Activities For Wire Hair Schnauzers

1k Views
0 Comments
0 Votes

Introduction

The Mini Wire Hair Schnauzer is the adorable result of crossing spunky Miniature Schnauzers with Wire Fox Terriers. This tiny doggo breed is appealing for folks who want their mini pups to stay mini — they only grow up to be about 15 inches tall and (at max) about 17 pounds!  As long as you socialize these pooches, they'll be great around other pets and kiddos — but know that they do take a bit of a firm training (they have a lot of sass!). These natural hunters are great little runners — they're known to chase any wildlife that skitters across their path — but this means you'll need to keep a close eye on them, as well as a leash handy! 

Socializing

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Cheap
Normal
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
leash
training collar or muzzle
treats
Activity description
While Mini Wire Hair Schnauzers can be incredibly social creatures, they do require a little training to get them there. These pups, if socialized early, have the potential to be pawsitively wonderful with kiddos, other dogs, and other animals. Investing some time into socialization — going to a dog park, taking obedience classes with other animals, gradually introducing your pooch to other pups in the right environment — can go a long way toward ensuring your doggo is properly socialized! Ensure you've dedicated consistent time to this activity, start your pup young (if you can), and reward your doggo for good behavior.
Step
1
Start your pup early
Get your doggo going early on their socialization. Traditionally, it's easier to get puppies on the socialization train than older dogs who are more set in their ways. Get your doggo socialized properly as soon as possible!
Step
2
Take your dog on social outings
Once you feel comfortable that you can control your pup, make sure you're taking them out and about to meet up with other people, pooches, and animals. Try dog parks, obedience classes, and other environments where your pup will be around lots of activity.
Love this activity?

Hiking

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Free
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
leash
water
trail treats
Activity description
We know what you're thinking — those short little legs can hike? That's right! These tiny doggos are wonderful little hikers (on short, easy trails). Their moderate activity requirements and their ability to hike up to six miles make them the pawfect hiking companion. Remember to keep your pup on their leash if they're not entirely voice trained — these pups have a tendency to sink into their instinct and chase after wildlife! You'll also want to watch for signs of overexertion along the way.
Step
1
Train your doggo to be trail courteous
Your little wire schnauzer is smart, so take advantage of that brain and teach them how to be trail courteous. Make sure they're leash-trained, respectful of other people's space, and are okay dealing with other trail dogs who pass by.
Step
2
Pick an appropriate trail
While your pup is going to be a great little hiker, you don't want to overexert your doggo. Try to find shorter, milder hikes for your pup's little legs. You don't want to stick your little guy or gal on a 13-mile hiking trip only for them to tire out, so make sure your doggo has the ability to tackle the trail.
Love this activity?

Swimming

Popular
0 Votes
Hot Day
Free
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
leash
dog flotation devices (if necessary)
towel
extra fresh water
Activity description
Wire Hair Schnauzers are great little swimmers and will be eager to jump in the water on a hot, sunny day. This is a great activity for your doggo because it helps them exert energy, keeps them cool in the summer, and is easy on their little joints! As always, never leave your dog unattended near the water — make sure your pup knows how to swim, has enough energy to exert while swimming, and is in no danger. It's always wise to pack an extra bowl of fresh water for your pup.
Step
1
Teach your pup to swim
Ensure your dog knows how to make their way from water to land and is confident with their sea legs. If you can't teach your pup, consider some doggo swimming classes (or think up another activity).
Step
2
Get your gear ready
A wet dog might be a happy dog, but a wet dog is also a smelly dog — make sure you have everything prepared to take care of that sopping pooch once they emerge from the water. This might even be a good time to add on a bath!
Love this activity?

More Fun Ideas...

Running

This is also a great way to keep your pooch in shape, ensure they're having fun, and get their energy out. Whether you want to take your pup for an all-out, off-leash sprint at your local fenced-in dog park, let them loose in your backyard, or want to hook up a running leash and jog around the neighborhood together, running is always a great choice for Mini Wire Hair Schnauzers.

Fetch

Your doggo needs to get some of that energy out, and if you're pressed for time, a rousing game of fetch in the backyard is the perfect activity! Your pup could use about an hour of exercise a day, so if you're not able to dedicate an entire hour at once, attempt to take your pup out in the backyard a few times a day to ensure they're getting enough exercise.

Conclusion

Your Mini Wire Hair Schnazuer is the light of your life — that means you need to ensure you're treating them right! The best way to keep your dog healthy and happy is to ensure they're getting the exercise they need, the best training, and of course, all the love! Your Mini Wire Hair Schnauzer may be a tiny little thing, but with their sweet-and-sassy temperament, they have huge amounts of love to give! Try to change up their activities to keep them excited about getting out and about! Watch out for your pup's tendency to slip into Small Dog Syndrome — they're fast learners, so if they know they can get you to spoil them, they'll take advantage of it!