If you were looking for a ball of energy to be roaming around your home looking adorable, then you will find a Smooth Torkie is all that and more. As a combination of a Smooth Fox Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier, they get high energy levels from both breeds and the cute, innocent face of the Yorkshire Terrier. Don’t let this adorable dog’s looks deceive you, however. They need consistent training, stimulation, and plenty of physical activity. They also need a home with well-behaved children or none at all. Feel like it’s impossible to provide your Smooth Torkie with all they need? Here are a few options.
Smooth Torkies can bark quite a lot, especially in a place with a lot of things going on. However, to avoid getting on the wrong side of your neighbors, it’s important to nip the yapping behavior in the bud before it gets too out of hand. If you don’t, your Smooth Torkie will grow up to bark at anything and everything! This all-weather activity also doesn’t take a lot of time, only consistency. It’s a challenge, and you will need to have plenty of treats on hand as well, but once you master bark training, you will have a quiet and well-behaved Smooth Torkie.
If you work all day or want your dog to have as much early socialization as possible, then booking them into a dog care facility may be an excellent option for you and your furry friend. Smooth Torkies require as much early socialization as possible and can become grumpy and nervous around dogs if they don’t get it. Once you bring your Smooth Torkie home as a puppy, trial a few days a week in doggy care. It’s an all-weather activity, albeit an expensive one, and they get to benefit from four hours of play every day. What’s more, you can drop them off on your way to work and return to pick them up later. Get a leash, toy, and try out a new facility today.
Sometimes the best activity with your pup is hanging out with them in the backyard. You can supervise their play, watch what they get up to, and enjoy being around them. As long as you are with them and showing interest in what they are doing, your Smooth Torkie will never be bored or in need of attention.
Feel like stepping out into nature for a bit of fresh air? Take your Smooth Torkie along for the trip. Put a leash on your pooch and take a walk around your neighborhood or local park. All it takes is half an hour to tire your dog out for the rest of the day.
Smooth Torkies are little bundles of energy that bring nothing but pawsitive energy into your home. They love to run, play, be social, and enjoy being in your company. The Smooth Torkie also gets on well with everyone as long as you socialize them from a young age. To keep your Smooth Torkie happy and healthy is not an arduous task. Try out these activities above, or think outside the square and come up with your own!