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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.