By combining two strong, medium sized breeds, the Boston Terrier and the Australian Cattle Dog, the Boston Cattle dog is a brave and loyal dog. Thanks to the Australian Cattle Dog side of their heritage, this dog loves to play herding games. The Boston Terrier side of this breed will be active and very loving. There are many games which your Boston Cattle Dog will enjoy that cater to their personality.
Australian Cattle Dogs were bred to be herding dogs, helping ranchers move cattle from one field to another. These dogs would run alongside cows, listening to commands to chase the cows left and right until they finally arrived at their destination. This deep need to herd is definitely present in Boston Cattle Dogs as well. However, you do not need to find a field of cattle to help satisfy your dog's need to herd. Instead, teach your dog how to play treibball - an awesome game for dogs who love to herd but are lacking in farm animals to chase!
Many people associate Boston Terriers with having a lot of energy. While this is true, a Boston Terrier's energy is very manageable and they will be sweet loving pups when they are properly exercised. Those Boston Terriers that are constantly barking and running in circles around a house are probably not getting enough exercise in their daily routine. Boston Cattle Dogs are the same- they also need regular exercise to stay on their best behavior. One way to do this is by giving your dog the chance to not only run, but to jump! Indoors and outdoors, there are plenty of ways to help your dog leap and jump their way to good behavior.
A Boston Terrier and an Australian Cattle Dog are both very high energy dogs. One was bred to run around fields herding animals and the other is widely known to be extremely lively. So, naturally, a Boston Cattle Dog also has a lot of energy. You have already seen how to play treibball and how to conquer hurdles with your pup but what about day to day energy releasers? You definitely need to find ways to let your dog use that vigor on a daily basis with minimal effort from you. These quick, fun games will have your pup happily running around and getting out any excess energy they may have built up.
With a Boston Cattle Dog be prepared to walk, walk and walk some more! This canine loves a nice long walk so grab the leash and go!
Once your Boston Cattle Dog has learned all the basic tricks, don't stop your training there! Teach your dog new, fun tricks and work on training every day to ensure they know who is the boss (this breed likes to try to be dominant so don't let them!).
As the proud owner of a Boston Cattle Dog, you know how important exercise is for your dog so hopefully, these awesome new activities will help your dog get the workout they need. You will also have a great time doing all of these fun things alongside your pup. Grab your bathing suit and head to the water with your dog to swim, arrange for a quick game of treibball and help your dog learn to jump and leap through the air. If you do all the activities on this list, both you and your pup will sleep well, cuddled up just as this dog loves to do!