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Excitable pup!

Hi Everyone,

I'm new to Bulldogs and have a 10 week old male. He is absolutely awesome! Things are going really well, but just wanted to ask, what is the best way to handle biting/over excitable behaviour? Really don't want to be telling him off all the time. Fact is, I know he will be excitable at the moment because we still can't go out as he hasn't finished his course of vaccinations just yet. He's got lots of toys and he is never left alone so would really appreciate some tips and advice please.

Many Thanks xxx

Not much help but..............

I have a 10 month old female that gets very excited as well.  I had a dog trainer come to my house and he told me to put her leash on and kind of do a dog "time-out".  Put your foot on the leash close to him so he doesn't move much.  It is always good to ignor the behavior and walk away.

As for biting, I always put a chew toy right in their mouth when they bite.  In time, it will end, for the most part.

Sorry I don't have more to offer.  Would love to see a pic of your bully baby!


  Miss you sweet boy Otie (July 29, 2013)



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Thank you for your fast

Thank you for your fast replay x I have been trying most of the things you have suggested, so it's reassuring to know that I'm doing the right things :) x

Kathy Chester Newman and Jessa's picture

Those puppy teeth are...

like needles and I remember how they hurt!  I used to spray my hands and feet with bitter apple when my guys were pups.  They are teething, so biting feels good to them.  I would calmly give him a firm NO and then give him a chew toy when he's excited and biting.  It takes an awful lot of patience but he will catch on.  

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That's a cool tip thank you

That's a cool tip thank you very much! I shall carry on trying my best, we'll get there in the end :).

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If he's biting...

Hold him and hold him mouth closed. Then in a firm voice, say, "NO BITE!" Do this every time. Then distract him with a toy that he can chew on. NEVER spank a bulldog. It will just make their behavior worse and make them more stubborn.

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Thank you for your help, I

Thank you for your help, I will give it a go xxx