But I Don't Have A Problem!
Maybe some of you are just reading this out of interest saying I don’t have a problem, meanwhile your Bull Terrier is acting as in the pictures below.
Last Up-Dated 01/08/2014
You say what’s wrong with that? okay let me give you an example. A Bull terrier was walking like this near the canals in London, the Bullie saw another dog and pulled a bit harder, the lead broke and the dog ended up falling in the canal, the owner unable to swim to well dived in to help save the dog! Yes they did both survive and yes this story is true. There are many other examples too numerous to mention with not so good endings.
How many Bull Terriers have been hurt because the lead or collar broke, or slipped an incorrectly fitted harness? If the Bull Terrier was not pulling in the first place the items would never have broken
Why English Bull Terriers ?
We do know there is no official English Bull Terrier dog breed, we also know people do search on the web for English Bull Terriers.
To help as many bullies as we can.
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To teach a Bull Terrier to walk with you as your companion is not hard to achieve, no need for choke chains, haltis or so called gentle leaders, no need either for yanking and tugging or shouting. Just simply intellectually challenge them and use positive reinforcement combined with patience and kindness. One often sees people permanently tugging or jerking on the collar or heard bellowing at a Bull Terrier. Pointless you have already lost. The animal just switches off and you may as well be addressing a brick wall.
It is no fun to be walked by your Bully, try 3 of them. Yes I did mean to say that. I prefer them to go for a walk with me. It is my belief that an English Bull Terrier should be able to walk through a crowded urban park, with children running around screaming kicking balls, quietly and securely by your leg. Walking proudly and looking everything he or she can be. But then when in a safe and open area allow the Bully to go mad, running round bouncing about maybe chasing some toy, performing the famous Bullie Runs and generally mucking about. A weekly visit to the chiropractor to sort out your back and shoulders after being taken for a walk by your Bullie is not the way to go.
This is how your bullie should walk. Please note this is the same dog as above after 1hr of training. The last photo in the sequence was taken whilst running. Note the position of the dogs head in relation to the bipeds knee. I would like to add the dog used in these pictures is only 9mths old.
Maybe your Bull Terriers issue is on the scale of things more problematic, fear aggression for instance, oft misdiagnosed. Food aggression, aggressive behaviour to other animals. Fear not, the majority of these can be dealt with as long as you have the right tools and the patience to be consistent.
I cannot teach you patience but I can certainly furnish you with the tools to help in your particular case. Not everyone can ever hope to know everything, so thankfully, I have other Bullie folks around, with many years life experience of the breed so if there is anything I don’t know I am sure there is someone I can talk to who can help.