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Bull terrier is aggressive!!!

Discussion in 'Bull Terrier Training' started by Rose991, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Rose991

    Rose991 Puppy

    My bull terrier that I got recently is starting to get vicious. I have 2 other dogs which he bites both. I have had my chihuahua for a while now and introduced my bull terrier to him and he instantly started biting him and hurting him. I thought it was because he was trying to play with him and he was to small so I rescued a puppy from the pound(female). When I put her into the yard he ran and attacked her started biting and trying to kill her. I pulled him off and than he bit me! Any time i try to pet my other dogs he gets vicious and try's to attack them. I have noticed its only when Im there (or people) he plays with them fine when it's only them I don't know what to do... Thanks!!!
  2. aprotopo

    aprotopo Big Dog

    I think you should be very careful about not having your dog around other dogs. I know that you say that he plays with them nicely when you are not around, but he might also start killing them and you will not be there to stop him. It is common for bull terriers to be aggressive with other dogs.

    If you are not in the position to separate him from your other dogs at all times, maybe it would be best if you found him another home without pets. Also, I, personally, would not tolerate human aggression in a bully breed, so I would put him down if he were my dog. However, if he just redirected his biting onto you while you were separating him, maybe he is just dog aggressive and not people aggressive.

    I'm sorry, these are very difficult decisions!
  3. Teal

    Teal Krypto Super Dog Premium Member

    It's a bull breed. Dog friendliness is not their specialty, and small dogs can also cause a prey drive response.

    Either keep your bull terrier separate from the other dogs, or find a responsible owner for him.

    I really can't believe you adopted a puppy from the pound for your bull terrier when it was going after your Chi...
  4. Bullful

    Bullful Little Dog

    Can't believe the shelter allowed you to adopt a third! Were you a little bit less then honest when asked to explain the entire home situation?
    You don't tell us the BT's age or past, it may help to include this to better understand his behavior.
  5. visiongee

    visiongee Little Dog

    The only person that should own a bull terrier is a person that has extensively read up on them
    or had previous experience with the breed. Its a whole different dog. I agree the pound shouldn't have let you take
    that dog. I have two and they are a handful but delightful the more you learn about them the more you can appreciate them
    for what makes them tick. and trust most of the time its not going to involve another dog.

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