Activities For Tibetanpei Spaniels

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Introduction

A Tibetanpei Spaniel is an unusual breed, but it doesn’t mean you can’t find one available for adoption somewhere. You will have to search a bit harder than usual, however. A Tibetanpei Spaniel has Shar-Pei and Tibetan Spaniel parents – two very different dogs that tend to cross over in some personality traits. They both can be aloof with strangers, need early training to be more social and friendlier, and can be fiercely independent while loyal to their family or “pack.” You will need to work through the complexities of this breed to integrate them into family life, but once you do, they will be your best buddy for life. Here are a few activities to help you spend as much time with your Tibetanpei Spaniel as possible. 

Training

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Any Day
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1 hr
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Leash
Treat
Activity description

Out of all possible activities, training is going to be one of the most pivotal to the successful integration of your Tibetanpei Spaniel into home life. The goal is to ensure they are friendly with other pets, children, and strangers with other dogs they might see on the street. You can achieve this if you start early enough with either puppy school or obedience training. Both are valid but expensive options. You may find it can be hard – especially as you need to find time for a one-hour session per week for around eight weeks, but these training sessions will be well worth it. You also only need a leash, treat, and a bit of patience. 

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Find a facility
Once you bring your Tibetanpei Spaniel home for the first time, it’s in your best interests to begin looking for a training facility right away. If they are younger than six months old, a puppy school could be on the cards. Here, they can learn how to play nicely with other puppies, while learning how to sit, stay, and come. If they are a bit older, a regular obedience training facility could be suitable too.
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Socializing and skills
When you begin attending training sessions, you will learn a lot. Your dog will get to spend time with strangers and their dogs, while also picking up commands such as sit, stay, and come. They will also learn how to trust. During these training sessions, your dog will get a lot of yummy treats!
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Practice makes perfect
Even though you will learn a lot during your training sessions with your Tibetanpei Spaniel, you will still need to carry on at home. Repetition is paramount to making sure your dog remembers and understands what you expect of them. The more in control you are, the better it is for both of you.
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Doggy Dates

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1 hr
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If you want to make sure your Tibetanpei Spaniel has as much social time with other pets and people as possible, then include regular doggy dates into their routine. This free, all-weather activity takes no effort at all but provides an opportunity for you both to socialize. All you need is an hour of free time, a leash, toy, and a friend with a dog of a similar size, age, and temperament. You can then prearrange a place and time to meet regularly for the benefit of both dogs. These meetings will also help your dog to burn off steam if they tire of playing by themselves all the time. 

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Find a dog
Rack your brain and think of all the friends you have. Who has a dog that’s like yours? There is bound to be at least one friend who has a dog with which yours would love to play. If you can’t think of anyone, you may like to head to a dog park in search of a playmate who wouldn’t mind meeting with you often.
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Meet and greet
If you’re not sure how your Tibetanpei Spaniel is going to react to other dogs, then make sure you use the correct techniques for a meet and greet session. How you introduce your dog can make or break their meetings going forward. Take them to a neutral space where neither dog asserts their dominance. Keep both dogs on leashes and allow them to walk side by side with a safe distance between them. Cross over each dog where they have previously walked to allow each pooch to smell where the other has been. You can then let them meet face to face.
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Play
With formalities out of the way, and two dogs friendly with each other, it’s time to play. You can meet at a house or a public area and let the dogs play in a fun and safe environment. Include a toy and supervise their play time. After an hour or so, both dogs will be tired but thoroughly fulfilled!
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Beg

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5 min
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Treats
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If there’s one thing that a Tibetan Spaniel is good at, it’s begging. They often pick up this trick naturally without much help, which means that even with the inclusion of the Shar-Pei into the breed, they might pick the skill up quickly too. If not, you can run through the beg training process which takes no effort at all and doesn’t cost a dime. It’s a perfect rainy-day activity, takes only five minutes in regular training sessions, and will be a lot of fun for you and your pooch. Give it a go – it could end up being one of your favorite things to do! 

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Engage
There is no point trying to teach your dog how to beg if you don’t have their full attention. To get it, appeal to your dog’s stomach! Hold a treat in front of their face and make sure their eyes are on you. Ensure it’s a titbit or food you know they want as not all Tibetanpei Spaniels are food-oriented.
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Raise it
Once you have your dog’s full attention, you can begin to raise the treat. The goal is to get your Tibetanpei Spaniel to stand up on two legs as you lift the food. Let them use your legs for balance if they need it. Once they manage to stand up – even with your help – give your pooch the treat followed by a pat and words of praise.
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Trigger word
Repeat step two, but incorporate the word “beg” as you do it. Hold a treat in front of your dog’s face, raise it, then tell your pooch to beg. Use a lot of excitement once they do as you ask because it shows them that they’re a well-behaved doggo who gets a reward when they do what you want!
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Chew Toys

If you want to distract your Tibetanpei Spaniel so they stop barking, or you have errands to do and don’t want them under your feet, then chew toys are an excellent activity option. Always have a basket full of them in your house for your dog to play with at their leisure. You won’t regret spending a bit of money for all the joy they bring. 

Walk

Sometimes, you don’t have to rack your brains for genius activity ideas for your pooch. All it can take to entertain your dog and spend time with them is a walk in the park – or anywhere you want to go. This simple activity only requires a leash, and the options are endless for where you can go. Two 20-minute walks per day can be all it takes to stimulate your dog and zap their energy resources. 

Conclusion

When you bring a Tibetanpei Spaniel home, you will find that they need a bit of time, in the beginning, to set them on the right track to a positive personality. You may also never get them to adore other pets and strangers. However, with a lot of time and furever providing them with social activities they love, you can raise a well-rounded Tibetanpei Spaniel that loves your family and fits in well.