How to Train an American Bulldog?
The American bulldogs are becoming one of the most popular breeds among pet lovers. As a puppy, these dogs are cute, and as adults they are large, stocky and intelligent. Puppyhood is the best time to train your American bulldog, as the personalities of most bulldogs are developed and structured at very young age. You should follow below mentioned methods to train your American bulldog:
- Get a collar for your American bulldog as soon as you bring him home. This breed has a very broad head with a sturdy, thick neck, so get a collar that allows plenty of room to avoid choking of your puppy.
- Socialize your puppy with children, other people and friendly dogs at very early stage. This breed of dogs has a tendency to become protective over their families, therefore, allowing him to see you interact with other people. This will teach your puppy that not everyone is dangerous, and he will learn the difference between your friend and enemy.
- Stop American bulldogs from jumping on you by turning away and saying “no.” If the jumping behavior of your puppy is not corrected in early stage, it will travel into adulthood and cause potential danger.
- You should earn the respect of your dog by practicing exercises that will show him you are in charge. American bulldogs are dominant by nature and will try to establish leadership roles over their owners; therefore, you should show them first that they are the alphas.
- Do not allow American bulldogs to eat unless you give him permission. You should walk through doors ahead of your puppy and always walk side-by-side when on a leash.
- You should correct chewing and biting habit of dog at early stage. When your puppy bites you, say “no” and redirect his biting to an object that is appropriate. If your puppy does what you ask him to do, reward him to let him know that he did a great job.