A Shocker sounds like something you would use to cause vibration or a shock, but it’s a breed of dog – and a lovely one at that. A Shocker is a designer breed consisting of a Shiba Inu and an American Cocker Spaniel. They are medium-sized dogs, love to spend time with family, and can be within a household with other dogs and children. While their activity requirements are not substantial, you may still find that playtime, walks, and other fun activities are necessary to keep them in fit and healthy condition. What’s more, given their stubborn nature, you may also find that they require training and early socialization to prevent dog aggression. If you want a dog that’s not clingy and doesn’t mind you leaving them at home alone, a Shocker is for you. However, you can spoil them rotten to stop them getting bored with these activities below.
When you own a Shocker, it’s all too easy to get into the habit of not doing anything fun with them. After all, they are a low maintenance dog that doesn’t mind doing their own thing and you not paying them any attention. However, to keep them in premium condition, you need to provide them with ample physical activity. A daily one-hour walk can be more than enough to cater to that requirement. When the sun’s shining, or even when it’s cloudy, you can grab your dog, their leash, and a waste bag and head out on a jaunt together. The walk will give you both the fresh air you require, all the while strengthening the bond between human and man’s best friend.
While Shockers aren’t the most disobedient dog, they are stubborn. As a result, they would prefer to do whatever they want to do rather than what you expect of them. Obedience training can help to make your dog far more obliging of your commands, but it can also help them to learn crucial socialization. Shockers get on well with other dogs, but you are likely to have far more success and control when you take them to puppy school – or obedience training – as soon as you bring them home as a puppy. While the financial investment can be significant, the returns can be substantial. After all, you can’t put a price on a well-behaved pup. This all-weather activity is one that only requires a leash and a treat as well, so why not sign up today and start the process?
Shockers aren’t destructive, nor do they require a lot of your attention. However, if you want them to enjoy stimulating activities while they are at home, why not invest in a few chew toys? Shockers have sharp little teeth, so not any chew toy will do. Instead, you need to purchase chew toys designed for tough chewers. These typically feature a more durable rubber that is harder to destroy.
Shockers have a high prey drive which means that blowing bubbles is something that is bound to appeal. When you have 20 minutes to spare, blow bubbles for your Shocker and watch as they run around trying to get them. This fun activity is also very affordable, with bubbles only costing a few dollars to buy. However, make sure the mixture you purchase is non-toxic and safe for children and pets. Store it out of reach of pets and children as well.
Shockers will shock you with how low-maintenance they are. They don’t ask for a lot, but in return, they offer a lot of love and loyalty. If you want to earn this love, then don’t underestimate the power of a few pawesome activities to fill their day. Take them for a walk or a dog park trip, or even offer stimulation in the form of obedience training. The sky’s the limit for how you can reward your Shocker for being your best friend.