Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Bulldog Training Tips: 5 Simple Ways To Train Your Dog

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Anna Olson
Mar 24 ·
Bulldog

Training a bulldog is one of the most challenging aspects of their ownership. You want to get them started on training right when you buy or adopt them. The earlier you start, the easier training will be. We’ve listed five bulldog training tips to help you get started with your new pet’s obedience training.

How To Train Your Bulldog

These bulldog training tips rely on your patience and consistency. Bulldogs can be stubborn during training, and this may be frustrating. Make sure to have plenty of healthy treats on hand as a reward for desirable behavior. We have included five more training tips below.

1. Do Not Overexert Them

Though sturdy, bulldogs are a breed which may experience overexertion in certain situations. Overtiring them during training, therefore, is not ideal. Keep training sessions short and do not train in hot weather.

2. Teach Them To Drop It

Bulldogs have the tendency to get possessive over their favorite items or food. In certain situations, they can also get aggressive with other dogs or cats. Teaching them commands like “drop it” or “leave it” will help curb any aggressive or possessive behavior.

Bulldog Training Tips

3. Check Their Hearing

Even young bulldogs may develop deafness. It is a common problem among English bulldogs especially. If your dog is not responding to verbal commands, check with your vet. Bulldogs are intelligent and have also learned how to follow commands made with hand signals.

Bulldog Training Tips

4. Get Your Puppy Proper Socialization

In spite of their looks, bulldogs are generally sweet and friendly dogs around people. However, they may be aggressive or nervous around other dogs or cats if not introduced to them at an early age. If you adopt or buy a bulldog puppy, spend some time in the early weeks of ownership introducing them to other dogs and cats if you plan to own one, and new situations, like crates, the park, and the vet.

5. Be Firm And Calm

Yelling at your bulldog will get you nowhere. Dogs are very sensitive to tone and follow your behavior as their owner. If your bulldog engages in undesirable behavior, use verbal correction in a calm voice. Never use physical punishment to train your dog.

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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