Anybody who has been obsessed with pets can sure have an idea what bulldogs are. According to the Grolier Family Encyclopedia, a bulldog is a British breed of dog created to bait bulls, a sport in which the dog grabs the bull by the nose and hung on at all costs. A bulldog is the common name for a breed of dog also referred to as the English bulldog or British Bulldog. It is well known for its squat, muscular stance and pugnacious expression. One bulldog can weigh about 22.5 kg and stands 33-38 cm high at the shoulder.
Dogs have many breeds. Bulldogs can be classified as Pitbull, American Bulldog, English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, Valley Bulldog, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, Boxer, and Bull Mastiff. Despite the many breeds, bulldogs have once common trait: they are stubborn.
Well, the main concern today is how to train bulldogs. Some of the dog-owners can become embarrassed with the bad habits of their dogs and they can even eat their own “poop” and can have bad behaviours whenever walking down the street or strolling down the park. But to have a great relationship with bulldogs is something that a dog-owner should spend time with as much as train them without costing him much for training and caring for bulldogs.
First, a bulldog should have a collar and a leash. Using a collar and leash to walk him will get him used to the apparatus and can then be used to train him to sit, stay, come and down. The leash should be no shorter than 6 feet, even for a puppy. Second, be patient to correct your dog’s bad behaviours by treating him like a dog, not a person. In this way, “dog correction collars” are used. They can be slip, prong, or shock collars. They are used to correct:
Aggressive behavior to people or other dogs
Excessive barking – in the car, at the fence or when left alone
Hyperactivity – never relaxes, never stops going
Fearfulness – scared or nervous
Disobedience – won’t come when called, won’t heel
Separation anxiety – crying or stressing when you’re out, chewing, barking
Chewing, mouthing, stealing – at any time, any place
Toileting in the wrong place
Unpredictable or crazy behaviour
Third, teach your bulldog some tricks. Two of the most famous dog tricks are: go-fetch and shake hands. Once your dog has learned these old tricks, he will be learning some new tricks aside from these two. Learning new tricks will make your dog more obedient, reliable, and less anxious about the owner. Fourth, your dog has to know basic commands like “heel, sit, stay, or down”. A properly trained dog will respond properly to all the owner’s commands, and will not display anxiety, displeasure or confusion. And fifth, train your dog by giving him rewards. This is called reward training. The best approach to training any individual dog is often a combination of leash/collar training and reward training. Reward training is used in all forms of dog training, including police work and military applications.
All of these dog training techniques can become effective if you care for your dog properly by grooming him to become more lovable and neat. You can give him alternative dog foods that are frozen, dehydrated, fresh or refrigerated, homemade, or vegetarian depending on the bulldog’s taste or appetite. Feed him with a famous dog food brand or give him dog biscuits for a delightsome dog training every day. According to Wikipedia, dog biscuits tend to be hard and dry. Dog biscuits may be sold in a flat bone-shape. Some manufacturers claim the dry and hard biscuit texture helps clean the dog’s teeth, promoting oral health.
Train your bulldog with some proper exercise by walking him down the street or the park and have him well taken care of by having a nice dog cage to ensure the well-being of your bulldog. Consult a veterinarian to protect your bulldog’s health or have a check-up if it has rabies and start collecting bulldog products. You may even decorate your bulldog with funny shirts and dog laces in order to display the bulldog’s features and join a dog show to enhance your dog’s potentials and become man’s best friend.