Hi everyone, Christmas is around the corner and I have prepared a new Bull Terrier cartoon and *eCard* for everyone wishing to send funny greetings to loved ones. You’ll also find this card available for purchase in my * Zazzle store * (avaliable in sizes humongous and regular).
The holidays are right around the corner … Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and lots of Black Friday bargains! Have fun with this year’s Bull Terrier Thanksgiving Cartoon! Again I have made it available as an eCard – just in case you need to greet someone! 🙂
As a dog owner are you wondering about how to entertain your Bull Terrier or any other dog at home? Especially during the winter time many owners feel challenged with entertaining theirs dogs at home. Here’s one fun way I use with my Bull Terrier Mila almost every day that only requires your dog’s bed, a blanket and some treats – no long preparations necessary. I usually use part of my Bull Terrier’s daily serving of kibble, so she does not get too many calories.
In my video I show you how to set up a little maze full of yummy surprises within seconds to keep your dog busy searching for about 5-10 minutes. Easy-peasy – and your dog will LOVE it! If your dog does not sit and wait until you’re finished as Mila does, just send her out of the room for a minute and then present the “treat-bed” to her as a happy surprise. 🙂 I recommend to use a dog blanket you don’t mind beint torn here and there, because in the heat of the moment it happens. This is also a way to try and slow down dogs, who use to gobble down their kibble and make them work for it while eating more slowly.
Have you ever wondered who will hold your flag on the next 4th of July parade? Mila and I have just finished a new, neat dog trick – holding a pole. In two easy video tutorial lessons we are showing you how to train the exercise with your clicker and some treats.
It took some sessions, but both of us had tons of fun with learning this trick!
PHASE 1: Reward any interaction
First you need to get your dog used to the pole or stick you are using. Many dogs tend to shy away from objects larger than themselves and objects touching them. If your dog is very sensitive and scared easily, choose a smaller object, such as an umbrella. The pole should also fit your dog’s size. Mid-sized to larger dogs will be able to hold a broom upright, while a Jack Russel Terrier may experience problems with holding the balance, while he does perfect with a large wooden spoon or so.
This is very useful, but also a little tricky. Because in the dog’s mind sometimes the bell mutates more into a butler bell – that’s when your dog starts training you. Don’t let her fool you into answering her ringing, when she is just seeking attention, because that could spark the bell to go off all the time.
Luckily over time I learned to tell, if she is ringing for “potty” or other things. In the video below you see Mila using her “potty bell” to tell me that she wants to GO … outside and play 🙂 If I smell the ruse and do not respond, this is what happens most of the time:
Bull Terrier snoring is one of the quirky habits of these funny little clowns. Here’s a sight, probably all too familiar to almost every English Bull Terrier owner regarding his dog and sleeping:
Sleeping in odd positions
I was happy to catch this on tape once. Mila sometimes wakes up with imprints in her face from the bars she is leaning against. 🙂 Sorry for the noisy TV in the background. Oddly again, she would not mind a train passing by. But once we switch the TV to mute, she will be waking up.