Activities For Smooth Foxtons

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Introduction

Smooth Foxtons are a hybrid between Boston Terriers and Smooth Fox Terriers. These lovable little pups are known for their intelligence. Smart dogs need a lot of stimulation. This stimulation needs to come in the form of both mental and physical activities. Here at Wag!, we know just what kinds of activities your Smooth Foxton will enjoy participating in with you. Below you will see a few of our favorite pastimes to take part in with your eager to play Smooth Foxton.

Toy Bath

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Water Toys
Activity description

If you have a bathtub in your home, put it to good use. On a day when you either can't or don't want to go outside, you can get out a few cheap bath toys and play in the tub with your pup. Be sure that you use lukewarm water in the tub to prevent your dog from overheating or getting too cold. During this playtime, you can also help your dog learn to enjoy being in the bathtub, because not all dogs enjoy bath time. If your dog needs it, you can also try to get them clean during this playtime by washing them with a gentle, dog-friendly shampoo.

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Fill the tub
A bath can be uncomfortable for your dog if you aren't careful with the water temperature. If the water is too hot, you could cause your pooch to overheat. If the water is too cold, you will start to notice your Smooth Foxton shivering. You also want to make sure you fill the tub to the appropriate level. Too much water can make your dog feel stressed, but too little water doesn't make for much fun. Shoot for three to five inches in the bottom of the tub.
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Toys and fun
Water-safe toys are a lot of fun in the bathtub! You can play water tug-of-war or just splash around with your dog in the water. If you have more than one dog, you can let them play around together in the tub as long as it is big enough to safely fit both dogs. If you aren't comfortable with this activity in your home, you can buy a small kiddie pool and play out in the yard, but you will want to make sure that the weather is appropriate.
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Dog-Led Walk

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
30 - 60 min
Items needed
Leash
Water
Waste Bags
Activity description

How often do you find yourself dragging your dog around during your walks? Instead of leading your dog around, give them the opportunity to control their own walk occasionally. While you may want to do this when the weather is nice because you could end up a good distance from home, it is a free and easy activity that you can extend as long as you want. All you need is a leash and maybe some water if it is too hot or your dog tends to drink a lot of water during walks. Stay open to new routes during your walk, but keep your GPS handy just in case your Smooth Foxton takes you to a place you don't know how to get home from!

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Suit up
This walk could turn into a long one. You should make sure that you are wearing comfortable shoes and clothes. Get your dog situated with a collar or harness that will be comfortable, and be sure to leash them up before you leave. Grab some water if you are planning on being gone for a long time.
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Be a follower
Normally, we lead our dogs around, because we have selected walking routes already. On this walk, you are going to let your dog take the lead (unless they start to go somewhere unsafe like the middle of a busy intersection). You should give your dog the chance to sniff around and enjoy all the new sights, smells, and sounds during this adventure. If you start to venture too far away from home, you can always regain the lead and direct your pooch toward home.
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Interactive Games

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Treats
Interactive Puzzles or Toys
Activity description

Smooth Foxtons need both physical and mental stimulation. Give them a little bit of a brain test with interactive toys and puzzles. These toys will cost you a small amount of money, but once you have them, all you have to do is fill them with treats and watch your dog get to work. While these toys are meant to be a challenge, they aren't too hard for your dog to figure out, so let them work at it before providing any help. They will work hard to figure out how to get tasty treats out of the puzzle or toy.

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Pick a puzzle
There are so many options when it comes to puzzle toys. You can get one that requires your dog to move pieces a certain way to reveal a treat. Other options require your dog to bat around a toy that will release a treat when knocked to just the right position. Both are great options that provide a bit of a challenge for your Smooth Foxton.
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Fill it and play
If you are busy, these are the perfect toys for your pooch. All you need to do is put treats in the toy. Then, you can walk away and let your dog play. If your dog is having a really hard time, you may want to intervene so that they don't get bored and abandon the toy altogether. If they seem to have it under control, they don't really need you to stick around for this activity. However, it is always best to supervise within earshot just in case your dog becomes overzealous and starts to destroy the toy.
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Give Your Dog a Pedi

Dogs need to have their nails trimmed occasionally. If you hear your dog clacking around on the floors of your home, it could be time to get out the trimmers or grinder. Make it fun by adding in massage and treats.

Read to Your Dog

If your pooch is already tired for the day, you can curl up and read a book to your Smooth Foxton. Kids learning to read can also benefit from this activity.

Conclusion

With proper mental and physical stimulation, your Smooth Foxton will be able to live a happy, healthy life. All your pooch really wants is to spend time with you, so all of these activities will help you and your Smooth Foxton bond. Plus, you will be able to have a great time with your four-legged friend.