Activities For Staffie Bullweilers

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Introduction

While the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Rottweiler are beautiful dogs in their own right, the combination of the two can create a dog you will adore. The Staffie Bullweiler, as they are known, will fit seamlessly into your home life but requires consistent training, a firm hand, and an experienced owner. As the Staffie Bullweiler is also prone to overeating, you may also find they need plenty of daily physical activity. If you are looking for ways in which to keep them fit, healthy, and stimulated, these options below could be of assistance.

Swimming

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Hot Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Toys
Treats
Paddling pool
Towel
Activity description

If there’s one thing of which you need to be aware, it’s that Staffie Bullweilers do not enjoy the heat. They do not make good outdoor dogs for this reason. If your Staffie Bullweiler overheats, it can be fatal, so it’s always something to consider. If the sun is beating down and your pooch is getting no respite, then consider setting up a paddling pool. They are affordable to buy and you only need to add a few toys and have a towel close at hand. You can also set the pool up in your yard, making it a straightforward activity that only takes up 30 minutes of your time.

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Set up
The first step is to set up your pool. If your dog has never seen a paddling pool before, then make sure they are close at hand to watch the process. They then will be less surprised when they see it full of water. Make sure you set it up somewhere with both a shady spot and a bit of sun. The sun will keep the water temperature up, while the shade allows them some respite from the sun at the same time.
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Add toys
To make the water more appealing, add toys to it. Your Staffie Bullweiler may not know that the water will cool them down, so they might not immediately decide to jump into the pool. Add toys and they will at least pique their curiosity to find out what the pool is all about.
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Play
Now that your pool is set up and you have toys involved, you can encourage your dog to take a dip! If they are not quite sure about it, get in with them. On a hot day, you’ll appreciate being able to cool off as much as they will. You may find a nervous Staffie Bullweiler won’t take to the water right away, but with positive encouragement, they will get in eventually.
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Daycare Fun

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Any Day
Expensive
Easy
8 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Toy
Activity description

For the most part, Staffie Bullweilers do not like to be left alone - at least not for extended periods. If you do, you may not come home to your furniture, favorite shoes, and other possessions in one piece! Dog daycare facilities make an excellent activity for this reason. But, they are also beneficial for their social needs as well. From an early age, you need to socialize your Staffie Bullweiler to make sure they are not dog-aggressive. If they take after the Rottweiler, it’s more likely to be the case. This all-weather activity might be expensive, but it’s more beneficial than you would think. It’s also helpful to let them spend full days in a facility.

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Choose a facility
When it comes to dog daycare facilities, there are options aplenty. You can select regular facilities with areas for play, rest, and shelter, or more upmarket options with grooming, exercise programs and training. Read online reviews, ask friends, and think about your dog’s requirements. A Staffie Bullweiler would be more than happy with a regular facility.
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Slow start
Instead of booking them into a care facility and leaving them there the whole day immediately, start slow. Take them there and stay with them for an hour, then leave them there for half the day next time. Work your way up to full day visits. Therefore, they will be able to understand that you are coming back to get them!
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Set routine
Dogs love and require routine, and your Staffie Bullweiler is no different. Take them to your preferred care facility on the same days for the same hours every week. They will know and look forward to them, while you get the peace of mind knowing they are learning valuable social skills while benefiting from stimulation.
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Chew Toys

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Chew toys
Treats
Activity description

If you own a Staffie Bullweiler, you need to keep them busy. If you don’t, they can tend to focus more on guarding your property and pacing the fence line - a behavior that might not be ideal in your neighborhood. Keep them busy with chew toys of varying kinds. They are affordable, easy, and will occupy their time for around an hour or more. You can even put treats in them as an added surprise. This all-weather activity is one that’s bound to appeal to the busy dog owner who needs to carry out chores without a dog shadow following them!

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Choose toys
Shopping for dog toys is a fun activity as there are so many options. Staffie Bullweilers are tough chewers, however, so you need to put a bit more thought into the process. Opt for tug ropes, thick rope balls, and robust rubber toys that your pup can’t penetrate. Choosing toys with room for food treats may also appeal.
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Choose treats
Staffie Bullweilers are prone to overeating and becoming overweight. Then, they don’t want to exercise as much. It can be a vicious cycle. Prevent overeating and nutritional imbalances by being thoughtful with your snack choices. Opt for natural alternatives such as carrots, apples, and sweet potato. You will be surprised at how they take to these.
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Play
You can now let your dog play! You can let them play with their new toys in the backyard, or the comfort of your home on a rainy day. Your pup is bound to enjoy the hours of stimulation these affordable toys can offer, while you will enjoy not having your prized possessions chewed instead!
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Walk

Staffie Bullweilers can be big dogs, which means they are not as high-energy as their smaller counterparts. As a result, you may find a walk is a perfect activity for them. Try to fit in at least 90 minutes of exercise per day, which equates to three decent outings and adventures.

Dog Park

If your Staffie Bullweiler takes after the Rottweiler parent as opposed to the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, then early dog socialization is a priority. Take the time from a young age to add regular trips to the park into their routine. The dog socialization will ensure they grow into a mature dog knowing that other pets are not threats or risks.  

Conclusion

Dogs live to please you, but why not do something to please them as well? This pawsitive, happy breed is going to love spending time with you and your family, so take note of these activities above to make sure they have the time of their life. Their wagging tail and a happy face will say it all!