Activities For Standard Bolonauzers

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Introduction

If you thought a Bolognese or Standard Schnauzer was enough of a perfect pet, then imagine what you could get when you blend them? The resultant Standard Bolonauzer is a dog you will immediately love. They are full of life, energy, playfulness, and loyalty. They are also a medium-size dog with long legs and a need for daily exercise and grooming. If you have become the proud new owner of a Standard Bolonauzer, then it might be time to treat them to these activities below. 

Grooming

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Pin brush
De-matter
Nail clippers
Scissors
Activity description

The Standard Bolonauzer has long, curly fur. They are also hypoallergenic, making them an ideal best friend for those with fur allergies. However, their grooming needs, as a result, are unusually high. You are going to need to dedicate an hour at least every few days to maintain their silky coat. You will need a pin brush, scissors, nail clippers, and a de-matter. Alternatively, you would need to spend hundreds of dollars every year taking them to a professional groomer. Instead, do this all-weather and affordable activity at home. It may not be all that straightforward in the beginning, but you and your furry friend will soon fall into a routine. 

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Take care of knots
If your pup has gotten into all sorts of trouble out in nature, then they may come home with knots, tangles, and matting that are impossible to brush out. Their silky fur can mean they also get these far more often than other breeds as well. The first step of grooming is to take care of these. Use your de-matter and scissors to de-mat, cut, and remove knots and matting that will hinder brushing.
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Brush
Once you have removed all the knots your brush can’t remove, you can grab your pin brush and get to work. Brush their entire coat, being gentle and carefully detangling as you go. Go slow and carefully around their face, and trim their ear, paw, and facial hair if you need to.
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Clip and clean
Standard Bolonauzers also require more than brushing and de-matting. You need to focus on clipping their nails and cleaning their ears. Debris and moisture can work its way into your Standard Bolonauzer’s ears, causing all manner of problems. Take care of this daily. With nail clipping, keep an eye on them. Make sure you clip them to avoid scratching, tearing, and snagging. Walking and running on concrete can also help to keep them at a manageable level.
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Crate Training

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Any Day
Moderate
Hard
20 min
Items needed
Crate
Blankets
Toys
Treats
Activity description

It’s not uncommon for a Standard Bolonauzer to be anxious, scared, or nervous. These feelings can often be amplified when you leave them alone for any period. If you want to take care of their separation anxiety while offering a safe place for them, then consider crate training from a puppy. It’s no easy feat, and it can be expensive, but it can solve many problems for your furry friend. It might be time to purchase a blanket, crate, treats, and toys, and get the process underway. The sooner you start, the earlier you can leave your home confident your Standard Bolonauzer is feeling okay! 

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Introduce and feed
It’s crucial to introduce your Standard Bolonauzer to a crate correctly. If you put them in there right away and leave them, you will find it’s not a place they feel comfortable. They will grow to hate the crate as well. Start by putting it in an area of your home they frequent. Leave it open, put treats in there, their favorite toys, and even feed them in it. They will grow to associate their crate with where their fun toys are, and where they get their dinner!
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Take it slow
Don’t immediately put your Standard Bolonauzer into the crate, close the door, and leave the house. Instead, start by putting them in it, closing the door, but sitting by them. Sit by them for 10 minutes then leave the room for only a few minutes. Return and sit by them again. Repeat this process in 10-minute sessions for as many days as it takes for them to stop getting upset when you leave the room.
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Leave the house
Over time, your Standard Bolonauzer will come to know that going into the crate doesn’t mean anything scary. You will be able to close the door and leave the room with them content in the knowledge you are coming back. With this in mind, you can begin going out of the house. At first, go away for only half an hour and no longer. Eventually, you will be able to build it up for a few hours at a time with no problems.
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Begging

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Rainy Day
Free
Normal
5 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description

If you are searching for a fun, rainy-day activity that your Standard Bolonauzer will be able to master quickly, then why not try your hand at teaching them to beg? Not only do they get the mental stimulation of learning something new, but it’s also a fun party trick they will use to their advantage. Begging also doesn’t cost a dime, except for a few treats, and has an average difficulty level for an intelligent breed such as a Standard Bolonauzer. Set aside 20 minutes a day in five-minute sessions to teach your dog how to beg. Once they master it, you will be so proud of what they can now do! 

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Gain interest
The first step of teaching your pooch to beg is to get them interested in the treats you have to offer. Show them the treat, hold it in your hand, let them sniff it, and as they go to reach for it, raise it. As you lift it, their instinct will be to rise with it. Keep lifting it until they find their way into the “beg” position. Once they do that, give them the treat and plenty of positive praise.
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Trigger word
After a few times of ending up in the beg position, incorporate your trigger word “beg.” Then, the next time you show them the treat and raise it, use the trigger word. Repeat it once they get the treat along with positive praise. You will need to complete this step over and over again to drill it into their heads.
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Repetition
The final phase of teaching your dog to beg is to use repetition. Keep getting your dog to stand on their hind legs to receive a treat, along with connecting it with the word “beg.” Eventually, you will be able to say the trigger word, with them instinctively standing to attention.
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Walk

Standard Bolonauzers require a lot of physical activity, but it doesn’t all have to cost money or require a lot of effort. You can satisfy their requirements by way of a long walk. Take them through the many streets of your neighborhood, visit a garden or local park, or try out a local walkway. No matter where you go, your furry friend is going to enjoy satisfying all their senses. 

Fetch

Standard Bolonauzers have long, lean legs, making them a prime candidate for a fun game of fetch. You can play inside, your backyard, or even at the local dog park. Throw their fetch toy many times, helping to tire your pooch out as they sprint to retrieve it and bring it back to you.

Conclusion

Most Standard Bolonauzer owners will know just how impawtant it is to provide their pooch with as many fun activities as possible. But, coming up with ideas is a challenge all on its own! If you need ideas for how to spend quality time with your four-legged friend, then why not try out these options above? You will be surprised at how many of them get your pup’s tail wagging!