About The Ruly Bully

Here at The Ruly Bully, our goal is to help make having a pup easier, cheaper, and more fun.  We love dog enrichment and do a lot of work with our pups with the goal of having as many positive experiences as we can!

Although our work is primarily geared toward bully breeds, like our own pups, our work is perfect for any dog breed!  We give suggestions for modifying any equipment or activities for both larger and smaller dogs.

Our Experiences

We’ve been through a lot of different experiences raising our two pups, Goomba & Prim.  From recurring skin issues, MCTs, and torn CCLs, to reactivity, we know that having a dog isn’t always rainbows and unicorns.  

Being a dog parent is expensive!  Both of our pups are power chewers and falling into the trap of purchasing “indestructible” pet toys gets expensive fast.  Anyone who has a pup that is similar knows that no toy is indestructible, despite the advertising.  Fortunately, there are other ways to entertain your pup besides expensive and short-lived toys.

Dog enrichment is an extremely broad category and options exist for every situation or pup!  We try to tailor our enrichment ideas to low or no-cost options so that they are accessible to everyone.  Our dogs love these and it goes so much further than simply giving your pup a toy to destroy and walking away.

We also know every dog isn’t the same. The ways we train our dogs are different and the activities they enjoy are different.  There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to having a dog, so we strive to provide options and alternatives for as many situations as we can!

Our Mission & Goal

At The Ruly Bully, our mission is to help make having a dog more fun!

Seriously, that’s it!  To accomplish this mission, our content provides guidance on all our favorite enrichment ideas, geared toward lower-cost options.  This will help give as many people the opportunity to try them with their dogs by eliminating the cost barrier as much as we can.  Some ideas will cost money, but we’ll give suggestions on how to keep it as low as possible.

We’ll also be doing reviews on products that we have used for extended periods of time.  Our reviews will include real used pictures, so they won’t (generally) look like they are new just out of the box.  If you find the information helpful, share the post with a friend or purchase from one of our affiliate links.  If not, thanks for stopping by and giving us a chance!  We’ll still be here doing our best to help out bully-breed parents!

Meet The Ruly Bully team

About The Ruly Bully Lincoln

Hi, I’m Lincoln, the owner and primary writer here at The Ruly Bully.  

I graduated from West Virginia University in 2012 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (where I met my wife, Sarah) and spent some time in the US Marine Corps, the pharmaceutical industry, and the oil & gas industry.

When I’m not working on The Ruly Bully, I enjoy spending time with our pups and other critters (we have a vivarium, aquarium, turtle, and a cat, Gigi), being active, or trying to finish the endless list of home projects that are started, but never complete.

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Goomba is our resident high play-drive pup!  He loves chasing, fetching, and tugging pretty much anything.  Goomba is a mix of American Pit Bull Terrier, Rotweiller, Boxer, and “Supermutt”.

He is currently 7 years old and we’ve had him since we adopted him from a West Virginia shelter thanks to my sister when he was less than 1 year old.

Goomba is also our resident reactive pup.  He is fearful of both people and dogs but loves Prim, our cat, and a select few people.

Recently, he tore both his menisci and CCLs (doggy ACLs) so we’ve been through a lot together!

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This is Prim, our resident high food-drive pup!  She loves chasing, jumping, and anything that involves food. Prim is an American Pit Bull Terrier.

Prim is currently 7 years old and we’ve had her since she was 1.5 years old.  We got Prim from a rescue in Washington, PA.

Prim loves people and enjoys trying to chase our local wildlife until they run up a tree or fly away.  She’s not good at it, but keeps trying anyway!

Prim’s other hobbies include baking in the sun, sleeping, and zooming!