Is Your American Bulldog Teething?
27 Jun 2011
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Owning dogs or puppies requires a special kind of patience and commitment especially when they go through a phase called “teething”. This is arguably your American Bulldog’s most frustrating and challenging phase as their pent up energy is all spent on making things chew toys. Teething is a process where puppies acquire their first teeth and try these newly acquired baby fangs on anything they could gnaw on. So, to help you out with this, we have prepared several points that you could use to stop your house from looking like it has been ravaged by a hurricane – with teeth.
American bulldog puppies usually get all their 28 baby teeth when they reach 8 weeks. By this time, without proper supervision, it may have already massacred your slippers and furniture. This phenomenon occurs because of the discomfort that teething brings and boredom if attention is inadequately provided. What you, the owner, should do is to supplement this teething activity rather than prevent it. Try directing it in positive ways by utilizing toys for your puppies. Toy ropes, tires and other chewables will suffice. Your American bulldog will certainly have its fill. Additionally, try praising it when it chews on the toy it’s supposed to chew on, so that it will know that you’re happy when he does so. However, be wary of some products that may put your puppies in harm. Try consulting a local veterinarian about safe chewable products for your puppies. Speaking of the vet, you should also make some visits, so as to have some professional monitoring during this crucial phase.
If you have kids in your household, warn them of the dangers of playing with your American bulldog in its teething stage. Again, have your kids use toys to play with it. Doing so will also allow your kids to help train your puppies themselves and, at the same time, make a connection with them. It is also recommended to use different kinds of playful activities to divert your American Bulldogs teething phase.
If it starts biting you, it’s suggested that you should wail. Making a high pitched sound triggers a puppy’s sympathy sensors and lets it know that it has to calm down. This high pitched sound is also produced by its friendly litterbox puppies that experience pain.
Last but not the least, you should control the territories your puppies or American bulldog can go to. To keep it away from carpeted areas and furniture, try using a crate to limit its movement. Make sure that the crate is also quite resilient to puppy teeth. This will help you control its biting urges when you’re not around. In the end though, there is simply no substitute to an owner’s commitment and utmost dedication to care and attend to his puppies needs. There is no cure for teething, as it’s a natural process your American bulldog (or any other puppies for that matter) must undergo. Suck it up, endure and try to enjoy this phase with your dog. It certainly would like to enjoy it with you. Good luck
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