General Bull Terrier Training

  • 16/08/2012

Bull Terriers are an easily recognized breed and a popular family dog. They are companion dogs with a keen awareness of their surroundings. They crave the attention of human beings. Their sense of humor, combined with their playfulness and other personality traits, make the Bull Terrier one of the most loved and recognized dog breeds in the world.

This breed has a very outgoing nature, but with dominant tendencies. It requires a strong hand and proper training. They originated in England where their purpose was to fight other dogs, which explains why they tend to be very aggressive toward other dogs. Their drive to prey upon other animals is extremely strong and, unless proper socialization and training are provided, may pose a problem for smaller household pets.

Bull Terrier training is just as important as the training of other breeds with dominant natures, such as Pit Bulls, Doberman Pinschers and Rottweilers. A dominant breed will challenge its owner's status on a regular basis because it is in its nature. So, it is important for bully owners to establish their status as the pack leader. It is also essential to provide proper socialization so that the dog will learn how to get along with kids and other family pets. Dog training classes can provide new owners with valuable tips on how to train members of this particular breed. Just as in pit bull training, a bully of this breed's education should include basic obedience classes.

Bull Terriers have an average life expectancy of 11-13 years. They are medium sized and typically stand 21-22 inches tall and weigh from 45 to 65 pounds. They come in a wide variety of colors. They shed their coats twice a year and require basic maintenance, such as daily brushings. Bull Terriers are generally very healthy dogs that do not suffer from genetic disorders like many of their purebred cousins. Their only common health condition is sensitive skin that tends easily to exhibit allergic responses, like a rash or hives, when bitten by mosquitoes and other insects. A Bull Terrier may not be the best choice of pet in climates where exposure to such insects is inevitable.

They are pretty flexible, in terms of their living conditions, as long as they receive human attention. They do not like to be left alone all day. They are active, energetic dogs that are not happy being confined for long periods of time. They tend to get bored without human interaction and this can lead to destructive behavior. They also need a lot of exercise on a regular basis in order to maintain their muscular bodies, so daily walks are an absolute must. However, the bull terrier also loves a good game of fetch in the backyard.

Potential owners can learn more about this popular family dog at http://www.the-bull-terrier-store.com/newsletter.html. The newsletter provides detailed information about Bull Terrier dental care, bedding, collars, food, flea and tick protection, grooming and much more. It also provides some not-so-commonly-known fun facts about Bull Terriers. It's a great one-stop resource for owners of these wonderful dogs.

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