Activities For Bullmatians

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Introduction

What do you get when crossing the adorable-looking Bulldog with the unique spotted appearance of the Dalmatian? The combination of these two distinct-looking breeds results in the Bullmatian. Generally, this hybrid dog is affectionate, charming and welcoming. They are also known for having a seemingly endless amount of energy and will have you moving for hours. However, note that this breed may be a challenge to train and can be wary of strangers. Thus, they should be trained and socialized as early as possible to prevent the onset of aggression. With a devoted owner, proper training and the right kind of activities, Bullmatians can be the perfect family pet. 

Doggy Playground

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Sunny Day
Moderate
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1 hr
Items needed
Sand
Dog Bowls
Wood
Sprinkler
Hose
Activity description

Having a safe space for your dog to freely move around and play in is essential. This is why there are literally thousands of dog parks scattered across the different states. These parks provide dogs with an area for them to enjoy and play in without restrictions. While this is usually good enough, you can take things to a whole new level by creating a personal playground for your pooch. By doing so, you are giving your dog their own area without having to worry about space or safety. It is also beneficial in case you have to leave your dog somewhere while you head off to work. Having a playground in your own backyard allows your pooch to experience all the perks of a dog park sans the rules and restrictions. 

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Make a plan
Before you can build a doggy playground in your backyard, you need to have a floor plan or a design of how you want it to look. You also need to have an idea of the must-have features. In case you don’t know where to start, you can easily search online for ideas and instructions on how to build your own playground.
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Build the playground
Once you have an idea of how you want the doggy playground to turn out, then it is time to make it come to life. Buy the materials that you need in case you do not have them lying around in your home. Some of the must-have features of a doggy playground include a dog house or shaded area, a water source (hose, sprinkler or fountain), food and water bowls, a digging patch, a walking path, and a designated “restroom”.
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Canicross

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Sunny Day
Moderate
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1 hr
Items needed
Harness
Bungee line or cable
Waist belt
waste bags
Activity description

Bullmatians are an active breed that would benefit from engaging in physically-demanding activities. This is especially true if they take on their Dalmatian parent’s love for running. Going for a run with your Bullmatian is a good exercise option. However, if you want to take things up a notch and move on from just a regular jog around the park, you may opt to try canicross. This is a fun and friendly canine sport where you go cross-country running with your dog attached to you via harness and cable. Lots of canicross events are held all over the country and involve dogs of all sizes and breeds. 

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Get kitted out
One of the most important elements of canicross is the right set of gear. Be aware that canicross is a serious sport that requires sturdy gear in order to stay safe. Only three items are needed: a harness for your dog, a waist belt for you and a bungee line to keep you and your dog attached. Do your research and look for reviews on different brands and styles. You may also ask for recommendations directly from the store staff.
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Train with your dog
Just like with all types of sports, you should gradually build up to canicross running. Going all out early on can lead to all types of injuries and possible accidents. To begin training, start off with short runs once a day. Then, you can slowly build up the length of your runs as well as the difficulty level. Over time, you and your dog will develop enough stamina and experience to endure longer runs.
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Join a race
When you feel like you and your dog are ready, sign up for a canicross event. More than a physical exercise regimen, canicross is also a social sport, which means it is more fun to do it with other dogs and their owners. Joining your first race will also help you get a feel for what canicross truly is and is a good stepping stone in case you want to make the sport a regular habit.
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National Park Visit

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Sunny Day
Moderate
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24 - 48 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Food
Water
Activity description

Dogs, in general, enjoy exploring the outdoors and seeing new sights and sounds. Bullmatians, in particular, would make for a perfect hiking buddy because of their athleticism and high levels of energy. Instead of your usual hiking routes, however, you may want to make a trip to the nearest national park for the ultimate hiking experience. The United States is filled with numerous impressive national parks. The best part is that a lot of these spots allow visitors to bring their dogs with them as long as they are kept on a leash and are well-behaved. Just be sure to follow all the rules of the park to avoid any problems.

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Choose a national park to visit
There are plenty of national parks all over the country and it should not be too hard to find one that is close to where you live or one that has the requirements that you are looking for. Do your research regarding the rules and restrictions when it comes to dogs.
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Visit the park
Once you have chosen a park to visit, you may call ahead to inquire about their rules, fees and any other relevant information. Find out how you can maximize your time in the park and ask about pet-friendly accommodations in case you are staying for multiple days. When you have everything organized, head down to the national park of your choice and see what it has to offer. Before leaving home, be sure to pack everything your dog will need such as water, food and bowls, and a leash.
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Leaf Jumping

If you have fallen leaves in your yard, put them to good use. Collect all the leaves and lump them together. Then, let your dog play in the pile. Your pooch will find several ways to use these leaves as a source of entertainment. Just make sure that your dog has proper tick prevention before letting them try this activity.

Meal Out

The next time you plan to have a meal out, don’t leave your dog behind. Instead, find a dog-friendly restaurant with an outdoor patio. More and more places are opening their doors to owners and their dogs. Some even have separate menus for canines. Look for one in your area and enjoy a gourmet meal with your pooch. 

Conclusion

The Bullmatian is a wonderful designer dog that has lots of positive qualities that dog lovers are looking for. Not only are they loving and friendly, they are also smart, enthusiastic and enjoy being the center of attention. This combination makes the Bullmatian a great candidate for a household pet and everyday companion.