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    So, Tucker and I met "Lefty" in a neutral setting. We actually had to drive an hour to meet halfway. There was a rest stop with a small fenced area where we were able to let them loose and play together. They did well together. I stepped away and let them play, under the watchful eye of the husband and wife who brought Lefty. When I went back into the fenced area, Lefty must have just noticed me for the first time. I was wearing sandals, and he started nipping at my feet. I laughed and tried to move away while telling him no. He was very peri stent and I began stumbling over him, almost losing my balance. I then sat on the bench, thinking he would settle down, but then he began to gnaw on my arm and hand. The lady reconnected his leash to the harness to try to regain control of him. As I was unlatching the gate, he slipped out of the harness and came full force at me, to the point I came out of my shoes, but was able to get to the other side of the gate. Once I was there, he began to jump as high as he could at me standing on the other side of the 3-4 foot fence.
    Obviously at that point, we were all in agreement that this was not going to work. While Lefty had been trying to get at me, Tucker never growled, but he did kind of jump up and try to bite at Lefty on the head. I am just baffled, as I was never scared the of Lefty, and I have never had a dog react like that toward me. Any thoughts??

    Perhaps that was a sign that Tucker is ok being the only child?


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    Was he acting mean, or just wild? Sounds like he just doesn't have any manners.
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    I don't think he was acting mean because he was not growling and was just kind of gnawing with his front teeth. He was just very persistent and I didn't feel comfortable taking him.


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    Sorry it didn't work out-but you've got to go with your vibe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    Sorry it didn't work out-but you've got to go with your vibe.
    Very true! Thanks!


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    the right one will come along sometimes almost unexpectedly.
    Hug your bully today

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    I'm sorry it didn't work out for you, did the owners say that he had a history of aggression?
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Sorry to hear it didn't work, but you gotta make sure it is right, it so important, and if it doesn't feel right then better to let it go or try again later, something will come along that will feel right. More people need to do what you did, there would not be so many abandoned dogs out there.
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    if you felt there was no aggression behind lefty's actions, it just might be a case of an under-socialized dog being taken to a new place, with a new dog and new human for the first time.

    what is the story behind lefty, if you don't mind me asking? history of neglect? abuse?


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    Sorry it did not work out... Seems he was not trained or needs more exercise than normal
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    Quote Originally Posted by madie4589 View Post
    if you felt there was no aggression behind lefty's actions, it just might be a case of an under-socialized dog being taken to a new place, with a new dog and new human for the first time.

    what is the story behind lefty, if you don't mind me asking? history of neglect? abuse?
    He was advertised on Craigslist by a husband and wife who actually have both parents. They had kept him and another litter mate for their adult son who works in the oilfield. The lady was having to take care of him and other dogs,mind she said it was too much for her. Her son works nights in the oilfield. The couple were very nice and knowledgeable about Bulldogs. I did not get the impression he had been abused. I think it was just a new situation and he was probably anxious. Poor guy.


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    Cujo? Seriously, sorry it didn't work out. Must have been very disappointing. But I'm assure the right guy will come along if you keep your eyes open.

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