Activities For Soft Coated Wheatzers

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Introduction

A Soft-Coated Wheatzer is the unique breeding of a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier and a Miniature Schnauzer. As both of these breeds are unique in their looks, you can only imagine what the offspring is! This beautiful and rare dog will suit any family with or without pets and children. They are full of energy thanks to the Terrier and also have a relatively high prey drive. What's more, they require at least an hour of physical and mental stimulation every day – if not more. Left to their own devices, they are destructive, naughty and can get upset. If you tend to be away from home a lot, you may need to arrange care or opt for a different dog. Stuck for activity ideas? Try these below. 

Teeth Brushing

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
10 min
Items needed
Treat
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Activity description
The Soft-Coated Wheatzer tends to have more dental problems than other breeds. For the owner, this can mean a foul-smelling pooch and a pile of dental bills. For the dog, it can mean a lot of unnecessary pain and discomfort. When you bring your Soft-Coated Wheatzer home as a puppy, immediately begin a regular tooth brushing routine. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of oral hygiene being a problem in their future. It’s a straightforward all-weather activity that doesn’t cost a lot but can have on-going benefits. It should also only take 10 minutes and requires a brush, treat, and paste.
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Buy items
While you might be tempted to purchase a toothbrush and paste as you would use, you need to opt for something a bit different for your dog! They require a soft-bristled dog brush, or a child’s toothbrush if you can’t get a dog one. They also need special dog toothpaste. Dog paste tends to taste like malt, chicken, and beef. Once you buy these, give your dog a dab of the toothpaste to taste, so it’s not an unexpected, new treat.
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Outside surfaces
The first step is to lift their lip on one side so you can see their gums and teeth. Use gentle scrubbing motions as you would with your teeth to clean them. Try to clean the outside surfaces as best as you can. Your dog will most likely not allow you to get to the inside area.
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Molars and canines
The most challenging part of brushing your dog’s teeth is getting into those hard-to-reach areas without your dog protesting too much. It’s important to clean their upper molars and canines as best as you can. These are the teeth that are more likely to build up with tartar than others. Once you have cleaned their teeth, reward them with a treat for being such a good doggy! Repeat the process at least once or twice per week.
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Doggy Daycare

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Any Day
Expensive
Easy
6 - 8 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Toy
Activity description

In many cases, dogs don’t mind being at home while you go to work or out to do errands. In the case of a Soft-Coated Wheatzer, however, it’s not likely. If you do, you will come home to holes dug in your yard and other items likely destroyed. Soft-Coated Wheatzers can become anxious when you’re not there and prefer to be with you at all times. That’s why a doggy daycare facility can become a necessary activity in their day. You can drop them off in the morning, pick them up after a full day at work, then take them home exhausted. It’s an expensive activity, but you only need to supply a toy and leash, and it’s effortless to do. 

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Choose a facility
With so many dog owners in the United States, it makes sense for there to be many dog care facilities to cater to them. After all, no one likes to leave their furry friend home alone, and some dogs fret more than others when you do! Choose a facility you believe will suit your dog. Some are more luxurious than others. You can opt for a “bare bones” facility that feeds and waters them and provides them with shelter and socialization. Alternatively, you can go for a more luxurious option with grooming facilities, separate rooms, and even swimming pools to enjoy.
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Visit
The first time you take your dog to the care facility, don’t leave them. Let them familiarize themselves with their surroundings and then take them home again with you. You want them to know that when they come here, they get to go back with you and that you’re not abandoning them forever!
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Routine
You can then begin to establish a routine with your Soft-Coated Wheatzer. Take them to Doggy Daycare in the morning, pick them up in the afternoon, and do so on the same days every week. Your dog needs to know a routine and be comfortable with it. Dogs can become stressed if not everything goes to plan, and Soft-Coated Wheatzers are stressed by nature.
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Pupsicles

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Hot Day
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Easy
30 min
Items needed
Rawhide sticks
Water
Low salt stock
Popsicle trays
Activity description

Soft-Coated Wheatzers do not fare well in the heat as their coats are warm and thick. Therefore, you may like to introduce your dog to pupsicles if you want them to be able to cool down and regulate their body temperature. These delicious treats for dogs are effortless to make, will cool your pup down for at least half an hour, and only need a few kitchen ingredients and treats. They are also affordable and fun to build in bulk for future use. You can set your dog outside in the shade with one of these and watch as their face lights up. They are an excellent option for Soft-Coated Wheatzers. 

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Make stock
The quickest and easiest way to achieve low salt beef or chicken stock is to buy it. You could make it yourself, but the salt content may not be safe for your dog. Mix the stock with water to dilute it and pour it into big popsicle trays.
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Add a stick
You can add the rawhide sticks to the popsicles halfway through the freezing process. By doing so, they can stand up straight in the center to look more like a popsicle. Put the pupsicles back in the freezer until they are solid and the sticks don’t move. Overnight freezing is best, so your doggo can enjoy them the next day!
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Enjoy
Once the popsicles are ready, you can now give your dog one. Set them up in a shaded, cool area with access to fresh, clean drinking water. They can lick, suck, and chew the popsicle until they get the rawhide free. They are bound to love this beautiful sunny-day activity.
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Swimming

Need to cool down over the summer weeks? Then, treat your family and Soft-Coated Wheatzer to a dip in the water. You can fill up a paddling pool at home or even hit the nearest local watering hole. The Soft-Coated Wheatzer’s fur also doesn’t take long to dry, making it quicker to take care of with a towel. 

Walk

Soft-Coated Wheatzers require around one hour of exercise per day, and you can give it to them in the form of a walk. You can walk around your neighborhood, to a park, on a nature walk, or even to your nearest dog park. Any walking activity is one that’s going to benefit both you and your dog. 

Conclusion

There is no denying that your Soft-Coated Wheatzer is going to need more love, attention, and affection than many other breeds. But, given how loyal and loving they are, you won’t mind one little bit! Take the time to compile a list of fun activities for your dog. You can then work your way through them, making your dog feel like the most impawtant thing in your life.