Activities For Toy Foodles

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Introduction

What happens when you combine a Poodle and a Toy Fox Terrier? Well you get a Toy Foodle or a Foxpoo, Foxipoo, or maybe even a Foxdoole! Whatever name you choose to call this pup, the breed is affectionate, playful and well mannered, making them a perfect pet. These dogs do require a good amount of exercise everyday so you will need to make sure to plan fun things for you and your Toy Foodle to do. Why not start with one of these fantastic activities directed toward Toy Foodles!

Solo Games

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Treats
Puzzle Toys
Kong Toy
Activity description
Toy Foodles are an incredibly intelligent breed of dog. Not only are they smart but they also truly need to be mentally challenged in order to keep them from getting bored. A bored Toy Foodle can spell disaster as the typically calm, happy dog can become destructive and unfriendly. While it is easy to entertain your Toy Foodle while you are home, you should also consider how to keep them busy when you are away. These fun ideas are perfect for times when you have to leave your Toy Foodle and will help you rest assured they are having fun rather than attacking your furniture! While the games are inexpensive, your couch is not!
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Puzzle Toy
Invest in a puzzle toy for your dog. These fun toys have places for you to hide your Toy Foodle's favorite treats and challenge your dog to open the toy and release the prize. Some puzzle toys require your dog to throw the toy around to knock the treats out while others force your pup to use their paws and nose to open sections of the toy to get to the treat. Pick one that is best for your Toy Foodle and they will have a great time playing with their new, complex toy.
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Kong
A Kong toy is a great versatile toy that your Toy Foodle will love. One way to utilize a Kong is to spread peanut butter on the inside and toss it to your dog. They will spend hours licking the Kong to get every last peanut butter out. You can also melt cheese inside a Kong in a microwave (make sure it has cooled before giving it to your dog). Stuff small biscuits inside for just another yummy way to use the toy! It is truly worth the investment of a Kong toy as it will give your Toy Foodle hours and hours of entertainment.
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Hidden treasure
Before you leave your Toy Foodle alone, hide a few treats around the house while your curious pup sits and watches you hide them. The moment you leave, your pup will race to find the treats. Hide them in a good spot where it may take your dog a few extra minutes to find them. Also, be sure to check the spots when you get home and make sure your dog found them all!
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Watchdog

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Any Day
Free
Normal
20 min
Items needed
Friends
Treats
Activity description
Toy Foodles are a small breed of dog but don't let their size fool you - they have quite a big bark! This bark is perfect for alerting you to strangers around your house, unwelcomed doorbell rings or suspicious characters in your home. Of course, you don't want your Toy Foodle to be barking all the time (that big bark can get quite incessant!) so training your pup to bark appropriately is very important. When trained correctly, your Toy Foodle will make a fantastic watchdog, making you feel safe and secure in your home. Size doesn't matter for this watchdog and as a free activity, it is the perfect thing to do with your dog!
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When to bark
Begin your watchdog training by deciding when you would like your dog to bark. Do you want your pup to bark every time the doorbell rings or would you rather them just sound the alarm when someone is walking around outside your home? Maybe you want your Toy Foodle to bark at strangers inside your home. Whatever you choose, make sure to remain consistent throughout your training.
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Bark now
Train your dog the bark command by first teaching the word "bark". When your Toy Foodle naturally barks, say "bark" and toss them a treat. A few times of doing this and soon your dog will bark when they hear the word. Keep practicing this daily to ensure that the training sticks and your dog continues to bark when asked. Now it is time to transition that skill into being a watchdog!
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Guard the house
Set up a few practice scenarios for your dog to help with the training. Have a person ring the doorbell and then give your dog the command "bark" along with a treat when they do so. Have someone walk around the outside of your home and command your Toy Foodle to bark in this situation. Keep practicing the scenarios in which you would like your dog to bark and act as a watchdog. When you keep up with the training, your dog will naturally bark if any of these situations ever come up. Since this breed loves to bark anyway, they will be very excited to act as your alarm system!
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Socialization

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Any Day
Free
Normal
15 min
Items needed
Strangers
Treats
Activity description
Toy Foodles are a fantastic family pet and they get along great with kids, their owners and even with other pets. However, bring your Toy Foodle around a human that they do not know and they can act aggressive, scared and shy. This breed has a definite case of stranger danger! This may not be a trait that you want in your dog and the best thing to do is kick this habit early in your dog's life. Getting your dog used to new people is actually quite easy if you take the time to properly train them. Do this training with your dog anytime, in any weather and enjoy this free way of making your dog's life and your life better.
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Set the stage
You already know that your Toy Foodle is not a huge fan of strangers or any new people. In order to help them stay calm and be comfortable, bring them to a place they love for this activity. This could be a park, their backyard or just in their living room. Wherever your Toy Foodle is the happiest is where you should go. Make sure there are no other distractions or things to intimidate your dog.
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Meet the friends
Recruit some friends your Toy Foodle may not know and have them come and "meet" your pup, one person at a time. Have the person acknowledge your dog from a distance, not getting too close too quickly. Have them toss your Toy Foodle a treat and then approach them slowly with their hands out, palms facing upward which is a signal to your dog that they are harmless. Let your pup sniff the person's hands and then pull them back to you (not giving them a chance to be snippy) and reward them. Repeat this process with all the 'strangers'.
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Everyday stranger
Every time your dog meets someone new, follow this same meet and greet process. Let your dog approach the person at their own pace and keep them under your control by using a leash or harness. Praise your dog when they act nicely, not barking or nipping. The more "strangers" your dog meets, the better they will be in every situation. Keeping them away from new people is the worst thing you could do! So, socialize them early and often to make your Toy Foodle a true people pup.
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New Tricks

Since Toy Foodles are so smart, try teaching them a new trick once a week. From sit and stay to jump through a hoop and spin in circles, there is plenty to teach your intelligent dog!

Yard Race

Toy Foodles love to run around and chasing you will be especially fun for them. Race your dog back and forth in your yard to help them get out some pent up energy and to get some exercise in yourself!

Conclusion

Toy Foodles are a fantastically fun breed of dog so be sure to take advantage of this and actually have fun with your pup. All of these activities are great to help your home life with your dog be better and they are directed toward the Toy Foodle specifically (we want to optimize their enjoyment as well!). From guard dog training to fun with "strangers," puzzle toys to new tricks, the fun you can have with your Toy Foodle is endless!