Activities For Wire Foxtons

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Introduction

Wire Foxtons are a mixed breed that is a cross between the Boston Terrier and Wire Fox Terrier. These dogs tend to be under 25 pounds, so they are considered small to medium-sized. However, they still need a lot of exercise to reduce the energy that they build up. This energy should be released with activities that challenge your pooch both mentally and physically. At Wag!, we have a lot of ideas on how you can make sure your dog gets the amount of activity that they need while you spend quality time together as dog and pet owner.

Go Shopping

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
waste bags
Activity description

In this day and age, many stores are dog-friendly. There is no reason you shouldn't try to take your Wire Foxton out on the town with you for a little shopping trip. Make sure the weather is nice, however, because these dogs can easily get cold. Since dogs aren't allowed in every store, it is important to do your research before you go. If you need to stop at a place that doesn't allow dogs, you might want to leave your dog at home. If you aren't sure whether a store is pet-friendly, give them a call to ask before you attempt to shop there with your dog.

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Dog-friendly stores
Before you take your dog shopping, you need to do a little research to find pet-friendly stores in your area. This could mean that you can't visit every store that you would like to visit with your dog. However, many national and local retailers will allow dogs. You can always call to ask before you stop by. Pet stores are usually always pet-friendly, however.
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Start shopping
It is important that you limit your shopping trip to less than two hours so that your dog doesn't get tired or restless. Additionally, always keep your pet leashed during your shopping trip. Not all shoppers will want to be approached by your pooch, so a leash is a good way to keep control.
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Paw Paint

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Canvas
Non-Toxic Finger Paints
Small Bowls or Plates
Towels
Dog Shampoo
Activity description

Finger painting can be fun for the whole family, your Wire Foxton included! All you need to get started is canvas, finger paints, towels, cleaning supplies, and a place to put the paints while you are working. Finger painting, or paw painting, in this case, can be done either indoors in a place where clean up is easy or outdoors where you aren't likely to mind the mess. We recommend using a laundry room, bathroom, or garage if you are going to do this activity indoors. While it is fairly inexpensive to paw paint with your dog, canvas and paint will cost you a little cash up-front.

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Set up the studio
To finger paint with your Wire Foxton, you need a studio space. If you are painting indoors, you might want to put down a tarp. Get your paints out and ready to go, and put the canvas on the ground where your pooch will have easy access to it.
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Paint
This is where things can get really messy! Help your dog get some non-toxic paint on their paws or tail and let them run around on the canvas. Wire Foxtons can be rowdy, so this will be fun for them. If you have children, you can also get them involved in the fun. When you are done with your masterpiece, set the canvas aside to dry.
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Cleaning time
Cleaning up after all of this fun is the hard part. You will want to get yourself, your dog, and the studio space cleaned up. Use warm, soapy water to clean up the space and yourself. For your dog, you should use a veterinarian recommended dog shampoo in the bath!
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Learn to Dance

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Any Day
Free
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description

Dancing is a lot of fun for humans, so why can't it be an exciting activity for both you and your dog. With just a little training, your Wire Foxton will be dancing around the house with you in no time. The best part is that it is completely free to teach your dog to dance, and you can do it no matter what the weather is outside. We recommend taking the process slow and starting with basic commands before diving too far into the dance training. So, put on a little music, and get ready to teach your pooch how to boogie.

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Teach some commands
Like many activities, dancing with your dog will start with some commands. You can teach your dog to stand on their hind legs, twirl, jump on their hind legs, and perform all kinds of other fun moves. Once the basics are down, you can start choreographing a dance.
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Dance away
It is your job to come up with a choreographed dance routine. Put together a few of the moves that your dog has learned to a fun, upbeat song, and teach your dog how to do the routine. It may take a few days, but your dog will learn it, and you can start dancing.
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More Fun Ideas...

Visit the Dog Park

Dog parks are a great place to let your dog interact with other dogs in the neighborhood without you having to do a whole lot. So, when you are too tired to do much else, take your dog to a dog park.

Go for a Walk

As simple as it sounds, a walk is a great way to help your dog release some energy. Put on your best walking shoes and take your dog on a walk that is at least 20 minutes.

Conclusion

Wire Foxtons are sweet, affectionate, and love to spend time with children. These dogs enjoy socialization, which means that you can participate in a number of fun activities that other pet owners may not be able to enjoy. Take your Wire Foxton to public places to meet other dogs and humans. While out and about, allow them the chance to socialize and make new friends. Using our activity guide, you are bound to find at least a couple of great activities for your Wire Foxton.