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    Question Couple of questions

    just a couple general questions to get the lay of the bulldog land, so to speak.
    Where does your bully sleep? Crate, dog bed, couch, in bed with the people, anywhere they please?

    Does there exist a bulldog that doesn't have skin/allergy issues?

    I had the idea to feed set meals, but Norman is leaving food to snack on all day. Is that ok? And how crucial is new water every single day? I have a 5 gallon waterer I've been using for my JRT and cats. I think I'll add the acv to it just for good measure for everyone.

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    Otis sleeps anywhere he pleases. On the bed, on the couch, under the table, on my feet, on my head! He doesn't care, where ever his eye close is his bed for that moment. He will sleep where you train him to. If you want him in the crate, he will learn to be sleep there.

    Some bullys have allergies. Some bullys dont. Otis does not, I got lucky with him in that respect. Abby didn't have any either but I've had several fosters with severe allergies.

    The water should be changed several times a day. You will start to notice stuff floating in there or saliva in the bottom of the bowl of you don't. For health reasons, it's best to keep it fresh as often as possible.

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    Default Re: Couple of questions

    Ours sleep in their crates, and when ou are not home that's the safest place for them to be. Yes there are bullies that do not have allergies, but most of them are allergic to something. The 5 gallon water might work, but bullies do slobber a lot in their bowl, so you will just have to watch that to make sure they have clean water to drink.
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    right now my set up at home is everyone is pretty much free range. I block the upstairs off so the cats can have a safe zone. I have dog doors outside but they are cat and Jack Russell sized. I was going to switch out to bigger norm sized but I think I will keep them as is. So cats and jrt can go in and out but Norm can't go outside unattended.

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    At night, mine sleep in bed with me. During the workweek they are crated, and when i'm home they take naps pretty much anywhere they'd like. I haven't noticed allergies w/my boys yet (knock on wood)! As far as the water bowl goes, I'm w/everyone else, changing several times a day b/c of all the drool and dirt that gets in there.




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    My dogs sleep in their crates with the doors open at night. They have a pet door that opens to a fenced dog area in their room! During the day they pretty much sleep wherever they want!

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    Chunk sleeps in his crate at night, but during the day if someone is home he has a bed in the livingroom to nap in. He also has no allergies (yet anyway, he'll be 8 months next week) and yeah like most, fresh water often changed thanks to drool and random bits brought in from the yard :/

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    Ftse sleeps in his pen of a night that is his choice as he is a creature of habit wants to go in it, and I am with everyone else with the water fresh clean water a couple times a day.

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    STAINLESS Steel Bowls are a *MUST* with bullies - and Fresh Clean water, several times a day. I actually wash out Hershey and Gizmo's waterbowl everytime I go to fill it up, or anytime that it looks 'slobberish' so several times a day I was the bowl, and refill with fresh water

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    I have good ceramic heavy bowels that go right into the dishwasher. Mabel sleeps on a "bed" that is really just a pad with a raised edge. If she were younger and liked to roam at night I would crate her, but she sleeps all night.




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    Bacon has full access to downstairs in the house as of a month or so ago. Prior to that he had a day pen inside the house that connected to a kennel outside the house for him to do his business while we are at work. Most nights he sleeps in his crate unless either my wife or I are out of town then he gets to share the bed. He has a stainless bowl that gets changed a few times a day.

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    Default Re: Couple of questions

    I don't free-feed my dogs. Especially the Bullys. They are a bit difficult to train compared to my previous dogs and the food gets to be the most important training tool we have. It also helps me when trying to figure out health issues. And lastly, I monitor when they're eating so they don't leave too much of a mess.

    My dogs sleep in their open crate in my bedroom. I don't particularly care where they sleep. They just chose the crate. When they go to my nephew who is our sitter, it is super easy to just bring their crates and they sleep in there so they don't drive my nephew crazy.

    For water, I have a 2 gallon waterer in our enclosed patio. And yes, it is plastic. This has not been a problem. I do wash the bottom everyday when I wash their stainless steel food bowls.

    My 2 bulldogs have allergies.

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