Taking care of English Bulldog, feeding, caring, training

Medium size, cute, friendly, easy-going, and loyal, if these are what you’re looking for in a dog, an English Bulldog will be a perfect pet for you. Let’s see how this breed needs to be taken care of through tips for taking care of the English Bulldog right below.

How to feed your English Bulldog

The high-quality food with rich protein is the key tip for taking care of the English Bulldog
The high-quality food with rich protein is the key tip for taking care of the English Bulldog.

Before taking your dog home, ask his former owner what they are feeding him. Continue to feed your dog that type of food and gradually switch to another food if you want. Don’t change his food abruptly, changes in habitat and food type at the same time will make it difficult for your dog to adapt.

There are two main types of food you can feed an English Bulldog, homemade food and dry kibble. Homemade dog food can include raw meat such as chicken, beef, pork, and turkey, carrots, sweet potatoes, and rice. For kibble, you should choose a high-quality one made specifically for medium-sized dogs.

You can feed them either of the foods above, or you can switch the two between meals, or you can mix the two for your dog. If you choose to feed your dog only high-quality kibble, you will need to give him 2-3 cups divided into 2-4 meals a day, depending on the dog’s age and activity level.

How to care for your English Bulldog

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Preparing: You need to prepare some items that are necessary for taking care of the English Bulldog. They are a crate large enough for him to grow up with, a leash, a collar, a soft-bristled toothbrush, toothpaste for dogs,  some bone toys or small rubber balls, and dog nail cutting tools.

Nails care: Whenever you hear a click as your dog runs around the house, it’s time to trim his nails.  You should only cut the clear part of the nail, do not cut too deeply as this may cause the dog to bleed. You can ask your vet to do it for you if you are uncomfortable trimming your dog’s nails.

Teeth care: Brush your English Bulldog’s teeth at least 2 to 3 times a week, even better if you brush his teeth every day. You need to use a toothbrush and toothpaste that is made for dogs. Don’t use any products made for humans, they can cause serious health problems in dogs. 

Coat care: To protect your dog’s coat, you need to clean it regularly. This breed has a lot of skin folds, those need to examined every day. You also need to brush your English Bulldog weekly with a soft-bristled brush. This cares helps you to find out if there are any signs of infection or skin problems.

Exercise: Exercise is a must to keep your dog healthy and to help him build his muscles. An English Bulldog needs at least a 30-minute workout every day. If you can run along with your dog for 60 minutes a day, 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the late afternoon, it will be great for both of you. 

How to train your English Bulldog

Training your dog is a must.
Training your dog is a must.

Your new dog will need to understand and master training in eating habits, obedience, socialization, and potty. In order for your training to succeed, you need to follow some rules for dog training which are:

  • Always be a gentle and patient trainer.
  • Reward your dog when he does a good job.
  • Do short training sessions, no more than 10-15 minutes a day. 
  • Give your dog simple commands such as “sit”, “wait”, “no”, “yes”, and more. 
  • Remind the dog of your commands after he understands them. 

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