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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    We would??
    They aren't as well trained as Raven so telling them "stay" doesn't really work.
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    DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    I think that if you have doubts, don't do it.
    Not really doubts so much. Just wanted to really evaluate before I jumped. Kind of on that cusp and was looking for a slight nudge to really tip me into the area that I was headed..make sense
    Always in my heart and never far from my thoughts. See you at the rainbow bridge my sweet little Monkey. R.I.P. Raven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Yes, Banks would be in the chair next to me... belly up soaking up the sun!
    growling at everyone walking by

    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzymammabee View Post
    I have been checking out rescues as well but it's hard with them wanting a fully fenced yard. Mine is partially fenced as there is a shared drive with my one neighbor so they won't let me adopt Guess for now Raven will continue to be an only spoiled child.

    who won't let you adopt? We don't have that requirement. It's great to have, but it's not a deal breaker.
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    Default Re: Should I get a new pup?

    Of course you should get another pup. Everyone should own at least 2 bullies. Lol. I have 2 a brother and a sister, but they are litter mates, and so they were trained together on the same schedule. I don't have any experience with adding a second dog. I have always had only one dog at a time in the past, and then last year we bought the two EB's together, and we trained them both at the same time.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baconator View Post
    DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I would have been headed upstate with my credit card in hand this weekend to grab him but when I called the breeder actually wanted $1k more than what I paid her for Raven. I really couldn't wrap my mind around paying that much more right now. As it is, the new pup wasn't a budgeted purchase...lol.
    Always in my heart and never far from my thoughts. See you at the rainbow bridge my sweet little Monkey. R.I.P. Raven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post
    who won't let you adopt? We don't have that requirement. It's great to have, but it's not a requirement.
    You go Bev.....
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    growling at everyone walking by .
    100,000% correct!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post
    growling at everyone walking by




    who won't let you adopt? We don't have that requirement. It's great to have, but it's not a deal breaker.
    Well now we are talking. Prior to purchasing Raven I contacted a group and they told me in no uncertain terms would I be allowed to adopt without having a fully fenced yard. So that is what made me go and buy a pup. Looks like adoption could be in my future after all
    Always in my heart and never far from my thoughts. See you at the rainbow bridge my sweet little Monkey. R.I.P. Raven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzymammabee View Post
    I would have been headed upstate with my credit card in hand this weekend to grab him but when I called the breeder actually wanted $1k more than what I paid her for Raven. I really couldn't wrap my mind around paying that much more right now. As it is, the new pup wasn't a budgeted purchase...lol.

    wow that's a little crazy that they want that much more, totally understandable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzymammabee View Post
    I found an adorabull male that has me itching to bring him home. Hubby and the kids are all rooting me on but....I am a little skeptical. That little face is calling me. Hubby definitely wants a boy this time around. I figured it would be best so we can avoid any fighting (hope so anyways). I think the biggest thing holding me back is the thought of house breaking again, well aside from the cost of the new pup. I think it would be great for Raven to have a playmate but I am worried about when we go on vacation, if we can't take them, if it will be too hard to get a sitter for two pups.

    Anyone have some input for me. Was it easier to potty train your second seeing as you had the first one already to show them the ropes?
    Absofreakinglutely…… We both know the facts…. Our pets are very smart, your teaching and potty training your pet, First of all I feed mine and see how long before he goes to the bathroom after eating and drinking, by taking him/her out, 30 minutes, then an hour up until he/she uses the bathroom, Then I take that time and work it into a routine, both morning and night, taking into consideration him/her running and speeding up his/her metabolism, taking also into consideration his/her age, and ability to remember, as their short/long term memory hasn't developed yet, and I make potty training into a simple science into his/her routine, until their memory develops along with age, and also taken into consideration they will have accidents, but my scientific way of time measurement, along with his memory development brings us to a happy medium, I take it as a personal challenge to accomplish the task, but then chewing, being destructive, terrible two's I call it for them is all a test of my abilities to understand him/her along with their understanding of you. Better described as you start out worlds apart, and intersect in time, first of many meetings of you Versus Pet, and I take a lot of pride in as BruceP said one day, inserting the time up front versus the dividend on the end. I have no problem in putting time in training my pets, and when an accident does occur, It's a tale tale sign to me somethings wrong, whether it was my fault, his/her fault, or a not feeling good fault, we sort of do a Why/Why evaluation of what happened root cause and variables. I personally take potty training as the first challenge of many more to come, but I take it as my challenge not his/hers. If you've got the time up front to input into your pet, and I'm sure Love of him will give you incentive beyond words can describe, if thats your only hold back, then approach it with a different way of looking at it, take the challenge and relish the accomplishment…… That's my honest opinion….. Hope this helps you make a positive decision, besides if you don't grab him, think of who else might, and what his world would be like then…… You maybe his best hope for happiness…… are you up to the positive investment in his life??

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    I love bully puppies but the potty training is definitely the worst part. I had an angel when it came to Maggie. Daddy was a frickin' nightmare to potty train. And Linus was average.

    Bella was the rescue so she came fully trained!!

    I will say that it depends on the individual bully and don't expect the newbie to copy the behaviour from any existing pet. I wish it were that easy!!

    Would I get a puppy again ... probably not ... but would I rescue again??? EVERY TIME!!!!

    And don't give up on rescue ... we too prefer a fenced in yard, but as Twice said .. it's not a deal breaker for us either!!!

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