Activities For Silkyhuahuas

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Introduction

If you're looking for a soft and fluffy companion who is always up for a good cuddle, the Silkyhuahua is the perfect breed for you. This adorable cross between a Chihuahua and a Silky Terrier is quickly gaining popularity for their soft coat and reputation as a good companion animal. These dogs are smart and moderately active so activities for Silkyhuahuas should include new experiences and challenges. We've compiled a few appropriate and fun activities for the Silkyhuahua in your life; read on for ideas!

Park Stroll

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Leash
Doggy waste bags
Treats.
Activity description
There is nothing easier and more relaxing than taking your dog for a stroll in the park. It's a chance for both of you to stretch your legs, see some new scenery, and get some exercise. Even though these dogs don't need extensive exercise, activities for Silkyhuahuas should still include time running or walking to keep in shape. Everyone can benefit from a walk, especially when you are strolling in a beautiful and natural setting. Fresh grass, trees, bushes, and even ponds or fountains will be fun to explore with your pup, and you'll both feel happy and refreshed when you are done.
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Pick your park
Wherever you live, chances are there is a local park or recreation area nearby that has a relaxing trail perfect for walking your dog and taking in some natural scenery. Especially if you live in a city, getting your dog out to smell the trees and feel grass under their paws will be a huge treat. Do a little research on the parks near you or pick out a few you've driven past and have never explored. Pick one that looks enticing and then make a plan to visit for a walk.
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Walk the walk
When you've narrowed down the park you'd like to explore, get your Silkyhuahua, their leash, and some poop bags to keep things clean, and head out for your walk. Your pup will be so excited to be in a new place. Let them stop and sniff the flowers and take in the new views. They may be nervous at first but will settle right in. The more you expose them to new experiences, the better adjusted they will be to change.
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Create a routine
Walking outside on a path through trees, flowers, and shrubs is wonderful for both of you. Make visiting the park a routine. You can go a few times a week or every day depending on your schedule. If you have a few parks close by, try them all out to keep varying the scenery and keep things interesting. Don't be surprised if other people stop you to ask about your cute fluffy pup once they've seen you out and about a few times.
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Small Dog Park

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Doggy Waste Bag
Treats
Leash
Activity description
If your Silkyhuahua has inherited the Chihuahua's tendency to be guarded and aggressive around new people and dogs, it's important to start socializing them early on. One of the best activities for Silkhuahuas is to take them to a dog park specifically for small dogs. Because of their small statures, they can easily be overwhelmed by larger dogs and may turn aggressive. When they have the chance to interact with dogs just their size, they can play, learn how to socialize, and gain plenty of confidence. Spending time at dog parks for small dogs is one of the best ways to socialize your pup with other dogs and with people.
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Find the perfect park
Finding a small dog park close by may not be as easy as finding any old dog park. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources for owners of pint-sized pooches to help people connect and spread information. You can ask in a local Facebook group or do a search online. You can also ask at your vet's office or pick the brains of the employees at your pet supply store. Many parks are listed on city websites with information about rules and intentions of off-leash areas.
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The first visit
When you find the dog park you want to visit, plan for your first visit. Try to go at a time when it won't be too busy so your dog doesn't get overwhelmed the first time. Make sure you keep your pup leashed from the parking lot until they are inside the gate, and bring plenty of poop bags. Let your dog explore and greet new friends at their own pace. If they find themselves a pack, try not to interfere as they greet each other and establish roles. They may be shy at first but eventually, they will warm up to all the dogs their own size and feel happy and confident.
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Make a playdate
Once you've been to the dog park a few times and your dog is starting to feel comfortable, you may have noticed another owner who goes at the same time you do and whose dog is one of your dog's favorite new friends. Make plans with them to meet again at the dog park so your pups can have a playdate. When your dog has consistent socialization and has a few good buds, they will be much better behaved when meeting new dogs and even new people.
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Obedience Training

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Leash
Training Treats
Activity description
Just because your dog is small, doesn't mean they don't need obedience training. Picking up your dog when they act out or don't listen won't make them into a better pup. Obedience training for Silkyhuahuas is especially important because they may have a tendency to get territorial and aggressive without clear boundaries. Obedience lets them know that they aren't in charge. Because these dogs are small, it's important to show patience and calmness so they don't become intimidated. They are incredibly smart and will have no trouble learning all the same commands as the bigger dogs.
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Small dog class
If you can find a trainer that specializes in teaching obedience to small dogs, don't hesitate to sign up. Though your dog will be just fine in a class with larger sized dogs, a trainer that specializes in small breeds is familiar with the sometimes outsized personalities of little dogs. They can show you techniques to boost your pup's confidence without intimidating them. It will be fun for your dog to be in a class with other dogs the same size as them.
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Extra-curricular training
Commit to practicing your new obedience skills every day in between classes. It's important to practice and re-enforce everything you learn in the class. Classes with your trainer will show you how to train your dog and help correct any missteps, but the work you and your dog put in between classes is where the real progress will be made. Practice for at least 15 minutes every day and your dog will be the star of the class in no time.
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Practice with others
While obedience classes are important to building your bond with your dog, you want them to listen to anyone who gives them a command, not just you. When your dog has begun to master a skill, teach your friends and family how to give the command to your dog. It may take them a few more tries at first, but soon your dog will learn to listen to almost anyone who interacts with them.
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More Fun Ideas...

Indoor Fetch

Silkyhuahuas are always ready to play a rousing game of fetch. Buy a few small sized balls and have fun rolling them around the house as your pup excitedly chases after them.

Rainy Day Reading

When the weather is cold and rainy outside, don't feel guilty about grabbing a good book, a cup of tea, and a blanket to cuddle with your dog all day.

Conclusion

Silkyhuahuas are adorable, fluffy little companions who will bring joy to each one of their family members. Though they may not be running marathons, activities for Silkyhuahuas need to provide both physical and mental stimulation to keep your dog happy and healthy. Luckily, these dogs are up for almost anything and ready to play with their humans. Take a nice stroll around a park when the weather's nice or play a rousing game of indoor fetch with some Silkyhuahua sized toys and they will be happy and relaxed pups. After a quick activity, they will be ready to curl up in your lap for the rest of the day.