I am in my second week with little foster Pug Kilo facing a few Fit Dog Challenges.
He is so cute, sweet and calm in the house except for twice a day when he gets the zoomies and likes to chase and chew his toys (or any stray fingers or dirty socks). He has quite a drive to chase and tug, but not to retrieve. He is very agile, and a great sprinter. Unfortunately our garden fence is not secure enough to hold him, plus he can get hot easily, so we mainly play off leash inside the house and practise come, sit, stay, drop, heel. He has really caught on to sit, and tries it randomly with a winning head tilt.
I’d love any suggestions for other games. He did not quite catch on to hide and seek yet.
Unfortunately he is still rather aggressive/insecure when out, so his freedom is very limited. He starts private classes on Tuesday. He can not do any activities with other dogs or strangers and requires constant supervision and training on manners, leash, basic obedience, potty etc. He is very food motivated and will do most things I ask for a treat. This means a lot of treats.
He is super fit and slim now, and I want to keep him that way, so I am looking at all different healthy treats and ways to make them go further. I save a bit of his meagre morning food ration and use the kibble as individual treats. Then he loves slightly cooked carrot sticks, banana and melon, so I cut up tiny pieces and dole them out for good behaviours.
Plus I tried a variation of Sugar’s banana ice cream recipe, as he loves a little natural yoghurt and really loves peanut butter- a big success. A Kong toy with a little peanut butter and banana is heaven if he needs to go relax in his crate. I am also using the Barnsdale Farm treats in tiny tiny pieces or Bullwrinkles as a delicious rare chew.
I would love any other great ideas for low fat healthy treats, like veggies or fruits. Happy Fit Dog Friday!