Activities For Wire Toy Foxters

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Introduction

Do you have a very active, courageous, and slightly stubborn pup on your hands? Are they also quite small and love to dig, run and chase anything that moves? Sounds like you may have a Wire Toy Foxter on your hands! If that is the case, you want to be sure to plan a lot of activities for your dog in order to keep them moving and keep them happy. Luckily, this guide is full of ideas curated just for Wire Toy Foxters! Time to play!

Toy Chase

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Tennis Balls
Laser Pointer
Remote Controlled Car
Tennis Ball Thrower
Activity description
Wire Toy Foxters have chasing in their DNA. This breed has a long history of ancestors who were used as hunting dogs, chasing smaller animals through forests, in tunnels and across fields. This translates to a Wire Toy Foxter who just needs to chase. So, why not entertain your pup's desire to run, pounce and catch? These short games are easy to play and can be done indoors or outdoors making them perfect for any weather. It is also fairly simple and cheap to get started on these chasing games so there is no reason to wait any longer - it's time to let that Wire Toy Foxter Run!
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Laser pointer
If you have ever seen a laser pointer in a pet store, the reason is that dogs (and cats) love to chase that tiny red light. Grab a laser pointer next time you see one in the store, then sit on your couch and turn it on. Your pup will immediately jump up to try to catch the moving light. This game can go on for hours as, clearly, your Wire Toy Foxter will never quite be able to get that light!
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Remote controlled car
Purchase a remote-controlled car to use as a moving toy for your dog. Attach a stuffed animal toy to the top of the car to make it look even more like a real, moving animal. Then, place the car on the ground near your pup and use the remote to make it move. Your dog will go crazy over this toy, pouncing on it any chance they get.
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Forever fetch
Playing fetch with your pup is the perfect way to satisfy their need to chase in a safe way. However, your arm may get tired from throwing all those tennis balls before your Wire Toy Foxter is ready to stop playing. An automatic tennis ball thrower is your solution! This machine will throw ball, after ball, after ball....your Wire Toy Foxter's dream!
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Alert Dog

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Any Day
Cheap
Hard
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Friends and Family
Treats
Activity description
Wire Toy Foxters are often described as being courageous, loyal and very protective of their owners. This combination of characteristics makes for the perfect personality of a watchdog. While your dog may be small in size, they are big in heart and they will do anything they can to keep their family safe. Training your dog to alert you of "danger" is not only helpful but also fun. Having an important job around the house will give your pup a sense of purpose as well. Start your alert dog training any time of year as it will only cost you a few treats and can all be done from the comfort of your home.
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Bark on cue
When your Wire Toy Foxter is barking, as they frequently do, say the command "bark" and then toss your dog a treat. Keep this up whenever you hear them barking until your pup has learned what the word bark means. Then, you can simply say "bark" and you will hear a nice loud "woof woof", the sound of your pup asking for a treat!
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When to bark
Decide when you want your dog to bark in order to alert you. Would you like your dog to bark at the sound of a doorbell or what about barking when someone walks by your window? Make this choice and then recruit some friends or family member to come over to help with your training. You will need to be inside with your pup while the other people act as "strangers".
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Role play
Set up the scenarios in which you would like your Wire Toy Foxter to alert you. If you want them to bark at a doorbell, have a friend ring the doorbell and then say "bark" to your dog, rewarding them when they do. Keep practicing these scenarios over and over until your Wire Toy Foxter links the "danger" to the need to bark. Keep up the practice, even continuing after your dog has long been trained, in order to keep their senses fresh and on high alert!
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Digging Love

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Laundry
Treats
Sandbox
Activity description
It is a common trait of many terriers yet also one of the most frustrating for a dog owner: digging. Your Wire Toy Foxter likely loves to do it and it also is likely to drive you crazy. You don't want to have holes all over your yard! However, it can be quite difficult to train this stubborn breed to stop digging. Instead, you can guide them on where to dig which will make everyone happy! This is quite easy to do and is fairly inexpensive. You can also help your pup dig any time of year rain or shine (you'll see about the rain part in a minute)!
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Sandbox dig
Purchase a good sized sandbox for your dog and set it up off to the side of your yard. Bury a few of your Wire Toy Foxter's favorite treats in the sandbox and then bring your pup over to their new digging spot. Your dog will smell the treats right away and start looking, flinging sand everywhere! That soft sand will feel good on their paws and the rest of your yard will remain hole free.
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One corner
Rather than fight your dog to stop digging in your yard, give in just a little. Section off one part of your yard as the designated dig zone. Encourage your dog to dig in this spot by using treats and redirecting them to this area any time they start to dig elsewhere. Your Wire Toy Foxter will be so happy that they can dig in the yard and you will enjoy having just one digging spot instead of one hundred.
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Laundry dig
If your pup can't go outside to dig, why not let them dig inside? Place a pile of dirty laundry on the floor (laundry has never been so valuable!) and then hide a bunch of treats inside the pile. Let your Wire Toy Foxter have at it! They will love searching for treats in the heap of clothes. This is the perfect way to burn off energy on a rainy day and it is lots of fun to watch your dog having the time of their life in laundry!
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Frisbee

Playing fetch is one of the best games for a Wire Toy Foxter, so why not switch it up a little bit and toss a frisbee around. The floating disc will make fetch completely new and exciting!

Toy Choices

Find out which toy is your Wire Toy Foxter's favorite by placing a few toys in front of them and seeing which they choose. Try this game again and again and see if your pup picks the same toy every time.

Conclusion

It can be quite fun to own a dog that is ready to play all the time. That constant energy is something that many dog owners crave as it means they will be able to play often with their pup. Keep this positive attitude with your Wire Toy Foxter and set up a few of these awesome games for them to try. You and your dog are going to bond even more than you already have!