The Tibecot is a unique companion dog originating from the Tibetan Terrier from Tibet and the Coton de Tulear from Madagascar. Both parent breeds rely on their families to keep them happy and well-stimulated, so the resultant Tibecot is bound to be the same. The more attention you provide them, the better. However, given how intelligent they are, you may have to dig a little deeper to come up with ideas of which they don’t tire quickly. These below can be both necessary and stimulating.
Not everyone has the time or money to enlist the services of a professional groomer, which is why grooming at home can become a necessary and soothing activity you can do with your Tibecot. When you begin grooming them from a young age, it’s not something that seems to worry them. Instead, they can relish in the chance to spend time with you. You will need to purchase scissors, a de-shedder, comb, and a pin brush, but this hour-long activity is one that you can do in any weather. It’s also fairly easy and affordable while making your dog more comfortable.
When the rain is keeping both you and your four-legged pal indoors, you have to come up with something to keep them busy and out of mischief. Otherwise, it doesn’t take long for them to become bored and agitated. Appeal to their intelligence with mental puzzles that will challenge them. You can create them or buy them for a moderate price tag, before letting them solve them in an hour or more. All you need is a pipe, drill, puzzles from the store, treats, and a muffin tin. You can then get to work entertaining your Tibecot on a miserable day!
If you want to challenge yourself and your Tibecot while helping them to learn a fun skill, then training them in the art of dance is an excellent place to start. This all-weather activity is a challenge but it’s free and only requires the use of treats and five-minute training sessions. At the end of the three steps for teaching your Tibecot how to dance, they will be able to dance on command, becoming the life of any party! What’s more, it’s an activity that will appeal to their need for mental stimulation while offering physical exertion at the same time.
Because the Tibecot can be wary around other dogs and creatures - particularly those they don’t know, you may find that regular playdates from a young age can do wonders for their personality. With early socialization and ongoing play, they will learn to trust other dogs and welcome their approach. Playdates can also help to wear them out while giving you the opportunity to meet with friends more often too.
While there are many exercise options for your Tibecot, one of the most tried and trusted activities is walking them. It’s something that your dog knows how to do naturally, and they will look forward to them on a frequent basis. As long as you have a doggy waste bag and a harness or leash, you can take the Tibecot for short walks as often as you like.
Tibecots are not dogs you can ever underestimate. They remain loyal to their family, have lively personalities, and their intelligence is remarkable. As a result, you must always go the extra mile to entertain them with activities that will challenge and test them in a pawsitive way. A mixture of both mental and physical activities will be all you need to keep your Tibecot happy.