What you want to teach your Bull Terrier in terms of behaviors and tricks is really up to you. No dog trainer should demand you teach your dog something you don’t want to. For example, many show dogs are not taught a Sit because their owners do not want to run the risk of them offering that behavior in the show ring. However, there are a few behaviors that all dogs should know to keep them out of trouble. The following are three basic behaviors you must teach your Bull Terrier.
#1 – Come
A solid recall is important for your Bull Terrier if he is ever off leash in public areas, or even to avoid headache in a big backyard. And it can save the life of your Bull Terrier if she bolts out the door toward the street. It’s just a good basic cue for any dog to know.
#2 – Leave It
A solid Leave It cue can keep her from chewing your shoe or stealing your dinner. It can make walks more pleasant – you can ask your Bull Terrier to leave the grass and the trees she has sniffed for the hundredth time, or all the people he wants to greet. Even the squirrel he may want to chase. Most importantly, it can save your Bull Terrier’s life if she is about to eat something dangerous – this includes toxic human foods or maybe something unsafe he comes along during his walk, such as a razor blade.
#3 – Stay
Like Come, Stay can help keep your Bull Terrier inside the house when you open the front door. It can be a sit, down or a stand stay – position really doesn’t matter. Stay is also useful if you are trying to get your Bull Terrier to not chase the neighbor’s cat or the bunny that pops out of nowhere. Finally, it helps teach her self-control, which is never a bad thing.
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