We know you might not think it is summer yet if you live in Alaska, but here in Los Angeles California the sun is shining and by looking at the traffic on Venice Beach, summer is at the door. So, in order to enjoy with your teacup puppy in a fun and safe way we have suggested few things you can do with your small dog over the hot summer months.
Keep in mind not all teacup dogs and puppies are the same and enjoy same games, so be sure to slowly introduce your Micro dog or puppy to the new game and don’t push too much if you see your little pooch doesn’t seem to enjoy that much.
Let the fun begin:
1. Water activities! Keep in mind and remember that your little Teacup Micro dog cannot sweat the way human does. He or she is going to need some help cooling off in very hot days. Put your bathing suit on, turn on the sprinklers in your front or back yard and take your Tiny puppy for a little run. We bet both you and pooch will feel much cooler and relaxed! * Extra fun tip: Set your video camera and record a video of you guys having a blast, than share it with friends and family on Youtube and Facebook.
2. Change your walking hours! When temperatures reach 85 degrees and up, walking your teacup dog or puppy in the middle of the day might be a bit exhausting for both you and your puppy. Instead, try to walk together early in the morning or later at night when its not so hot anymore. This way both of you are going to enjoy the walk and can spend longer time together.
*Extra fun tip: Invite your mother to walk with guys. She would appreciate your company and could use the exercise.
3. Learn to swim! Most little dogs and puppies will love taking a swim in the pool in those hot and dry days. The only problem is not all of them will develop the swimming instinct on their own. Teaching your pooch to swim is good for both fun and safety and will definitely make both you and pooch forget how hot everything is outside the water.
Safety tip: Be sure to be inside the water yourself and introduce your puppy to the water slowly until you see it feels comfortable with everything.
4. Learn a new trick! The summertime is a great time to teach your dog a new trick or two. A short trip to the park, fistful of treats and a simple training book is really all you need. Sure your little puppy knows how to sit, come, and stay, but there are countless others you guys can learn together. Maybe it is time for him to learn how to bring you the newspaper, or get your favorite slippers from the bedroom. Maybe it is time for him to learn to ring the doorbell. Maybe it is even time to learn silly tricks like playing dead or balancing food on his nose. No matter what trick you choose, remember to enjoy the learning process itself and the quality time with pooch.
Tip: We recommend the Maran Illustrated Dog Training book, available on Amazon.com