Bull Terriers are definitely a bundle of energy, so they are not the perfect pet for first time owners or for those who do not have enough time to spend interacting with their dogs. For those who like to shower their pets with attention and love playing around with them, the Bull Terrier's mannerly, frolicsome, happy, and pleasant temperament is ideal. As Bull Terriers are happiest with people around, this breed might not take kindly to owners who are always absent, but they may adapt themselves well if the household is supportive and highly interactive when there are people around.
If you are worried about how your new Bull Terrier will get along with the rest of the family, don't fret. They are generally very good with children as long as they are introduced properly, and they will also get along with other family pets if properly introduced. Keep in mind, however, that younger dogs may regard children as playmates and because of their strength, they could cause injury. As such, it is still best to be present to supervise when your younger children are playing with your Bull Terrier.
With a mildly intense, intelligent, friendly, and happy nature, this dog will only need training in terms of socialization and basic manners. As with all other breeds, however, obedience training is necessary for this breed.
A born performer, the Bull Terrier is an entertainer that knows no stage fright. They can be a bit unpredictable, though, as they may forget what they learned at training once they hear the sound of applause. Their happy and mildly independent nature makes them very interesting to train, as they may concoct variations and options to commands and training exercises. Probably they are not very suitable for serious and ambitious trainers, but they are dogs with a general ability to handle the basic foundations of training. Still, they are exciting to teach because they offer unique and individual twists to everything that they do.
So, if your Bull Terrier is depressed or is acting out, the most likely reason is that it's bored or it needs attention. Bull Terriers generally have a lot of energy and as such, they exercise in order to channel that energy properly so that they will not become frustrated, bored, and destructive. Include your Bull Terrier in some of your daily activities. Take it with you on your morning run, on errands, or play fetch with it. Make sure that you set some time aside each day for quality interaction with your Bull Terrier, be it for training or just for fun. Your Bull Terrier will appreciate it, and at the end of the day, you will find out that all the time you spent with it is worthwhile.