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Taking your Telomian for a walk will bring about all sorts of strange looks because this breed is not only rare but unique too. Telomians likely originate from coyotes, dingoes, and a mixture of feral Asian dogs, and are a native Malaysian dog that people breed in the United States. Instead of barking, they howl, and instead of having a pink tongue, theirs is blue like the Chow Chow. Along with their unique history and traits, they are a dog with unique talents such as climbing and using their paws strategically. Appeal to this beautiful breed with these activities below.
How convenient would it be if you didn’t have to get off your chair to open the door for your dog to go outside? Because of how talented your Telomian is with using their paws, you can quickly make it a reality. Teaching your dog to open doors is a cheap, relatively straightforward and all-weather activity that will make your pooch the life of the party. What’s more, in only a few ten-minute sessions with treats, a clicker, and a bandana, they will master the technique and save you a lot of hassle going forward. A Telomian will pick up this trick far quicker than most breeds.
In Malaysia, the majority of houses sat on stilts and Telomians used to protect their family from snakes and other creatures below. If the dog wanted to join their family, they had to learn how to climb a ladder quickly. It didn’t take long for them to adapt and become adept ladder climbers. Even Telomians today that may not need to know how can still learn such skillsets and add it to their repertoire. It makes an excellent all-weather activity, doesn’t cost a dime, and you only need to gather a toy and treats for use with your ladder. With a few ten-minute training sessions, your Telomian will be the master of ladder climbing.
As you know by now, your Telomian is an adept climber. Any activity that has varying terrain is going to suit them down to the ground. Therefore, a hiking trip can be the perfect way to stimulate all their senses. They get to enjoy the physical stimulation as well as the mental stimulation of working out how to climb over the challenging terrain. For your Telomian, it will be an easy activity, but one that will take around three hours on a sunny day. Don’t forget to take a leash, harness, waste bag, and water before you hit the track.
Telomians don’t tend to get along well with small critters as they see them as prey. Therefore, they can get quite lonely in a single-pet household. Ensure they always have something to occupy their time – such as chew toys. Offer a variety of options and keep them at different points around your home. The way they hold the toys in their paws will also make you laugh!
Once you master ladder climbing and all sorts of agility tasks, you may find your pooch could benefit from some professional agility training. The sky’s the limit for where their natural skill set could take them. Consider getting in touch with a kennel club to arrange a meeting. They could become the top of their class in no time.
The Telomian is all paws and excitement. They are a beautiful, unique, and challenging breed that will have you exploring a whole new range of activity options. While they can be quite a serious dog, they are also pawsitively delightful to be around and love nothing more than to hang out with their human and do fun things. Treat your Telomian to these activities above.