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    Default Re: just got a puppy, support and questions!

    I would LOVE to leave Jack (10 months old) out of the crate at nite but unfortunately I dont trust him.
    He still likes to chew and pull on clothes.... especially my gym socks....

    Im so afraid he'll swallow a piece of clothing again...

    I think he'll be in his crate until he's 14 years old or sometime around then !

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    Default Re: just got a puppy, support and questions!

    Just wanted to say hello and welcome. seems like you have tons f great advice already. Also advice is much easier to give if we can see your pup :cough pics cough:
    If tears could build a staircase and happy memories a lane, I could walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    I would LOVE to leave Jack (10 months old) out of the crate at nite but unfortunately I dont trust him.
    He still likes to chew and pull on clothes.... especially my gym socks....

    Im so afraid he'll swallow a piece of clothing again...

    I think he'll be in his crate until he's 14 years old or sometime around then !
    Tubs is funny. He is only gated in the kitchen/dining room area when we leave the house. Other than that he has the run of the house. Once in a while he will find a pencil or something in my daughter's room and chew that up, but he is like a little kid, if he is quiet and not in the livingroom when I am home I know he is up to something! At night he comes in our room and will lay down to sleep, as long as we wear him out enough, otherwise he is jumping on the bed to get us to play with him. In the summer we even left the door open for him because he was cooler laying on the laminate flooring right outside our door, and so far he has been great! I did try leaving him out of the kitchen one day when I left the house for a couple of hours with my daughter still at home sleeping, but when I got home I found he tore my entire trash can (in my bedroom) apart and chewed up a plastic hanger. I didn't know if he ate any of it, so I was sitting there trying to put the pieces back together to see if I had a whole hanger. After that I decided he is getting gated no matter what!

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    Default Re: just got a puppy, support and questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    I would LOVE to leave Jack (10 months old) out of the crate at nite but unfortunately I dont trust him.
    He still likes to chew and pull on clothes.... especially my gym socks....

    Im so afraid he'll swallow a piece of clothing again...

    I think he'll be in his crate until he's 14 years old or sometime around then !
    I believe you have an older version of my Jack. He has a thing for clothing too. I should feed him my husband's MN Vikings shirt. :-D

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    This worked really well for me when we brought Wilson home at 8 weeks. Put the crate as close to the bed and you as you can. Cover it with a light weight blanket and cover the front about half way. What he wants is to know you're close by. When he starts to whine or bark just put your hand down and touch him with your fingers through the crate. Leave you hand their as long as you need too. After a few times of his I only had to let him feel me for a minute, give or take. It worked wonderful for me. I also read about doing that in one the bully books i bought under the crate training section. Now give us pictures or else!!!
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    Default Re: just got a puppy, support and questions!

    hello and welcome to the site.... all great advice has been given from previous posts... best of luck and enjoy your baby!

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    Default Re: just got a puppy, support and questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by kr00kd View Post
    hey guys. i just got my englush bulldog. this is the second night ive had him so far and i have some questions. this is the first time ive been able to make it online. my pup is quite the attention seeker. first off, when i put him in his crate at night he cries/whines/barks. it makes me feel so bad! is there a way to make him quit doing this or is that normal? i dont use his crate as a punishment, just when im sleeping or have to eat. i get the feeling he already doesnt like the crate by how he cries when he gets put in it. does that change over time? how can i make the crate seem more desireable to him? also as far as potty training goes he is doing better i think. he doesnt ask to go out yet but tonight he went potty every time outside because i brought him. when he did his business i praised him and gave him a treat. how long can i expect before he is fully potty trained? will he eventually just sit by the door when he has to go? also once he is potty trained can i let him out of the crate at night? when is a good time to do that? any other advice or suggestions for a new pup owner appreciated!
    Isn't that great! Welcometo the world of being a Bully parent , your life will never be the same and if you don't believe this ask anyone here.

    Do some research on crate training. Maybe put an old tshirt in the crate, something with your smell .
    Bullys do not come with a "schedule of events" so to say so there is no set time that you can expect him to be fully potty trained. There is nothing in their DNA makeup that makes them automajically sit by a door to inform you of his need to preform his toilet. LOL. I,m just funnin with you but what you are going to have to do is work with your pup to housebreak it . Start right away . If you want him to sit at a door to let you know he needs to go out then you have to train him to do that. We have our dogs trained to paw at a string of bells tied to the door handle to let us know. Bullys are a very intelligent BUT stubborn breed so they can be a bit difficult .Thing is you have to be persistent in training. Let me suggest you start googling and reading as much about reward training as you can. Try the clicker training method as this is the best one for just about any animal. Just make sure you do it properly, if you need help ask or fins a professional in your area (PetSmart) can help , they have some dog training instructors etc.
    One important reminder that will help you narrow down potty times. Bullys pretty much have to do their bisness soon after they eat AND if they ate a big meal even sooner.So within 15 minutes of your bully eating Take hime out , if he does nothing wait about 10 more minutes and take him out again.You'll soon learn his routinue when it comes to dump taking time.

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