A Border Collie Bull Staffy, as the name suggests, is the breed of dog resultant from a Bull Staffordshire Terrier and a Border Collie. While in some cases the pups can be more like one or the other, in many, they are a unique blend of both. You can expect a loyal dog with a protective streak, playfulness, and high energy levels. As a result, you need to come up with activities to either control these traits or cater to them. Here’s how.
Most dogs bark for a reason, even if it’s not apparent to you. The Border Collie Bull Staffy, with its guarding traits, will bark when they think their pack is at risk - even if it’s just your friends knocking on your door. To stay on good terms with your neighbors and to have more control over when your dog barks, you may like to try out bark training. This free all-weather activity is one that comes with a normal difficulty level and takes only five-minute training sessions at a time. However, it’s one that requires consistency, positive praise and plenty of treats.
Border Collie Bull Staffys have a lot of energy to burn off and if you don’t help them to do so, they can cause all kinds of chaos! That’s why field running is an excellent activity for breeds such as the Border Collie Bull Staffy. Once in a field environment, they can run to their heart’s content, with nothing stopping them except you! All you need for this cheap and easy activity is a beautiful summer’s day, their favorite ball, and an empty field. You can then spend the next hour letting them run free, tiring themselves out while you look on.
The Border Collie Bull Staffy’s coat has a water-repellent layer, which makes a trip to a local river, beach, or lake more pleasurable than if it wasn’t. You can let them play, then reap the rewards of not having to load a sodden pooch into your pristine vehicle. You will need a leash, toy, and towel, but overall, swimming makes an excellent and free activity that only takes an hour but will enable your dog to have a lot of fun in the heat of the sun. It also provides the opportunity for it to become a fun family day out as well.
If you don’t think you can provide your dog with as much entertainment to satisfy them as you would like, then add a few trips to doggy daycare into their weekly routine. Such a facility enables them to hang out with other dogs, run around, and have a ball. You can then pick them up knowing you have met all their needs for the day.
It can be quite a challenge to socialize a Border Collie Bull Staffy when they are a mature dog, so make a point of taking them to a dog park when they are young. They get to run around, learn how to play nicely with others, and even share their toys. The best part is, this activity doesn’t cost a dime.
The Border Collie Bull Staffy is a dog that will offer so much love and loyalty, but one that is also ideal for experienced dog owners and those who can provide firm but pawsitive reinforcement. You also need to make sure you line up plenty of energy-burning activities to be able to keep up! But, once they curl up in a ball at the end of an action-packed day, you will know it was all worth it.