Activities For American Bullweilers

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Introduction

As a gentle giant sitting between 60 and 120 pounds, American Bullweilers can be one of the best family pets you can ever own. They get along well with other family pets when well socialized, and will even be gentle with children as well. Though they can look like quite a large and intimidating breed, they are a big snuggly teddy bear when you raise them right. However, this Rottweiler and American Bulldog mix is not a dog for the busy owner. They need continual love and attention, as well as an hour of intensive exercise every day. If you’re struggling to provide your gentle giant with the entertainment and physical activity they need, these activities below may help.

Dog Park

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Toy
Doggy waste bag
Activity description

The dog park is going to be one of the most beneficial activities for your American Bullweiler. Given the size and energy levels of your pup, as well as their need for socialization and friends, it’s an activity that you should carry out at least twice per week – if not more often – for an hour at a time. Trips to the dog park make a great sunny day activity that provides your furry friend with all the socialization and physical exertion they need to fill their fun meter. Grab a doggy waste bag, their favorite toy, and a leash, and hit the road. 

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Choose a park
Unlike some other breeds, finding an enclosure for an American Bullweiler doesn’t take a lot of consideration. While the parent breeds – Rottweiler and American Bulldog – get a bad rap for perceived aggression, the resultant designer breed is a docile, lovable, and friendly pup who will enjoy socialization with any dog. However, given their large size, it can be in your best interests to find a park that caters to larger breeds in a separate area. Some small dog owners can be nervous about large dogs eating theirs for lunch, and while it’s not going to be a problem with your pup, there is a risk of small dogs getting hurt underfoot.
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Play
If you have chosen a park that’s close to home and suitable for your furry friend, then it’s time to play! Set aside one hour for this fun and free activity to ensure your pup gets as much time to run around as possible. And, if they still appear to be enjoying themselves after an hour, there’s no harm in letting them spend a little longer there as well. However, be sure not to encourage jumping when they are young as the motion can damage their knees before they have fully developed.
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Doggy Daycare

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Any Day
Expensive
Easy
8 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Toy
Activity description

If you’re not able to dedicate as much time to your furry friend as you would like, why not book them into daycare for dogs? It might seem like doing so defeats the point of dog ownership, but isn’t it a better alternative than leaving them in a kennel for hours while you go to work? Doggy daycare is an excellent option for busy working parents who don’t mind the high price tag if it means their dog gets plenty of love, attention, and fun, during the day. Often, all you need is a leash, and a toy and the facility will arrange all the rest! All-weather doggy daycare facilities are well worth your consideration. 

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Select a facility
Every owner wants the very best for their doggo, and you will be no different. Therefore, rather than book them into the first facility you find, select one that meets the mark for activities, care, price, proximity, and glowing reviews. You wouldn’t trust just anyone with children, so it pays to be equally as careful with your American Bullweiler as well.
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Half-day visit
While there’s no denying that your gentle giant is going to have the time of their life when they go to doggy daycare, they aren’t going to know that’s the case – at least not initially. Instead of dropping them off there for a full working day and shocking them, ease them into this new routine. Take them for a half-day visit where they can have a lot of fun first. Then, when you take them back for a full day, they will know they are going to see their friends, and you will come back for them.
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Set a routine
Not every busy working pet owner needs to put their dog into daycare for the entire week. Some prefer to alternate every second day or a couple of days per week for variety. One of the best things you can do for your furry friend is set a routine – and fast. Dogs need structure to be sure of the surrounding events, so have this in the back of your mind as you go and make changes. Keep the days consistent, keep the pickup and drop off times the same, and benefit from a dog who comes home from daycare tired but entirely fulfilled.
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Beach Fun

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Hot Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Water
Towel
Doggy waste bag
Leash
Activity description

Is your dog a little on the podgy side after one too many treats? Then it might be time to incorporate intensive physical activity into their weekly routine. Particularly in hot weather in summer, this free and fun activity can be a saving grace for both owner and dog. Firstly, you can benefit from fun in the sun at the beach, and secondly, your dog can cool off in the water – something that’s crucial for larger dogs who can have trouble regulating their temperature. Spending time at the beach with your doggo can be a fun way to pass the time while also being beneficial for their physical and mental stimulation requirements. All you need is a leash and a toy, and you and your pampered pooch can hit the road. 

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Beach-proofing
Everyone knows that the beach is an excellent place to exercise your dog (and your family), but it’s not the cleanest environment. Sand can find its way into the unlikeliest of places, while also being challenging to get out of your clothing, hair, fur, and vehicle. Before you set off to the beach, put some beach-proofing methods in place. If possible, opt for the family car that’s a little more “beach-friendly.” It could be a ute with an exterior area for the dog to sit, an SUV, or an old car with the easy-care interior. Bring plenty of towels for removing sand and drying bodies, as well as sheets to cover seats if the dog rides shotgun with you. Beach-proofing is a five-minute job, but it can save you from hours of cleaning.
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Research
Whether you’re going to a lake, a beach, a river, or a local watering hole, do your research before bringing your American Bullweiler. Some hot spots have a no-dog policy, while others want them to be on a leash or away from specific areas. It’s helpful to know where your dog is and isn’t welcome to avoid any inconvenience.
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Beach fun time
Now that you’re at the beach – or any watering hole – it’s time to have fun! The options are endless for what you can do at the beach. You can play frisbee with your American Bullweiler, throw a ball, swim with them, or have them chase the waves with you. You may even like to bring a tug rope along and play tug of war. If the temperature is skyrocketing, however, make sure your dog can cool off and has plenty of fresh water as well.
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Backyard Toys

If you have a spacious and fully-fenced yard, then there’s every reason to create a sanctuary for your pet within it. Alongside their kennel, you can also ensure they have plenty of toys with which to keep them entertained. You can play with these toys with them, or leave your dog to their own devices for quiet time on their own. Otherwise, you can entice them into a game of fetch, frisbee, tug of war or a similar game to pass the time and keep them engaged.

Walk

American Bullweilers are low maintenance dogs. They don’t need you to spend hours grooming them, and they are also more than happy to hang out with you at home and do whatever you want to do. However, for the sake of not encouraging a couch potato personality, you can also incorporate an hour-long walk per day into their routine. It gives you a chance to get much-needed physical activity as well, all the while strengthening the bond between owner and man’s best friend.

Conclusion

American Bullweilers are some of the most loving doggos you can ever own. They are faithful, loving, loyal, and will protect you to the end of the earth. Your dog thinks you’re the most pawsome thing that’s ever happened to them, so you must return the favor. Give them plenty of stimulation through play and exercise, and you can guarantee that your dog will be your faithful companion forever.