Activities For Olde English Bulldogges

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Introduction

Want a protective dog that is a companion to young and old alike? The Olde English Bulldogge fits the bill! This dog is a combination of a few breeds, making them a special addition to any family. They are a mixture of the Old English Bulldog, American Bulldog, Pit Bull, and the Bullmastiff. The breed was developed by David Leavitt in the early 1970s. Leavitt's goal was to create a Bulldog that looked like the English Bulldog, but did not have the typical breathing issues. This breed loves to learn new things, and they are very friendly. Athletic and strong, this dog has more stamina than other Bulldog breeds.

Socialization Opportunities

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1 hr
Items needed
leash
doggy waste bags
Activity description
While the Olde English Bulldog is not known to be aggressive, they can still benefit from socialization opportunities that will give them confidence and enable them to make friends. The dog park is a great place to interact with both other dogs as well as their owners. Furthermore, the dog park is often an enclosed area with all pet parents supervising. This increases the odds that your pooch will play with others in safety. If you do not live near a dog park, have no fear! You can still find others who are willing to create a playgroup for dogs of similar breeds and ages. Check with your veterinarian for reputable groups that are already formed or begin your own with others you meet at obedience class.
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Utilize friends with pooches
Socialization is an integral part of the maturity process for dogs. In fact, in Bulldogs of any breed, socialization is a must to give your Olde English Bulldogge self-assurance and the ability to be assertive when the need is there. Once your dog has had their shots and all boosters - about four months of age - you can begin planning playdates with your friends who have dogs of similar age.
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Dog park visit
The dog park is a safe place for you and Fido to meet others and make friends. Often, the dog park is enclosed. This means that you can allow your canine companion to run free without fear of them getting into much mischief. In addition, there will be other pet parents around to help supervise your Olde English Bulldogge and their new acquaintances.
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Play groups
While not everyone lives near a dog park, there are still opportunities for you and your dog to socialize with others. Search social media for communities (such as Facebook groups) for dog lovers. You might even find a group of locals with dogs of similar size and temperament as your Olde English. Once you have made some acquaintances, plan on gathering weekly so that bonds can be established and friendships can grow.
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Fun Games

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30 min
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rope or durable toy
tennis ball
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Sometimes you need a few fun games in your repertoire that can be played indoors or outside just to burn a little energy off. Two valuable activities, suitable for your Olde English Bulldogge, are fetch and tug-of-war. These games can be carried out in the backyard; however, if the weather is not agreeable, you can play either of these games indoors. Other than the cost of your toys, this game is free to play yet provides moments of teaching and fun. These activities keep your strong-minded pup active and out of mischief. Furthermore, your dog will enjoy the opportunity to spend time at play with you, especially on rainy days where outdoor play isn't in the picture.
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Fetch
Fetch is always a fun game to play with your dog. It is not a game that you have to spend much time teaching your dog to play; fetch and the love of the ball seems to come naturally to most canines. You may need to modify fetch when indoors by rolling the ball in a hallway rather than throwing it - your Olde English Bulldogge will still enjoy chasing the ball.
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Tug-of-war
Tug-of-war s a fun game that you can play anywhere you like! Remember that the Old English Bulldogge will be very strong, so you cannot allow them to take over the game. Instead, allow them to "win" every so often. Make sure that your dog understands the command "give" so that you can demonstrate control over your dog at all times.
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Laser light chase
Surprisingly, dogs love to chase lasers. Grab a laser-pointer toy, and get your pup's attention. You will get a chuckle watching as they chase the tiny light around the room. Because the Olde English Bulldogge is a larger dog, you might want to move anything that could be toppled over should they bump into it in their goal of catching the light.
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Trick Training

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Any Day
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15 min
Items needed
treats
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The Olde English Bulldogge will enjoy learning a few tricks. Due to the mixture of their breeding, the Olde English has a distinct intelligence. This makes learning tricks easy for them. You can choose a number of tricks to concentrate on; often, the easiest ones to master are shaking hands and learning how to roll over. You will want to take the time to teach your furry buddy a few commands before beginning to instruct the fun tricks. "Sit" and "stay" are two of the first commands you should teach Fido. Next, they should learn down. Teaching tricks is a free and amusing activity that will stimulate your pup's mind as well as provide a change of pace.
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Learn to shake hands
First, you'll want to place your Old English Bulldogge in a sitting position. Show them a treat in your open hand. Close your hand into a fist, then hold it out to them. Your dog may sniff and lick your hand; you want them to try to paw your hand. When they do, praise and treat. Now. swap the treat to the opposite hand without them seeing. Offer your hand to the dog once more. When they put their paw into your hand, say "shake," and praise and treat.
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Learn to speak
Again, have your dog seated and get their attention. You should already have decided what word you'll use to get Fido to bark. Encourage your dog to bark. When they bark, say "speak" and praise and treat. In other instances when they bark for example at the door, say "speak". Repeat this as often as necessary so that your Olde English Bulldogge will understand what you are expecting of them.
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Roll Over
Before beginning this exercise, you'll want your dog to know how to sit and stay. You will also want them to know "down." While your dog is in the prone position, show them a treat. Move in a way that encourages them to roll onto their side. Praise and treat. Now, start with a treat on the opposite side of their head. Move your hand in the opposite way, encouraging your dog to roll to the opposite side.
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Take a Walk

Because the Olde English Bulldogge does not generally have the breathing issues that other Bulldog breeds experience, you can take your daily walkabout without worry about their becoming overexerted.

Beach Dig

Take your Olde English Bulldog to a dog-friendly beach and let them dig and paw in the sand for hidden treasure! Be sure to bring along water to drink and a sun shelter as respite from the heat.

Conclusion

The Olde English Bulldogge is an amiable companion for those who are of any age. They love to play outdoors, and they are highly protective. You will be able to engage the Olde English in fun activities on a daily basis; they are also very intelligent and will learn how to perform tricks rather easily.