It seems to me like it is widely assumed that Bulldogs are naturally lethargic animals and don’t need to be involved with any activities.
Well, this really couldn’t be further from the truth! Bulldogs need stimulation in the form of activities whether it is mental or physical. Incorporating these 5 activities into your daily routine can enrich your Bulldog’s life and give him/her some added joy.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at these 5 great activities:
Hide and Seek: Believe it or not, hide and seek is a great way to exercise your Bulldog physically and mentally. You can hide around trees or in your backyard, or anywhere you see fit. Naturally, most Bulldogs like to follow and seek their humans. This can get your Bulldog running around in the backyard and help challenge their mind while they try and find you.
Fetch: A classic, playing fetch with your Bully is a great physical activity. Dogs have a natural instinct to hunt or herd, and Bulldogs are no different. Bulldogs were originally bred to herd Bulls! Hence the name. Fetch can get them up and moving and give them an instinctual task.
New Toys: Just like humans, dogs get bored of toys. They may “figure it out” or chew a toy to death, and after that they simply get bored. Incorporating fresh new toys is a great way to stimulate your Bully mentally. Using a food puzzle toy is also a great way to keep your Bulldog busy. These kind of toys trap treats in them, and your Bulldog must figure out how to get them out!
Tug-Of-War: A Bulldog favorite, playing tug of war is an excellent way to get some physical activity in for your Bully. If your pup is anything like mine, he could play tug-of-war for days. Just try to keep it indoors on hot days to avoid any kind of overheating issues.
Walk to New Places: Discovering new places is a great experience for your Bulldog and will keep them happy. Bulldogs are eager to learn, and one way you can help them learn is by allowing them to visit new places! It helps them mature and understand their surroundings. Take your dog out for a walk and let him explore a little bit! Don’t forget to use a Bullymake harness for this one!