Overall Miniature Bull Terrier exercise requirements are fairly high. MBTs will need a variety of activities that both condition them physically (walking, fetch) and stimulate them mentally (games, canine sports). They make good jogging companions as well.
Adult MBTs will need 45-60 minutes of dedicated exercise per day. You can start exercising your MBT puppy when it's three months old by taking it on short walks, then you can increase the walks' length as the pup grows. It's also important to note that, because of their high energy and swiftly developing muscles, MBT puppies are more prone to injury than other breeds--so owners must make sure to not let their puppies overexert themselves during exercise.
Precautions with Miniature Bull Terrier exercise:
- Don't exercise puppies too hard before they're a year old
- A leash is required when exercising in public; leash training during puppyhood is recommended
- Yards must be securely fenced to keep the dog from running off
- Possible separation anxiety; exercises should be done together with people
It's important to exercise your MBT every day. Without consistent activity, these energetic dogs will become hyperactive, disobedient, and destructive--so regular exercise will be great for both the dog's and your own peace of mind! Some exercise ideas:
- Walking/Jogging: Two 20-minute walks (or 15-minute jogs) per day is a good target
- Fetch/Frisbee: MBTs love chasing things
- Tug-of-War: Great indoor activity; use a rope or old towel
- Dog Park: If well-socialized, MBTs enjoy the company of other dogs
- Canine Sports: These dogs can excel at obedience or agility trials and other events
- Hiking: Excellent bonding activity
When indoors, giving your MBT access to balls or toys will allow the dog to burn excess energy. It's also good to have a regular exercise schedule for the dog, such as walks or jogs after breakfast and dinner and playtime in the afternoon.