Activities For Bully Jack Terriers

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Introduction

A Bull Terrier and a Jack Russell Terrier is quite the combination of dogs! Bully Jack Terriers are sweet and energetic dogs and while they aren't recommended for families with small kids, they can be a great dog for more experienced dog owners. However, even the most seasoned dog owners may need a little help thinking of fun activities for a Bully Jack Terrier. This guide will show you many games that you can set up that every Bully Jack Terrier will love!

Hunting

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Collar
Treats
Ball
Activity description
Jack Russell Terriers were originally bred as hunting dogs and the strong urge to hunt has carried over into the Bully Jack Terrier. There are actually quite a few ways to help your pup satisfy their need to hunt from games you can play inside to more elaborate hunts through the woods. You can base the complexity of your hunt on your budget and how much time you have to spend with your pup. The indoor hunts are better for when the weather is poor but be sure to head outside on a sunny day to "hunt" a tennis ball or two!
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Fetch
While you may not think of fetch as a hunting game, it really is! When you throw that tennis ball, your dog chases it due to their natural instinct to hunt - they are "hunting" the ball. Head outside with your dog and play a game of fetch for as long as you'd like. Your Bully Jack Terrier will likely want to chase the ball all day long!
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Treat search
Hiding a few treats around the house for your Bully Jack Terrier to find is a great way to exercise their hunting instinct and use their powerful nose to help entertain them. Place the treats in easy to find spots at first and then make them harder and harder to find once your pup gets really good at the hunt! This is a perfect way to "hunt" inside on rainy or cold days.
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Hunting clubs
Look in your local area for hunting clubs that you and your pup can join. Many of the clubs will have the dogs hunt real wild game which is perfect if you think your Bully Jack Terrier would benefit from an actual hunting experience. Other clubs will offer hunting for dogs utilizing a mechanical toy as the "prey". Choose your hunting club based on your preferences as your Bully Jack Terrier will love all of it!
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Running Games

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Free
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30 min
Items needed
Leash
Collar
Activity description
Jack Russell Terriers are known for their high amounts of energy - this is a breed that is always on the go! However, Bull Terriers can be quite the opposite and prefer to just hang around the house. When you combine these two pups, aka the Bully Jack Terrier, you will have a dog who loves a good run but also will like a nice nap. Make sure your pup gets enough exercise while playing these running games but keep their overall energy level in mind to decide how long you and your pup should play. This is an inexpensive way to have fun with your dog in any weather!
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Run together
Maybe you are an avid runner or maybe you are just getting into running. Either way, your Bully Jack Terrier will love going out on runs with you. Get your dog's collar, harness and leash on and head out for a nice jog. Since Bully Jack Terriers tend to have little legs, you may need to set your pace a little slower. Only go as far as your dog is comfortable running and always stay in tune to how they are feeling throughout the run.
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Stair run
When the weather outside is not so nice, head to your stairwell to get some exercise with your dog. Run up the stairs and encourage your Bully Jack Terrier to follow you. Then, head back down. Up, down, up, down until you and your dog is tired out! Be warned that your Bully Jack is likely going to want to run for much longer than you!
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Yard chase
If you are lucky enough to have a fenced in backyard, it is the perfect place to chase around your dog. Run away from your Bully Jack Terrier and then run toward them, run side to side and all over the yard - your dog will follow you the entire way. Getting in some good free running exercise will tired out the Jack Russell Terrier side of your dog and get them ready for the nice nap that the Bull Terrier side of your dog will enjoy.
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Ball Games

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Any Day
Cheap
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20 min
Items needed
Soccer Ball
Tether Ball
Tennis Ball
Activity description
Bully Jack Terriers are quite playful pups and they are also obsessed with balls. Why stick to the regular old tennis ball? It's time to give your dog a few new ball options to play with. While this activity will show you a few new types of balls for your Bully Jack Terrier, the sky is really the limit! Give your dog new types of balls as often as you'd like. Balls are fairly inexpensive and are a toy that you can play with inside or outside. Talk about the perfect activity for a fun loving Bully Jack Terrier!
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Tether ball
Set up a tether ball in your backyard to provide your dog with endless hours of fun. A pole securely placed in the ground with a long rope and tether ball attached is all you need! Your dog can knock the ball around with their paws or their nose and while the ball will go flying, it will never get lost!
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Soccer ball
A soccer ball may seem a little big for your Bull Jack Terrier at first but once you see them "kicking" it around, you will be happy you got this fun ball for them. Your dog will be able to kick and run with a soccer ball and you can even teach your Bully Jack Terrier to kick it toward a goal! What's more exciting than a dog who can kick a soccer goal?
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Tennis ball
The classic tennis ball dog toy is likely already your Bully Jack Terrier's favorite to play with. Grab that ball and head outside with your dog to hit the ball around. Bring a tennis racket or a tennis ball thrower (made especially for dogs) to launch the ball extra far. Your Bully Jack Terrier will never tire of this game!
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Treat Training

Bully Jack Terriers can be quite stubborn dogs but you can easily teach them new tricks by motivating them with treats. Grab a handful of your dog's favorite treats and try out some new tricks - extra treats for whenever they do it correctly!

Bath Day

Bully Jack Terriers may have short coats but those coats get dirty quickly and one not so pleasant feature of this pup is that they can get a little smelly. Set up a nice bubble bath complete with bath toys at least once a month! 

Conclusion

Bully Jack Terriers can be quite a difficult dog. However, when you give them plenty of exercise, lots of attention and help them learn new games (like the ones in this guide!), they will be cuddly, loveable and loyal dogs. They need that extra activity though so set aside time to play with your dog each day. When you do this, you will never run into those "common" difficulties associated with Bully Jacks Terriers! Now get out there and play!