Activities For Bull Jacks

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Introduction

The Bull Jack is a medium-sized designer dog breed that is developed by crossing the Bulldog and the Jack Russell Terrier. Because of the personalities of their parent breeds, Bull Jacks can either be extremely hyperactive (in large part due to the Jack Russell Terrier), or a bit more gentle and easygoing (which is inherited from the Bulldog). Hence, Bull Jacks need an owner who can give them the physical and mental stimulation that they need. They are also very clever, willful and enjoy spending time playing outdoors. Overall, the Bull Jack is well-suited as a family dog and companion. 

Canicross

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Normal
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Harness
Waist belt
Leash
Water
Waste Bags
Activity description

Canicross is a sport that is just like cross-country running but with the addition of dogs. In this activity, participants run off-road with their four-legged friends. The dogs are on a leash, which is then tied to a waist belt worn by the runner. The sport originally started as an off-season training regimen for those involved in mushing. Canicross is not only a fun way to bond and form a stronger relationship with your dog; it also serves as a great exercise for both you and your pooch. An active Bull Jack will greatly benefit from this activity and can help them fight boredom and prevent the onset of any negative behaviors. This moderately expensive activity is best done on a day without rain (sunny would be nice) in order to ensure the sure-footedness of the runners, both human and canine.

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Invest in proper gear
If you want to do canicross as a regular activity for you and your Bull Jack, then you should invest in the right gear. Buy a harness that fits your dog well and is comfortable. You should also buy a leash that is strong and sturdy so that it won’t break while you and your dog are running.
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Go training with your dog
When you have acquired the needed gear, you can start training with your dog. Put on the necessary gear and practice with your dog. Sometimes it takes a few practice sessions to get used to running with a leash around the waist. Start with short distances so that your dog can adjust and won’t tire out right away. Also, always observe your Bull Jack and look for any signs of fatigue. Don’t forget to hydrate and take short breaks in between your run.
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Join a canicross event
If you go running regularly and would like to take things one step further, you can opt to join an actual canicross event and put your training to the test. Research and find out about upcoming canicross events in your area and find out how you can register with your dog.
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Splash Zone

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Hot Day
Free
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30 min
Items needed
Hose or sprinkler
Inflatable pool
Dog toys
Activity description

The Bull Jack is a hyperactive dog that loves moving and playing, especially in the outdoors. But if you are looking for a place where your pooch can have loads of fun, you do not have to go too far. In fact, you can just use your backyard and turn it into your dog’s very own splash zone. Most dogs love water, specifically on a warm and humid day. Whether it is a simple sprinkler or hose or even an inflatable kiddie pool, you can convert your backyard into a private water playground where your dog can play to their heart’s content. 

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Set up your backyard
To turn your backyard into your dog’s personal splash zone, you need to set things up. If you have sprinklers, you can turn them on. Otherwise, you can use your hose for playing with your dog. You can also place an inflatable pool in your backyard and fill it up with floating toys.
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Get wet!
Once everything is all set up and ready, bring your feisty Bull Jack to the backyard and turn on the sprinklers or hose. Your dog will definitely find the splash zone amusing, which can help stimulate them physically and mentally. You can even join in on the fun and get yourself wet, too!
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Geocaching

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
8 hrs
Items needed
GPS receiver
Leash
Waste Bags
Activity description

Because of the developments in technology over the years, various activities are starting to become more advanced. One of the best examples is geocaching. This activity is an online-based “scavenger hunt” that utilizes a handheld GPS receiver. Clues are posted on different caching websites. The idea of this activity is to locate different “caches” hidden by other geocachers using the GPS receiver. The hidden “caches” can literally be anything from logbooks, boxes with toys, or any other items that might be interesting to find. What’s great about this activity is that, since most of the caches are hidden in public places, your dog can join in on the fun. 

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Buy a GPS receiver
The GPS receiver is the key item that you need in order to do geocaching. This can cost anywhere between $80 to a couple hundred dollars and are available in most outdoor shops or online stores such as Amazon or eBay. Read up on reviews and buy one that fits your budget and meets your requirements.
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Register for an account
There are lots of caching websites where you can start your geocaching adventures. However, you must have an account in order to access the necessary information. Sign up for an account to get started. Once you have your account, you will then be able to see the different caches near you, choosing the one that suits you (and your dog) the most.
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Start your search
On your account, enter your zip code in order to see the different caches in your area. Take note of the locations that have the “dogs allowed” attribute; this is important because there are some locations where dogs are not permitted. Then head down to the location that you have chosen with your dog and start searching for the hidden cache. Keep your pup by your side throughout the event and make sure to offer them food and water while onsite.
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Drive-in Theater

Drive-in movie theaters provide you with an opportunity to see a movie without having to leave your dog at home. Pack some treats for your dog and head down to the nearest drive-in theater. You get to watch your favorite flick while using this time to bond with your dog.

Outdoor Restaurant

More and more restaurants now feature patios to allow their customers to bring their dogs while dining in. Take your dog out on a lunch or dinner date in a dog-friendly restaurant near you. 

Conclusion

The Bull Jack is a lovely hybrid dog that is full of energy. While they might not be moderately-sized, Bull Jacks have a big personality and a lot of love to give to their families. If you are searching for a lovely dog to serve as your everyday companion, then the Bull Jack might exactly be the dog that you need.