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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Oh boy, I'm sorry that happened too. I'm glad the lab is okay and didn't require medical treatment. You've been working really hard with your two fosters. With your attitude, knowledge and persistence , there WILL be progress in due time.
    thank you! Ally is just fine, she has that thick double coat and its in full winter thickness so think that helped ... I don't want Destiny to think she is bad, she just made a big mistake but she does need to know I won't put up with any of that bullpoop!! But tomorrow starts a new day and we will just start anew then ... each day brings new hope and new challenges so I plan to go with the flow
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    TUESDAY UPDATE ON CHANCE & DESTINY: Yesterdays bump in the road is just a memory and today is a fresh new day ... got the fur-kids up to go out for their morning potty (minus Ally who is still in bed in my sons room) and all is well ... Destiny was just like the girl she was before the incident so she is doing good!! I of course was right there just in case but didn't let that negative energy have a chance I thought of positive results and just smiled as everyone did their morning business! Right now Destiny is sitting on the big round bed (her favorite spot) Chance is sitting in front of her fighting sleep LOL Molly is of course sitting in the chair with me (her favorite spot) and Diesel is next to my chair snoring away I have a nice big cup of hot coffee so life in our home is great!! Perfect start for the New Year!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogs4me View Post
    thank you! Ally is just fine, she has that thick double coat and its in full winter thickness so think that helped ... I don't want Destiny to think she is bad, she just made a big mistake but she does need to know I won't put up with any of that bullpoop!! But tomorrow starts a new day and we will just start anew then ... each day brings new hope and new challenges so I plan to go with the flow
    You are just amazing! With your resilience and optimism you are the perfect person to train even the most challenging Bullies. You so get it. I hope new Bully owners who face difficult challenges will see this post because it will really help and inspire them to forgive ( and keep loving) their Bullies, understand that no matter how bad it looks most of them mean no real malice, and move on to a new day filled with new training possibilities. At some point it would be so wonderful if you could write your own little "manifesto" on your experiences. It might save someone from giving up on their fur kid. I really enjoy reading your updates

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    Wow great job! Your attitude amazes me!

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    Way to go! There will be hiccups but don't hold onto those focus on the positive and reward positive results with praise and treats! lol
    THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS FOR THEM! We are here to support you!


    Cheerio mates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogs4me View Post
    Monday Update Part 2: Well things took a turn for the worse Destiny attacked my sons lab Ally she definitely went in for the kill, straight to Ally's throat, she wouldn't let go and just kept shaking her head thank goodness my son was home and we were able to get them apart without any damage ... a little blood but no need for vet care! So Destiny is in the crate and will go out alone for right now, she keeps staring at Ally and making little odd sounds, I correct her each time and she will lay down and look all sad.

    This sounds like how my bullys play all the time. They growl, go for each other's throats or any where else they can get. They bump, run and jump over each other and pull each other around the yard. Sometimes I find scabs on them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linwhite View Post
    This sounds like how my bullys play all the time. They growl, go for each other's throats or any where else they can get. They bump, run and jump over each other and pull each other around the yard. Sometimes I find scabs on them too.
    mine play rough like that too but this isn't play in any way Destiny really wants to hurt Ally. We had a second fight today, she attacked so fast I had to jump off the deck and try to get in the middle of them to break it up, I was on my own this fight but thankfully no injuries just a little blood again ... we are for now doing a rotation arrangement with Ally and Destiny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogs4me View Post
    MONDAY UPDATE: Chance & Destiny are really settling in now ... Destiny is a bit of a dominate female so I have to watch and correct her when she gets in her mood but a simple ATAT and she backs off nicely. Chance really really loves my son, when Alex walks in the door Chance perks up and runs over to Alex and once Alex has settled Chance will grab a toy and walk around so proud with it in his mouth, its really cute to watch. They are doing great and no accidents at all in the house ... Destiny has a spot she really wants to mark but again sound aversion works really well with her.

    Chance still isn't eating all his food each meal but I'm confident that he is getting enough to keep him healthy, I'm sure it's because he still doesn't feel 100% good, hopefully the antibiotics will clear up the snot soon then I'm sure he will start eating better. I am amazed at how well he takes his pills ... most dogs can tell its in there and are good at spitting it out but he just takes them without any problems, I love it!!!

    They are taking to command training like fishes out of water LOL they look at me like I hear your sounds but I sure don't get what you want but will gladly take that treat if you would be so kind LOL but I am patient and a little bit a several times a day and they will start to get it! They are super sweet and will make the most loving family dogs! I have EBN Business Cards that will go with them when they are adopted so that hopefully their forever family will join and we can all continue to be a part of their lives!

    I plan to do a daily update all week so those that want to know how things are going for Chance and Destiny can get an update thank you all for your interest in them!!!!!




    @Vicaroo1000 we totally need to move to the same town and open that Bulldog Psychology Center!!!!
    I think think a daily update is a great idea. You are fulfilling a great calling on your life to do this for these babies. It's nice to be able to share the progress.

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    @bulldogs4me - *swooning* @ thought of an EB Dog Psychology Center *giggle* Now THAT would be amazing!

    With regard to Destiny and Ally - what occurs before the "outburst"? Is there a trigger that you can identify in either/both dog that "announces" an upcoming situation? Dogs signals to each other are often so hard to spot. As humans, we want to think that these dogs are fearful of each other -- and maybe there is some caution there - but the pack will always want to come back together, regardless. That chunk of a dog's DNA works in your favor for sure, right? Heee heee!

    I love hearing these updates. Keep them coming. We are all going to learn so much by what you're going through and taking the time to detail for us. I know that you're inspiring me. Truly.

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    Wednesday Update: Well I can't believe it is already Wednesday ... The morning started out nice everyone has been fed and they had full bellies and were snoring happily ... after about 30 minutes is was time to go outside and doing after breakfast potty, so Diesel, Molly, Ally & Chance all went out and did their business I brought them in and let Destiny out to do her business ... she was fine around the boys and at that moment Molly too .... its now almost 11:00am so again potty time ... shuffle started Ally safely put away and time for Destiny to go out. So Molly was out first 20 minutes completely fine ... then the most horrible thing Destiny jumped Molly I ran into the yard but Molly had tried to take cover under the deck and Destiny had her cornered, she shook Molly like a rag doll in the space that was available and I was too damn fat to fit under the deck but my baby was in danger so I don't know how I did it but I forced myself under the deck and pulled Destiny off my girl I let Molly escape then dragged Destiny from under the deck ... trying with all my might not to let my anger take over! I am just shaking and crying right now because I was so stupid to let this happen, I'm so angry at myself for being so stupid!!! Molly is ok, she is a tough cookie and the blood all seems to be from Destiny but I let my baby girl into a dangerous situation and I will hate myself for that for a very long time!! Soon as I calm down and can put on my calm assertive energy I will put Molly in the bath tub and let her soak in the warm water, she is acting sore from being tossed around but has no open wounds at all, thank goodness or I would NOT be able to forgive myself it will be hard enough as it is.

    I won't give up and will continue to foster Destiny but she will no longer be trusted with any of the dogs!!! I will let the rescue Pets Without Partners know she must be kept in a single dog family ... she seems o.k. with the boys but why set her up for a possible failure. Until tomorrow ... I totally spent!!!
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    Don't be so hard on yourself. You had no way of knowing. You based your decisions on past experience and there was nothing that would have indicated anything would go wrong. That is not stupidity. Maybe a tiny bit of optimism, - but if it had gone well, it would be more information for future possibilities. I know you feel just awful for what you see as betraying your little Molly but she will be resilient as Bullies are, and dogs forgive so quickly. No one was seriously hurt and these are the ugly bumps that we all encounter when we try to do the right thing. If it were easy everyone would do the right thing all the time but it's not. I love the way you have already contextualized it as "setting her up for possible failure" You really do understand what is going on, but your heart is breaking for what happened. Just know we are all cheering for you like crazy and think you are amazing. So does Molly.

    “Happiness is a warm puppy.”
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    Im so sorry! That is just awful but don't feel bad you thought she could be trusted and thank god Molly is ok!

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