My mom is saying its not a good idea because we have a cavachone. And that dog is known to be a lap dog. While the bulldog me and my dad are going to get for christmas we believe is a lazy good dog. Me and my dad love those kind of dogs. My mom just doesnt think they'll get along, and that the house will be a mess. PLEASE give me some tips on how to convince my mom that everything will be fine, and tips on how we can get our current dog, and our future dog to become best friends. Thank you
First, let me just say that many bulldogs, especially puppies, are far from lazy! My English Bulldog was absolutely wired 24/7 for the first 2 years of his life. While he is much calmer now, he is still far from a lazy fat bulldog that people think is typical.
Secondly, bulldogs are prone to dog aggression at maturity. I suggest whatever bulldog you decide to get it should be the opposite sex of your current dog.
Lastly, training.... bulldogs need lots of it and consistency. I recommend crate training your new pup and immediate obedience classes. If trained properly and given sufficient excercise, you should have a happy duo.
When introducing, do so on neutral ground and even walk to the 2 together and wear them out before allowing actual contact.. that will make a huge difference in how they recieve one another.
ok thank you those are awesome tips, except my current dog is a female. and my mom is always wanting all female pets, she says they are more calm, and because they dont "hump". is this true with all genders? that males are more hyper and females arent?
Not true at all... infact in my experience (over 10 years with bull breeds) females seemed to be more "hyper" or turned on. But, it's not really up to gender as it is individual dogs.... have your breeder temperament test thier pups to determine which pup in the litter is more laid back and mellow... this is your best bet in finding a dog that will fit your needs. Also, females "hump" just as much if not more than males... humping is not just a sexual behavior, it is a dominance behavior..... train and nueter your pup, and you shouldn't see any of that behavior.
ok thanks, also the dog we have right now seems to pee everytime we start petting her. Its like we can never pick her up because she starts peeing all over the place. Also what can i tell my mom that will convince her that billdogs are great pets. Because its going to be my little brother who is 2 my sister who is 6 and also my gift for christmas i am 16. But my mom still doesnt like them. We had one before but couldnt keep it because the house we lived in was small. But now we moved into a fairly large house.
How old is the dog you have now? Sorry to be an old grinch, but I think it's a bad idea to get a puppy at christmas time, not just for you, but for anyone. Second, I think you should get your other dog's peeing under control, whether it be submissive peeing, or a medical problem. The reason I think it's a bad idea to buy a puppy at christmas time, is all the hullabaloo, people, noise and general mayhem that goes along with it. You also have a 2 year old brother, and I would'nt recommend buying another pup with that age of a child in the household. I'm not trying to be mean here, it's a fairly widely known practice for most breeders not to sell their pups for christmas presents, or to families with very young children.
If you decide to get the dog introduce them on nuetral ground like a park. After a few moments of getting to know each other they should be fine and THEN you can take the new dog into the other dogs "territory" or AKA your yard/home. Keep a close eye on them but after a while they should be totally fine and comfortable with each other. Make sure you aren't nervous or scared when around your dogs because the feeling will go to the dogs, beleive it or not, and that can make them more likely to attack. Good Luck!
wow thanks for all the support and tips. Our current dog is about 2years old, it doesnt mind other dogs at all. My brother and sister are in love with all sorts of dogs. And would it be a good idea to take the new bulldog that we're getting on christmas to a realatives house with everyone there? i would think it would be a good idea do to the fact that they're are getting use to the surroundings of the family, so would it be a good idea to bring the new bulldog puppy to a 15 person christmas party?
It is over whelming enough for a new puppy to adjust to a new home. CHRISTMAS TIME it the absolute worst time to do this. Unless you are a quiet family that does not have alot of guests and parties to attend. The new puppy needs to be brought in when things are quiet and not so busy. I think you should wait to add a new puppy until your older dog is totally trained and things settle down.
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No, as I said before, it would not be a good time to introduce a puppy at a 15 person gathering.It would probably scare the living daylights out of him if anything, and he's not going to get to know anyone, in one day.
First your new dog needs to get use to you and your family before he goes and meets another one. Give him time to adjust and THEN bring people over to YOUR house to see him, never take him to theirs. Start socializing him now so he wont have problems in the future. I know thats the problem we are having with our APBT mix and its not easy to reverse it.
While I agree that it may be best to hold out on a new pup until everyone in your family is in agreeance, I disagree with the keeping things quiet with a new arrival... a well bred stable dog should have ZERO issues with a noisy household...I have introduced pups to gunfire and fireworks, as well as pots and pans banging, loud music, tractors, traffic, etc. I want my pups exposed early so as adults they will not have issues with commotion....if they end up with issues, that shows me that they were genetically unsound to begin with.
As a secondary though....if you take a pup to a X-mas gathering, make sure it is either leashed to you or crated.... that way other people will not be allowing bad habits and you can supervise everything the pup is around.
To finish up thouh.... I would suggest you hold off on a new pup until everyone in your family is OK with it and ready. Bulldog pups are extremely demanding and active.... make sure you research the breed extensively and question the breeder in every aspect possible. Go with a breeder that is willing to walk you through the process of raising a pup and truly cares about it's well being.