Activities For Alaskan Pit Bulls

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Introduction

A little bit Alaskan Malamute and a little bit American Pit Bull Terrier, this designer breed of dog is truly unique. It is a combination of stamina and loyalty, the desire to cuddle, paired with the love of running free. If you are the proud owners of one of these pups, you may be wondering what games you can play with such an interesting breed of dog. The answer lies here with these great activities geared specifically toward your Alaskan Pit Bull!

Loyalty Games

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1 hr
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Dog Food
Treats
Activity description

Alaskan Pit Bulls are a fiercely loyal breed which stems from the Alaskan Malamute side. These dogs develop strong bonds with their owners and love to get affection and attention from those whom they love. Nothing makes an Alaskan Pit Bull happier than spending time with their people! While this bond may happen organically, there are ways in which you can strengthen and encourage it. Not only will this make your dog happy but it will also help build your own bond with your pup. After all, isn't having a great dog all about developing an everlasting friendship? These games will help you and your dog connect even more deeply.

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Play any way
Play with your dog as often as possible and in a variety of ways. By introducing your Alaskan Pit Bull to new games, they will learn that you are a constant source of fun. Bring your dog swimming, hiking, for car rides and to the park. Anywhere you can go, bring your pup! They will become your happy shadow.
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Feeding schedule
Get your dog on a consistent feeding schedule. While this may seem like a very basic thing to do, dogs have a very sensitive internal clock and they will be very aware when it is time to eat. By providing food at the same time each day, your dog will learn that you are dependable and can be relied on. They will become even closer to you through this one simple act!
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Come!
Train your dog to come upon command even when off the leash. When your dog learns to listen to your command and comes running to you, it is a true sign that they are devoted. When your dog is off the leash and doesn't even want to leave your side, it is even more of a sign that you and your pup have established a strong bond!
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Exercise is Key

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30 min
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Tennis Ball
Water or Pool
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Alaskan Pit Bulls need exercise, plain and simple. Not only are Alaskan Malamutes known for their endurance but American Pit Bull Terriers are also well known for their need to run. When these two dogs are combined, the need for exercise is obvious. This breed is also tricky since they will get anxious and may act out when not exercised properly. So what should you do? Anything that involves moving! You can run, you can swim, you can jump all around - as long as you are moving, your dog will love it. Of course, your Alaskan Pit Bull will also love if you join them on these adventures (they do love company!) so get ready to get in shape yourself, too!

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Run the distance
Running is one of the best ways to exercise your Alaskan Malamute. In fact, they are one breed of dog that can definitely go longer distances so don't be afraid to bring your dog on your next five mile run. Let your dog set the pace and follow their lead!
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Swim and splash
When the weather gets hot, bring your pup to your local swimming hole to cool off. Your Alaskan Malamute will love dog paddling around in the cool water and watching them run in and out will be fun for you as well! Bring a tennis ball and play some water fetch!
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Walking and explore
Long walks are a definite favorite of this breed. They will thoroughly enjoy a hike up a long mountain or an hour long walk around your neighborhood. If you can't take your dog on a long walk, any distance is better than none! As long as your pup is able to stretch their legs, they will be happy.
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Socialize

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1 hr
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Friends
Treats
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Alaskan Pit Bulls are a strong breed of dog. While they easily become attached to their owners, they can act out toward others if not trained properly. Avoiding this issue is easy if you tackle the problem from the beginning. Teaching your Alaskan Pit Bull to be social, civil and listen to commands from the first day you bring them home is imperative. Training a young dog to behave is much easier than trying to fix a dog's behavior later on. If your Alaskan Pit Bull knows nothing else other than to be calm and happy, then they will never cause trouble outside your home! 

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Simple commands
Train your dog to listen to commands from a young age. Things like sit, stay, come and lie down are all very important commands that every dog should be able to grasp. Use treats, attention (an Alaskan Pit Bull's two favorite things!) and an assertive tone to train your pup!
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Meet people
Make sure that your Alaskan Pit Bull is accustomed to people by having them around friends and family frequently. Bring your dog to large parties or have them sit on the couch with a friend - both situations will prepare them for being around others in any scenario. If they are relaxed around people, they should never act out.
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Meet dogs
Socializing your Alaskan Pit Bull with other dogs is also very important to their health and happiness. Dogs are social animals and enjoy the company of others but this specific breed can try to be the dominant dog. Bring your dog to dog parks and on walks with other dogs frequently so that they are used to running and playing with others.
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Frisbee

This breed is fantastic at running, jumping and catching which means that Frisbee is the perfect game. Head to a nice big field and throw the disc around for your pup.

Run Free

While running and walking with you on a leash is great, there is nothing quite like running free. Let your dog off the leash in a fenced-in area to help them get physical exercise and exercise their spirit

Conclusion

Alaskan Pit Bulls are definitely a dog that needs attention. However, whatever love and affection you give them, they are sure to give right back to you. It is best to be active with this breed but, if you are looking for a lifelong friend who will be by your side, happily playing all day, then an Alaskan Pit Bull is what you need. Be prepared to cuddle and be prepared to run when you adopt this designer dog.