English Bulldog

How To Stop Your English Bulldog from Biting People

By September 26, 2013 No Comments

An English bulldog will bite for many reasons.  But regardless of the reason, this behavior is unacceptable! In order to stop English bulldog biting, you must first understand why they are biting.

Only then can you train him not to bite.  Finally, you must try to keep your dog away from the situations which cause them to bite.

If your English bulldog is biting as an adult, you need to take immediate action so no one gets hurt, sues you, and have your dog put down.

Why they are Biting

The root of the problem for a biting adult English bulldog usually narrows down to one of three common problems. The first of these common problems could be that your English bulldog never learned not to bite.

If you are just coming into the adoption of an English bulldog, it can be frustrating not to know how to curb his behavior.

The second most common cause of English bulldogs biting is that they think they are protecting their owner. There is nothing wrong with your English bulldog being loyal to you and feeling the need to protect you, but your pet needs to know the difference.

If your English bulldog is biting, unless you are under life threatening circumstances, then their feelings go far beyond protection and need to be stopped.

The third most common cause of English bulldog biting is jealousy or fear of other dogs. If your English bulldog is biting other dogs, then that means they may have never been properly socialized.

If this is the case, then you should probably just try your best to keep your English bulldog away from other dogs until you are sure that their biting habit has been broken.

Discipline their Biting

The first step to stop English bulldog biting is to try the same technique as you would for an English bulldog puppy. If your English bulldog bites, yell out in a low, barking-type voice, “No!” or “No bite!” to let them know that it hurts.

If this does not work, you must then go to more extreme measures. No dog wants to be left alone. Therefore, if your English bulldog continues to bite, in order to discipline your pet, simply get up and walk away.

This will make your English bulldog realize that you don’t like what they are doing.

If your English bulldog continues to bite after you have made an effort to curb their habit, then you should seek professional obedience training.

Since your pet is grown, your English bulldog may need to be trained by someone who has had more experience with English bulldogs.

Keep them From Dangerous Situations

The third and final step to stop English bulldog biting is to keep your pet away from dangerous situations. Just like humans, English bulldogs, especially if they are already grown, have situations that irk them.

If you are not sure about how your English bulldog will react in a certain situation, it is probably a good idea to keep them away from it. It’s not that you should avoid introducing your pet to new things.

Rather, it is the things that you know bother them that you should avoid. Again, if you know your adult English bulldog does not like other dogs, then keep them away from other dogs.

Although it may be a bit of a hassle, it sure beats jeopardizing the safety of your English bulldog.

In summation, in order to stop English bulldog biting, you should follow these three tips. First, always remember to figure out the root of the problem.

Second, you should discipline your dog in the appropriate manor. Third, you should try not to aggravate your English bulldog by placing him in situations that you know make them uncomfortable.