Activities For American Bullneses

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Introduction

The American Bullnese hybrid is a mixed breed canine resulting from crossing the French Bulldog and a Pekingese. Due to lower energy levels, this lovable, cuddly canine doesn’t need a great deal of exercise.  The hybrid is bright and charming, bold and adventurous, creating a happy little dog that fits into any living style, and any form of home, whether apartment, condo, house with or without a fenced yard.  The activity recommendations for this hybrid aren’t excessive by any means - only needing about 15 minutes per day, easily accomplished by a walk around the block, a stroll through the dog park or playtime in the backyard.  Because your little pooch can become obese, it is vital that you keep them moving at least once a day and monitor their food intake.

Short Daily Walks

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Any Day
Free
Easy
15 - 30 min
Items needed
Collar or harness
Leash
Drinking water
Waste Bags
Activity description

Short daily walks are one of the simplest and least expensive ways to exercise your pup, and any member of the family can do it.  It requires very little to accomplish, with a ton of variety based upon where you choose to walk.  This trek can take place in the neighborhood, around the block, to and from the dog park with some playtime between or through the local pet store.  Allow your pup to investigate as they desire, whether they’re checking out flora and fauna of the park or sniffing a person’s shoes or parcel.  Take the pace that is comfortable for you as well as your precious pooch, and be sure to stop for a drink when your American Bullnese displays symptoms of thirst.

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Choose the course
The choice of the walking course can be varied several times a week or even daily. One day, you might walk up and down your street, the next day you may wish to walk around the block, and perhaps on subsequent days, the dog park could be your destination. Plan the excursion for 15 to 30 minutes with rest and water breaks as needed.
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Enjoy the excursion
Now that you’ve readied your frisky, furry friend, open the door and step outside. Make sure you have a tight grip on that leash because, by this time, your curious American Bullnese will likely drag you down the front walk to the sidewalk! If they do, then use the walk to practice proper leash behavior. Work on not allowing your pup to pull, as well as teaching the "heel" command. Enjoy the excursion, allowing your dog to investigate their surroundings, whether vegetative or human or other species!
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Snack Hide and Seek

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Any Day
Free
Easy
20 min
Items needed
Favorite Snacks
Favorite Toys
Activity description
Snack hide and seek is played indoors or out, in any weather condition, in any climate, and by any dog and human. For most canine companions in our culture today, the mental challenge of the hunt as well as the chance to roam, seek, and track are relatively untouched and unexercised.  This hybrid is bright and curious and requires mental stimulation in addition physical fun in order to keep boredom at bay.  The activity, played with snacks or toys, are those which most pet owners have readily at their fingertips, making the cost of it free or minimal.  And, it needs only the natural abilities and eagerness of your American Bullnese to make it all happen!
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Cull the cache
This step requires you to locate a variety of hiding places into which you can place the snacks. These little niches need not be unique or particularly clever, needing to be places which conceal the treat in a way to provide a bit of mental challenge for your four-legged family member. If you’re playing this game inside, locate those hidey holes in multiple rooms in the house to provide some variety for your pup.
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Prep the game
Next, stash the snacks in those previously chosen hiding places. It’s okay to allow your pet to watch this process as the multiple numbers of hidden treasures give the canine additional mental exercise involving using their memory. Go ahead and treat your precious pooch to one of the morsels to reel them into the game.
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Find and feast
Now, it is time to let your dog loose to seek and destroy. Command your pet to “go find…,” and then watch with delight as they sniff, scratch and prod throughout the house in search of those yummy morsels you’ve planted. Watch as they devour each snack before forging ahead to pursue the next one. To enjoy excellent entertainment for both you, repeat this game often.
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Interactive Puzzles

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
15 - 30 min
Items needed
Interactive Puzzle
Snacks or Toys
Activity description

Interactive puzzles provide mental exercise for your intelligent and charming American Bullnese.  While this canine isn’t one possessing high levels of energy (unless they are a pup), they are smart enough that you will need to keep them mentally challenged.  These puzzles contain compartments into which you place their favorite snacks or toys.  The hinged lids or doors closed, and the dog must sniff and investigate, opening the compartments by activating a lever, button or switch to reveal the contents.  The dog gets the treat or toy as a reward for finding it.  These puzzles, purchased at a variety of department and pet stores, are in the moderate category of price.  Interactive dog puzzles are perfect games to play with your playful pup in any weather, indoors or out.

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Peruse the puzzles
Shopping is so much fun when it is for purposes, especially when it isn’t for groceries. Searching for the perfect puzzle for your pet is a trek through a wonderland of unique and unusual mechanisms which make you dizzy with decisions. Keep the age and intelligence level of your pet in mind, as well as the ultimate intended goal of the game, as you seek the toy. You need to make sure that the puzzle is sophisticated enough to challenge but not so much so that it can’t be comprehended and enjoyed by your pup. Of course, the cost of the game is a concern and will likely increase with the range of difficulty.
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Teach the technique
If this is your pup's first involvement in this type of game, training is needed. Introduce the treat or toy to your pet, letting your canine sniff and check it out (and nibble on it). Next, acclimate your dog to the operation of the various parts to reduce the fear of the sudden movement upon activation of the release lever or button. Allow your precious pooch to watch as you stash the snacks into the various compartments and close the doors or lids. Encourage them to use their paws to tap the release mechanisms, opening the door or lid to reveal the hidden treasure!
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Witness the wonderment
This step is probably the most fun for both of you. Once you have acquainted your dog to the new toy, it is time to enjoy the challenges. Encourage your four-legged family member to search and seize the snacks hidden within the puzzle. Watch in wonder and awe as their mental wheels turn, using their problem-solving skills to discover and devour the treasures you’ve hidden inside the compartments. Interactive dog puzzles are games which both of you are likely to repeat and repeat!
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Toy Toss

Toy toss is a game that you play indoors or out, and it can get "wild" or not.  Get your pooch interested in the toy, allowing them to sniff and check it out.  Then toss the toy in any direction, and encourage your American Bullnese to chase and retrieve.  Repeat the fun until one of you gets tired.

Kong Wobbler

The Kong is a rubber toy that has a hole in the center.  Dogs love this game because they get to use their intelligence and enjoy eating the reward.  Fill the open space with peanut butter, then allow your pup to work it out of the hole.  Get ready to laugh yourself silly while they play with the Kong.

Conclusion

Your American Bullnese is a loveable, intelligent and charming little canine companion.  While they don’t require a great deal of physical exercise, they do need regular mental stimulation and challenge to avoid the annoying habits and behaviors which develop from boredom.  These activities will engage your pup, both mentally as well as physically.  These suggestions will trigger your imagination to create some games which are unique to your pawed playmate, and which will keep them healthy, happy and contented. Join in the fun and bond as you play.