Activities For A Bully Pitsky

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Introduction

The Bully Pitsky is a hybrid breed whose parent breeds are the American Pit Bull Terrier and the Siberian Husky. The Bully Pitsky is a high energy breed, so lots of activity should be planned for this lovable pooch. In fact, the Pitsky is best suited to a family that is involved in a wide range of activities, particularly outdoors. One of the favorite activities of the Pitsky is hiking. This hybrid will enjoy activities that last an hour or more; they have great endurance and can play outside with you for quite some time. This does not mean that they cannot have fun indoors. Plan games that stimulate the mind of the Bully Pitsky for days when inclement weather is in store.

Roll Over

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
15 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
The best activities for a Bully Pitsky are played outdoors. In fact, the Bully Pitsky will enjoy being outside with you in almost any kind of weather. Their boundless energy is best expended in the fresh air. They can tolerate colder weather better than many of their fellow breeds. However, the weather might not be so agreeable with you! Therefore, planning activities that will engage the mental strengths of the Pitsky are best for the days of cool and rainy weather. Learning how to roll over involves just a few steps, and you can teach the Bully Pitsky rather quickly. This is a relatively cheap activity, and you can use this as a gateway to learning other tricks.
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Teach down
The first step in learning how to roll over has to do with learning the "down" command. While the Pitsky is sitting or standing, hold a treat in front of their nose. As you say "down," lower the treat to the floor. When your dog lays down in a prone position, reward them with a treat.
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Next step
Once your dog has learned the "down" command, you can begin teaching them to roll over. Kneel down beside your dog, who is already in the down position. Hold a treat on one side of their nose. Slowly maneuver your hand from the side of the nose to the dog's shoulder. At first, they may only turn their heads. Keep trying until the dog begins to turn on their side.
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Final step
You should praise and reward your dog for lying on one side, but you're not done yet! Do not allow your dog to get up from the position. Offer another treat. Move the treat from one side of their head to the other. Say "roll over" as you do this. Praise and treat when your clever Bully Pitsky moves from one side to the other.
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Skijoring

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Cold Day
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60 min
Items needed
pulling harness
pair of skis
Activity description
Do you live in a climate that has a great deal of cold weather? Does snow become a regular part of the weather forecast between November and April? If this is the case,  tap into one of the Bully Pitsky's innate abilities and participate in skijoring. Because skijoring takes places outdoors in the snow, it will become a favorite pastime for your energetic companion. It is relatively inexpensive to partake in once the equipment is bought, unless you decide to enter actual skijoring events. Skijoring is a short race (compared to traditional sledding). Skijoring will require a moderate amount of training, but patience and persistence will pay off after a relatively short time. Again, this is a cold-weather sport, but you can change this into a summer sport by replacing the skis with a bike!
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Harness training
First, you'll want to ensure that your pup is properly harness trained. This can be accomplished by simply walking the dog on their leash in a harness rather than a traditional collar. Then, begin tying something with a little weight to the leash - such as a small tire, for instance. Once the dog is used to pulling a little weight, you can begin the real training.
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Voice commands
First, you will need to become familiar with the typical voice commands used in skijoring. They are as follows: Hike (to get started), Easy (slow down), Whoa (stop), Gee (turn right), and Haw (turn left), among others. Next, you'll need to give your pooch the opportunity to learn these commands. Use the commands when out on walks, giving your pup visual training that they can associate with the word.
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Competing
Some participants like to simply skijor locally in a non-competitive environment. Others might want to enter competitions. You can compete locally or on a more broader scale. The American Kennel Club sponsors many local events if you wish to compete locally. Contact your local dog club for more information about this exciting sport.
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Shake Hands

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
15 min
Items needed
treats
Activity description
Again, you won't always be able to take your Pitsky outdoors for play time. However, if you'll have activities that can be carried out indoors when the weather isn't cooperating, you will keep your Bully Pitsky from becoming bored - and getting into mischief as a result. Take the time to exercise their intelligent minds as well as their strong bodies. A very easy trick to teach the Bully Pitsky is to shake. Teach your dog this fun trick and you will be able to show off your pooch's smarts before family and friends alike. All you need to complete this task are a few treats and a little time each day.
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Begin training
First, you'll want to teach your dog to sit and stay. If your dog does not know the "sit" command, then get their attention and show them the treat. Make them focus on the treat and slowly raise your hand with the treat. Keep their attention and continue to raise the treat. The dog's body will naturally lower itself. As they do, say "sit." Praise and treat for a job well done.
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Next step
Begin with your dog in the seated position. Command them to stay. Show your dog a treat in your hand. Close your hand into a fist, and hold the fist in front of your dog. Your dog should naturally try to paw at the treat. This is all you should ask for at this point. Praise and treat your eager Bully Pitsky for this portion of the training.
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Teach shake
Your dog should know that you want them to paw at your hand in order to get a treat. Move the treat to your other hand. Offer your hand, and when your dog puts their paw into your hand, say, "Shake!" and praise them by saying "Good." Next, offer the treat in your opposite hand. Practice daily until your dog shakes at your command.
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Fetch

The Bully Pitsky will always enjoy a raucous game of fetch. Be sure to teach them to "give" before you begin truly playing fetch. The Pitsky will play as long as you can stand to throw the ball.

Hiking

The Bully Pitsky will enjoy taking long hikes with you at least three times a week. Be sure to take along a first aid kit and plenty of water for your trek.

Conclusion

The Bully Pitsky is the perfect dog for those who love to be outdoors. This outdoor pooch will be the ideal companion for the individual who enjoys skiing, hiking and sledding. You can easily train the Pitsky for skijoring, and the two of you can enjoy the activity leisurely or you can enter competitions as you wish. For those who may not be able to spend as much time as they want outside, the Pitsky is a quick learner and will enjoy trick training any time of day!