A Wire Foxingese is both a mouthful to say and a handful to own! This small but sassy Pekingese and Wire Fox Terrier cross takes on the most prominent traits of both dogs, making it a pooch that’s suitable for house and apartment life, but less ideal for living with children. They require a firm hand, consistency with routine, and plenty of mental and physical stimulation. While this lapdog can be cuddly and quiet, they are also headstrong and would prefer to do their own thing rather than follow your commands. Cater to their need for stimulation and direction with these activities below.
What you will quickly discover about your Wire Foxingese is that they can get anxious, destructive, and bored quite quickly. The problem can also get worse if you don’t provide them with plenty of mental stimulation daily. That’s where a snuffle mat comes in. A snuffle mat is a relatively new product and one you can create or buy. Your dog can sit on the floor and 'snuffle' for treats for at least half an hour before requiring more attention from you. It’s also an excellent indoor activity in any weather that comes with an affordable price tag that won't break the bank.
On a cold, rainy, wintry day, you may be wracking your brain as you try to come up with fun things your dog can do for the day. It’s not all that straightforward! Fortunately, a food stuffer ball can be an excellent option when it’s too cold or wet to go for a walk. It will occupy their time for about an hour, and you can mostly use what you have in the pantry - except for buying the affordable food stuffer ball itself. You can then set your Wire Foxingese up somewhere in the house and supervise them as they try to work the treats free from their rubber prison.
A Wire Foxingese would prefer to hang out with you than children or other pets, so you need to come up with activities you can do together. Tug of war is an excellent option because it doesn’t take a lot of effort, money, or time. However, it will wear your pooch out quickly at the same time. All you need is a tug rope that you can buy or create, and a place to play. Typically, tug of war is an all-weather activity as with such a small dog; it’s not an inconvenience for them to be inside. However, remember to let them win and take all the glory!
Wire Foxingeses require a lot of physical stimulation, but not in bulk amounts. An hour of physical exercise is ample, but you can split this up into three 20-minute walks throughout the day. Take your dog somewhere new on each trip, so they get to experience a lot of the outside world.
Wire Foxingeses are known to have separation anxiety, and while you can’t take them everywhere you go, you can still treat them to the occasional car ride. If you know you aren’t going to be too long, and the weather is cold, you can strap your Wire Foxingese into their car harness and bring them along for the journey. It beats them being stressed and anxious at home without you!
A Wire Foxingese requires a lot of your time and energy, and they can feel a bit ruff when you don’t give it to them. Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable, exciting, and stimulating activities that will see your dog be the happiest pooch on the block. These above are merely a few of the many options available.