Keeping your Smooth Foxie Doxie busy is the hardest part of owning this lovely hybrid dog. A mix of Dachshund and Smooth Fox Terrier, their curiosity is overflowing, and they need to be busy to be happy. Long rambling walks where they can investigate every bush are perfect for this pup. Or maybe visit a friend who just happens to own a dog, too. Dogs make their own fun and just run and play without any structured game. Wet cold days can be a challenge, but there are plenty of indoor activities that you can keep them busy with. Teach them the color of their toys, and then you can send them on a mission to find the yellow bunny or the red bird. When they bring them back, give them a treat and send them off on another mission. A busy Smooth Foxie Doxie is a good dog.
Keeping your dog busy during the day makes for a nice quiet evening where your dog just wants to snuggle on your lap. Tire them out with small jobs they can help you with. Introduce them to the mail person and ask them to give the mail to your dog to bring in. Of course, you will have to train your dog to bring the mail in unharmed, you don't want them to 'open' the mail for you! They can pick up the pegs that you dropped on purpose when bringing in the washing. Have them pick the pegs up and put them in a special basket. Your dog will feel so important when they help you out. They can even help you bring in the groceries, one item at a time. You have to get creative because if you don't, your Smooth Foxie Doxie will and you may not like their alternative!