Activities For Staffordshire Bull Terriers

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Introduction

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not only adorable creatures with cute faces but also courageous doggos that for some reason instill fear in people. This fear can be attributed to the fact that this breed was commonly used as a fighting dog in blood sports, some of which are bear baiting and bull baiting, but nowadays, they cannot be farther from their old “habits.” In the days of yore, aka in the 19th century, Bull Terriers were bred as working dogs and various other illegal activities such as dog fighting, but today, they are just as lovable and cute as any other breed out there!

Power Run

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Sunny Day
Free
Hard
30 - 60 min
Items needed
leash
water
Activity description

Staffordshire Bull Terriers require regular exercise to stay happy and healthy for a long time. Since this dog has a lot of muscle, you need to make sure that their muscles are moving and that they healthily build their strength, so taking walks is okay, but from time to time, you need to step it up a notch and go for an energetic power run. Not only will your dog’s joints and muscles thank you, their cute face will show immense happiness and gratitude, but you will also get some much-needed exercise after a long day at the desk.

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Prepare
Before going for a wild run, you have to be adequately prepared. And not only dog preparation, but you also have to be aware of what you will be doing and set everything up. Make sure that you have good shoes so you don’t sprain your ankle because your pup won’t be able to carry you home. Also, bring some water and a leash.
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Scout the environment
It is quite tedious to run with a leash, right? Your dog feels the same way, so to avoid that and give them some freedom, check out the surrounding area and if possible, go out in nature to make your little exercise trip. With no people around, you guys won’t get in trouble if your pup is not on a leash!
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Run Forrest, run!
If your dog’s name is Forrest, you can yell this famous movie quote while you race around the park or the woods. You get 10 points for that. The rest of the points you’ll have to earn the hard way. Run fast for a minute and then pace for two minutes, then speed up for a minute and a half and pace for two minutes. Increase the running time and decrease the pacing time until you feel entirely beaten!
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Frisbee Day

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Frisbee
treats
water
Activity description

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are mouthy doggos, meaning that they love to chew stuff. Whatever it is, they will munch on anything! Chew toys, wooden sticks, and anything they are allowed to take; they will chew and chew until they get bored. And then they’ll find another thing and chew that! Use this fact as inspiration when playing a classic game of frisbee! Go to the beach or your local park and throw that frisbee farther than you’ve ever thrown, and watch your pup catch it with their powerful jaws, and maybe get a little nibble of it along the way.

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Go outside
Playing with a frisbee is not only good for your dog’s muscles, but also as a form of exercise. As we know, Staffordshire Bull Terriers need their sports, so making them run after a frisbee is a great way to keep them active even on lazy days when you don’t feel like going for a run.
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Throw a curveball
Well, okay, not a curveball, but try to learn some frisbee tricks to make the game more challenging for your pup. They will love running after a frisbee, and they’ll especially appreciate if you find new ways of throwing, so it goes somewhere unexpected. Keep them on their toes to keep the passion alive!
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Flirt Pole

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Flirt pole
water
Activity description

Since we already established that Staffs love to chew stuff, getting a toy that can help with that is a godsend. A flirt pole or flirt stick is a toy perfectly suitable for your Staff that can make the game of chewing not only fun but challenging as well. Flirt poles look like long sticks with a rope attached to one end, and a chew toy or some other object attached to the other end of the rope. Pretty simple, right? You can use the flirt pole to exercise your dog and teach them lure coursing, and to generally have fun. Just make sure to let them win sometimes!

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Get or make a pole
The first step here is to construct or buy a suitable flirt pole for your dog. Since Staffs are strong dogs, you’ll need a sturdy flirt pole as well! A thicker stick and a thicker rope should do the trick. Next, pick a chew toy you will attach at the end, and make that one good quality as well since it has to endure some heavy tugging and chewing.
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Play!
All doggos including Staffs, love to chase stuff. They have a prey drive that is natural to them, and they will pursue whatever is running away from them. Flirt poles are excellent because they stimulate your doggo’s brain so they can learn how to plan their next move, how to change direction fast, how to watch for any new changes, and how to coordinate their bodies with their minds. Swing that pole and your dog will love you more!
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Rainy Day Play

On rainy days, to make sure that your pup doesn’t destroy all the furniture, keep them busy and entertained. Get a bunch of chew toys and play fetch indoors.

Dog Park Fun

Go to your local dog park and use the equipment there to exercise your pup. Try to go at off-peak hours, since Staffs are kind of famous for being untrustworthy towards other dogs, so keeping them on a leash is a must.

Conclusion

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are amazing, fun-loving, energetic doggos and perfect companions who love their families. Therefore, coming up with engaging activities with this little pup will not be a challenge, as their personality and the adorable face will make inspiration fly like a flea across a stray dog’s back. So, love your Staff and have loads of fun!