Keeping them happy

Keeping them happy

English Bulldogs have numerous health problems and require very moderate exercise. Keeping your bully happy and active requires a half hour a day physical activity, including at least one short walk a day and playing games like fetch and tug of war, or take them to a park for a little socializing.

For at least 20 – 40 minutes a day! Let your dog out into the backyard, go for a walk, go to a park to move around. Your bully will develop behavioral issues if not taken for a walk every day. Walking meets the dog’s primal canine need to migrate and change scenery, however briefly. For a real change of scenery that doesn’t exert your pet, try driving your dog to a park or different neighborhood to walk and explore.

My Bulldogs enjoy playing fetch, as much as playing tug of war. While they may have a host of joint problems, they also have very strong jaws, making tug of war an ideal game to play with them. The breed is also laid back enough that there is little threat of the game getting out of hand, or getting aggressive about it.

My bullies love to socialize and explore. I am forever looking for activities that allow them to get outside and be around people or other pets without exerting too much energy. Taking them to a park and spending time sitting with them or walking at a mellow pace, watching people and enjoying nature work for us.