While saying this breed’s name, Staffy Bull Bullmastiff might be a challenge, looking after them is not. When you bring a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Bullmastiff cross home as a puppy, you will immediately come to know how gentle, loving, and loyal they are. Their scary looking face is only for show! They grow to be a large, muscular dog, but with correct training, you can have full control over them. What's more, they are loving and gentle with children, protective of families, and only need around half an hour of physical activity daily. Believe it or not, a Staffy Bull Bullmastiff could even live happily in an apartment! Here are a few ideas for activities to keep them out of trouble.
Walks are going to become one of your favorite pastimes with your Staffy Bull Bullmastiff because they are one of the most natural but most effective forms of exercise. However, you need to be willing to put effort into lead introduction and training when you bring your Staffy Bull Bullmastiff home as a puppy. Otherwise, they may dominate you during walks, with their muscle winning the fight. On a sunny day, take the time to introduce your puppy to a leash and iron out the kinks of walking. This free activity has a regular difficulty level, only takes up around 20 minutes of your time, and requires the use of a leash and treats.
During the summer months, your Staffy Bull Bullmastiff may find it a challenge to cool down. Their large bodies are not able to self-regulate, and their panting can only do so much. You can lend a helping hand by taking them swimming on a hot day. Swimming in water is also an excellent non-impact activity – perfect for pups suffering from hip dysplasia which is common in this breed. It’s also free, easy, takes around an hour, and you only need to pack a toy, towel, and leash. Swimming is also something you can do in many different places, so your dog doesn’t get bored.
If you plan on leaving your Staffy Bull Bullmastiff at home alone for a few hours, then you need to make sure your pooch has something to do. Staffy Bull Bullmastiffs are destructive and are also prone to separation anxiety. As soon as you leave the house, they can often have no problem with destroying your prized possessions. They don’t do it to be naughty, but their anxiety and the fact their favorite people are not with them can lead them to it! Therefore, you need to put plans in place with toys and treats to keep them out of trouble. It doesn’t take any effort, only a bit of money, but it could save a lot of hassle with cleaning up a mess.
If you know your Staffy Bull Bullmastiff is good with people, but you want them to be dog social too, then start trips to the dog park at a young age. Get them used to people, dogs, and people with dogs. They will then see that pets are friends, not threats! A half-hour dog park trip also offers them the opportunity to burn off energy in a controlled setting.
After covering leash introduction, you will now be ready to go for a walk! Take your Staffy Bull Bullmastiff for half-hour walks in your neighborhood to give them something to do. A simple walk can stimulate all their senses and tire them out for the rest of the day. Walking such a big dog might tire you out as well!
It’s impawtant to provide your Staffy Bull Bullmastiff with an environment in which they will thrive. They will need lots of attention, love, and training to ensure they grow into a mature dog of which you have control. Take the time today to write a list of activities and training goals you can carry out with your pup. They will love the time they get to spend with you, and you will enjoy being able to keep them out of mischief!