As most owners of Toy Fo-Chons will know, this adorable little breed is a delight. They are smart, intelligent, humorous, and enjoy play as much as curling up for a nap on your knee. In many cases, Toy Fo-Chons also get along with children and other pets, as long as you begin important socialization early on. Because they are a small dog, they don’t need too much physical activity, but they still need something to keep both their body and mind active. These activities below cater to both their mental and physical stimulation.
Toy Fo-Chons are intelligent dogs that thrive in a “classroom” situation. They will happily learn new things and live for pleasing their owner. As a result, treating them to a new skill can be a way in which to stimulate them while offering crucial bonding time with their owner as well. Teaching your Toy Fo-Chon how to beg is an excellent option. You can do it in any weather, it only takes five-minute sessions, and it’s free and of a regular difficulty level. Before long, and with the aid of treats, your Toy Fo-Chon will know how to beg and earn their keep.
On a sunny day, it’s often a challenge to come up with activities for your Toy Fo-Chon to enjoy as well as yourself. You want to appeal to their intelligence, but you also want it to be affordable and not take up a lot of time. Hoop jumping could be the answer. You only need to set aside five or ten minutes a day, and this regular difficulty level activity will appeal. Buy a hula hoop and a treat and get to work teaching your Toy Fo-Chon how to jump through it. It will be a lot of fun while being something you can store away as a party trick!
Believe it or not, it’s not all that easy to come up with activities for a small breed when it’s too wet to go outside. You could lounge around on the couch all day, but that’s asking for trouble! A bored pooch is a destructive one! Instead of waiting for the inevitable to occur, prepare yourself. Buy rainy-day food puzzle activities, snacks, and treat your Toy Fo-Chon to a fun game that stimulates their mind for an hour or more. They are also bound to find it easy enough, offering you a chance to do something else in the meantime.
While Toy Fo-Chons love to run around and play, they also love nothing more than to relax. Enjoy that relaxation yourself, too, by treating your pooch to a doggy massage. Pick up some tips from massage experts or take a look online. You will come across many massage techniques that will send your pooch into a relaxed slumber.
Not all Toy Fo-Chons are social with other animals, but the Maltese side tends to be. Get them set up for their future by treating your Toy Fo-Chon to regular trips to the dog park. Here, you can socialize them with other dogs in a safe environment while helping them to burn off steam.
The Toy Fo-Chon is a beautiful mix of two recognized breeds that are commonplace in many homes. They enjoy spending time with you and your family but also like to work on puzzles that test their intelligence. All in all, they are a pawsitively delightful pup you will enjoy adding to your family.