Combining the graceful Poodle with a Wirehaired Fox Terrier results in the Wire-Poo hybrid breed. The Wire-Poo is a medium-sized dog packed full of energy! This breed is actually a designer breed that combines the most sought-after traits of the two parent breeds into one "pawfect" pup.
Poodles are renowned for their intelligence and loyalty. The standard Poodle is actually one of the brightest and most obedient dogs out there. They are known for their adventurous personalities and can be satisfied with a swim, run or game of retrieval. They have a relatively high energy level just like Wirehaired Fox Terrier. The Wirehaired Fox is another smart dog breed with an independent personality, which can make training tricky. The combination of parent breeds results in the spunky Wire-Poo who loves to chase or run, as both parent breeds have a history of hunting. To prevent boredom, plan a variety of activities to stimulate your Wire-Poo daily!
Just like humans, dogs can also reap the rewards of using a treadmill. For this activity, you will, of course, need a treadmill, so if you don't have one already, it is a big investment. Some dog rehabilitation centers have treadmills specifically for canine use.
Once you have access to a treadmill, you'll need to introduce it to your pup and teach them how to use it. It will take a few sessions for your Wire-Poo to feel comfortable on the treadmill, but it's worth it as your pooch is going to get a thorough workout in no time. As Wire-Poos requires lots of daily physical stimulation, you can focus on sessions that range between 15 and 30 minutes.
Jogging with your pup is a "grrr-eat" way to strengthen your muscles and improve your heart health. Running also exposes your pal to new stimuli, giving them a much-needed dose of mental stimulation.
Jogging is easy to accommodate into any schedule. If you already take your dog on daily walks, mix things up by alternating between a walk and jog. The more you jog, the better your pup's endurance will get. Your jogs don't have to be extensive, but aim for no less than a 15-minute run. All you need is a leash, some waste bags, and plenty of energy to burn!
Camping is a phenomenal activity for your and your Wire-Poo, because when you camp, you have access to all sorts of outdoor activities. You should plan your camping adventure around your dog's interests, searching for a campground that comes equipped with the activities and amenities you want.
To prepare for camping, pack a bag for both your and your Wire-Poo. Bring all the camping essentials, like a tent, sleeping gear, extra clothing and food. Depending on the length of stay, your supplies will vary. Select a camping location that is dog-friendly and has recreation "oppawtunities" for your pup, such as a dog park, swimming lake, or open fields for running. Reserve your spot ahead of time so you can secure the date you want and head off to spend some one-on-one time with your dog!
To conclude, Wire-Poos are intelligent and spunky companions who look forward to mental and physical stimulation opportunities as they're full of energy. They are a medium-sized dog that, on average, weighs between 20 and 40 pounds, making them agile and quick on their feet. To keep your Wire-Poo satisfied, diversify their schedule with opportunities for learning and doing.
For starters, increase their physical training by introducing a treadmill that can be used throughout the winter or on those days when the weather just isn't cooperating. Obedience training can be introduced to teach basic commands and harder tasks, like how to use the treadmill. Get outside by going for a light jog, or take advantage of a weekend outdoors by camping under the stars. You can play fetch while camping or back at home. Regardless of the activities you choose, be sure to alternate between them to keep your pooch happy, healthy and engaged.