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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!