The Wire Foxy Rat Terrier is the intentional cross-breeding of a Rat Terrier and a Wire Fox Terrier, both small, intelligent dogs that would suit apartment and home life well. Both dogs have a history involving rat and fox hunting, which means they have a high prey drive and a tendency to chase small critters. Fortunately, they are also quick learners which means you can teach them a whole host of tricks quickly while housebreaking them with minimal effort too. If you need a helping hand with both physical and stimulation of this spunky little doggo, then read on. These activities below are bound to entertain both you and your furry friend.
What you will quickly learn about the Wire Foxy Rat Terrier is that they are an avid chewer. It doesn’t matter what it is and whether it’s delicious or not, they will take pride in turning anything and everything you own into confetti. As a result, homemade chew toys will be your go-to activity in any weather. You can make these toys out of anything you have lying around your house such as a t-shirt, sock, rope, and plastic bottle, as well as sweet potato and water. After creating your works of art, your Wire Foxy Rat Terrier can then spend an hour or more playing with them. By building these toys, your shoes are now safe (or safer than before!)
Wire Foxy Rat Terriers love a challenge, and they thrive on it. Their ancestors spent much of their time hunting for rats, digging, and having something to do, so the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree. Appeal to their inquisitive nature and need for constant stimulation by building them a food shaker. This affordable activity only requires you to head to the home depot store for a piece of PVC pipe and two end caps, and you will need to get the drill out of your tool kit. It’s effortless to build but will challenge your Terrier, and it will get them out of your hair for an hour on a rainy day.
What you will discover early on in Terrier ownership is that they are quick learners. Nothing is ever a problem, which is why you would have found housebreaking to be a breeze. Take advantage of their intelligence by teaching them fun skills and tricks. Hoop jumping could be a firm favorite in no time. Training your dog to jump through hoops only takes a few ten-minute training sessions, but is something you can do in any weather. You also just need to head to a child’s toy store to buy a hula hoop and have a few treats on hand. This activity will challenge your dog but will also be a lot of fun.
A sure-fire way to tire out your Wire Foxy Rat Terrier with minimal effort is a game of fetch. All you need is a bit of space in your fenced section and a fun toy they will love to chase. You can throw it as far as you can then sit and wait for your dog to bring it back. If your Wire Foxy Rat Terrier struggles with their attention span, use a treat to remind them they need to come back to you with the toy!
A Wire Foxy Rat Terrier is going to bring a lot of joy to your life because of how spunky their personality is. They enjoy a fast-paced life, spending time with their human companions, and don’t mind getting into a little bit of trouble on the side. Fortunately, you can distract this pawsitively charming breed from destructive behaviors by coming up with fun activities such as these above.