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    Bull Terrier - The First Few Days

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    If you’re the proud new owner of a Bull Terrier puppy, you may be wondering how easy it is for this particular breed to adapt to new surroundings. Thankfully, these particular dogs are relatively intelligent when it comes to training, and over time they can make for wonderful family companions.

    However, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy can occasionally be suspicious of other animals and non-family members, so there are certain steps you’ll need to take to socialise this breed.

     

     

     

     

     

    Introducing a Staffordshire Bull Terrier to the House


    1.    Bull Terrier puppies will be curious, loving animals, but they can be extremely stubborn at times, and this can make them difficult to train if poor discipline is not curbed from the start. As with any new puppy, you’ll need to plan regular training exercise once the Bull Terrier begins to settle in.

    2.    Perhaps the biggest issues when it comes to socialising a new Bull Terrier puppy are assessing its attitude to other animals in the house, and the need to stay cautious when guests come knocking at the door. Around family members, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier can be the perfect companion, but these dogs can become extremely guarded around others they view as a threat.

    3.    Therefore, these dogs will require training and socialisation around both other pets and in terms of their tendency for aggression. Consider the dog’s introduction to other pets very carefully – under certain circumstances, it may be tricky to curb the puppy’s natural aggression. Bring the Bull Terrier puppy and your other pets into one room, and holding the puppy by the lead, allow the pets time to sniff and gauge one another until they seem fairly comfortable in each other’s presence. At this time, you can start to become less strict about the separation of the animals.

    4.     Finally, you’ll need to focus on the Staffordshire Bull Terrier’s attitude towards house guests and visitors. Although it will never be possible to entirely predict how your dog may react to others, sensible training from an early age in relation to barking, stay and separation anxiety can help calm a Bull Terrier as it moves towards adulthood.


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