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    Hi All! I have an interesting issue lol! I have been crate training Winston since the second we brought him home. We made it a fun safe place and he loves it! It has been a life saver esp when we go visit family out of state because his home is with him. So here is the issue, I think he likes it too much?? When I get up in the morning or home from work at night he will not just come out, I tried treats, I tried toys..he just rolls over and swats at me to get away lol. Is this normal?? I mean I am glad he loves his crate, but I don't want to have to force him out of it when its time to go to the bathroom and what not. I would rather him lay on the couch and cuddle with me but he would rather lay in his crate lol. Any advice?

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    We have a crate lover too .... when Linus wants "quiet time" he will go off by himself.

    It's obviously Winston's little cave that he loves ...... I'm not sure there is much you can do about that. All our bullies are so different!!

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    Totally normal!

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    Good to hear I am not the only one dealing with it! As I said I am so happy he loves it, oh when he wants his "alone" time he sure lets us know lol! He cracks me up! I him!!

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    Duchess does the same thing!

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    Yep emmitt doesn't come out of his either so annoying lol especially when I'm in a hurry and I need him to go potty!

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    totally a bulldog.... Banks is almost the exact same way.... except her food motivation wins every time, all I have to do is lift the lid on the treat jar or open the food bin
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    Mimi (RIP) had no problems getting out of her crate on weekdays. On the weekends I would open her crate and she would stay. She always liked to sleep in on the weekends. She knew she would be fed when she was ready. Rudy and Mila act like they are happy to see me but I think they just want the food

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmittPylate View Post
    Yep emmitt doesn't come out of his either so annoying lol especially when I'm in a hurry and I need him to go potty!
    I am with you on that one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    totally a bulldog.... Banks is almost the exact same way.... except her food motivation wins every time, all I have to do is lift the lid on the treat jar or open the food bin
    Peanut Butter used to work wonders, now he knows that means he has to go outside and go potty LOL!! So he does his little bulldog head turn and decides if he realllly wants it!!

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    Ohhhh bulldogs! They definitely keep life interesting!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren31287 View Post
    Peanut Butter used to work wonders, now he knows that means he has to go outside and go potty LOL!! So he does his little bulldog head turn and decides if he realllly wants it!!

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