Educate an English Bull Terrier


The Bull terrier It is a loyal, affectionate, familiar dog breed, and although it is considered a breed of great temperament, these dogs can be quite calm with good training.

Bull Terrier walks and sociability

First, to make our bull socialize and make it not an aggressive or temperamental dog, you must take it for a walk 3 or 4 times a day to places where there are people, so that it learns to adapt to people. Also, you must make it familiarize yourself with house and city sounds. You can do this after 7 weeks although you will have to consider if you have all the relevant vaccines.

The necessary rides to our bullterrier They vary depending on your age. We will have to take them 4 to 8 times a day in their first puppy stage (from 3 to 5 months) and we can gradually reduce the outputs until it is an adult dog that will need at least 3 daily walks. This routine is important for you to learn to do your needs away from home, play sports and fulfill the mission of socializing.

How to educate the Bull Terrier

Your mood To train a Bull Terrier should always be appropriate, because if you are in a bad mood or do not have a desirable mood the dog can get to notice it and get negative results in their education. You should not hit him and it is recommended that you enjoy patience if you want to achieve your purposes.

To educate the dog you must do it from the moment you have it with you by giving it much love but without consent things that are not correct or that you do not want me to do, because if you do not get used to it and then you will no longer pay attention to it.

It is recommended that you touch all the parts of your dog's body so that he gets used to it. In this way, he will not react badly to the veterinarian or to any unpredictable touching of a child.

If you want me to make your needs at home or in a specific place, you can put newspaper papers in the area and congratulate him if he does it there. When you do it somewhere else, don't fight it, ignore it.

If you see that it is biting a chair, table or something that should not, instead of calling attention you have to go somewhere else in the house and start making noise with a toy so that you are tempted to stop doing what you do and go play.

The basic orders to train bull terriers they must be given correctly to do so always in the same way, since the dog is confused and may end up not obeying accordingly. Always use the same name to call him.

With love, patience, some small tricks that you will learn easily and prizes, you will get your dog to perform some basic actions easily such as answering by name, giving the paw and everything you need. You can also leave this in the hands of a trusted coach.

How to prevent your miniature bull terrier from doing what you don't want: positive reinforcement

It's very important reward the Bull Terrier when he does something right, with compliments or goodies, and ignore it completely when you do something wrong Or don't do what you want. It is a dog that responds very well to positive reinforcement, while punishments are counterproductive.

Food and exercise suitable for a Bull Terrier

Must have a quality feed with food products suitable for him to receive the nutrients he needs according to his age and requirement. If you want to control your weight, you must eat 3 times a day a special feed of puppies and move on to a feeding for adults giving 2 times a day from the year of age. However, in the case of miniature bull terrier, it is not usually necessary to control the quantity since they regulate themselves. In Costa Cabana Bull Normally we do not ration our bull terrier mini but there may always be some special case that changes the eating routine.

A bull terrier has to practice the Enough exercise to burn energy and not be stressed at home, which means that you must leave at least one hour a day.

For dogs of this breed it is important to burn energy so we must motivate them to exercise through games with us or with other dogs. In this way you will avoid having to consume it later destroying what you find, so do your best to tire your pet and it will surely behave.

In this video we show Martin McFly of Costa Cabana Bull doing agility exercises with his owner. Both lacked experience but little by little they have managed to form a good team.

Here are some basic guidelines for training a Bull Terrier, can you think of any more?

What is the origin of the English bull terrier?

Logically, any breed of dog has the basis of the behavior of the Canis lupus familiaris. It is a social animal, which needs to live in a group, but has been tamed by man.

The English bull terrier dog was sadly educated as a prey dog, both agile and fast. It has been used to hold cattle for the different livestock farms (unfortunately it has also been used as a fighting dog and other shows). This selection has resulted in a very large dog, of great physical strength, very brave and tenacious, also with a natural tendency to block the bite, that is, when it bites, it has a high probability of maintaining the bite for a long time.

Subsequently, due to its great acceptance as a companion and non-work animal, breeders have tried to soften this initial behavior somewhat, based on a working dog. This new face of the bull terrier has resulted in him barely maintaining his former ferocity, but still maintaining some of its characteristics, which made him a highly valued dog.

What is the behavior of the current English bull terrier?

It is still a dog with a prey base and with great personality. This means that the average profile of this breed would be: dominant with other dogs and with the owner, with a medium tendency to guard, relatively unfriendly with the family, little barking in general, very little sociable with strangers, with a medium tolerance with the children and with low response to training.

It must be taken into account that there is great variability among individuals and that they can be found with specimens that do not comply at all with what was described above. Do not forget that an excellent way to prevent dominance in the adult dog is sterilization, which entails a wide range of advantages.

How to educate an English bull terrier?

It is a good question, with a complex answer. When adopting a dog you have to take into account the characteristics of the breed and if its associated characteristics adapt to our way of life, such as family, free time, hours of work or economic situation. Not all races adapt equally. And you also have to keep in mind that there are no magic tricks when it comes to educating a dog.

Once you have ascertained that the English bull terrier is our ideal dog, the first thing will be to ensure that the dog has a good socialization. This implies that part of the socialization period is with mother and with the litter of brothers and the other part with the new owners. It is advisable to adopt the puppy dog, about 6 to 8 weeks old. You will have to introduce many people, pets and objects so that in the future behave in a friendly way and positive with its surroundings.

From this moment you have to start the education of the puppy. You have to know what your place and meal times are. From the moment he is fed, you have to practice putting your hand in it and offering and removing your toys, all family members. You also have to get used to it that you have to be left alone, to avoid problems of separation anxiety and destructive behaviors.

The second is to try to educate from the reward and congratulation, avoiding punishment. This starts from the moment the dog begins to make his needs in the street. If you want the animal to acquire a behavior, reward him immediately, ignoring the behaviors to avoid. That is, every time you pee on the street, you will be given a small prize immediately and when you do it at home, the behavior will be ignored.

It is not a simple task, because this breed does not usually respond like others to training. It is a breed that is going to need some more patience from the owner, but who can acquire the basic orders of obedience. You can start from 6 months of age (although this date is indicative, because not all dogs respond equally), with rules such as sit, come or here, walk attached to the owner, etc.

For this, the order will be told, the associated gesture is made (always order and gesture will be the same), it will be taught to execute it (for example, it sits, leaning on the hip) and is rewarded. This sequence will be repeated until the dog executes it alone. You also have to keep in mind that the learning sessions have to be short, being at the beginning of 5 minutes and never exceeding 20 minutes.

Exercise and walks

Every dog ​​has to exercise daily, adapted to their age and breed. Many behavior problems would be avoided with a good walk and a good game session. A puppy has to go for walks very frequently, more or less twice as much as an adult (recommended in adults 3 times a day). Each departure will be about 15 minutes and one of them will be 1 hour to an hour and a half.

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The training for any dog ​​breed is necessary, but in the case of bull terrier, even more since we repeat, it is a rather stubborn dog and also its training can be somewhat complicated, although it is a dog that likes to play a lot but above all be who dominatesso that you must seek your training since you are a puppy. If this is the dog you have decided to have at home, you must start educating it from day one so that you know his character and so that your pet understands that the leader of the pack is you and not him.

Steps to train a bull terrier

  1. Bull terriers are active, playful dogs, but also very territorial. Obedience and socialization are learned from the first months of life, through good training. These dogs are very intelligent and respond well to training, especially if they are motivated with treats and toys, so that for your training you should try these "remedies", to educate them. Thus, when they respond correctly to any of your orders do not hesitate to reward him.
  2. Another important aspect to train a bull-terrier, is that this breed of dogs must be treated with firmness, patience and positive reinforcement. For the young and turbulent bull terrier, good manners must be taught with others like them and with humans. You have to train the puppy at home, in a safe and comfortable place and also establish together which areas are territory that the dog can attend and which are not.
  3. Another step is that it will be basic that the dog be attentive while you train him. To do this, you have to say his name and wait for his look. Award it immediately with a "good", a caress and a cookie. Never lose perseverance and determination. Do not frustrate your efforts. At first, the bull-terrier puppy will not listen to you, by nature. So, don't stress it and don't get frustrated. Disconnect the training and try again later. "Sit" is one of the simplest commands to teach the young dog. To train the puppy, take food or play with him and give the order by looking him in the eyes and especially pointing out the action you want him to do. When he feels, congratulate him with a prize. Proceed in the same way for the other commands.
  4. The socialization It is also part of the bull terrier training. Thus, check your puppy's behavior. You have to accustom the dog to non-aggression. Remind your bull terrier that you are the boss. Use a firm character, but don't punish him physically. Never let him lose your attention and your love. Reward every little progress to motivate him.

These are the bases to train a bull-terrier. Over time, you will develop a regular, close and complicit relationship with your four-legged friend. He will love you and respect you for his entire life, but it is also important.