Your average Great Danebull might look like a bit of a brute, but any owner of these loveable lugs can tell you that they’re one of the most loyal and affectionate canine companions out there! A cross between an American Pit Bull Terrier and a Great Dane, these pooches can vary greatly in their temperament, but one thing’s for sure -- they’re pretty smart, and they want to be by your side at almost all times. They’re even known for trying to cuddle up to their owners like a smaller pup, leading to the vaguely ridiculous situation of owners ending up with nearly 85 lbs. of dog on their lap.
Great Danebulls need a good deal of mental stimulation, a moderate amount of running-around time, and a whole lot of affection. Read on for five activities designed to keep your buddy as healthy and happy as can be!
Ever wanted to wander out into the wilderness on your own, but found yourself stopping short because of the safety implications? Not to worry -- no one’s going to mess with you with your Great Danebull by your side!
Even if you’re going with your family or a large group, it’s good to include your four-pawed pal in your vacation plans. Sure, you could leave them with friends or send them to a kennel, but you take one look at that face and tell us you don’t want to bring them with you!
Camping is an excellent choice for those looking for a Fido-friendly (and often budget-friendly) vacation. You may not need to sacrifice too many of your creature comforts either -- why not consider renting a campervan and checking out a full-service RV park?
Many intelligent pups carry a lot of tension, and while your Great Danebull may be good-natured, they’re certainly no exception. A massage is a pawesome way to get your buddy to unwind!
Giving your dog a good rub down at home doesn’t just save you money at the grooming parlor, it’s an excellent way for you two to maintain a good pet/pet-parent bond -- and there’s nothing a Great Danebull craves more than love and hands-on affection.
Spending time with a happy pupper is great for humans, too -- there’s a reason that many colleges now have therapy dogs visit their libraries during exam season. You might just feel your own stress melting away!
Agility training is a furrific way to keep your four-pawed pal’s brain and body working at the same time, and teaching your dog to jump over obstacles in a grrr-eat place to begin! If you and your buddy would like to compete, there’s no harm in checking out classes or investing in equipment, but it’s pretty easy for a pup and their person to get started at home -- you can make your own jumps out of basically anything you have lying around, and the training isn’t too difficult.
The one thing you do need to have is time -- like all training, it’s best to start slow and work your way up, and repetition is required to cement the command in your canine companion’s mind. The time estimate above refers to the time per training session -- it could take your pup days or weeks to get this down!
The main challenge with owning a Great Danebull is letting you know that you love them, so it’s best to include them in as much of your life as possible. The above activities should go some way to keeping them fit and entertained while reassuring them that they’re special to you. Give a few a go -- you’d be barking mad not to try!