Activities For A Border Collie Bull Staffy

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Introduction

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.

Bark Training

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Any Day
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Normal
5 min
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Treats
Activity description

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.

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Create distractions
Many people believe that by yelling at their dog, they are going to stop the barking. However, your dog thinks you’re joining in! The key to getting a handle on your Border Collie Bull Staffy’s barking is to create a diversion. For example, every time someone knocks on the door, shake coins in a tin or squeak their favorite toy. The noise can be enough to break their train of thought. With enough consistency, they will come to expect it to be broken and will not bark as much.
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Remove the source of the bark
The next step is to remove the source of your dog’s bark. If they normally bark when someone comes to your front door, then stop allowing them access to it. Or, if they bark at people walking past the house, then pull the shades down so they can’t.
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Exercise
Dogs can bark more when they are bored or feel like you are not paying them any attention. The Border Collie Bull Staffy is a high-energy breed that needs you to be around and provide them with activities. Therefore, the final step is to make sure they are too tired to be on high alert. They will instead prefer to nap instead of “protecting” you from “threats.”
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Field Games

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Sunny Day
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1 hr
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Ball
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Waste Bags
Activity description

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.

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Choose a ball
Believe it or not, there are all types of balls on the market for a reason. They all suit different dogs. Pay attention to your dog’s traits and how they handle their toys. Do they rip them to shreds like the Staffy? Or, are they more gentle and calculated like the Border Collie? The thicker and more robust the toy is, the longer it will last.
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Go to a field
Take your Border Collie Bull Staffy to an open field with plenty of space and few distractions. It can either be fenced or not, depending on how much you trust your Border Collie Bull Staffy. They don’t tend to have a high prey drive so if they have excellent recall, you may find a non-fenced environment is okay for you both.
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Play ball
With a ball and field, it’s time to get field games underway! Throw the ball as far as you can, or use a launcher, and wait for your furry friend to retrieve it. The further you throw it, the more energy your Border Collie Bull Staffy has to expend to get it then bring it back. After an hour of this, they are sure to be ready for a nap right away!
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Swimming

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Hot Day
Free
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1 hr
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Toy
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Towel
Activity description

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.

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Choose a watering hole
Believe it or not, you are spoiled for options when it comes to dog-friendly beaches in the US. As a dog-friendly nation, councils are not averse to allowing owners and their dogs to play on many beaches without too much of an issue. If you’re looking for an adventure for your dog, however, you may like to try out popular beaches for dogs such as Fort Myers Beach in Florida, Double Bluff Beach in Washington, and Montrose Dog Beach in Illinois. Alternatively, you can check with your local council or look online for dog-friendly watering holes near you.
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Swim
Now all that’s left is to enjoy your time at the beach! You can take a few toys for your dog to enjoy, and spend time splashing around in the waves as well. Not all Border Collie Bull Staffys will like the water, but there are plenty that will. Take the time to treat your dog to such an activity because you will find they get into less trouble once you bring them home!
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Dog Care Facility

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.  

Dog Park

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.

Conclusion

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.