The American Bully

The American Bully

Right from the start it needs to be noted that the American Bully is NOT an American Pit Bull. Even though they nearly look the same, they are totally different American Breeds. The American Bully is a recently new Bulldog breed that first originated in the 1990’s. They were specifically bred to be an affectionate family dog. I know this for a fact since my son owns an American Bully and he has less aggressive tendencies than my little Charlie here and he doesn’t have a true aggressive bone in his body. In fact my son’s American Bully might be characterized as being somewhat of a goof ball.

The American Bulldog

The American Bulldog

As soon as you see an American Bulldog you will immediately notice they look nothing like the standard English Bulldog. It’s amazing just how different they look. They are stronger, more muscular and powerful. They also have longer legs are more agile and a lot faster. (Sorry Charlie but they are. You’d definitely be last in a race.)

How to Walk Your Dog Properly

How to Walk Your Dog Properly

The first thing to learn about walking your dog is this: walk your dog and don’t let your dog walk you. If you let your dog walk in front while on his leash then you are just reinforcing in his mind that he is the alpha over you. Why? Because, it’s the leader that is the one that goes first at all times. By letting your dog take the lead in a walk you could be opening the door for bad behavior. When we let our dogs take the lead in a walk doesn’t result in a relaxed dog.

It’s All About Natural Dogmanship

It’s All About Natural Dogmanship

Dogs, including Bulldogs are bonded so closely with humans, most of us seem to forget about their natural instincts. As their human counterparts we need to remember that Bulldogs and all dogs have the natural instinct for the need of structure, rules, boundaries and love in their lives. They want to make sure they know where they stand in their family pack. Whether you believe it or not, they want to know what the rules are and they need to have consistency in their lives, just like humans, especially human children.

Dogs Need to be Followers

Dogs Need to be Followers

Bulldogs like all other dogs need to be followers. Their owners need to take on the leadership role. Dogs, including Bulldogs always see their family as their pack since all dogs are pack animals. Because they are pack animals, there must always be a pack leader. Dogs look to the leader to be the one who guides and protects them.