If you want the housebreaking to go quickly and want
to effectively follow the expert advice on house training
a bulldog then regardless of the method you use you
need to spend as much time as possible with your puppy.
Probably the most important rule to remember when house
training your dog is: If you don't catch your puppy
doing it then don't punish him for it!
You have to praise your puppy when things go right so
you need to ensure that the only time you interact is
when your puppy has done something bad and you sternly
scold her with a loud "no" .
If they do something right, let them know and as we
stated earlier the house training of your puppy should
begin with a good, constant feeding and watering routine;
establish set times for eating from the beginning and
feedings should be scheduled whenever someone will be
home take or have your puppy go to the right spot for
a bathroom break.
Most puppies like to eliminate within 20 minutes after
a meal and your house training will be very successful
if you can take the puppy outside at these times right
after the meal as this puts the focus on this chapter
of house training on teaching your puppy where to go
to the bathroom. With such encouragement, your puppy
will soon learn that where to go is outside and not
in your favorite pair of slippers!
the home, in the day to day schedule of a family's daily
life supervision and confinement are the most important
tools in successful house training. Keep him in the
room with you, using a leash if necessary when she is
younger to prevent her from wondering off; eventually
the leash won't be necessary as the dog will learn not
to go wandering. If you start to notice a restlessness
or the start of whining bring the dog outside.
If you cannot supervise your puppy during these times
then confinement may be required. Try using protective
child gates or the dog crate but don't confine the puppy
so often that it feels isolated.
bulldog puppy is a sociable creature and needs to be
with people or other pets. When you take your dog outside,
you need to let her know what she is supposed to do.
Repetition is important in dog training and taking them
to the same place through the same door with the same
leash is a good way to build positive habits.
Use a key phrase to encourage him so when she actually
begins to eliminate, shower the dog with praise and
once she has eliminated, it is a good time to play as
the process of reward, praise and encouragement will
go a long way if you take the time to continue doing
it. Always make sure you make the dog understand that
you are the boss; the leader of the pack!
Mix Breed Dog Info
Crate & Potty Training
What some people call "Crate Training" is one of the
most important things we need to do if we want to follow
the rules for potty training. The first thing is to
make your puppy's crate a place that she likes and never
use the crate as a form of punishment.
A good idea is to give a puppy treat when you first
put the puppy in the crate; you can put their favorite
blanket or towel along with their preferred toy in the
crate. Putting a sheet or a thick quilt over the crate
and leaving just the door side open up will allow the
puppy to see out, and you to see in; this makes it almost
like a cave which is actually a natural environment
for a dog and this cave will make them feel more secure
and they will enjoy the homey atmosphere!
If you continuously repeat these steps she will get
the idea that the potty and the place to take a poo
is outside. Always make sure to really "praise" the
animal after she does her business, whether it is a
number one or a number two and reinforces the behavior
with rewards and treats. A puppy really doesn't quite
understand all this until he is two or three months
old and sometimes even older but it is your job, and
it will work, if you are consistent as this consistency
of rewards and praise makes the puppy understand what
inside and outside is for. It requires keeping one eye
open all the time but eventually the dog will catch
on. As I said before, never use your crate as a form
or in connection with punishment!
you have a backyard that you can close off with a fence
and arrange it so the dogs' crate has access to the
fenced in kennel area and can still get back to the
crate for naps and security sessions. Make sure you
buy the right size dog cage which is one that has the
floor space that provides just enough for the puppy
to lay down.
The cage will be useful throughout a dog's life so choose
a model that comes with or has a divider panel as an
accessory so you can adjust the space inside the cage
and the one cage will accommodate your dog as she grows.
Using too large of a crate can often cause some unwanted
and long term problems because often, if the cage is
too spacious, the puppy will go poo and pee in one corner
of the cage and the dog will start tracking the urination
and defecation all around the cage and on her blankie
and...ewwww! The bulldog instincts about not soiling
its bed or laying in the mess will be forgotten if this
occurs in the too-large cage, and the puppy will soon
be doing it regularly when placed in the crate and the
housebreaking method has turned into a behavioral problem
as the bulldog hygienic habits become its way of life.
Deeper Understanding of Mixed Bully Breeds
all know and love the fact that bulldogs are a stocky
breed, with a compact body that has a very low center
of gravity and short, sturdy and strong limbs.
The unique and unmistakable shape of the “breed” results
in a peculiarly unique and well-known gait that is sometimes
imitated when referring to weight lifters because they
swagger like cocky tough guys! But that tough looking
exterior as we all know is covering a real heart of
Bulldogs and are known for their short muzzles with
somewhat saggy skin on their faces, creating what looks
like a “frown” which has become almost the trademarked
look of the breed.
Bully mixes will often show slightly softer characteristics
of the bulldog especially when mixed with larger and
thinner breeds in which case we often see the skull
and eyes revealing the biggest clues that the puppy
is actually a mix.
The traditional bulldogs come in a variety of colors
and ideally will have a short and smooth lustrous coat.
Beyond the bully mixes, which can come in a more varied
size and shape the weight of what we consider the traditional
bulldog is between 40 and 55 pounds (18 to 25 kilograms)
when fully mature.
it’s true that what some dog owners call “pit bulls”
(i.e. American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire
Terriers, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers) can trace
their genetic lineage back to the original breed of
bulldog. Bulldogs were historically crossed with terriers
to create what is known as the “pit bull” breeds (“pit
bull” is not actually it’s own certified breed; rather,
it is a inclusive term which is used to collectively
describe the American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire
Terriers, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers). After decades
of selective breeding, however, all of the dogs that
originated with bulldogs, all the “pit bulls” included,
now have a unique set of traits and characteristics
that are standard to that breed.
Bulls (capitalized, that term actually refers to the
American Pit Bull Terrier) are a recognized breed, with
their own special traits and characteristics. So are
American Bulldogs. Therefore, the most accurate description
of many of these wonderful dogs would be American Pit
Bull Terrier/American Bulldog mix.
Be cautious if people are just referring to such dogs
as a “pit bull”; it really isn’t accurate. Dog owners
sometimes refer to such dogs (a Staffordshire Bull Terrier/American
Bulldog mix for example) just as a “bully breed” or
It’s simple and more accurate. But if you really want
to be an ambassador for the animal and to really educate
people, you could always say the full and accurate breed
name of your dog when asked, although smiling and saying
that she’s a “bully mix” will likely be less complicated!