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    Default Re: How to tell if a bully has been abused

    We won't tell Drogo, LOL!

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    Hi, sorry i'm so late to respond, but I agree it coukd be a combo of personality and getting used to your home. Even if she was abused, I would not do anything different. Take it slow and steady, and just be calm around her and she will come around.
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    Hi, you have been given a lot of great advice already, and I agree with both theories, that it can be caused by abuse, but it can also be a personality trait. I also have two EB's, they are siblings and litter mates. I brought them home at the same time, and they are 3 years old now. My female was the Boss and The Diva from day one, she has much more energy than her brother, and she will walk forever, she is very social and loves to cuddle. My male Bulldozer is very laid back, or lazy lol, he hates to walk, will let his sister do whatever she wants, take his toys, bully him, take his food, and boss him around, he just lets her, he's afraid of everything including his own shadow, and has been since day one. I know he wasn't abused, it's just his personality. He is afraid of loud noises, thunder, firecrackers, dishes being loaded in the dishwasher, the vacuum, cars whizzing by, or leaves blowing in the wind. He's a big sucky guy, and he loves people, kids, other animals, and he loves to cuddle as well, but he's a big Scaredy Cat. That's just Dozey.
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    I agree with many of the posts here.... it seems to be a personality trait and you'll need to handle her a little differently. Our first two could not have been more different from each other and now, Lambeau is even different from them.

    the gang gave you great advice.... please keep us posted, share some pictures and good luck
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    Default Re: How to tell if a bully has been abused

    a lot of people will assume abuse with rescues, or any dogs, but it's really just lack of socialization. keep working with your baby, she's going through a huge adjustment, I'm sure she'll come out great!


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    So, about a week home and she has certainly changed. She does not cower as often now and is regularly seen prancing around. My current trouble is that where she was raised for the first 13 weeks doesnt seem to be (friendly towards training). She has no regard for her pee and poo and often just rolls around in it like its nobodies business. Drogo is disgusted by the stuff so I have never had this problem before. Khaleesi, on the other hand pee's everywhere and then walks right over it. For two straight nights I have not slept since I have had to clean up the massive mess if she is left for 2 hours in her crate. I had a "coming to jesus" moment with her last night as I pleaded with her since I was so tired. I know she couldnt understand what I was saying, but damn it felt good to vent! Anyway, she will most likely be our problem child and seems hell bent on staying that way. This one is going to need a lot of extra love! LMAO!

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    Goodluck with her. Hoping that she'll come around eventually
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    So after one week she has done a complete 180! She pretty much rules the house most of the time and struts her stuff to drogo all the time. She is learning the house training portion and is slowly picking up the things we already taught drogo. Its time to wait for her last shot so we can get them both to training on a prof level. WOOT!

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    That's wonderful news! Good job!


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    Quote Originally Posted by riuthamus View Post
    So after one week she has done a complete 180! She pretty much rules the house most of the time and struts her stuff to drogo all the time. She is learning the house training portion and is slowly picking up the things we already taught drogo. Its time to wait for her last shot so we can get them both to training on a prof level. WOOT!
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