A Wire Fox Pinscher is the result of intentional (or not) breeding between a Wire Fox Terrier and a Miniature Pinscher. Both parent dogs are hard workers in the ratting and fox hunting industry, making even the resultant offspring pooches with a high prey drive. The Wire Fox Pinscher loves to dig, run, chase, and spend time with their owners in any size section or house. However, they are less likely to get on with young children – or even other dogs. Therefore, choosing activities to suit them can be a bit tricky. Here are a few that could potentially appeal.
What you will quickly discover with your Wire Fox Pinscher is that they love to dig. They create crater-size holes when they’re happy, sad, bored, entertained, and at any time at all. You may struggle to get a handle on this quirk, but there are ways around it. If you involve your Pinscher in a treasure hunt involving a sandpit, they will be able to redirect their digging to a more suitable area of your home. Your dog can enjoy discovering new toys and treats for around half an hour in their sandpit, all the while ensuring they get full enjoyment from the activity. This straightforward and affordable task could save your lawn from a lot of distress.
If you live in an apartment or wintry weather has set in, you may struggle to entertain your Wire Fox Pinscher. After all, you can’t send them off into the yard with a toy to entertain themselves. Fortunately, there is an abundance of things you can do indoors with them. Teaching your dog to beg is an excellent option for the motivated owner and pooch that’s eager to learn. It only takes a few five-minute training sessions and a handful of treats and tends to be quite a straightforward activity. What’s more, upon completion of training, your dog will have a new skill that could lead to many more.
Wire Fox Pinschers can be exceptionally stubborn dogs that like to do everything on their terms. Unfortunately, this means that even the most straightforward tasks can become a battle. Even harness training takes effort, which is why it should form part of your routine – at least until they master how to walk on a harness, so you have full control. This all-weather activity is affordable as you only need a harness, leash, and treat, but its difficulty level is mid-range. Over time and with dedication, you will be able to help your Wire Fox Pinscher adjust to going for walks with a harness.
Wire Fox Pinschers have high prey drives, which is why people would use their parent breeds for fox hunting and ratting. If you want to give your pooch the opportunity to burn as much energy as they would in their old “profession” then provide them with a weasel ball. This plastic and plush toy has a motorized unit that enables it to flip around your floor. Your dog will love chasing this around for a long time.
If you want to stop your Wire Fox Pinscher from getting into trouble, digging holes, and creating mischief, then build or buy them a snuffle mat. With layers of fabric and treats hidden within, they will spend hours ensuring they get every last morsel out of it. A snuffle mat could be an excellent option for a playful pooch.
A Wire Fox Pinscher is not the most straightforward dog to own – and you will find they suit life in apartments and with adult companions more than families. Once you own one, however, their cheery disposition and spunky attitude will be a breath of fresh air, and they will settle in nicely. Treat your Wire Fox Pinscher to fun-filled days with these activities above. It’s impawtant to load them up with as many fun things as possible to avoid them getting into trouble!