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6 Tips That Will Prevent Your Bull Terrier from Becoming Lost

Ten million pets wander away from their homes every year, according to American Humane estimates. Sadly, not all of them return home.

  1. 1. Use Collars and Identification Tags

If your Bull Terrier never travels farther than your backyard, an ID tag may seem unnecessary. Although your dog may seem perfectly content to sit near the open door while you bring in the groceries or check the mail, that may not always be the case. One day, your furry friend might make a mad dash out the door to investigate an unfamiliar animal or flee after being scared by a loud noise.

Your lost dog has a much higher chance of being reunited with you if it wears a collar with an ID tag. The tag should include your Bull Terrier name, and your name, address, and telephone number. If your dog accompanies you on vacation, buy tags that list your temporary address.

Replace the collar when it becomes worn or no longer fits your dog correctly. If the collar fits properly, you should be able to slide no more than two or three fingers underneath.

2. Make Sure Your House and Yard Are Secure

Regular inspections of your home and yard will help you identify possible escape routes. Check fences for holes, broken slats, or leaning posts. If digging is your dog’s favorite hobby.

Invisible fences may not always keep your Bull Terrier in your yard, as some dogs may risk a momentary shock to cross the fence line. Keep in mind that invisible fences are designed to keep your dog in your yard but don't prevent other animals from entering.

During your inspection, look for loose or torn window or door screens. A determined dog can quickly enlarge a small hole in a screen. Doors and gates that don't latch properly are another potential danger.

3. Keep Bull Terrier Safe When Strangers Are in the House