1) Provide light exercise for your dog.
English bulldogs are notoriously low-energy animals. Still, they require exercise to stay healthy. Take your dog on short walks around the block as often as possible. As your dog builds stamina, extend the length of the walks. When the weather is nasty, throw a ball for your dog to chase, or play tug of war with it inside the house.
- Giving your dog a chance to move also gives you and your dog time to bond.
- Your dog might also enjoy playing with other doggies at the local dog park.
2) Be patient when training your English bulldog.
They can be trained, but getting there can be difficult. Start slowly when training your English bulldog. Don’t expect it to learn tricks as fast as your other dogs. Practice a trick for a short time each day — ten to fifteen minutes per session — and keep at it.
3)Don’t overwork your dog.
English bulldogs have lower energy levels than other dogs. Their small bodies perform well when going on short walks or playing around the house, but have a hard time running long distances or engaging in vigorous exercise. English bulldogs have flattened noses and so find it more difficult to breathe. It is important to be cautious in hot weather as they are prone to heat stroke. Take them on gentle walks in the cooler parts of the day, stick to the shade, and provide them with plenty of water. Work within the confines of what your dog wants to do. If it is panting heavily or seems lethargic, don’t push it to run around or exercise.
4) Neuter or spay your dog.
Dogs that are neutered or spayed are less aggressive and easier to control than dogs that are not. A neutered/spayed dog is more focused on you than other dogs, and feels less obligated to prove its dominance to you or other dogs. Talk to your vet about setting up an appointment to neuter/spay your dog.
- Neutering/spaying has many other positive benefits, such as as lower licensing fees, reduced chance for prostrate disorders, and reduced chance for testicular cancer.
5)Keep your dog cool.
English bulldogs have weak respiratory systems and have even greater difficulty breathing in hot, humid weather. During the hot season, keep your doggie in air-conditioning. Monitor your dog when it plays outside on hot days to ensure it doesn’t tire itself out. Do not leave your dog in a hot house or car.
6) Give your English bulldog lots of attention and love.
Bulldogs thrive off attention from their owners, and it’ll help form a bond that will last as long as your Bulldog lives. Let the dog bond with you.