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my four and a half month old french bulldog (male) is showing no interest in basic obedience which is frustrating me. I dont believe he is too young ive started my other dogs at 12 weeks, is it this breed? What can i do?
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HI there,

 

Welcome to Just Answer. And Welcome to Bulldog ownership!!

 

Whether English, French or American -- these breeds can be a challenge to obedience train. In fact, some will say that you can't. Others familiar with the breed will say they can -- but that the level of consistency and commitment required of the owner is tremendous.

 

If you have trained other dogs -- then you likely know the routines of consistency and requiring the dog to always work with you and look to you for signal before moving.

Bulldogs will learn these techniques as well -- but are suspicious of everything, and very independent thinkers -- so it will be more of a challenge.

 

You may want to research specific bulldog sites for any tricks or suggestions, and consider obedience training, so that you have a trained individual to help with stubborn situations.

 

Here is basic site for training a more difficult learner

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2289

Here is one of the many sites on bulldogs and training -- not necessarily recommending any product --- as I do not endorse this -- but just to show that there are many ideas out there and many sites that will address bulldog training -- and how difficult this breed can be.

http://www.englishbulldogsavvy.com/134/english-bulldog-obedience-training/

 

 

I hope this information helps!
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