Activities For English Boston-Bulldogs

1k Views
0 Comments
0 Votes

Introduction

The English Boston-Bulldog is a hybrid dog. They are a cross between an English Bulldog and a Boston Terrier. Loyal to their family and always desiring attention from their loved ones, the English Boston-Bulldog is happy to join you for a game of fetch or for a short, brisk walk in the neighborhood. Because the English Boston-Bulldog is a brachycephalic dog (meaning their snout is shortened), you will need to plan activities for certain times of the day. You will also need to break playtime into smaller sessions in order to avoid exertion. However, feel free to play almost any game while indoors in a cool environment.

Stairs Game

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Free
Easy
15 min
Items needed
favorite toys
Activity description
If you have stairs in your home, you can utilize the stairs game to give your pal a little physical activity. Sit at the top of the stairs. Get your pup's attention. You will throw toys down and encourage the dog to run up the stairs and bring them to you. Be sure to keep treats handy so that you can reward your pup for a job well done. A word of caution: you should only do this game in short bursts. The English Boston-Bulldog can become overheated and out of breath quickly, which could lead to breathing difficulty.
Step
1
Introduce the game
This is where knowing the command "come" will be handy! Show your dog the toys that you have. Throw them, one at a time, down to the pup. Encourage them to pick up the toy and bring it to you. Keep treats handy so that you can reward them for bringing the toy to you.
Step
2
Play it up
This game is good for fifteen to thirty minutes of pure fun and exercise for your pup. Once your dog understands that they are to bring the toys to you at the top of the stairs (it never hurts to throw in a treat as a reward every once in a while), your pal will be ready to play for an undetermined amount of time.
Step
3
Keep watch
Any type of vigorous exercise could overexert the English Boston-Bulldog. Because you are indoors, heat should not be a factor in this game. However, after about ten minutes of play, you may need to encourage a short break so that your Boston-Bull can catch their breath. Remember, exercise and excitement both have a tendency to make a brachycephalic pup experience difficulty breathing.
Love this activity?

Obstacle Course

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Cheap
Normal
20 min
Items needed
terra cotta flower pots (2)
broom
bar stools (2)
Activity description
An obstacle course can be set up indoors or outdoors. Indoors, you can utilize a couple of chairs or terra cotta flower pots. Place a broom across two overturned pots (or in the seat of the chairs). You have an instant obstacle! If you have some tall bar stools, you can also utilize them in a game of Over, Under, and Through. Use your imagination! There are many items right in your home that you can use as props. If you decide to take the game outdoors, utilize deck steps. You can construct your own agility poles if you wish. Make it fun, but do not construct a course that takes over fifteen minutes to run in one set.
Step
1
Make the course
As previously described, you can take two flower pots, turn them over, then place a long dowel rod or broom across them. This will serve as the "under" part of the Over, Under, Through game. Tall bar stools can serve the same purpose as long as your pup can fit under the legs of the chair. You can also use straight chairs or shorter stools to coax your dog to jump over an obstacle. The exact items of the obstacle course are up to you.
Step
2
Take it outside
English Boston-Bulldogs might need to be careful about time outdoors, but they do enjoy going outside. Nice, sunny days without a great deal of humidity and pleasant temperatures are perfect days for taking the obstacle course outside. Simply monitor your pup's breathing and provide ample water. Take breaks every ten minutes or so.
Step
3
Agility games
The English Boston Bulldog is very adept at agility games as well. The pup will enjoy running through the agility poles, and if you have fly-ball set up (very easy DIY), your pal will enjoy this agility game as well. You can also utilize your deck steps as part of the agility games.
Love this activity?

Dog Park

Popular
0 Votes
Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
leash
doggy waste bags
Activity description
The dog park is a great place to take your pup for a short walk or to offer your cute buddy play time. Furthermore, many dog parks offer places for dogs of similar size so that you can allow your dog to be off-leash and play at their leisure. The dog park also allows you to socialize your pup, a very important part of teaching your dog what type of behavior is acceptable. You might utilize the walking track offered at the dog park. Often, there are also sand pits and obstacles your pup can climb or play on. Be sure to take doggy waste bags as you are expected to clean up after your dog.
Step
1
Walk it out
Some dog parks are securely enclosed. This will allow you to take the pup off their leash to play. You can take advantage of the walking track (many dog parks have a walking area that is beneficial to both you and your companion). If your neighborhood is not conducive to safely walking your dog, the dog park is a great alternative (and you get physical activity yourself as well!)
Step
2
Obstacle course at the park
You've built an obstacle course at home, now allow your pup to play on one manufactured by the park. Many dog parks have a tubular item that you can coax your dog to crawl through. There may be a "wall" that your dog can scale. Other parks have "boulders" for pups to climb. All obstacles are pet-friendly. Have fun running through!
Step
3
Agility exercises
Some dog parks have agility poles set up so that your pup can go through the same moves as a dog in competition. There may also be hoop jumps (you will need to work with your dog on properly using these). Stepping pods help to stimulate the show ring (some owners do train at the dog park). Hurdles can be set to match the size of your busy buddy. The objective is to have fun!
Love this activity?

More Fun Ideas...

Hide and Seek

Play a version of this game where you become the sought treasure! Go into another room and call your dog's name until they come to you. Then, reward them when they follow your voice and find you.

Tug of War

The English Boston-Bulldog has some impressive neck muscles, and playing tug of war will provide a great workout for them. Be sure that your pup knows the command "give," however.

Conclusion

The English Boston-Bulldog is a fun-loving pup. They will enjoy participating in family activities alongside you, particularly if these activities do not overexert them. Always keep a bottle of water handy for the English Boston-Bulldog, and monitor your dog for excessive panting, which is a sign of overheating. Any time that you get to spend with this sweet pup will provide a rewarding bonding experience for both of you.