As most Standard Schnauzer Chin parents will know, this adorable pooch has trouble written all over them. While these Japanese Chin and Standard Schnauzer mixes are sweet, cuddly, and affectionate, they can also be anxious, yappy, and feature symptoms of small dog syndrome. In essence, they can be a challenge if you don’t know how to combat bad behavior. If the time has come to provide them with enough stimulation to make them too tired to act up, then try out these activities below. You will be surprised at what a little stimulation and fun can do!
Standard Schnauzer Chins don’t mean to be noisy, but they can’t help it! They love to bark at new sounds and sights, and think nothing of standing there yapping when you’re trying to talk to someone new at the door! If you want to remain in your neighborhood’s good books, however, you are going to need to spend time taking care of business. Set aside 10-minute training sessions for as long as it takes to correct the problem. All you need for this free all-weather activity are a few treats, but be prepared to have your patience tested!
Thanks to the Schnauzer and Japanese Chin parentage, the resultant Standard Schnauzer Chin is a breed that likes to jump and climb. While their small stature means they can’t go all that far, that doesn’t mean they won’t give it a good go! In any weather, you can set up an obstacle course to appeal to this trait. You can set a course up either inside or outside, and you only need a few items to act as obstacles and a handful of treats. What’s more, an obstacle course for your Standard Schnauzer Chin only takes up around half an hour of your time but will offer an average difficulty level to appeal to them. Take the time to try it out today.
Standard Schnauzer Chins can be quite precious dogs, preferring to do what they want and when they want it. That’s why they are one of the hardest dogs to housebreak, too! Given that teeth brushing is one of the most crucial things to do with dogs, you will need to incorporate it into their lives as a regular activity from a young age. All you need is a toothbrush and toothpaste for dogs, and a treat to sweeten the deal. There’s no denying this activity can be a challenge, but it’s affordable, and you can do it in any weather. It can also save you several hundred dollars in vet bills if you take care of your pup’s oral health!
If you want a real challenge, knowing the payoff can be substantial, then teach your Standard Schnauzer Chin how to fetch. This game is not a natural choice for your pup, but with time, they can work it out. Once they do, it will help them burn off enough energy every day to keep them out of trouble. You can also play it in any weather, watching them run backward and forward chasing and retrieving a toy.
Both the Japanese Chin and Schnauzer enjoy chasing little critters – it’s in their DNA. If you want to make sure they can still run and chase without the risk to other animals, then invest in a weasel ball. This toy features a plastic ball with batteries in it attached to a soft fabric weasel. The ball will move along your floor, powered by the battery, causing the weasel to flip alongside it. Your dog will love chasing this on the floor!