Activities For Tibepillon Terriers

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Introduction

Even though the Tibepillon Terrier, a cross between a Papillon and Tibetan Terrier, looks like a lap dog, they are far from it. Instead, this fluffy little dog is as large as life, boasting endless amounts of energy and raw love for anything and anyone. If you want that kind of vibrancy to wake you up in the morning, then you may like to open your home to a Tibepillon Terrier. Even though this breed is small, don’t mistake it for a low need for stimulation. They require a lot of mental and physical stimulation to keep them happy and healthy, so we’ve included a few helpful options below. 

Tug of War

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Any Day
Free
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10 min
Items needed
Old t-shirts
Activity description

The best type of physical activity for Tibepillon Terriers is short bursts that will tire them out. Tug of war can offer that. This free and simple activity is one that can provide your pup with 10 minutes of fun inside or outside your home. What’s more, you don’t need to go to the pet store to buy a rope. You can use old t-shirts to make one yourself. Tug of war is an excellent game for an energetic and playful dog such as the Tibepillon Terrier. It also doesn’t take a lot of hard work on your part, but you need to let them win a game or two! 

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Make a rope
Instead of spending money to buy a tug rope, you can make one using old t-shirts. Make sure they are thick cotton to prevent stretch. Shred the t-shirt into strips, then separate the pieces into three equal piles. Tie them together at one end them plait them until they form a substantial rope. You now have a fun toy that didn’t cost you a dime!
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Let them win
If you intend on incorporating tug of war into your pup’s regular play time, then make sure you let them win on occasion. If you are continually pulling the rope away from your dog because you are strong, your furry friend won’t find it all that fun. Instead, don’t tug very hard and let them take it away from you. Let your dog think that they are some serious competition!
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Play
Sit on the couch or floor with your Tibepillon Terrier and give them one end of your newly-made tug rope. Hold the other end and wiggle it around like it’s trying to get away from them. As your dog pulls, you pull gently back, but as they put more effort in, let them have the rope. Don’t be so generous the next time and take it from them before giving it back.
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DIY Food Puzzles

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Rainy Day
Cheap
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Pipe
Drill
Oven/dehydrator
Sweet potato
Rope
Treats
Activity description

There can be nothing more annoying than trying to entertain an excitable Tibepillon Terrier when it’s teeming down with rain. If you can’t get outside, you have to come up with fun activities to tire your dog out and entertain them indoors. It’s not all that easy. However, if you flex your creative muscles, you may be able to come up with a couple of DIY food puzzles that will test them mentally while offering them delicious food at the same time. Gather a rope, pipe, sweet potato, treats, and have access to an oven or dehydrator. You can create toys and save money! 

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Sweet potato rope
Tibepillon Terriers love to chew, but you need to direct it away from your furniture, clothing, and shoes. A sweet potato rope can help. Cut sweet potato into two-inch thick rings and pierce out a hole in the middle. Dehydrate them in the oven or a purpose-built dehydrator. Once they are dry, thread them onto a thick rope. Your dog will love gnawing away on the tough vegetable for hours.
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Food shaker
Food stuffer toys can be expensive to buy, but they are affordable to make. Find an old PVC pipe, clean it thoroughly, then get your drill ready. Put a cap on one end, drill some holes large enough for kibble to fall out of, fill it with kibble them put the lid on the other end. Your Tibepillon Terrier has to roll it around the floor trying to get the food out.
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Supervise
Even though these DIY food puzzles are safe for your dog to enjoy, you may still like to supervise. Consider putting your Tibepillon Terrier in the same room as you so you can make sure they are playing with the toys as you intended. For a short amount of work, you benefit from at least an hour of quiet time.
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Hoop Jumping

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Any Day
Cheap
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5 min
Items needed
Treats
Hula hoop
Activity description

Given how full of life a Tibepillon Terrier is, it makes sense to offer activities that will work them hard but tire them out quickly. Hoop jumping is one such activity. You can teach your Tibepillon Terrier to jump through a hula hoop in five-minute sessions throughout several weeks. It’s a relatively challenging activity, you can perform it in any weather, and you only need to buy a hula hoop and treats. What’s more, it’s well within the realm of possibility for this energetic and intelligent breed. If you want something to teach your Tibepillon Terrier that will test them but let them have fun, then hoop jumping is the answer. 

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Introduce the hoop
Begin the training by holding up the ring with the rim on the ground. Don’t move or give your dog instructions, but let them sniff around it and see what it’s all about. Then, hold a treat through one side and encourage them to walk through it. If they do, treat them, and if they don’t, then keep helping them but don’t give them a treat until they do.
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Walk through
Once they walk through the hoop, keep practicing and incorporate a trigger word of your choice. It might be “jump” or “hoop” or something similar. Practice makes perfect. The goal is to get your Tibepillon Terrier comfortable with going through the hoop without any hesitation. You can then move onto the final step.
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Raise it
Over the next few weeks, you can work at raising the hoop to a certain height, getting your Tibepillon Terrier comfortable with jumping through it. Don’t lift it by too much at a time, but just enough so it’s not a massive step for them learn to jump higher. Given the small size of your Tibepillon Terrier, you will never get to raise it all that high. They can only leap a little bit!
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Walk

You need to offer your Tibepillon Terrier around an hour of exercise per day. A journey outside makes an excellent option because you can break it down to fit into your schedule. You can walk them twice for half an hour, or even three times in 20-minute sessions.  Your tiny Terrier will love getting out and about in your neighborhood seeing what’s on offer.  

Fetch

A fun and fast-paced game for your Tibepillon Terrier is a game of fetch. Take one of their favorite toys and throw the toy some distance away. Encourage your dog to bring it back, using the same trigger word of “drop” or “bring.” You may need to use treats to encourage them to bring it back initially, but they will enjoy learning something new, then perfecting the skill over time. 

Conclusion

Your Tibepillon Terrier is a sociable, feisty little pup requiring plenty of mental and physical stimulation to keep them at their best. Engage them in activities like tug of war and fetch, which will allow them to expend energy. A toy like the food puzzle will work their mind, making for an all-around happy pup.