Activities For A Bully Bordeaux

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Introduction

The Bully Bordeaux is a hybrid dog, part Bull Mastiff and part Dogue de Bordeaux. This kid-friendly dog will enjoy being a part of many of the activities that you and your family regularly participate in. The Bully Bordeaux makes a great companion on the hiking trail (certainly you will be protected while out and about!). This giant breed loves to spend time with their family while indoors, however. You will need to take precautions when providing the Bully Bordeaux exercise prior to the pup's first birthday as the breed is susceptible to growth issues with too much exercise.

Low Impact Play

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30 min
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treats
Activity description
The Bully Bordeaux is considered one of the giant breeds. This means that as the pup is growing; the dog must receive gentle, low-impact exercise. Because this type of dog grows rather fast and has such large limbs, if a young Bully Bordeaux exercises too roughly, growth plate problems could occur. This could cause issues for the pup later in life. One should engage the Bully Bordeaux in long walks, training exercises, and other low-impact exercises. One should even be careful when playing games such as fetch. Don't push your pup to run a great deal before the age of one. Low-impact exercise is best for a young Bully Bordeaux.
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When to begin
The first couple of months of your Bully Bordeaux's life, concentrate on working on housebreaking and walking on the leash. One should always be careful about starting an exercise routine for larger dogs. This is due to the fact that they can develop growth problems if their bones receive too much impact during their first year of life.
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Introduce low-impact activity
Perhaps the best low-impact activity is walking. This will not harm the joints of your growing Bully Bordeaux. Begin exercising your pup with fifteen minute walking sessions after the pup has had at least the second round of vaccinations (about four to six months of age).
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Playing fetch
When your Bully Bordeaux is under one year of age, the pup's bones are developing rapidly. Keep exercise low-impact. When teaching the Bully Bordeaux to play fetch, roll the ball slowly indoors so that the pup can go after the ball but will not sprint to retrieve the ball.
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Obedience Training

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30 min
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Another great activity for a young Bully Bordeaux (truthfully, any age Bully Bordeaux) is obedience training. All pups are different, but, on average, you can start training your Bully Bordeaux at about four to six months. Start your pup with simple commands. "Sit" and "come" are likely the easiest commands. Once you believe the pup has gotten the hang of these commands, you can add some more complicated commands. "Stay" and "give" can be taught during play activities. Remember that your pup will need to have periodic practice to brush up on these commands. You can add more commands as you see fit.
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Start easy
Begin with easy commands such as "sit" and "come." When teaching "sit," begin with your dog in a standing position. Have a treat in your hand. Make sure the pup knows that you have the treat. Have the pup focus on the treat. Raise your hand slowly so that the dog's head rises and the pup's rear moves toward the floor. While doing this, say, "Sit."
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Increase the difficulty
Once you believe your pup has gotten the hang of "sit" and "come," you can progress to more difficult commands. "Stay" is often somewhat difficult for a pup to learn as they don't have much discipline. Have the pup get in "sit" position. Slowly back away while repeating "stay." Reward your pup for staying in place as you move further away from them.
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Practice makes perfect
Once your pup has mastered the commands, continue to periodically practice the commands. A puppy needs to work on commands at least three times a week. Training should only be about fifteen minutes at a maximum as pups can't hold their attention for very long.
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Dog Park

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1 hr
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The dog park provides the perfect opportunity for you to let your Bully Bordeaux exercise off-leash and interact positively with other dogs. Some dog parks even offer enclosed areas in which you can let your Bully Bordeaux off the leash and play without worry that the dog will run off. The dog park also offers your pup some great socialization opportunities. Some dog parks have walking areas that you can utilize in addition to obstacles which you can utilize to give your pup exercise and teach commands while in a different setting. Your Bully Bordeaux will enjoy many trips with you to the local dog park, and they might just make a friend or two while out playing.
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Obstacle course
Many dog parks offer platforms, "boulders," and other obstacles that are typically seen in dog performance shows. If you have mastered the "stay" command with your pup, have them climb onto one of the platforms and stay as if you were competing in a dog show. Have your pup climb the obstacles. Make it fun!
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Enclosed areas
Many dog parks have areas in which large dogs can run and play in an enclosed area. The Bully Bordeaux is a large dog, and some parks will have areas where larger dogs can play in one area while smaller pups are grouped in another. Be sure your dog is ready for the socialization experience before completely allowing them to run free in these areas.
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Walking track
Some dog parks will have a nice walking track that you can use to take a young Bully Bordeaux for a walk. This is particularly nice if you live in an area with lots of traffic and walking your pup near your home is not an optimal choice.
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Hiking

Do you enjoy heading out on the hiking trail but are a little reluctant to go by yourself? Have no fear - the Bully Bordeaux will enjoy accompanying you out on the trail.

Swimming

The Bully Bordeaux loves taking a dip with you or alone. Be sure to equip your pup with a swim vest, particularly if the dog is fairly young. Never take for granted that a dog naturally knows how to swim. Spend some time with your buddy practicing.

Conclusion

The Bully Bordeaux, while considered a giant breed dog, is one breed that needs ample exercise in order to remain healthy. You might have to prompt the gentle giant into getting moving at times. Spending time with the Bully Bordeaux, no matter the activity, will bond the both of you and make for a happy pup and owner.