Activities For Bullboxer Pits

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Introduction

Whether you call your dog a Bullboxer Pit, an American Bullboxer or a Pitoxer, you are talking about a very special and powerful breed of dog. It makes sense that this is one solid pup as it is a combination of Boxer and Pitbull; could you get two dogs with any more muscle than these? Bullboxer Pits are powerful, intelligent and very responsive to training. All of these traits mean that there is a lot you can do with your Bullboxer Pit and, they will really just love anything that their favorite owner does with them!!

Biking

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Sunny Day
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1 hr
Items needed
Bike
Treats
Bike Lead
Bike Harness
Activity description
American Pit Bull Terriers and Boxers are both high energy breeds. They both need constant exercise and thrive when walked or run for several miles a day. It makes sense that Bullboxer Pits are the exact same. This breed simply needs to be able to go, go, go and is actually not even recommended for apartment living- they’ll go stir crazy! Now you may already walk or run with your Bullboxer Pit daily but what about biking? Of course, a dog can’t actually ride a bike but you certainly can! Here is how you can take that amazing pup of yours on a bike ride to try to help them burn off some energy.
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Set up
The first thing to do when planning on biking with your pup is to invest in a proper biking leash. These leashes differ from a regular dog leash as they hook onto your bike and are sturdy enough to keep your dog a few feet away from the bike, holding the leash away from the wheels and slightly back so that your dog is always following you instead of pulling forward. These specialized leashes are the key to safely biking with your Bullboxer Pit.
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Familiarize
Next, familiarize your dog with the bike and the leash. Let them sniff it and also watch as you move it back and forth to show how it moves and also that it is not scary. Keep your bike out at home so that your dog gets used to it being around and isn’t afraid, but rather, excited.
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Ride!
Hook your Bullboxer Pit up to the leash and connect it to the bike and head out on your first ride. Bring a few treats and as you slowly start to peddle, toss a few in front of your dog so that they know to move forward and that they are doing a good job. Once your dog is comfortable at a walking pace, go a little faster to let them run as you bike. This is the perfect way to burn off some excess energy and spend time with your pup!
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Positive Guarding

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Any Day
Free
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45 min
Items needed
Treats
Friends
Activity description
Both Pit Bulls and Boxers are extremely protective breeds of dog. They are very loyal to their owners and truly consider themselves to be members of the family when at home. This fierce loyalty means that they can sometimes be a little too protective of you and, since they are such a powerful dog, this loyalty can come off as aggression. In order to keep your pup's beneficial guard dog qualities while curbing their negative tendencies, your dog needs to be well trained in how a real guard dog should act. Once trained, they will be happy because they get to do their job and protect you while still responding to their owner so as not to be too overbearing.
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What to guard
Decide what you would like your Bullboxer Pit to guard you against or what you would like them to respond to if you feel as though you need protection. Many people use the word “help” or a simple whistle to be the alert for your pup to step in or jump into action.
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Response
Decide how you would like your dog to act when they hear the trigger word. Would you like your Bullboxer Pit to bark, growl, just stand in front of you protectively? Depending on your dog and their true temperament, you want to be cautious if you are training them to bite. While some people do train their pups to bite on command in order to protect them, you do not want this action to ever be done on your dog’s own free will. Biting is typically a bad idea but a fierce bark may be all the protection you need from your dog!
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Command and react
Train your dog to react to your command with the associated action. Use treats as rewards when your pup does a great job. Setting up practice scenarios is useful as well. Have a friend come over and teach your dog to protect you from them. It is also a good idea to train your dog to stop protecting you on your command. Turning that bark on and off are equally important!
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Mental Stimulation

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
20 min
Items needed
Toys
Dog Food
Treats
Activity description
A Bullboxer Pit is a breed that keeps their puppy-like energy and spunk throughout their lives. They are playful and seem to always have energy left even after running around all day. If it seems like your dog could run forever, you may want to try exercising their mind as well as their body. In fact, giving your dog enough mental stimulation may tire them out even more than physical exercise. Just like humans, thinking hard about something can be exhausting for a dog! Since Bullboxer Pits are quite a smart breed of dog, you will have no problem thinking about things to do with your pup to give them a good brain workout!
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Puzzle toys
Invest in some puzzle toys for your Bullboxer Pit which typically involves treats being hidden inside a toy which your dog has to figure out how to get. There are varying levels of difficulties with these toys so choose one which you think will suit your pup. Puzzle toys are also perfect for when your dog has to be home alone to ensure they are having fun!
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New tricks
Teach your Bullboxer Pit a new trick once a week and then work on perfecting the trick the rest of the week. Since this breed is so intelligent, they will be able to learn so many tricks that it will shock you! So forget the old “sit” and “paw”, your dog is ready for more advanced tricks!
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Work for food
Forget just feeding your dog, make them work for it! You can hide your dog’s food bowl, sprinkle treats around the house or even bury a treat in your yard for your Bullboxer Pit to dig up. A smart pup will be able to sniff out their food quickly so keep switching your hiding spots!
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More Fun Ideas...

Chase

Bullboxer Pits are big fans of chasing anything that moves so grab a remote controlled toy car and have your dog chase it around the room. They will get a great workout and you will get some entertainment too!

Tug

These super strong dogs really love a good game of tug. With that classic locking jaw that a Pit Bull is equipped with, get ready to lose to your dog every time!

Conclusion

A Bullboxer Pit is a fantastic family breed that simply loves their family more than anything. This loyalty, paired with the breed pure strength, makes for endless game activities that you can do with your dog. Whether you give biking with your dog a try or get a strong rope for a neverending game of tug, your Bullboxer Pit will love that you are taking the time to play with them. The main key is to keep this breed active, mentally challenged and, in turn, you will have a very happy dog. Of course, a happy dog means a happy owner!