Activities For Silkland Terriers

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Introduction

Silkland Terriers are a joy to have around, but that joy comes with responsibility. They need to be trained and exercised regularly. Keeping them fit entails taking them on a walk at least once a day. They are little furballs of energy that need to be entertained and kept busy. You can do that by keeping your mind open to new ideas or taking inspiration from these activities. They are all relatively easy and won't require too much effort on your part. You can have fun with your dog, and it will be one of the highlights of your day or week, just try it and see.

Pillow Fort

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Any Day
Free
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Treats
selection of movies
Various pillows and blankets
Activity description
Sometimes the most fun we can have is in our own living room. This activity is a creative way to spend some quality time with your Silkland Terrier and relax for a while. You don't need to plan massive activities to have fun with your dog. There are times when you only need a pillow fort and your dog. By letting your dog help you build the fort, they will spend some of their energy and be ready to relax with some of their favorite snacks and movies. You can make it as challenging as you would like, or it can be a quick activity and you can spend the rest of the time watching television.
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Scatter the building materials
Keep in mind that you will be cleaning up when you're done, so make it fun while you're busy. Scatter some pillows and blankets around the room where you want to build. Point out or tell your dog which item you need next.
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Build an epic fort
It does not matter how you build the fort, the design is up to you. The aim is to make it as comfortable as possible and involve your Silkland Terrier in the construction as much as you can. Take some pictures while you're at it. You are making memories!
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The epic fort
Your fort is complete and even if you say so yourself, it is epic. The best part? Your dog agrees! Now, let your fort protect you and your dog from the dangers of discomfort. Now is your time to relax and spend some quality time with your dog. What could be better?
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Work For Food

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Any Day
Free
Easy
10 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
The inevitable fact is that your dog will need to be trained. All dogs need a level of training to mold their intelligence and prevent them from forming destructive behaviors. You can train them yourself or take your clever Silkland Terrier to training classes. This activity will put their training to good use as well. Your dog is never too old to learn tricks and you can teach them interesting tricks according to your or their interests. Once they have a decent repertoire of tricks, you can make them work for their food or keep them busy when they're feeling bored. It is all up to you.
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Teach them tricks
The first step is the most important. You need to teach them a few tricks. This should keep the both of you busy for a little while. Tricks beyond the commands of sit and stay, such as giving a paw or rolling over on demand, can be easily taught by learning the steps via YouTube videos or a dog training book. Once your dog knows a few tricks, you can move on to step two. Remember to have fun!
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Make them work
Now that they know tricks, it is time to put your hungry pup to work. Before dinner time every night, make them do a few tricks. You can do this with lunch and breakfast too, or make them work for some treats during the day. Mix things up, don't let it get boring. Once things start getting stale, teach your Silkland Terrier a new trick!
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Reward them
It is important that you reward your dog for what they do. Do not let them work for no reward. It would not be a productive use of your time, besides, your dog deserves something special. Make the work fun, and they will remain active and happy, and eager to work for the treat.
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Pack and Stack

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Any Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Toy box
Toys
Activity description
Like any child, our furry children have a decent collection of toys. Sometimes they get spoiled and get bored with their toys; when that happens it is time to make things interesting. This game will keep your dog active and spice up your usual routine. If you do not feel like leaving the house that day, or just want a break from the usual way of doing things, then this is a wonderful idea for the both of you. Just follow the simple steps below and you two should have a productive afternoon. Quality time is time spent with your Silkland Terrier and their collection of toys.
Step
1
Scatter their toys
Start the game by throwing all of your pup's toys out of their toy box. You can start the session off by making it a game of fetch. When they come back with one toy, throw two toys out. This should get them excited and the toys should be scattered around in no time.
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Make them pack
Once you're done with the scattering, you can make them pack. Tell them to fetch one toy at a time. You can do this by pointing at the toy they need to pick up. Instead of taking it, you can make them drop the toy in the box.
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Make them stack
When you're done packing the toys, you can make your Silkland Terrier stack the toys in lines or on top of each other. Get creative and let them stack the toys in different and unique ways. The sky is the limit! Have fun.
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Stop and Go

You need to take your Silkland Terrier for regular walks. These walks are a great way to keep your dog active, but truth be told, they can get a little boring. The remedy is simple. Just give them simple stop and go commands during the walk. This should make things a little more interesting for the both of you.

Interactive Feeders

The best way to keep your dog from falling into bad behavior is by keeping them busy. Realistically, we can't keep them company every hour of the day. That is why interactive feeders are a great idea. You can buy one at your local pet store. Just fill it with treats and let your pal go wild.

Conclusion

Keeping your Silkland Terrier busy is easier than you think. When we run out of ideas, we only need one or two suggestions to get our creative brains thinking. As a dog owner, your brain is always coming up with new ideas to keep your dog busy. The world is wide and wonderful, and our brains are constantly inventing ways to include our dogs in as much as we can. Here are a few ideas, all you need to do is take the initiative. Keeping your dog happy will make you happy. Trust us, it is worth it.