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    Molly is getting to be a pain when it comes to going outside to potty. She rings a bell to go out, but sometimes she rings it just to go out and play, or chew on all the dead grass. Even when she goes out to do her business, she usually won't come right back in. When she's out there she "can't" hear us calling her to come back inside.

    It's winter and cold here right now. I won't just leave her out unsupervised, and I don't want to get her into the habit of staying outside for so long, especially when summer comes. I will have to be extra careful with her then because she's a congested breather. Also, sometimes we are letting her out a last time before leaving for work or going somewhere else, and she needs to come back in right away.

    I'd like to avoid giving a treat to come in. I did that with my lasy bullie and oh boy, did he never forget it from the very first time! If you didn't give him a treat every time he came back in, he would sit and stare at the treat jar FOREVER until I caved. He was very particular when it came to routines, though. Still, I am really trying to watch her weight.

    Any suggestions?
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    Molly (English Bulldog), and Stretch (rescue Basset Hound/honorary bulldog)

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    Default Re: Need help with training issue

    I would start using the treats .... bullys respond to ANYTHING if it involves food!!!!

    HOWEVER, these are the treats that we use .... frozen green beans, frozen blueberries, baby carrots, cucumber chunks, banana slices, apple slices, and in the summer I'm going to try freezing canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling!!!) in ice cube trays so I can use them too.

    So you'll get great results because you're using treats/bribing them .. ..... and yet the treats will all be healthy and really good for them, therefore Molly will have a cute little waistline!!

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    OK, she did like baby carrots the other day. I also saw a dog bakery had some low cal treats that were only 5 calories each. I will give it a try
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    Default Re: Need help with training issue

    You can get a nice big bag of frozen green beans from Costco ... if you have one of those close by. They LOVE those things!!

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    That is so weird that most of them like green beans and carrots and stuff. My last bullie did not like veggies!
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    Hopefully Molly will ...!!! Makes life SO much easier!

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    Default Re: Need help with training issue

    I wish I had a better answer than bribing her with a treat or actually going out there and corraling her back in LOL Thats what I have to do with Samson, he's a typical bully, VERY stubborn!

    "Looking at a bulldog is said to cure the worse of the blues, living with one, serves to prevent them!" -Author unknown

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    LOL, OK bribing it is!
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    After todays trial ... I would like to add frozen broccoli florets as a possible choice of bribery!!!

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    Guinness LOVES frozen green beans like I love bacon. he also likes cucumbers and baby carrots, my dog eats 20x better than i do

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    Oh yeah, the treats are doing the trick. I am going to pick up some of the healthier suggestions when I go to the grocery store this weekend!
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    Yeah i'm afraid in my own experience bribery is the only sure fire way to stop Lucy sitting in the yard, on a cold day, watching the world go by

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