Bulldogs are known for being a gentleman. They are loving and well-mannered which make them such great pets to have around. However, bulldogs are still dogs and they have an innate nature to get wild and rowdy when not given a proper outlet to release all of their pent up energy. They should be properly trained on how to respond to certain circumstances so that you can have a well-behaved doggo.
To be able to instill calmness on your bulldog, you’ve got to understand where he’s coming from. What makes him hyper. Age plays a big role in this. Bulldog puppies have a lot of energy. They love to play just like any other pup. Expect them to have a high level of energy until they reach the age of 2. Another reason for bulldogs going hyper is not receiving enough attention from their humans. Bulldogs love being the center of attention and when they don’t receive the right amount of lovin’, they can become hyper to the point of being destructive. It could also be that your bulldog isn’t eating well. They can also be fearful or suspicious of something within their immediate vicinity. Or your bulldog can also become hyper when not given enough exercise. There can be other reasons why your bulldog is acting hyper so you have to observe what triggers this reaction.
After knowing the reason behind your bulldog’s behavioral problem, you can control these situations so that things won’t get out of hand. Ways to calm your bulldog include giving them an exercise routine, keeping them busy, socializing them with the outer world, and showering them with lots of affection and attention.
Yes, bulldogs aren’t the most active breed of dogs but they still need regular exercise to keep them fit and healthy and for them to release their energy. You can take them outside for a walk or just let them play with a ball at the backyard. You can also give them chew toys and ropes to keep them entertained. Bulldogs don’t need to be physically and mentally active the whole day. After some playtime, they are more than willing to relax for the rest of the day. When you take your bulldog outside, you can also socialize him with other people, animals, and expose him to other experiences. This way, he won’t be overly suspicious or fearful of every little thing that happens outside of his comfort zone. Respond when your bulldog asks for your attention. Make sure you make him feel loved and secure so that he won’t become restless and hyper. You can also teach your bulldog the basic obedience commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, and Up so that you can instruct him how to behave during certain situations.
Learn how to calm him down to enjoy peaceful moments with your pet. An English Bulldog is a beautiful companion and sweet mannered doggo as long as you teach him early on how to behave properly inside and outside your home.