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    Hello! I have just found this site and I am so thankful I have!!! My family has just added another member.. Lou Lou, she is 7 weeks old and super sweet! I have two issues I am dealing with I'd like some suggestions with;

    1: teething!! My goodness, Her teeth are sharp!! We have given her hard toys and soft toys and sticks, she prefers us! Haha.. Any suggestions on helping us survive the teething process?

    2: ants!! Lou Lou loves to play in the grass after she does her business and when we allow her to do so, I'm fighting the ants off her and she has big bites on her tummy.. My question is, is there something I can use to kill the ants that will be safe enough for Lou Lou?
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    First welcome to Ebn. Second, you have a beautiful family.

    To take care of the ants use boiling water or you can use corn starch that will help. Keep Lou Lou away from the site. Again welcome.

    I hope the ants are not the siaphu (?sp) variety.

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    Welcome!

    Teething will be a huge problem for awhile, it gets better when they actually start losing their baby teeth around 5 months. Redirect and keep giving those toys to save yourself! Lol

    I yelp really loud when the bite, it helps for most puppies but my latest one it didn't really help too much....

    For ants I put Amdro on the nest -- but it's poisonous to dogs so I cover the nest and the Amdro with a huge clay pot for a week. This way the ants still take the bait but my dogs cannot get to it.


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    You have Beautiful Twins and Your Lou Lou is Just Beautiful also Welcome to EBN

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    Yep like others have said, just redirect with a toy every time she wants to bite you. It just takes time and patience. Plus Amdro is a good ant bait and the clay pot over it is a great idea. Boiling water on the mound works great also.
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    Welcome! Cute pics I agree with the others about the biting. I'm going through it too(17 week old) and I can tell you it does get better. Make sure you redirect and always be consistent. Make sure everyone knows how you are training her so she knows it's not ok and hears the same thing every time she bites her new family.


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    I told Weesie that I diffidently have a policy I WILL NOT spoil these boys. Plain and simple. And I have held firm. The boys come home at 6-7 weeks and I found out they have really sharp teeth. Especially when they would sink them into my skin. So in order to Hold Firm what I did/do was hold a bully stick in each hand and let them chew on the sticks as I hold them. They will tire themselves out chewing on the sticks versus my skin. We have found 5 baby teeth and now the permanent teeth are about all in. So holding a toy or a bone for them to chew on got us through the sharp baby teeth. And I only have to hold the bone in each hand for 1 1/2 to 2 hours per night. And again not spoiling just saving skin. Remember I have my policy..... No spoiling....

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    Default Re: New bulldog owner in need of suggestions!!

    to EBN!!! LOVE the pics, you have an adorable family… Teething can be an issue, but they will outgrow it. In the meantime like other have stated, just redirect her to a chew or doggie toy. I've never had issues w/the ants, but you have been given some great tips. Good Luck!!!

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    Thank you all very much for the tips and the compliments!! I will give them a shot!!

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    What a beautiful family you have..... congrats on your new little girl!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphieBoy View Post
    I told Weesie that I diffidently have a policy I WILL NOT spoil these boys. Plain and simple. And I have held firm. The boys come home at 6-7 weeks and I found out they have really sharp teeth. Especially when they would sink them into my skin. So in order to Hold Firm what I did/do was hold a bully stick in each hand and let them chew on the sticks as I hold them. They will tire themselves out chewing on the sticks versus my skin. We have found 5 baby teeth and now the permanent teeth are about all in. So holding a toy or a bone for them to chew on got us through the sharp baby teeth. And I only have to hold the bone in each hand for 1 1/2 to 2 hours per night. And again not spoiling just saving skin. Remember I have my policy..... No spoiling....

    I like that -- too funny


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    Quote Originally Posted by nw536 View Post
    Hello! I have just found this site and I am so thankful I have!!! My family has just added another member.. Lou Lou, she is 7 weeks old and super sweet! I have two issues I am dealing with I'd like some suggestions with;

    1: teething!! My goodness, Her teeth are sharp!! We have given her hard toys and soft toys and sticks, she prefers us! Haha.. Any suggestions on helping us survive the teething process?

    2: ants!! Lou Lou loves to play in the grass after she does her business and when we allow her to do so, I'm fighting the ants off her and she has big bites on her tummy.. My question is, is there something I can use to kill the ants that will be safe enough for Lou Lou?
    We use Diatomaceous Earth (food grade) to kill the ants around the house. I don't believe it is toxic to dogs. We line the windows and doors with it.

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