Activities For Terri-Poos

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Introduction

Being one of the most renowned designer dogs in the world, chances are you have encountered the small and fluffy Terri-Poo. This dog is a combination of two adorable breeds – the Australian Terrier and the Poodle. This breed usually inherits a good mix of the two parents so you never really know what you are going to get in each pooch. However, in general, Terri-Poos are loving, friendly and loyal to their owners. Physically, they will usually have a thick and shaggy coat and floppy ears. They get along well with everyone, even children and other pets. All in all, the Terri-Poo can become a great watchdog, house pet and everyday companion. 

Therapy Dog

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Certification
Leash
Activity description

The Terri-Poo is one of the most loving and compassionate dog breeds that you will ever meet. Another one of the qualities that make them stand out is their perceptiveness; Terri-Poos are considered highly intuitive dogs that can respond well to the moods of people. This is exactly the reason why this designer dog has great potential to become a therapy dog. Dogs bring a certain happiness and sense of relief to the people they meet. By turning your best friend into a therapy dog, you have the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of others who are in need. 

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Find an organization
To have your best buddy become a therapy dog, you first need to find a reputable organization that will help you with the process and will tell you how to proceed. Some of the most renowned organizations for this purpose include the American Kennel Club, Alliance of Therapy Dogs and Therapy Dogs International.
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Have your dog certified
Once you find and choose an organization that you would like to work with, the next step is to get your dog certified. Although each individual organization has their own testing and certification processes, the requirements for potential therapy dogs are almost always similar. Find out about the qualifications and see if your dog is eligible. Then, have your dog go through whatever test is required.
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Register your pooch as a therapy dog
When your dog completes the process and passes, then the tester or observer can then recommend your dog for certification. After being officially certified as a therapy dog, you will have to register your dog with any of the accredited organizations. Once registered, your dog can start making visits to medical facilities, nursing homes and other places where therapy dogs are needed.
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Dog Park Fun

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Food
Water
Collapsible bowl
Waste bags
Toys (optional)
Activity description
Dog parks are a popular destination for dog owners and their furry buddies because it presents lots of opportunities for fun, adventure and socialization. In dog parks, you will meet dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds and personalities. However, there are some dog parks that have restrictions on dogs. If you want your dog to be able to move freely, you might want to consider looking for an off-leash dog park. Here, your pooch gets more leeway to run around, play and do whatever they want, as long as they don’t cause any harm to the other park visitors. The great thing about these parks is that they are usually free of charge.
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Brush up on basic obedience
Basic obedience is often disregarded or forgotten. However, if you plan to frequently visit off-leash dog parks, your dog will need to have a good understanding of the basic commands, especially the “come” command. This is because your dog will be unrestricted while in the park. Thus, commanding them will be useful if ever you need your dog to come to you without having to chase them. Work on the basics and use treats to motivate your pooch to learn.
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Choose a dog park
Do your research before heading to just any dog park. Ask friends or neighbors about the local dog parks that they frequent. You can also do some online research to find one in your area. Once you choose a park, you can do some checking before bringing your dog there. Check out if the park is well maintained and if it is too crowded or rowdy.
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Enjoy your day at the park
When you have decided on a park and are happy with your choice, bring your dog there. If you have a small dog, you may stay in the designated area for small dogs, if there is one. Keep an eye out on your dog and watch how they interact with the other dogs in the park. When your dog starts to get comfortable, you can then sit back, relax and enjoy your day at the park.
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Unleash Creativity

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
15 - 30 min
Items needed
Non-toxic paint
Blank canvas or cloth
Newspaper
Activity description

Are you looking for a way to show off your dog’s creative side? Or are you simply looking to have your dog participate in your art and craft projects? Whatever your purpose may be, one of the most fun activities that you can do with your dog is painting. In this activity, your dog has free rein to go crazy with all the colors, prints and designs. While the resultant painting may not be the most artistic or organized portrait you will ever see in your life, it is priceless and special because it was done by your furbaby. It is also a good way to keep your dog moving and to help stimulate their mind.

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Purchase the painting materials
For your arts and crafts day, you will have to head to the store to get some of the art supplies that you need. You will need a blank canvas that your dog can paint on. While any blank cloth will do, you may want to go for a canvas, especially if you plan to display your dog’s work in your home. You will also need non-toxic paint that is easily washable. Buy enough newspaper as well to protect your home from paint drippings.
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Start paw painting
When you get home, find a room where you will be doing the painting. Then, cover the area with newspaper and lay down the blank canvas. Pour some paint on a palette and take your dog into the room. You can take the lead by dipping your dog’s paw in the paint and placing it on top of the canvas. You can do this a few more times until your dog understands what to do. Then, they can take over and start paw painting on their own.
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Ball Pit

Do you remember when you would play in a ball pit as a child? A ball pit brings a whole lot of fun to those who are in it. You can let your dog experience this by buying a small ball pit made specifically for canines. 

Photo Shoot

Aside from their bubbly personality, Terri-Poos also happen to have an adorable appearance. Showcase your dog’s beauty by making them the star of your very own photo shoot. Find a good spot to take pictures in and snap some shots of your model. 

Conclusion

Combining the naughty but playful nature of an Australian Terrier and the sweet nature of the Poodle, you can expect a lot of mischievousness and affection from your Terri-Poo. This designer dog can bring a whole lot of doggy fun for any owner or family. Good-natured, devoted and spirited, Terri-Poos are a great addition to any household.