Activities For Bostillons

1k Views
0 Comments
0 Votes

Introduction

Want an energetic pup who is very friendly and affectionate? Then the Bostillon is right for you! This pooch loves to spend time with their owners, so, even though you will not need to spend hour after hour providing exercise for this hybrid, you are encouraged to provide as many interactive exercise opportunities as possible for your dog. The Bostillon is very playful, so choosing fun games should not be a difficult task. However, as this breed may be brachycephalic, you may want to exercise caution as to the time of day you exercise outdoors as well as the intensity of the activity.

Obstacle Fun

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Cheap
Normal
45 min
Items needed
Broomstick
five gallon buckets
dowel rod
Activity description
Because the Bostillon is a small dog, you can engage them in playing agility games both indoors and outside. With little to no expense on your part, you can use items in your home to create these obstacles for your Bostillon. Take a pair of stools, lay a broomstick across them, and Fido has a jumping obstacle. Use taller chairs and the broomstick to provide your busy pup with an obstacle to walk under. Get an old appliance box and make it into a tunnel for your furry pal to crawl through. Always have plenty of treats handy as a reward and heap praise on your canine companion for a job well done.
Step
1
The basics
You'll want to teach your Bostillon a few commands prior to actively engaging in agility runs. Begin with one of the easy commands: sit. Have your Bostillon stand and show them a treat (at eye level). Slowly raise your hand so that your dog's rear end naturally lowers itself to the floor. As you do this, say "sit." Once you've accomplished "sit," work on "stay" and "leave it."
Step
2
Outdoor obstacles
Utilize items around the house to create outdoor fun. Five gallon buckets and a dowel rod can make a jumping obstacle. Steps leading into your home can also be integrated as a part of the obstacle course. You might even incorporate a digging station using some sand that can be purchased at the hardware store.
Step
3
Agility fun inside
You can also do a few of the agility exercises indoors. As previously stated, you can use bar stools or chairs and your broom to create a portion of the agility course. Make a digging station with old towels. Put a smelly treat under the towels to reward your pooch for a job well done.
Love this activity?

Playtime Interaction

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Cheap
Normal
45 min
Items needed
rope toys
Doggy Discs
tennis balls
leash
Activity description
Both the Papillon and Boston Terrier tend to desire spending as much time as possible with their humans. Because of this, your Bostillon can easily develop separation anxiety if they are away from their human family for a long amount of time. There are many fun games you can engage your Bostillon in playing, to tire them out when you have to step out for a bit. Indoor soccer is an engaging, interactive game for the both of you. You can also head over to the pet store and purchase some pet-safe bubbles for your entertainment. Fetch is a traditional game that can be played indoors with a small dog such as the Bostillon during inclement weather.
Step
1
Fetch
Again, many Papillon and Boston Terrier owners relay that their pups enjoy playing fetch, so it's quite safe to assume that the Bostillon will also want to engage in a fun game of fetch as well. Begin when your Bostillon is a pup by rolling the ball in your hallway and encouraging them to go get the ball. As they grow, you can toss the ball. Remember, never allow the Bostillon to become over-exerted.
Step
2
Soccer
Indoor soccer is a fun game, and it may provide you with a little exercise as well! Begin on the floor with your Bostillon. Get their attention, and roll the ball to them. You want to get the Bostillon to push the ball with their nose or body. Keep treats handy for when the Bostillon performs this action, and soon they will understand how to play.
Step
3
Chase bubbles
If your energetic Bostillon still has a great deal of energy but you'd rather not engage in raucous play, there are still ways to give your furry pal some playtime without over-exerting yourself. Purchase pet-safe bubbles at the pet supply store, sit back in your chair, and blow away. Fido will have a blast chasing the bubbles, and you'll be laughing while watching them give chase.
Love this activity?

Obedience Training

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Cheap
Normal
15 min
Items needed
treats
Activity description
No matter the breed, all dogs benefit from some type of obedience training. Try teaching the typical commands such as sit and stay. You may want to incorporate some fun tricks such as "roll over." However, you will also want to teach your dog to "leave it," and you may want to teach "come" as well as "stop" or "no." The Bostillon is such an intelligent dog; arm yourself with a few treats, and in no time, your inquisitive pooch will have mastered any command you strive to teach them.
Step
1
Start with something easy
Every Bostillon should know sit, come, stay, and heel. Begin with stay. Slowly begin to move away from your seated dog. Repeat "stay." If the dog remains seated while you continue to walk away, reward them with a treat. Walk a few steps away and tell the dog to come to you. Reward them with a treat. The command "heel" should come as a part of leash training.
Step
2
Throw a few tricks in the mix
One of the most popular tricks to teach is to get Fido to "roll over." This is not a difficult command to teach, and the highly intelligent Bostillon will learn fairly quickly. Have the dog lie down. Show your dog a treat. Move the treat across your dog's shoulder and head as a means of encouraging them to roll over. When Fido gets it right, offer the treat as a reward and heap praise on them.
Step
3
Practice and increase difficulty
Most experts contend that recall is one area in which our beloved pooches do experience some trouble. This means that if we owners do not practice commands on a consistent basis, our pets may forget what they worked so hard to learn. Practice commands which you already know every two to three days. Once you feel your furry pal has mastered these commands, add a few more difficult commands. Remember, practice makes perfect.
Love this activity?

More Fun Ideas...

Chew Toys

Many Papillon owners state that their pups love to chew. Rather than lose your favorite pair of shoes, provide them with a durable chew toy such as the Nylabone. A cow hoof (all-natural and available at pet supply stores for less than one dollar) is also a great chew toy.

Water Play

Many dogs love to play in the water. Aside of a good swim, you can turn on the sprinklers and watch your Bostillon chase the water. You can also spray water from your water hose and watch as your dog jumps and bites at the water.

Conclusion

The Bostillon is a jolly, lively little pooch that requires daily activity in order to remain happy and healthy. Furthermore, the Bostillon craves your attention. This means you should plan as many interactive games as possible in order to have a pleased pup. Whether you're playing together in the backyard or walking together in the park, spend as much time as possible playing with this active breed for a happy outcome.