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    We bringing home our new member tomorrow, he is 2 years old

    We are buying him from another owner & the description we are reading from the ad says ?
    Regrettably looking for a new home for my bulldog boy.
    Having to rehome him as he plays too rough for our 9 month old pug puppy.
    He shows no aggression towards dogs or people but can get overexcited when meeting someone new.
    Housetrained and crate trained.
    He is very healthy and is neutered.
    5 generation pedigree with champions and international champions in his bloodlines.

    The description am reading sounds good & I'm happy with what I'm reading

    I'm just a little bit worried he won't settle in but I kindly want to ask you guys if anyone has brought home a bulldog fully grown & if he settled nicely

    I've read online Bulldogs can't take quite some time to settle in there new homes but I'm hoping he'll settle just fine & hoping he'll get along with bella

    From the description what do you's think about him




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    to the site. Bullies tend to be OCD and many don't like change so you will have to give him time and space to settle in. Hopefully one of the first things you will do is take that choke chain collar off of him and throw it in the trash as these guys have a hard enough time breathing on their own to begin with and don't need any more help restricting their airways. Other than that give him plenty of love and attention and he will eventually settle in. Several members here have rescued and adopted older bullies without issues and they have settled in quite nicely. How long that will take though depends on each dog. Could be a few days, week, or a month or longer.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    We got Monty as a 4 yr old last September in a re-homing situation too. We already had a Dachshund and cat. He had never met a cat before so was curious but that's about it. He ignored our other dog. He panted and paced for about the first 48 hours or so which I am sure was stress but then he settled down after that. His previous owners didn't give us anything of his which I would have preferred (a bone, toy, something) just to have something familiar with him. We didn't crate him but put him in the utility room with a gate so he was not shut off from us when I thought he was getting too stressed. He would relax then. His previous owners said he was crate trained but they kind of hesitated when I asked so I wasn't confident on that point. They said they always put him in their utility room when they left the house and he didn't mind at all when we did it so that is what we do still. All in all he has settled in very well. A few marking issues at first but we had him neutered and that stopped. I can't imagine life without him now!
    He is a very handsome boy!
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    We have brought home numerous adult bulldogs mainly bitches and they have all got on fine together and settled in really well after the first day, as bitches can be more dominant we are always more careful with settling them in but they got on fine, also some where from homes which didn't have other dogs so we didn't know if they would get on with ours but all has worked out ok. From the description, with him already being used too other dogs he should be fine.

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    I'm going to tag some members that have rescued bullies before… so glad that you are taking him into your home. Best of luck to you and keep us posted!!!

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
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    What a handsome guy! And thank you for bringing him into your home.

    We have 2 rescues. Ruthie was easy, brutus was and still is a handful. He was in 3 homes before he found his final home with us, we've had him over a year now. The first thing is to have PATIENCE! It may take him a while to adjust and learn you and your expectations of him. Give him a few months to adjust and know your home before you take him to training if you are thinking about that.
    For the first few months with brutus, we kept him on his leash and collar. This way if he was doing something we didn't approve of, we could correct him immediately. We wouldn't hold onto it all the time but we needed it there because he was also attacking our cats and we trained him out of that.
    Brutus also plays very rough so we made sure to keep him from play for a while also. He had to learn his boundaries with getting rambunctious, hence the leash and collar. That method worked out best for us. We took him to training about 2 months into having him and he learned basic commands. He's FINALLY just now getting to the point where he knows our home, our expectations of him and what he can and can't do. It takes a lot of time.
    I wish you the best and keep us updated on his progress!! And post more photos of that baby!

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    He's very handsome, congratulations!

    Hopefully, they were honest about him & any issues.
    At two, he's still transitioning to an adult and yes, might
    be a bit, over exuberant. Agree with @Marine91 and lose
    choke chain, get a harness & leash instead, never pull on
    a bulldogs throat or neck, never muzzle either.

    I've had two rehomed bulldogs, both needed potty training.
    One was male and passed along a lot by uncaring owners.
    He was 4-5 years old and very mellow, a real love bug

    My currant is female and a retired breeder bitch. Very sweet
    but not a snuggler and it's taken a bit more time to settle in.
    However, I went thru unexpected moves (3) in the 2 years
    I've had her so not her fault & she's handled them pretty well.

    Just be calm, patient & clear about expectations (after a couple
    days) and see how it goes. Any specific issues, let us know
    Welcome to EBN and thanks for the great pics!


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    I am going to start with, have your seen this dog? What site or how have your heard about this dog. Absolutely do not give any money until you are picking the dog up and have in your possession. Also, do not go alone to pick the dog up. Ok, moving on, We adopted our Frankie at 2 1/2. He did come with very bad manners. At 2 or there about, it is still fairly easy to teach manners and obedience with consistent rules. We have had Frankie for almost 2yrs now and it did take 6mos to a year for him to fully relax and accept that our home was his. You will physically be able to see them relax and let me tell you, it is the most rewarding thing I have ever experienced. Good luck, I just hope it isn't a scam.
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    Just like most others have already commented on, the key to this will be patience. My Tyson is also a rescue, and it took a while for me to gain his trust. Its going to take him a while to adjust to him new home & family. Also, be understanding with him - know that he may act out, he may potty inside, etc. Please do not punish him for this, instead take that opportunity to train him & teach him. He will have alot of energy at that age, and since they don't know their own size, they do tend to be rough. Its usually never intentional. They may be big, and tuff, but inside they think their little lap babies The rewards of a rescue are amazing, and the best part for me personally was watching him gain his trust in me, and finally feeling at home. Tyson is now a spoiled rotten baby, lol.

    My whole heart, Tyson.
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    if you are getting him off of craigslist or any other site like that, be aware of the fact that a dog with issues may be dumped on you. a lot of times people are not 100% truthful in their ads and are looking to dump their problem on someone else. that's why it's always safer to go through rescue organizations, as they have time to observe the dog and see what kind of home it will do best in.

    thank you for rescuing this sweetheart.


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    Sorry, I can offer no advice on re-homing dogs, but gosh - he looks so much like our boy Castor!


    Castor is on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/castorthebulldog/

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    The gang has given GREAT advice and info.... he sure is a handsome boy. Please keep us posted
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