Activities For Smooth Foxy Rat Terriers

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Introduction

While the Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier may be small, their personality sure is not! These dogs are feisty, full of energy and have a bark that would better suit a hundred pound dog rather than a one foot tall pup. Due to the very active nature of this breed, they need to be provided with plenty of things to do or they can get bored and destructive - you don't want that! Choose one of these perfect games for your Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier to keep them happy and you will be happy too.

Mouse Chase

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
20 min
Items needed
Blanket
Remote Controlled Toy
Activity description
The Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier is a hybrid breed of dog where one half of the dog is bred from an American Rat Terrier. This breed got its name because, well, they are great at chasing rats! Chasing, catching and "disposing" of vermin was this small dog's job for centuries and one reason many started to adopt them - to ensure their homes were rat free! Hopefully, your house does not have any mice or rats but you still need a way to satisfy your dog's natural need to chase rodents. Don't go out and buy a live mouse though! Invest in a small remote controlled toy instead.
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Toy choice
Look for a remote controlled toy that is small (mouse size maybe!) and durable. You want something that will not break immediately as, chances are, your dog is going to catch it at some point. There are remote controlled toys designed specifically for dogs but they tend to cost a little more. A good solid kid toy will do just fine!
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Chase!
Set up the toy and place it on the ground for your dog to sniff and observe. Then, when your dog least expects it, make the toy move forward! Your dog will certainly jump in surprise but then immediately try to chase the toy. Zoom it all around the house, making it go into a hard to reach places to challenge your pup! It is like a true 'mouse' hunt!
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Hidden mouse
To make the game even more challenging and exciting, place the remote controlled toy underneath a blanket. Have the toy move around while under cover to confuse your Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier even more! Your dog won't know what is moving under the blanket but they will be jumping around to find out!
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Socializing

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Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
The Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier is one that loves to play with people and other dogs. While you may not think it due to this dog's incredible hunting instinct, they are actually quite lovable and can get along with just about anyone (except rats, of course!). Not only does your dog play well with others but it is also very important to let them socialize so they are calm and friendly in all types of situations. Follow these steps to help your dog make some friends to not only help them socialize and have fun but also to help get out some of that crazy energy!
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Dog park
Bring your Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier to a local dog park where they can run free with other dogs. While your pup makes new friends, be sure to keep them in your control by calling them once in a while and giving them a treat (just a nice reminder that you are there!). You can also talk to a few dog owners to make friends as well!
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Dog friends
If you have a friend or family member that also has a pet, invite them over for a doggy play date! Pets play best with each other when they are off the leash and able to run free. They can interact naturally this way and without owner intervention. Bring your dogs somewhere that will facilitate this play and your Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier will have an incredible time!
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People friends
To get your dog used to having a lot of people around of all different ages, bring them to your family events frequently or have your family members over. Smooth Foxy Rat Terriers play well with children and adults so you don't need to worry too much about the little ones! Basically, anyone who will give your dog a little attention will be their best friend.
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Chase Games

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Any Day
Cheap
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20 min
Items needed
Ball Thrower
Flirt Pole
Bubbles
Activity description
You are well aware of your Smooth Foxy Rat Terriers endless need to play and run and you surely want to satisfy this need. However, sometimes you might be tired and want to rest while your pup is roaring to go- what to do? These games are all perfect for this scenario! All of these steps cater to your Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier's need to run and also their desire to chase and hunt. However, you can sit down on the couch, outside in a field or on your porch for all of the games! You get to rest, your dog gets to play - everyone is happy!
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Bubbles
Not only are bubbles fun to play with but they are also something that your Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier is going to love. Sit back and blow bubbles for your pup and watch as they jump and snap at them, trying to catch something that is impossible - it will keep them busy for quite a while! Be sure to get non-toxic bubbles as your dog will likely eat a few!
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Flirt pole
A simple stick with a ribbon and toy tied to the end will provide your dog with endless entertainment. You can hang out on your couch as you dangle the pole, flipping it back and forth for your dog to chase. Keep it away as long as you can but eventually, your quick Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier is going to get that toy!
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Far fetch
Your Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier could likely play fetch all day long - they just never run out of energy! However, you will get tired after just a little bit (it is quite the arm workout to play fetch!). Get an automatic ball thrower for your dog which will toss a tennis ball extra far and never stop! Your dog will love this toy as will you.
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Dog Schedule

This breed of dog behaves the best when on a set schedule. While you can make your days vary a little bit, having a good routine where your dog is concerned will help them immensely. Feed your dog and play with them at the same time every day to make sure they are well behaved and happy.

Bark

Your Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier is quite the barker. Train your dog to stop barking using a clicker and a bunch of treats. One click means no barking but it also means a delicious reward!

Conclusion

The Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier is a small designer dog with a big attitude. Make sure your dog doesn't get out of control by spending time with them every day. Setting up activities and playing games with your dog will definitely curb their temper and you will immediately notice your dog is happier and calmer once they are entertained on a regular basis. So grab a ball, find a friend and get ready to play some chase games with your happy pup!