Activities For Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs

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Introduction

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is an all-American dog. These dogs were bred to be companions, guard dogs, cattle dogs, and "catch" dogs. The Alapaha Blue Blood is a highly intelligent dog that thrives on work; they are muscular and very strong. Because work makes the Alapaha happiest, activities which mimic the work the Alapaha Blue Blood was bred to do are best for this breed. Always have a treat or another reward handy as a reward is the chief motivation for the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog. You can start training the Alapaha at an early age, so obedience activities are a must for the Alapaha. In addition, activities that allow for socialization with other dogs and people will benefit the Alapaha.

Obedience Training

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Any Day
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30 min
Items needed
treats
Activity description
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is a working dog. Although they depend upon humans for guidance while working, the breed has a distinctive independent streak that can sometimes be misinterpreted as stubbornness. In order to combat this possibility, training your new puppy should begin as soon as possible. This intelligent breed can begin training between ten and twelve weeks. You will need to keep training sessions less than fifteen minutes, at least in the beginning. Begin by establishing routines. Once you have mastered a daily routine, then you can move on to basic commands. You also need to teach the words you'll be using with commands. You may also want to begin kennel training as well as housebreaking at this time.
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Building routines
There are things that a puppy must learn as soon as they are brought home. They will need to learn the location of their food and water bowls as well as their special place to sleep. They will need to learn where toys are stored. You will not need to repeat these routines for very long; the intelligent Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog will learn rather quickly.
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Word training
It is imperative that you teach your dog the meaning of certain words as you begin training. Much as you would with a child, "no" must become a part of your dog's vocabulary. On a positive note, you'll also want to teach your dog the word "good." You can begin teaching these words at eight weeks of age. Be sure your dog has a good command of these words before more training begins.
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Crate (kennel) training
Begin crate training shortly after your new pup comes home. This can help with housebreaking, and eventually, your dog will look at the kennel as a safe place to rest. At first, you will place your dog in the kennel. Place their bed and a toy or two inside. Line the floor with puppy pads as a young puppy can't control their bladder. After two weeks, begin teaching Fido to walk into their kennel by making a treasure trail of treats into the structure. Never put a puppy in their kennel for punishment, and, above all, do NOT put a puppy in a kennel for a long period of time unattended with a collar on as this poses a choking hazard should the collar become caught on something.
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Socialization

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1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Activity description
As soon as your new puppy has completed all their immunizations, including boosters, you should begin attempting to socialize them. What is socialization? Is it scheduling play dates with other pups? Well, yes and no. Socialization in many ways is like teaching routines to your new puppy. By all means, spend some time at the dog park. You will need a leash for this part of socialization, as a young pup should not be allowed to run without some control. Schedule play dates with your friends who have well-behaved dogs so that your new puppy can learn what behavior is acceptable. Also, allow your pooch to meet a variety of people, including children, so that they learn how to behave around them.
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Introduce other dogs
Be careful not to begin socialization - or taking your new puppy outdoors, really - until all immunizations have been completed. You can begin by scheduling play dates with well-behaved dogs belonging to your own friends. Generally, this would mean older dogs that might have a little more patience with a new puppy. As your furry friend learns appropriate behavior, you can introduce younger dogs that might match the playfulness of a young pooch
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Dog park
The dog park is an excellent place to provide your dog with socialization opportunities. However, do not let Fido off-leash just yet. You will need to supervise a young dog, particularly the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, with new dogs. Allow them to play and interact. The dog park is also a great place to introduce your pooch to new people as well.
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Introduce people, too
Your Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog will need to meet a wide variety of people in order to become properly socialized. You will need to introduce your pup to children as well as a variety of adults so that you can properly teach them how to behave. Also, introduce them to a number of noises. Some dogs are terrified of thunder and other loud noises. This is often due to a lack of socialization. Reward the pup for good behavior and admonish them when necessary.
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Outdoor Fun

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Sunny Day
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1 hr
Items needed
tennis balls
rope toy
any other toys
Activity description
When the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is kept indoors, they are relatively inactive. However, Bulldogs as a breed are notorious for putting on weight when they are not working. This could cause trouble for the Bulldog's joints later in life. In order to make sure that the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog maintains lifelong health, it is important to give this breed at least forty-five minutes of exercise daily. Engage this working dog in a fun game of fetch using a tennis ball or a favorite toy. Play a game of tug-of-war. Employ a flirt pole and urge your pooch to play chase. The options are endless outdoors and the games are inexpensive to partake in.
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Fetch
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog will enjoy engaging in a game of fetch with any member of their beloved family. Grab a tennis ball and throw it in the backyard, encouraging the Alapaha to give chase and return the ball to you. Be cautious about playing in very hot or humid weather. Allow for water breaks. If you notice the Alapaha becoming winded, allow them to rest before resuming play.
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Tug of war
Another seemingly natural game for the Alapaha Blue Blood is tug of war. However, you should exercise caution and do not allow the Alapaha to become too aggressive during the game. If this happens, simply let go and allow the Alapaha to "win" the game. Make sure that you have control at all times. This is when knowing the word "no" comes in handy.
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Flirt pole
The flirt pole is a neat little toy which can allow different kinds of free play with your Alapaha. You can purchase this toy at a pet supply store, or you can make your own using a dowel rod and craft string (plus a favorite toy). Encourage your pooch to jump and chase the "prey" at the end of the pole. If you have children, this is a great game that they can play in order to bond with the Alapaha.
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Herding

The Alapaha was bred to be a "catch" dog. This means herding is a natural instinct for the breed. Activities that mimic herding will provide great physical activity for the Alapaha.

Swimming

The Alapaha Blue Blood is a natural swimmer; they will enjoy accompanying you in a boat (fitted with a swim vest, of course). They also love dock diving. Always supervise the Alapaha near water.

Conclusion

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is an all-American dog. This dog was bred to herd, guard property, and as a "catch" dog when working with cattle and hogs. Kept indoors, the Alapaha may become inactive and gain weight. Provide the Alapaha with at least forty-five minutes of daily activity whether this means walking or working on the farm.