English Bulldog Question

My dog is a 1year old English Bulldog. He has been acting out in aggression lately and he bit me...

My dog is a 1year old English Bulldog. He has been acting out in aggression lately and he bit me and my son last night. He bit me when I was cleaning his slobber off his face like I always do and my son when my son pointed at him telling him NO for getting into his food. I think it is an Dominance or jealous .. we just recently got a puppy but he is great with her. What do I do? I was thinking about putting him down but do I really need to do that?

    In English Bulldog - Asked by Anonymous - 1/2/2012 10:17:22 AM
For a dog to bite its owner means lack of training and possible maltreatment. If a dog misbehaves its always our fault, you did something that annoyed him. Correct your mistakes or your English Bulldog will put you down
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/10/2012 8:44:11 AM

I bought Caesar's book about training dogs. Caesar's advice about being calm and assertive works very well with my English Bulldog, Harley as well as being consistent and making sure he knows I'm the pack leader. I don't let him go down the stairs in front of me or walk in front of me to the door when he needs to go out. When I tell him to lay down or do something, I don't walk away in frustration, I stand firm until he does what I told him to do. He has changed into a wonderful companion and friend to me.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/21/2012 4:40:29 PM

You need to see a behaviorist before someone gets hurt. Cesar's tactics are likely to make the situation worse and get you bitten. No boarded veterinary behaviorist agrees with his force-based techniques. Look for a vet board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/31/2012 1:53:33 PM

Please don't put a bully down, try adoption at least.. I have 5 and their aggression can come from jealousy normally against another dog. But they must know who is in charge if not he will take charge as the "pack leader". Im not sure if he is neutered but I would definitely consider. He might be trying to rank himself within the pack ( you, son, wife, new puppy).
    Answered by olliesbullies - 6/17/2012 1:37:59 AM

You have to give the dog exercise, attention and discipline. My english is a true sweet heart...but she and i have an understanding of rough play...she knows it is play and I allow her to do it....but as soon as I say gentle she lightens up....dogs need direction....this dog is so smart. This dog sounds like it has some pent up energy. Never put a dog down for something like this. Take responsibility that your not providing what the dog needs. If you have kids and are training a dog...it can be too much. Good luck....perhaps it was irresponsible of you to get a dog in the first place.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/30/2012 11:54:32 PM