The beach is a magical place not only for humans, but for our canine companions as well. From the moment their padded paws touch the sand, your dog will be ready to run. Make sure the beach is pet-friendly first, and then take your dog on a leash to the beach. It pays to train your dog to obey orders before you venture to the ocean or lake, or you may never see them again! If your dog has 'selective hearing' and ignores you when you call, once you get to them, immediately clip them on the leash and ignore them. After some time, release them again, and keep repeating the lesson. They will soon learn that to be free and have fun, they have to behave and come when called. When they do come when called, praise them well and give them a tasty treat. Once you get over this part, the rest is just a fun day out.
For an agility course that is suited to the size of your Toy Foxy Russell, you can use blankets or towels to make an inside agility course suitable for your dog. Clear out enough space in a room or down a hallway so your dog can run freely. At first, walk your dog through the course and have them hop over the blanket jumps a couple of times. Then get them to stay at one end, while you go to the other end and call them. Once you two get this game down pat, you can vary it by adding in more 'hurdles' of varying sizes. The longer the run, the more energy your dog will burn off. You can also yell STOP at any point in the hurdle run for your dog to stop and drop. This is a great activity for your dog to learn, both as fun and as a training task. Remember to reward positive behavior.
Do you have a trampoline stashed in the backyard that rarely sees any use? Well you can train your Toy Foxy Russell to bounce like a circus dog and they will not only wear off energy, they will love it. If you or one of the children get on the trampoline with them, you must be careful not to bounce on them, or they will get hurt. But if you hop on and bring your dog on so that they get used to it, it will be quite safe. As you sit, bounce a little and see how they react. Most trampolines have a netting surround which is a safety feature and will make your dog feel more secure. Dogs can become really good at bouncing away, and they will love all the attention. But always supervise any play on the trampoline, to ensure their safety.