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    Default Harness/collar make my baby bully so sad!

    Scotch is an amazing, energetic and such a loving dog. The moment that I put his harness or collar on him his eyes get blood shot and he stops being himself instantly. He wont play, run or do any of his tricks even if a treat is offered. He will go out for a walk - but it is always a lazy walk... even off of the leash.

    I was wondering if anyone else has seen this issue in their bully? Currently I take off the collar/harness when we are inside. Should I begin to leave the collar/harness on him at all times and hope that he gets used to it? I just want to see him happy all of the time - and be able to walk him safely. -copy-2-img_0639-jpg

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    Default Re: Harness/collar make my baby bully so sad!

    Well..first of all..How Precious is He?? Beautiful Baby! My Jake does very strange things when he sees his harness. I have to corner him and then he stands very still..once the harness is on..he's a wild man and rips around the house..always ending up at the front door! he does well on his walks and I just figure he has strange little quirks! Now...to really see something funny...you should see when I put a hoodie on him! he freezes and I'm pretty sure he is holding his breath! Eventually he will move around, always going in slow motion. It takes awhile before he relaxes. Sooo I guess these are just funny little beasts..and I think the more he is on a harness..the more he will like it!

    One thing to try..leave the leash on him and let him walk around the house with it on. He will get used to the feeling of it..also..please use a harness if at all possible..much better for them!
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    Default Re: Harness/collar make my baby bully so sad!

    that baby is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Lola is okay with her collar, but will run when she sees the harness come out. If I catch her, she lets me put it on her no problem. Who knows! Whenever I put a shirt oh her, she will lay flat on the floor looking completely dejected. She's such a weirdo.

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    Hooey did the same to us with his leash. He HATES it. Every now & then he will cooperate with us & use it but for the most part he hates it. Whenever we put it on him & try to walk outside..he lays his front paws down & sticks his bottom up in the air & refuses to move, even if we jerk it a little. The very few times he has cooperated, it has been with his harness/leash opposed to his collar/leash. He's a stubborn lil thing..but he must get that from his dad!

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    Default Re: Harness/collar make my baby bully so sad!

    Perhaps he is food motivated and you can associate the collar/harness with a treat. I can make the experience more enjoyable. Just til he gets used to it. Oh yeah, he's a doll baby.

    Personally I only use that stuff, (collar) when we leave the property.
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    Default Re: Harness/collar make my baby bully so sad!

    Schultz didn't care for his harness in the beginning, would act very sad and withdrawn, even refuse to walk a few steps. But he got over it, I make a great big deal of getting his harness, giving his a great big rub down, praising how good he is....he loves the attention and he puts up with the harness....he gets to be naked in the house....so he doesn't wear it except for going out and about and he loves to do that....good luck....i'm sure your beautiful boy is just testing your resolve....

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    That picture definitely needs some captions! What a precious baby he is. English Bulldogs are known for their eccentricities. My boys run away from the harness, but once it's on they are ok with it. Can get frustrating as I have to chase them all over the place and full well knowing they "love" their walks. None of them wear collars anymore as their necks are delicate and they easily choke with any pressure.
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    Scotch is adorable! He'll get used to the harness and realize harness means go bye-bye leash!

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    Default Re: Harness/collar make my baby bully so sad!

    He looks like he just had somebody put weights on him...poor baby. Lol Hopefully he will get used to his harness soon

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    Default Re: Harness/collar make my baby bully so sad!

    He is soooooo adorable! Like everyone said, bullies just have some funny behaviors! Frank runs when he sees me with his harness, I have to chase him down and wrestle him into it. Then once it is on, he acts sad too. But after his walk, he will run back into the house, then roll around on his back with it on. Every single time.

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    Default Re: Harness/collar make my baby bully so sad!

    you've rec'd great advice already... it will take time but you can get him use to it. As @Sherry stated try to get it associated with a treat/food if he is food motivated and the sadness will slowly disappear.
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