Activities For Soft Coated Woxers

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Introduction

If you love the sturdy, strong qualities of a Boxer and the fluffy, friendly aspects of a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, then a Soft Coated Woxer is definitely the dog for you! This dog is full of energy, is very intelligent and also can be a little mischievous. If you already own a Soft Coated Woxer, you are very familiar with these traits and are probably wondering what types of activities you can do with your pup that are geared toward them directly. Well, this guide will help! Activities just for Soft Coated Woxers is what you will find here!

Make Friends

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Any Day
Free
Easy
20 min
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Collar
Activity description
Soft Coated Woxers love companionship. Due to this, they will be very loyal pets who want only to make you happy. However, sometimes you might be busy, have to work or just need to be solo for a minute. In these cases, it is great if your Soft Coated Woxer has other friends to turn to. Having a companion will help your dog stay happy and appease the need for a buddy when you are not available. This activity is completely free and is something you can do anytime of the year, regardless of weather. Maybe you will even make a new friend or two!
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Dog park
Bring your dog to a local dog park where they can run freely with other dog friends. This is a great way to see which type of dog your Soft Coated Woxer is naturally drawn to. When your dog seems to be playing with one pup in particular, find their owner and arrange times for your dogs to meet up either at the dog park or at your home. You can make many friends for your dog this way!
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Friends with dogs
Ask a few of your friends or family members who have dogs to bring their pup over to your house to play. Let your dogs both sniff each other first and then freely run around. Remember that it is your Soft Coated Woxer's territory so they may act a little protective of certain toys or spots on the couch but thanks to the nonaggressive nature of this breed, it shouldn't be a major concern.
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New family member
If your Soft Coated Woxer is frequently alone, they may really benefit from having another dog in the house. Consider adding another dog member to the family to be a companion to your Soft Coated Woxer. Having another dog is a huge commitment, meaning it must be considered carefully but keep in mind how great it would be for your pup!
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Silly Games

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Treats
Toys
Activity description
Soft Coated Woxers are known to have a great personality. These pups are upbeat and almost always happy. On top of just being plain cheery, they love a good game that brings out their silly side. These quick, easy games are great for a fun loving pup like a Soft Coated Woxer. You can play all of these mini-games inside or outside which means they are great for when the weather takes a turn for the worse. You may want to invest in a few new dog toys for this activity but, overall, it is fairly inexpensive to do all of these games.
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Kong treat
Kong toys are perfect for stuffing with your dog's favorite treat and then watching as they try frantically to get to the reward inside. Fill the Kong with cheese and put it in the microwave for ten seconds to let it melt or scrape some peanut butter inside and then freeze the Kong for a cold treat. Either way, your Soft Coated Woxer will be hilarious as they toss the Kong around, nuzzling it and licking as quickly as possible!
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Flirt pole
Soft Coated Woxers love to chase toys around and a flirt pole is the perfect thing for your dog. A flirt pole is essentially a fishing pole for a dog - a long stick with a string and a feather or toy securely fastened at the end. Wave it in front of your dog and pull it up at the last minute before they grab it! Your dog will have a blast trying to catch that feather or toy!
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Treat puzzles
A dog treat puzzle is great for the Soft Coated Woxer's intellect and also to keep their love of play alive. Place some treats inside a dog treat puzzle and watch as your pup quickly goes to work trying to get at the treat. If a puzzle was too easy for your dog, get them a harder one - they come in a wide variety of difficulties perfect for smart dogs like your Soft Coated Woxer.
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Freeze Tag

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Sunny Day
Free
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
Soft Coated Woxers definitely benefit from a good amount of exercise each day. While they don't require a ten mile hike, a few minutes running around is ideal. Playing freeze tag with your dog is a new way to add some excitement to your everyday backyard jaunt. Soft Coated Woxers are also very trainable dogs so they will catch on to this game quickly. Freeze tag is free to play (maybe a small cost to fill your pockets with treats) and is best when done outside so you will want weather that warrants this. However, you can always move the game inside if you have a nice place to run indoors!
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Space to run
Head to a nice fenced in area where you can safely let your dog run around. Your backyard will do just fine as long as your dog won't wander away! Otherwise, try a local track, a park or borrow a family member's yard. This game may not work in a dog park where your Soft Coated Woxer could be easily distracted. You can always give it a try inside as well if you don't mind running around in your house!
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Run and sit
Get your dog moving around by chasing them a little. Once your dog is running and having fun, tap them on the back and say "tag." Then, immediately have them sit. Toss your dog a treat and then start running around again. Repeat this step a few times, tapping your dog, saying "tag" and then having them sit. Now your dog knows that when you say "tag", they freeze and sit!
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Freeze in place
Chase your Soft Coated Woxer around, trying to tag them and freeze them in place. This is an open ended game so you can play for as long or as short as you would like. It is something that you and your Soft Coated Woxer will want to play frequently as it gets out some pent up energy, is a game that requires you to spend time together, and it is just pure fun!
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Toy Clean Up

Soft Coated Woxers love toys which means you will likely have a lot of them in your house. Teach your pup to pick up their toys by using treats and commands and you'll never have to clean up all those toys again!

Hide and Seek

Soft Coated Woxers are very loyal dogs which means that when you leave the room, they will want to find you! Have your dog sit in one room and then hide. See how long before they find you!

Conclusion

Soft Coated Woxers are a very fun dog. They have a playful spirit, just the right amount of energy and are quite smart which means they can easily be trained to play new, fun games. When you take the time to set up some activities for your Soft Coated Woxer, they will be quite the happy dog and even more loyal than their DNA already makes them. So now, what to play first...