Activities For Taylor's Bulldanes

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Introduction

The Taylor’s Bulldane is a very unusual dog, and if you’re fortunate enough to own one, you will enjoy every aspect of their personality. This dog stems from the now-extinct Old Tyme Bulldog as well as the affectionate and large Great Dane. The resultant dog is one that can reach around 200 pounds and 30 inches in height. They come in many colors, are docile and friendly, and get along well with older children and dogs. The Taylor’s Bulldane also needs plenty of space as well as 45 minutes of physical and mental stimulation every day. 

Hide and Seek

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Any Day
Free
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30 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description

When you own a Taylor’s Bulldane, you have to be ready to cater to both their mental and physical needs. That’s why a game of ‘hide and seek’ in any weather may be a popular option. It doesn’t cost a cent, except in their daily kibble and treats, and you can play it in any weather. You can hide treats around your yard or throughout your house. While this game challenges your Taylor’s Bulldane, it doesn’t challenge them to the point of making them lose interest. As a result, it’s a well-balanced half-hour activity you will enjoy adding to your game schedule! 

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Hide treats
Grab your snacks and treats, such as kibble and bully sticks, and hide them in reasonably obvious places around your property. If you’re playing outside, it could be near their favorite toy, in their kennel, on their bed, or in places they typically frequent. Inside, you may like to make them more obvious than you would outside to save them destroying the house trying to find them.
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Engage them
Your Taylor’s Bulldane isn’t going to know to go looking for treats immediately. You have to get their attention. Show them a piece of kibble in your hand then give it to them. Next, use explosive energy to lure them over to an area where you have hidden a treat and show them how to find it. Repeat a few times until they register that the goal is to find snacks.
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Repeat
Once your dog has found a few treats, they may circle back to where they found them previously to see if there are any new ones in their place. Don’t be afraid to add treats to these areas again. Your pup won’t mind in the slightest! You may also find it helpful to note down where you put them, to make sure you don’t find kibble in strange places in the days to come.
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Dog Park

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

Taylor’s Bulldanes are large dogs – which means the more time you can spend with them outdoors, the less likely they are to cause carnage in your home. Make a point of scheduling trips to the dog park in their routine. You will find that by doing it, you are helping them to become more social while keeping fit and stimulated too. These trips only need to be an hour with a toy, waste bag, and leash, but they will be some of the best 60 minutes of your Taylor’s Bulldane’s week. At a dog park, they get to play with new friends every time they visit! It’s a fun and simple activity that has the most impact. 

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Choose a park
If you own a Taylor’s Bulldane, you are going to get some strange looks. You have to expect that. Unfortunately, however, many people believe a large dog is going to be an aggressive one. While that’s mostly not the case, you may find it helpful to locate a park that’s not as busy as the rest. It’s also beneficial for your peace of mind as well as that of other dog owners if the dogs are in separate areas by their size. The last thing you want is your gentle giant to stand on the toes of a small Chihuahua!
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Set up games
If going to a dog park is your pup’s opportunity to stretch their legs, then make a real outing of it. Take different toys for them to play with and set them up so other dogs can join in as well. Games might include tug of war, frisbee, and a ball they can fetch.
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Play
With plenty of toy offerings and a large area in which for them to run, you can now let your Taylor’s Bulldane play. They will enjoy frolicking through the grass, playing chase with their new friends. If there aren’t many dogs there to play with, they will still appreciate being able to play with all the toys you brought with you anyway.
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Bathing

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Sunny Day
Moderate
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45 min
Items needed
Leash
Hose
Shampoo
Towel
Dryer
Brush
Treat
Activity description

You will quickly learn that you can’t carry your Taylor’s Bulldane into the bathroom for a shower or bath. Once they grow to around 200 pounds, you are limited to dog showering facilities that may cost a lot or showering your dog outside. If you intend on showering your dog on the lawn, you are going to need a leash, a treat, brush, towel, shampoo, and a dryer. This can be a fairly significant investment up front, but pays for itself ten times over. This activity also has a moderate difficulty level and takes around 45 minutes. Your dog may not be too happy, but they will be clean and shiny in no time!

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Tie up and wet
The first step is to tie up your Taylor’s Bulldane with their leash to something stable. You need to be able to clean them without them being able to move away! Using warm water in a hose or bucket, get them entirely wet. Your dog’s instincts may be to shake, so to avoid having an involuntary shower yourself, hold their head to try to deter them from doing so.
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Shampoo and rinse
The next step is to lather them in dog-friendly shampoo with their brush, getting deep into their fur. Don’t neglect your dog's tail, belly, and legs. Use warm water to rinse the water off, keeping it away from their eyes and ears. Make sure you remove all the shampoo as it may irritate their skin if any is left over.
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Shake and dry
Your Taylor’s Bulldane will now give you a helping hand by shaking off a lot of the excess water. You may want to stand back! Once they finish, you can towel dry them and supplement that with a hairdryer, turned to cool air. Alternatively, you can leave them outside to bask in the sun and dry off. Make sure they don’t go and roll in something!
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Tug of War

While it’s a game that you are unlikely to win, playing tug of war with your Taylor’s Bulldane is going to be a lot of fun. But you will need to make sure you have a long, robust rope to handle all 200 pounds of the dog! You can play tug of war inside or outside your home, offering your dog the opportunity to use all their might to take it off you. However, you may need a helping hand from a friend or family member to take the win! 

Walk

Taylor’s Bulldanes don’t require all that much high-energy exercise. Often, one or two walks per day can be enough to satisfy their need for physical and mental stimulation. Walk them around your neighborhood, to a local park, or on a walking track. They will love being by your side, walking at a leisurely pace while taking in all the sights and sounds.  

Conclusion

Taylor’s Bulldanes are beautiful and unique dogs that are less common than others. They require a large yard and home, and a strong owner who knows how to take care of a 200-pound animal. However, you will be surprised at how their activity needs remain similar to that of a smaller dog. Play tug of war, fetch, go to the dog park, or take them for a walk. Your furry friend will think you’re the best thing since sliced bread!