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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.
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.
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!
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.