English Bulldog puppies are known for their calm, loving nature. But aggression can form in any breed and English Bulldogs are no different. Here are some quick tips to stop aggression in your puppy.
- If your English Bulldog puppy is showing signs of aggression such as growling, snarling or snapping, this usually means he thinks that he is the alpha in the family. To counteract this, you must show him that you and the other members of the family are the alphas, not him. The alpha dog in a pack is rarely challenged by the others. Once you prove your dominance French bulldog under $1000 over him, this will show him that he needs to respect you as the alpha.
- Food aggression can also be a problem. You will need to assert your dominance in this situation just the same. The alpha dog in packs is always the first to eat and allow others to eat as he wishes. This same process will be applied in your home, to a certain degree. When you are preparing his food, make your English Bulldog puppy sit in another room where he cannot whine, bark or jump. Once you are ready for him to eat, call him to his feeding area and make him sit quietly for at least 5 seconds before you put down his food. This will prove to him that you are the one in control of the food supply in your pack.
- Most importantly, do not blow off the signs of aggression by laughing or ignoring the behavior. As soon as your puppy growls, etc, immediately tell him “no” in a loud, harsh tone to get the message across loud and clear that the behavior is not acceptable.
Proper socialization and training in the early months of puppyhood will also help to have your English Bulldog puppy grow into a lovable, loyal and safe adult dog.