A Silkzer is a cross between a Silky Terrier and a Minature Schnauzer, and it’s a breed you will happily invite into your home. They are low maintenance, don’t mind you being away from home, and adore being a lapdog and faithful companion. However, what Silkzers also love is to be a part of your world, doing everything they can to make you happy, while enjoying mental stimulation at the same time. Here are a few of the many things you can do with your Silkzer to cater to their needs.
If you want your Silkzer to be the life of the party, upstaging everyone else on the dance floor, then use a dreary rainy day to your advantage. When you have time to spare, you can teach your smart pup how to shake their booty! Training your dog in the field of dancing may be a hard activity, but it’s one that only requires the use of treats, and three or four 10-minute training sessions every day. Before long, this free activity can turn into a fun pastime that you show all your friends. Your pup is bound to enjoy all the attention also!
An excellent all-weather activity for your Silkzer is to teach them how to clean up after themselves. Often, you can spend more time putting your pet's toys away than you would doing your housework! It’s time your dog became responsible for their belongings, knowing how and where to put them away. This challenging activity is one that may take some time, but if you break the training sessions down into 10-minute increments, and only include one toy, basket, and treat, it may be easier than you think. It will also be worth it when you no longer have to put all their games and toys away!
Silkzers can yap and bark a lot when they don’t get their way, building on their excitement levels until they are full of energy. If you want them to be zen-like and calm, it’s an excellent idea to incorporate Doga into their lives. Doga is like yoga, but for dogs. While you carry out your human version, your furry friend can be doing an animal variety. The result can be a well-rounded dog that’s happy, calm, and content. This all-weather activity has a standard difficulty level but only takes around 20 minutes per time. What’s more, it’s free, and you don’t need any special tools or equipment other than your yoga mat.
Even though you can leave your Silkzer at home without any hassle, you may like to treat them to a car ride from time to time. Clip them into their harness in the seatbelt attachment then hit the road! You can also stop off on the way to your destination at parks for quick opportunities for them to stretch their legs. The entire trip is sure to be an adventure!
While Silkzers aren’t natural swimmers, that doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy involves a professional pool and trained dog experts, as well as a life jacket. If your dog suffers from sore joints or you want them to stay in tip-top condition, putting them into a small laps pool with a life jacket can be an excellent activity.
A Silkzer makes a pawsitively delightful pet. They are low maintenance, love to spend time with their owners, and have very few needs. They are also happy to do everything you do, as long as they get to spend time with you. If you are running out of ideas on how to spoil your Silkzer, you are sure to find these options above will put you leagues ahead of other dog owners!