Activities For Bordeaux Pitbulls

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Introduction

Don’t let this large dog’s bold nature, broad head, and muscular body fool you. The Bordeaux Pitbull, the result of a Dogue de Bordeaux and Pit Bull-type dog breeding, is a beautiful and loving family pet. Whether you have younger or older children, they will try their hardest to fit in and be part of your pack. While the Dogue de Bordeaux’s requirement for exercise is low, the Pit Bull’s is high. As a result, you are going to need to come up with plenty of high-energy activities to keep the Bordeaux Pitbull happy. Why not try some of these below? 

Beach Trip

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

On a hot summer’s day when the whole family can’t seem to cool down, a trip to the beach could be in order. For your Bordeaux Pitbull, it will be a welcome relief. This free and easy activity is one that your furry friend will love, and it can easily take up an hour of your time. What’s more, you only need a leash, toy, towel, and doggy waste bag, and you can be on your way to having a great time. A trip to the beach is an excellent activity because there are so many fun things you can do. You can go for a jog, swim in the ocean, or play a game of fetch on the sands. 

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Choose a beach
The first step is to choose a dog-friendly beach. If your Bordeaux Pitbull is not yet well socialized, you may like to opt for one a little off the beaten track. The fewer people and pets, the better. Excellent dog-friendly beaches in the United States include Fort Myers Beach in Florida, Jekyll Island Beach in Georgia, and Del Mar Dog Beach in California. Alternatively, you can check out local watering holes that don’t tend to have a lot of visitors.
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Cool off
The first course of action upon arriving at a beach is to cool off! Given the hot temperatures and your dog’s large size, they will need to go for a dip in the water sooner rather than later. Go in with them, let them play around, throw their toy, then retreat to the sand.
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Play games
Since you brought toys with you, there’s every reason to play with them. You can either play fetch on the sand, sending the toy up the beach and getting your pooch to return it, or in the water. Either option is going to promote a whole lot of fun for your dog and family.
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De-fearing

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Any Day
Free
Hard
20 min
Items needed
Treat
Leash
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For some reason, many Bordeaux Pitbulls are scared of other dogs outside their pack. If you want your dog to be more social – for their sake and yours, consider the process of “de-fearing." This involves helping your pooch to overcome their fear of other dogs and pets. It’s a hard activity, but it’s one that you only need a treat and leash for, and time slots of 20 minutes at a time. It’s also something you can do in all weather, depending on which step you are on. Begin the rewarding process of socialization today. You won’t believe the transformation once your dog enjoys the company of others like them. 

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Desensitizing
Bordeaux Pitbulls can fear other dogs for many reasons – including a lack of socialization, a previous bad experience, or being taken away from their littermates too early. No matter why they are scared, you may find the first step of desensitization to be a beneficial one. Begin by exposing them to their source of fear several times and consistently. Let them see and watch other dogs from a distance on your walks, and even get other dog owners with gentle dogs involved so your pup can see they are no harm. The more exposure to dogs yours gets (from a distance), the more desensitized your Bordeaux Pitbull will become.
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Create a habit
Every time you take your dog for a walk (try to aim for daily), make a habit of being around dogs. Being able to get away from the situation (for example, walking away or past the dogs without something happening) will gradually make them see the other dogs are not a threat. However, it’s crucial not t get too close or put them in a situation that stresses them out completely.
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Counter-conditioning
You then want to turn the uncomfortable situation with your dog into one to which they can look forward. For example, every time you come across a dog, play with your pup or give them positive praise and a treat. Over time, your dog will associate other dogs with fun things like treats, toys and play time.
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Frisbee

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
40 min
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Frisbee
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If your Bordeaux Pitbull is an avid frisbee fan, then make sure you include the activity in their routine as much as possible. Frisbee is an excellent sunny-day activity because it offers your dog the chance to burn off as much energy as possible all in one hit. It’s easy, affordable given that you only need to buy a frisbee, and it only takes up 40 or so minutes of your time. What’s more, it’s something you can play almost anywhere. You can take your Bordeaux Pitbull to the dog park, play in your yard, or head to an open field. Almost anywhere is going to be suitable for a fun game of frisbee. 

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Frisbee choice
You might think you can buy any frisbee from the sports store, and it will suit your pet, but that may not be the case. If you want your frisbee to work at its best and last a long time, you need to be willing to do your research. Think about your dog’s destruction levels and teeth. If they are prone to destruction, a regular plastic frisbee may not be okay. Within a few throws, they will have penetrated and cracked the plastic. Instead, look for dog-friendly frisbees with thick rubber that will handle sharp little teeth.
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Choose location
Where are you going to play frisbee? Set aside space in your yard if it is big enough, or head to the dog park. Here, you can play inside a spacious and fully-fenced area. If there are other dogs around, you may either let them in on the game if your dog is well socialized or head to an area with fewer people.
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Play
You can now play frisbee! Throw it as far as you can, and watch as your dog runs and leaps to try and get it. The process of bringing it back is the tiring part. As a result, after around 40 minutes to an hour of frisbee, they will be panting and drooling, ready for you to take them home to nap!
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DIY Puzzles

From time to time, your Bordeaux Pitbull will like a challenge, and a DIY puzzle toy can help. Wrap food up in knotted old t-shirts, or build food shakers out of a PVC pipe with holes in it. Make your dog work for treats while stimulating their physical and mental needs at the same time. DIY puzzles make an excellent rainy-day activity.  

Obedience Training

If you want your Bordeaux Pitbull to fit in well at home but still be social and friendly with other dogs and pets, then you may like to consider obedience training or puppy school – whichever suits their age group the best. The size of your dog can often mean it’s crucial to have them under control because you won’t match them for muscle power. Consider hiring an expert trainer for help and advice. 

Conclusion

Bordeaux Pitbulls may look like scary, aggressive dogs, but you will find they are not at all. They are beautiful, loving, and loyal family pets who consider you to be their pack. Take the time to treat them to fun activities that will stimulate their physical and mental requirements. This pawsitively perfect pup deserves all the attention you give them.