all the love in this world. Even though you probably won't get to go mountain climbing or extreme racing with your pupper, you can still make every day into a carnival with a little bit of creativity and lots and lots of love!