i have a 5 month old bullie. i think due to limited interaction and what have you the dog does not know right from wrong. prior to this dog i had a american bulldog who was my baby. i have rug doctored the crap outta my carpet but think her scent lingers. also i know dogs chew especially bullies. he gets lots of excercise as i like to walk and have a relativley large yard that he can chase a ball in for pretty much as far as i can throw it. he likes to jump up and "nip" sometimes getting in the face. he is an intelligent dog this i know for sure, he is just sooooo hard headed. he iskenneled right now for nighttime while i sleep and when me or "mama" can't be here to watch him closely. he has a tug of war rope, a rib eye bone to chew and a tennis ball for outside. also he likes to hump stuff from a balled up blanket to at times my leg. i don't invite rough play as the breed is generally easily excited and i feel it re-enforces his nipping to be an accepted behavior. i guess in short is there a way to break him of nipping and jumping. he is not altered as i'd like to watch him grow and see if maybe he is worth breeding. i know he is displaying alpha male behavior but am wondering if there is an way to break him of this. also i am wondering if the electric "fences" are considered cruel by anyone. i've always got my other dogs as young pups who had not formed much of a personality yet so, i kinda got to shape them. with this one though he seems to be set in his ways as trying to rule the roost through anarchy and does not recognize the word "no" or "bad" actually he really does not recognize his name yet fully which i didn't change when i registered him because i didn't want to confuse him further by changing his name and surroundings at the same time. thanks for all the help and sorry for the drawn out discussion. poutpup
Your post was extremly hard to read, and I will try to help a bit.
An unaltered male dominant dog is just that. No they do not change there ways, and as he ages, he will start marking and doing other behavior. If the dog is showing agression, even playing, I feel that is not worth breeding. Esp. a breed which is banned in alot of places.
As far as teaching him not to be snippy or agressive during play, you simply stop playing and tell him NO. Get a perfessional trainer to help you, and enroll in obediance class NOW.
If you want to seriously get into breeding, try to find a mentor to help you understand the breed and what goes into breeding them. There is a great deal more then personality. Most people I know in the show world who breed bullie breeds have to keep them in a kennel/run situation.
I have also heard that the bull terriers can be extremly hard headed and difficult to train. they are not out to please you, but only do what the want when they want. I have also read this in many articles about them. Good luck