The Greybull Pit is a hybrid breed that combines the strength of the American Pit Bull Terrier with the stamina of a Greyhound. Both the Greyhound and Pit Bull Terrier are active and intelligent, making the combination of breeds highly sought-after.
The Greyhound loves to run and is characterized as being calm, reserved and well-mannered. When indoors, they know how to behave, but outdoors they need space to let loose. Greyhounds prefer sprinting over endurance running. The American Pit Bull also loves to run and needs daily activity to stay happy and healthy. They're good with children and tend to be fearless when it comes to exploring strangers and other animals.
As a result, the Greybull Pit is a dog that enjoys an open space for running and needs at least an hour of physical activity daily to prevent boredom. Fill your Greybull Pit's schedule with daily activities to stimulate their mind and activate their bodies!
Flyball is similar to an agility course, but with a challenging twist. In official Flyball competitions, dogs compete in teams of four against another team for the best time. Each dog runs down a track, jumping over a series of obstacles before obtaining a tennis ball from a spring-loaded box and running back down the course.
Flyball is an activity that can be learned at a training facility, or it can be taught at home if you want to make your own course for fun. Training at a facility comes with the benefit of being able to network with other handlers so your pooch can become part of a team. Being a team member gives your pup the prospect of competing if they excel at the sport!
Agility training is "pawfect" for Greybull Pits as obstacle training requires both physical strength and intelligence. You can choose to find an agility training facility near you, or you could always build your own agility course to use at home, but this will take time and materials. Either option has a cost, but an at-home course would be cheaper in the long run.
For those looking to train at an official facility, there are some things you should consider. Different facilities offer varying obstacles and may also offer different pricing packages. Explore your options and keep your Greybull Pit's abilities and needs in mind when making your selection.
Dock diving can be a fun yet physically enduring activity that incorporates aquatic exercise with running. Dock diving is an official sport for pups, but some informal diving at a nearby body of water on those hot days is an excellent way to get your Greybull Pit moving and help them cool off.
For this activity, you will need a dock for your pup to jump off and a toy for them to go after! Treats are great for encouraging your pooch to take their first dives, especially if they're apprehensive of the water at first. After some training, dock diving will likely become a favorite pastime for your pup.
Greybull Pits require daily physical activity that targets both their mind and body. You can use your back yard or another open space to teach your Greybull Pit a variety of activities, including flyball as well as agility training. If you don't have space, check out a local facility where you can put your Greybull Pit's agility to the test.
If you have access to a dock, dock diving on hot summer days is an excellent way to exercise with your pooch. If you don't have access to a dock, you could always substitute this activity with some good old brain games or obedience training. Regardless of how you entertain your Greybull Pit, make sure you include ample "oppawtunities" for them to work both their body and mind each day!