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Best Family Dogs

Olde English Bulldogges make the best family dogs for individuals and families alike. These friendly pups bring a lot of joy to every household, with their goofy attitudes and friendly dispositions. They are also known for being the healthy Bulldog, as they have been selectively bred over the years to reduce many of the health issues that plague other Bulldog breeds. With their eager-to-please attitudes, these lovable pooches make excellent companions and are guaranteed to bring plenty of fun into your home. If you are looking for a devoted companion who will be by your side through thick and thin, an Olde English Bulldogge is the perfect pup for you!

Best Family Dogs for kids

Best Family Dogs

Are you planning to welcome a bulldog into your family but are a bit worried about how they will interact with your kids? A common question parents ask before getting a bulldog is are they good with kids? Olde English Bulldogges are the wonderful pet for kids and adults alike! Puppies have lots of energy and love to roll around, be silly and play - just like children. Adult Bulldogs also make ideal pets due to their more relaxed temperaments; they can handle a lot more handling from curious toddlers than younger dogs. When looking for the best family dogs, there's no doubt that your child will find plenty of joy playing with the lovable Olde English Bulldogge!

 Keep in mind that these dogs have an impressive frame – something you should take into consideration when letting children run around with them outdoors.  An adult's supervision is always recommended while walking an Olde English Bulldogge since those powerfully built frames could potentially overpower young adventurers who get distracted on walks!

What type of exercise and space do Olde English Bulldogges Need?

The Olde English Bulldogge is an ideal house or apartment dog due to its penchant for lounging; however, it must still receive daily physical activity to remain healthy and content. While they need regular exercise, their bones are still developing during their first year so short walks or indoor playtime should suffice. Be sure to keep in mind that these pooches aren't a fan of extreme weather conditions- with long hikes being better suited for more mild days.


Teach kids how to act around a new puppy

Just as dogs need to be trained, so do children.  Teaching children the fundamentals of respect and compassion for animals is essential. Before meeting your new friend, make sure you have house rules established that every member of the family understands. Be sure to discuss other kid topics, like needing to be careful, no teasing, and how to be respectful of a dog space and touch tolerance. 

A few topics that should be reviewed/ taught before a puppy comes home:

  • Don't bother the dog while eating - even though pups need to lean to not be food aggressive this is something better learned from an adult in the house.  Hand feeding is acceptable and a great way to build trust but needs to be done properly and with  adult supervision.

  • No inappropriate touch - Pulling on tails and poking a puppy in the face may seem like fun to young kids but will surly feel like teasing and might be painful to a puppy.  Show how to let a puppy smell your hand first and come to you if they wish to be pet.

  • Don't wake or bother the puppy while sleeping or if they walk away to be alone - puppies need a huge amount of sleep to grow and developed properly, being interrupted while having a nap is depriving them of an essential need.  Also when a puppy leaves an activity it is probably because he is getting over stimulated and need time to process and give his senses a break. 

  • Have everyone in the family on the same page - a puppy will never learn the rules of the house if they are different from person to person and day to day.  Set firm rules and make sue the kids help enforce them  This will help them feel included in the training of the puppy as well.

How to Introduce a new pup to your furry family members

Best Family Dogs
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So how do you introduce a new pup with the least amount of stress and a positive outcome? First of all always have dogs meet for the first time in a neutral, outdoor space away from the house. Be sure each pup is on their leash then let them get acquainted at arm’s length away from one another – just close enough so they can see each other but not too near that it gets overwhelming.  If pups get a little to fixated on each other forward movement in the same direction will usually get them in a better mindset.  Walk beside each other starting out about 10 feet apart and slowly get closer until pups are walking with each other but not pulling towards each other. If all goes smoothly start to get closer to home and walk together into the backyard.  If at anytime one dog seems to fixate or start to seem uneasy keep walking, forward.  Keep encounters short and prepare for it to take a few times to get the doge to be relaxed and comfortable around each other.  And as always when meeting new dogs, make sure you have treats ready for some positive reinforcement..

So how do you get them into the house together?  You should never have your current dog meat the new dog at the house door or backyard fence.  Having them be in the front of their property might make them feel like they have to protect it. Instead you should have your current dog come home to your new dog, not the other way around. By bringing your new dog into the home first when introducing the two, your current dog won’t see them as a threat when they enter. To minimize tension between both dogs it is important to remove any toys or objects they might fight over and supervise interactions while they get used to each other. Once accustomed, let those tails wag freely! but remember no matter how well the pups are getting along it is important the dogs are separate from each other for eating, sleeping, or when they just need a break from socializing.

It can take up to or over a month for an older dog to get used to a puppy so be prepared ahead  of time if you want a second dog, you need to be ready to commit to this process and be patient.

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