Toy Foxkers are the result of the intentional breeding of a Toy Fox Terrier and a Cocker Spaniel. While you might not think these two breeds would produce the best puppy, you will be pleasantly surprised. Once you own a Toy Foxker, you will understand how beautiful inside and out this dog is. However, that’s not to say it will always be smooth sailing! This sassy, independent and spunky dog is full of beans at the best of times, before becoming your napping buddy shortly after. They are full of life and love for those around them, but are also a little bit noisy, territorial, and demanding. Stuck for ideas on how to appeal to every part of their personality? Here are a few to get you started.
The Toy Foxker can be a yappy little dog – courtesy of their Toy Fox Terrier parents. The barking isn’t usually malicious, but rather curious as to what’s moving outside, or who could be at the door. It doesn’t matter whether a bird is flying through the sky or the mailman is delivering a parcel, your Toy Foxker is bound to let off a round of yaps and barks. If you want to remain friends with your neighbors and keep your property a place of peace, then try bark training sooner rather than later. This free but challenging activity will require plenty of five-minute training sessions, but it’s an activity you can carry out in all weather with the use of treats.
If you want a free and straightforward activity that you can carry out on a frequent basis, then a trip to the dog park is it. While such an exercise is beneficial for your dog’s physical health, it’s equally as helpful for their social lives as well. While Cocker Spaniels are mostly friendly, Toy Fox Terriers can be quite territorial and standoffish. Nip that behavior in the bud sooner rather than later by socializing them with other dogs from a young age. This one-hour activity is one you can carry out in the sunshine with only the need for a toy, leash, and waste bag. Get ready for a tired pooch at the end of it!
If you love your shoes and other low-hanging prized possessions, then the last thing you want to do is leave your Toy Foxker home alone with nothing to do. A bored Toy Foxker is a destructive one, so even if you’re going to be home but not free for playtime, you are going to want to offer your pooch something to do. Otherwise, they can dig holes in your yard, terrorize your other pets, and chew up your shoes! Such destruction is all punishment for you not giving them any attention! A food shaker will be the best activity to prevent such behavior. It’s ideal for rainy days, takes up 20 minutes of your dog’s time, and you only need a drill, PVC pipe, and treats. It’s also relatively challenging for your dog, but not taxing on your wallet.
If you don’t mind the repetition of games with your dog, then fetch could be in the cards. The Toy Fox Terrier in your Toy Foxker will be more than up to the task. Make sure you have a small ball on hand and a clear area in or outside your home. You can then spend at least half an hour tiring your dog out with endless running.
If the summer sun is too much to bear, consider buying a paddling pool or taking your pooch to a local watering hole. Your dog will have a blast playing with a toy in the water – or interacting with you in a paddling pool. It also enables them to cool down, a necessity since they may struggle to regulate their body temperature.
Toy Foxkers are active, adorable, spunky, and loving dogs that will fill any hole in your heart. They love nothing more than to cuddle up with you at night, but can also be very sassy and independent during the day. If you want your Toy Foxker to know that they’re your best bud furever, then make sure you incorporate as many fun games into their days as possible. You can then enjoy knowing you’ve done everything you can to make them happy.