Activities For Bull Chow Terriers

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Introduction

Mixing a Bull Terrier and a Chow Chow makes for one fluffy, energetic dog! That is exactly what you will get when you adopt a Bull Chow Terrier. So what can you do with such a fun loving dog? Plenty of things! Your Bull Chow Terrier's unique personality make them the perfect pet when it comes to having fun. Here are a few exciting activities for you and your loyal but stubborn Bull Chow Terrier.

Tug

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
20 min
Items needed
Rope or Tug Toy
Activity description
Playing tug with a dog is a game that can polarize groups of people. Many believe tug can be a bad game to play with an aggressive dog as a rope can be seen as an extension of your arm, meaning it's okay for your dog to pull at an arm (in theory). However, others believe tug is a useful tool to help train dogs with aggressive tendencies as you can control their whole body with one single rope, directing them where you want them to go. In this case, we will opt for the benefits of tug as a Bull Chow Terrier may need some help in the form of aggression training and tug is a great way to start curbing bad behavior in a very inexpensive way.
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Rope or toy
Look into a good tug toy for your dog. While there are plenty of thick ropes out there that you can purchase, you may also want to just make your own tug toy. Shred an old t-shirt into strips and then braid them together, making your own, homemade rope. Make sure to get a toy for your dog that will withstand their strength and not break at your first game of tug!
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Pull and work
Let your Bull Chow Terrier grab one end of the rope while you pull at the other. Don't let your dog win (at least not right away!) but give them a good fight! Pull the rope all around the room, guiding your dog's body left and right, up and down- really make them work hard! If you win, pet your dog and give them a little attention. If your dog wins, do the same. Having the same reaction in both scenarios shows your dog that it is okay to win or lose - it is all fun!
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Play every day
Playing tug on a daily basis will keep your Bull Chow Terrier happy and entertained. A dog who gets to play every day is less likely to be aggressive or bored and this is exactly what you need from this breed who may sometimes have aggressive behaviors. When you set aside time to tug each day, your dog will be more content and relaxed in day to day life!
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Flyball

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Sunny Day
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Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Ball
Treats
Hurdles
Flyball Board
Activity description
If your Bull Chow Terrier is constantly full of energy and you are looking for a way to help get some of that extra bounce out, flyball may be the perfect solution. The combination of structure and fun is ideal for this breed who is very intelligent, can follow direction and would benefit from running around a little. While it may take a while to teach your dog, it is a great way to bond through training and just a fun game in general to play. Buy a flyball box or opt to make one and start training on a nice sunny day!
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Hurdles
Teaching your Bull Chow Terrier to jump over hurdles is the first step of flyball. Place a hurdle in a small space, like in a doorway, and use treats to coax your dog over the hurdle. Once they have mastered one jump, set up a few hurdles for your dog to run and jump over. Soon, jumping hurdles will be your dog's favorite activity!
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Flyball box
Show your Bull Chow Terrier how a flyball box works. When your dog jumps on the board, the ball will fly out for your dog to catch. If your dog is like most Bull Chow Terriers, they will be excited about the prospect of catching a ball and love jumping on the box. Use treats to reward your dog anytime they get the ball to fly out!
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Play ball
Now that your dog has learned the components of flyball, link them together. Run over hurdles and then jump on the flyball box. Catch the ball and back over the hurdles. This step may take a while to link but once your dog does, flyball will be something they absolutely love doing! If they get really good, they can even join flyball competitions and win some nice trophies for your shelf!
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Hunting Games

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Treats
Ball
Activity description
Chow Chows are natural born hunters. In fact, they were bred to be hunting dogs centuries ago in China and that instinct to hunt has never gone away. Your Bull Chow Terrier likely has much of this desire to hunt as well. Why not satisfy their natural need by setting them up with some great hunting activities? From very simple and easy to more complex and true to your dog's predatory drive, these activities are perfect for every Bull Chow Terrier out there! Set your budget and decide which of these hunting games works best for you and your pup. A sunny day is ideal for the outdoor games but hunting for treats can be done inside as well!
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Fetch and hunt
You may not have ever thought of fetch as a hunting game but it definitely is! When you throw the ball and your Bull Chow Terrier runs after it, they are hunting the ball. Head out for a game of fetch with your dog and watch as their natural urge to hunt is brought to life just with a simple throw. Play as long as you'd like, your Bull Chow Terrier could likely go on chasing the ball for hours!
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Treat hunt
Hide a few treats inside your house while your Bull Chow Terrier sits and waits in one room. Then, let your dog begin the hunt! Watch as they use their nose, sniffing out any crumb of a treat that they can find. Make the hiding spots more difficult as your pup gets better and better at this game. A perfect way to spend a day with your Bull Chow Terrier!
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Hunting club
Look for a local hunting club near you where you and your Bull Chow Terrier can get some real, paws on hunting experience. Some hunting clubs will have your dog "hunt" a mechanical toy where they chase the toy through the forest, weaving in and out of trees in a full on hunt. Other clubs will train your dog to hunt real game. Opt for whichever suits your lifestyle - your Bull Chow Terrier will love both options!
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Tether Ball

Your Bull Chow Terrier will love playing with a tether ball installed in your yard. A ball on a string attatched to a sturdy pole in the ground? What could be better for an energetic, playful pup!

Flirt Pole

Dangle a flirt pole (a stick with a rope and feather or toy on the end) in front of your Bull Chow Terrier any time they need a little fun. Your pup will go crazy for this simple toy and spend hours trying to catch it as you quickly pull it away.

Conclusion

Bull Chow Terriers are quite a unique dog. They are fiercely loyal but can be aggressive. They are very playful but they also don't get along with other dogs. The complex personality means you need to be well equipped with games to keep your dog happy and busy! Now, you are! These fun activities are all well suited for your specific dog and any Bull Chow Terrier will be happy to play tug, learn flyball or go on a hunt. Time to go play!