Activities For Scottish Staffish Bull Terriers

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Introduction

While the name ‘Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier’ might be a handful to write on any vet clinic form, the breed won’t be for the right owner. The Scottish Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Staffy) mix is a rare hybrid breed with varying results. There are no defining personality traits for any of this unique breed because some can take on more of the Scottish or Staffordshire tendencies. Regardless, you will find these activities below more than enough to satisfy their physical activity requirements. 

Dog Park

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Toy
Leash
Doggy waste bag
Activity description

For the most part, your one-of-a-kind furry friend is going to love spending time with other dogs. Whether they have the “aim to please” trait from the Staffordshire, or the “do what I want” side from the Scottish, they are bound to enjoy the outing nonetheless. Therefore, when it’s sunny, and you have an hour up your sleeve, organize a leash, toy, and waste bag and head to your local dog park. You can leave your wallet at home because this activity is free, and you’re bound to find your dog has a blast for the entirety of their visit. 

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Find a park
Dog parks differ significantly from each other, with all of them having different features to appeal to different people. Therefore, you may find it’s in your best interests to do some research on dog parks near you. You are going to need one that’s fully fenced, and if it has separate pens for small, medium, and large dogs, that’s even better.
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Start slow
When you take your furry friend to the dog park for the first time, you won’t know what’s going to happen. They can enjoy the experience, or they can be scared and nervous. To not take any risks, don’t let them loose in the enclosure just yet. Let them trail around the outside on their leash, taking in the sights and sounds.
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Play
Bring your Terrier into the enclosure on their leash if you’re confident they’re going to love to play. Give them their toy and let them play for an hour. The kaleidoscope of scents, sights, and sounds, is sure to tire them out – along with the sprinting and playing with other dogs with which they made friends.
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Agility Games

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Rainy Day
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Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Chairs
Obstacles
Treats
Blankets
Activity description

When wintry weather hits, it’s not as easy to get out for that much-needed walk, or physical activity to keep you both in peak condition. Instead, you need to think a little outside the box to make sure your pup is still getting plenty of stimulation of other kinds. That’s where agility games come in. You can play games in the comfort of your home while being of moderate difficulty for your dog to learn. What’s more, you only need to turn your home slightly upside down, with obstacles, chairs, blankets, and more. It might make a mess, but it will be a fun mess! 

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Indoor tunnel
If you want your pup to benefit from both mental and physical stimulation – even if you can’t go outside, then set up an indoor tunnel. Put two chairs back to back with a blanket over the top. Coax them through with treats from the other side. As they become familiar with what you expect, keep lowering the cover until they have to crawl through it with it over top of them. It’s a fun activity that can lead to excellent agility training outdoors.
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Indoor obstacles
Using what you have around you – such as chairs, plastic boxes, and coffee tables, set up an indoor agility training course that will test your Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier’s knowledge to their limits. Make them jump over items, run through them, and navigate around other obstacles. You will need a hand full of treats, but the process will tire them out while providing you with something to do on a winter’s day as well.
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Leg weaving
Leg weaving can take a bit of training, but when you nail it, it’s a fun talking point at parties. It involves your dog doing number eight weaves through your legs as you walk forward. In the beginning, you are going to need to move your dog through with treats, but then you can slowly replace those treats with pats and positive reinforcement before you need nothing at all.
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Walk

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Sunny Day
Free
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45 min
Items needed
Leash
Doggy waste bag
Activity description

One of the best activities for your four-legged companion, as well as yourself, is a walk. It’s one of the most effective forms of exercise, and one that also doesn’t take any money or effort to do. Instead, all you need to have is a leash and waste bag, and a pair of shoes, and you can hit the road. It’s as easy as that! However, walking isn’t the most thrilling activity, even if it’s all your dog needs. Why not change it up a little with these steps below? The change of pace will give your Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier something new to enjoy. 

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Park walk
If you want to experience nature after living in a concrete jungle, then why not walk your dog at the park? Any natural area is going to be an excellent place to walk. Your dog can check out the wildlife (from a distance of course!) while also getting to walk in the luscious green grass. You, too, can take in the sound of bird life and the sweet scent of flowers.
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Neighborhood walk
If it has been some time since you walked around your neighborhood, then it might be a good time to start. It’s amazing what you miss when you choose to use a car instead of your legs to get you places. Going for a walk in your neighborhood may even offer the opportunity to meet new people.
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Walk with friends
Finally, take a walk with friends. If they have a dog or want motivation to get out and exercise, then buddy up! They can bring their dog along, or come for a walk on their own. In either instance, it’s going to motivate you both to pound the pavement while giving your dog something to be excited about as well.
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Food Puzzles

Food puzzles are the perfect rainy-day activity, or fun game to play to stimulate your clever dog's senses. You can buy food puzzles with levers, latches, and holes to get food out of, or you can make some at home for a fraction of the price. Don’t underestimate the importance of mental stimulation for your dog. 

Chew Toys

You can’t go wrong with chew toys as an activity. They can entertain your pup for hours, all the while being the perfect rainy-day or lazy weekend activity. Because Scottish Staffish Bull Terriers tend to have tough little chompers, you may need to look out for robust rubber toys they can’t shred into confetti. 

Conclusion

With the rare Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier breed, you never know what you’re going to get. They could be an independent, sassy dog, or one that will do what you say and when you say it. Regardless of the traits your dog has, you will love them regardless. Therefore, there’s every reason to treat them to some fun activities such as these above.