Activities For Bull Daniffs

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Introduction

A Bull Daniff is the gentle giant of the dog world – a combination of Great Dane and Bull Mastiff. They love families, children, and do well with other pets as well. Even though they are a big dog, the Bull Daniff is one of the more docile of the dog world. They are effortless to train, can adapt to apartment life, and love nothing more than to hang around with their owner. When you’re gone, however, they can suffer from separation anxiety. Appeal to your gentle giant’s beautiful nature with these activities below. 

Swimming

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

Swimming is an excellent activity on a hot day for two reasons. Firstly, it’s a low-impact exercise option that keeps weight and discomfort off your large dog’s joints. Secondly, it helps them to cool down in the intense summer sun – something that can be a challenge for a large dog. What’s more, swimming is a fun pastime that brings the family together for at least an hour. It’s also free, requires only a leash, toy, and towel, and is effortless to do. If you are struggling to find something to do on a hot summer’s day, consider getting the water wings out! 

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Swimming type
Knowing you want to swim is the easy part, but thinking about what type of swimming you want to do is a challenge. Do you want to erect a pool in your yard, head to a lake or beach, or head to a hydrotherapy institute for the benefit of your Bull Daniff’s health? On a hot summer’s day, a local watering hole can often come out as the winner. However, ensure it’s a dog-friendly location such as Fort Morgan, City Beach, and Village Beaches in Montauk.
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Prepare
Before you head to the watering hole of your choice, you need to prepare. Pack a towel, toy, and leash, and make sure there is enough coverage in your car to protect it from the sandy, wet feet of your furry friend! You may also like to choose a watering hole with a bit of shade or take a tent to cool everyone down after playing in the water.
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Swim
You can now head to your watering hole of choice and have a ball! Throw a toy for your dog to play with, and let them play in the water to cool down as well. They will enjoy playing fetch in the water while taking all the pressure off their joints at the same time.
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Dog Park

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

If you’re tired of every activity for your dog coming with a hefty price tag, then consider including trips to the dog park in their routine. It doesn’t cost a cent but can provide so much fun for your furry friend. The best part is, they can socialize with other dogs from a young age that can be exceptionally beneficial for them as they mature. This free and effortless activity will also fill in an hour or so of your day, while only requiring you to bring a waste bag, leash, and toy. Make your dog’s day by taking them to the dog park to play. 

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Choose a park
Even though your Bull Daniff is a gentle giant, it’s still a good idea to consider where you put them to play. Choose a park that offers different enclosures depending on the dog’s size. You may like to place your Bull Daniff with dogs of similar stature for the safety of them both. Full fencing without holes is also a priority.
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Take it slow
Depending on the age of your Bull Daniff, you may like to take the process slow – especially the first time you bring them to a dog park. Let them walk around the outside of it, with you holding onto their leash so that they can get to grips with their surroundings. Them let them sniff, see, and experience the park without meeting other dogs. When you’re happy with their behavior, you can bring them in to play.
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Play
Introduce a toy into the dog enclosure and let your Bull Daniff play nicely with other pups. The younger your Bull Daniff is, the quicker they will learn that other dogs are friends, not enemies. Remember to bring them back to the park as often as possible to keep building on their social skills.
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Car Etiquette

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
10 min
Items needed
Harness
Treats
Activity description

Even though a Bull Daniff looks like a big, scary dog, they are not like that at all. Instead, they face the same insecurities as many other breeds – such as you leaving them home alone. If you can’t bear to watch them look scared or hurt as you exit the house without them, then you may like to take them with you. However, first, you need to learn car etiquette. The sheer size of your pooch makes this a must-do activity. All you need for car etiquette is 10 minutes at a time, a harness, and a treat. It’s also an all-weather activity that doesn’t cost a lot and isn’t all that hard to learn. 

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Introduce harness
A leash can be hard enough to learn, but the introduction of a harness may be even more challenging. You can’t put your Bull Daniff in the car with it being the first time they’ve seen it. They will panic! Instead, introduce it into your home, give your pooch treats around it, then slowly begin to put the harness on them around the house. You can then add it into your car with confidence.
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Secure
One of the most important parts of car etiquette is understanding the importance of keeping your Bull Daniff in place in your vehicle. If you let them roam around the car with their head out the window, they immediately become a projectile in the event of an accident. Both you and your furry friend could sustain injuries. Get your Bull Daniff accustomed to being in one place with their car harness from an early age.
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Travel
You can now travel safely with the correct car etiquette. Keep journeys short and never go bring your dog with you on a hot day. If you do have to go on a long trip, bring fresh water and incorporate plenty of stops. You may even like to invest in a crate with a bed for additional comfort.
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Fetch

Bull Daniffs love to play, and fetch is one of their favorite games. You can throw a toy backward and forward for at least 20 minutes, watching them wear themselves out. It’s also an affordable activity that only requires a spacious backyard and a toy. You will surely love adding this game to your repertoire. 

Walk

If you don’t have a lot of time, but you know your Bull Daniff wants to get out and about, then a walk can also be an excellent activity option. It doesn’t take a lot of effort on your part, but it can mean the world to your Bull Daniff who likes to see what’s beyond the fence from time to time. What’s more, it can wear them out for the remainder of the day. 

Conclusion

A Bull Daniff doesn’t require endless amounts of exercise, but they do need enough to keep them busy and out of trouble. Make sure whatever activities you line up do not put a lot of pressure on their joints and do not push them to their limits. However, this gentle giant will furever be grateful for whatever games and activities you play with them.