The Chow Chow. A majestic blend of lion-like fluff and unparalleled stubbornness. If you’re the proud owner of one of these regal canines, you’ll know that walking them is… well, an experience. Let’s look into the world of exercising this fluffy breed.
1. The Daily Fluff Parade
Every Chow Chow owner knows the drill. One moderate-length walk a day keeps the vet away. But remember, this isn’t just about physical exercise. Oh no. It’s about letting your Chow Chow sniff every. single. thing. And trust me, they will. From that intriguing blade of grass to the trees and the path, nothing goes un-sniffed.
A sturdy lead like the Flexi Retractable Dog Lead is perfect. It gives them the freedom to explore, while you can reel them in when they decide to audition for a detective role by inspecting every nook and cranny.
2. Play? Yes, But On Their Terms
Chow Chows aren’t exactly the marathon runners of the dog world. But they do enjoy a good game of fetch or tug-of-war. Just remember, when they’re done, they’re DONE. No amount of coaxing will change their mind.
The KONG Classic Dog Toy can be a great play companion. Fill it with treats, and watch your Chow Chow’s determination skyrocket (for a few minutes, at least).
3. Brain Games for the Intellectual Pooch
Chow Chows are thinkers. They love a good challenge. Puzzle toys and interactive games are their jam. It’s like Sudoku for dogs.
Toys like Treat Dispenser Puzzle Toys can keep them engaged and mentally stimulated.
4. Social Butterfly? Not Quite
While it’s essential to expose your Chow Chow to various environments and people, remember: they’re a bit like that introverted friend who’d rather read a book than go to a party. Short, positive interactions work best.
5. The “I’m Done” Syndrome
Chow Chows have a built-in “done” meter. When they’ve had enough, they’ll plant their fluffy behinds firmly on the ground, giving you “the look.” It’s their world; we’re just living in it. Carry me home or we dont go home!
6. Training: A Test of Willpower
Incorporate basic command training during walks. But remember, Chow Chows wrote the book on stubbornness. So, patience, treats, and a sense of humour are essential.
Wagg Mini Treats are perfect for training. Small, tasty, and just the right size for rewarding even the smallest of victories.
Walking and exercising your Chow Chow is a delightful blend of fun, fluff, and the occasional test of wills. But with the right products and a dash of humour, you and your furry friend will have many memorable (and hilarious) adventures together.