Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Dozer to meet new friends

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Location
    Marysville, WA
    Posts
    9
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Dozer
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Dozer to meet new friends

    Hello All,

    I just got the ok from our vet to introduce Dozer to other dogs. As I'm sure you all know, when he gets excited he turns into a trouble maker. Any tips on how to introduce him to some new friends and make it a positive experiance?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,161
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11495

    Default Re: Dozer to meet new friends

    Keep him on leash till he settles down. Also, start out with the pet stores .. let him walk around and smell other dogs. Check the web for meet-up groups in your area or a dog daycare
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  3. #3
    "Slug Assassin" and PBS Gardening Dweeb Vicaroo1000's Avatar
    Real Name
    Vicki
    Location
    Mukilteo, Washington State
    Posts
    5,794
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Beefeater's Buxom Beatrice and Lord Harrington's Bodacious Beauregaard
    Likes (Received)
    7

    Default Re: Dozer to meet new friends

    @DozerWA - I'd suggest first doing a "one on one" (or two even) with a trusted friend's healthy, balanced dog. That way, you are certain that it's a positive experience for Dozer. Bring a squirt gun / spray bottle in case your boy starts to get himself into trouble. If the other dog is truly balanced, they will communicate what they will / won't put up with without hurting your boy.

    One of the first dogs Bo ever met was a little teeny Pomeranian named "Hugh". A tiny puff ball, he was. Bo tried to pull the "I"m going to put my head on your head dominance move" and Hugh told HIM what time it was! His dog mom was embarrassed and I stopped her. I told her that Hugh is just telling Bo what he'll put up with and won't put up with. Nothing wrong with that! The rest of the time, Bo gave Hugh more respect and they got along just fine.

    The thing about mistakes is; you gotta have em. You can't correct him if he doesn't make a mistake. It's a learning experience!

  4. #4
    ..........
    Real Name
    Sandra
    Country
    usa
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    7,010
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Sarah aka cow
    Likes (Received)
    3

    Default Re: Dozer to meet new friends

    i really cant add anthing to what @Vicaroo1000 said just want to welcome you to the site

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •