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    ok 2 new questions.....

    Is it ok that she drinks from a water bottle? Also, how can I calm her down during feeding time? She's over the top crazy. Jumping and really excited, like she hasn't been fed in years. Is this just a bulldog thing or is it possible to calm her down a few notches when I am preparing and delivering her bowl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni23 View Post
    ok 2 new questions.....

    Is it ok that she drinks from a water bottle? Also, how can I calm her down during feeding time? She's over the top crazy. Jumping and really excited, like she hasn't been fed in years. Is this just a bulldog thing or is it possible to calm her down a few notches when I am preparing and delivering her bowl?
    Will she not drink from a bowl? I think that if she's able to get enough water out of the bottle should be okay? You just don't want her dehydrated. AND...
    for your second question. - LOL

    Welcome to the bulldog way of life.... they are all like this. Tyson does circle, drools, jumps... just like you said you'd think we hadn't fed the boy in days, LOL

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    Water bottle us fine as long as , like Jessica stated, she is getting enough. I think @Davidh uses them in crates.

    Feeding time for us is very calm, we trained them to do a sit/stay until they are released to their bowl when it is their turn to eat.
    I have a video i'll dig up and post for you-- Lambeau was about 10 weeks old i. It


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    She actually drinks from both, but seems to prefer the water bowl. Ok, the overly exited dinner time thing is a bulldog thing. Good to know, lol. Also, she's the first dog that I ever met that HATES peanut butter. weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Water bottle us fine as long as , like Jessica stated, she is getting enough. I think @Davidh uses them in crates.

    Feeding time for us is very calm, we trained them to do a sit/stay until they are released to their bowl when it is their turn to eat.
    I have a video i'll dig up and post for you-- Lambeau was about 10 weeks old i. It


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    Really?! You can teach a bulldog to sit and stay?? I've been working on sit, but her attention span is non existent, and then if you have her attention with a yummy treat and try to teach her, she gets so excited by the food, that its impossible for her to concentrate. I would love to see your video!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni23 View Post
    Really?! You can teach a bulldog to sit and stay?? I've been working on sit, but her attention span is non existent, and then if you have her attention with a yummy treat and try to teach her, she gets so excited by the food, that its impossible for her to concentrate. I would love to see your video!
    Christine is a pro. LOL I can't teach Tyson anything - stubborn as a rock.

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    HaHa! The only thing Monty is good at is NOT following commands! Got it down to a fine art...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni23 View Post
    Really?! You can teach a bulldog to sit and stay?? I've been working on sit, but her attention span is non existent, and then if you have her attention with a yummy treat and try to teach her, she gets so excited by the food, that its impossible for her to concentrate. I would love to see your video!
    Found it.... http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...u-waiting.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Found it.... http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...u-waiting.html

    Yes, all four of our bullies had to learn to wait their turn for their food. No jumping and running to the bowl, wait for name and release.
    Sweet baby Jesus, how did you teach them that? And do you make house calls?!

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    Sweet baby Jesus, how did you teach them that? And do you make house calls?!
    We started the night he came home, and it took 3 weeks to get him where he was in that video. Two person job for sure.... constant 'stay' being said and a few times, especially in the beginning, one of us were standing next to him to put him back in place and give 'stay' command.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    We started the night he came home, and it took 3 weeks to get him where he was in that video. Two person job for sure.... constant 'stay' being said and a few times, especially in the beginning, one of us were standing next to him to put him back in place and give 'stay' command.

    so, where do you live
    Right now we live in Alexandria, VA, but not for much longer I hope!! I'm going to have to recruit my husband and try your method!

    Jenn and Gigi

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Oh my word, just look at that little face! Love little Gigi.

    Ok so.... food wise - Acana is an excellent food. Yogurt & pumpkin also great. How much are you feeding her, and how often? They need to eat more at that age. Are her stools pretty consistent and firm?

    Rawhides are a huge NO for sure. I would stick to things that aren't easily destructed, because bullies are notorious for just swallowing things whole or semi-whole and this leads to obstructions. Antlers, nylabones all good. On Antler, moose or elk.

    A decent amount of bullies need grain free, chicken free. Which you are already doing perfect on. For snacks or treats - you can do fruit, blueberries, bananas, apples, green beans, etc. Just make sure you cut them into bite size pieces You probably won't be able to gauge her size until she reaches closer to a year old.

    One thing that's important with bullies is their daily cleaning. You need to keep the wrinkles, ears, paws, and tail (under) clean. Daily is best to avoid any infections, etc. You can use plain jane baby wipes, witch hazel. Just a quick wipe in all those areas daily... we do it twice daily, but whatever you can manage will help keep her in tip top notch

    Also, if you dont have this on hand at home, buy some plain benadryl to have on hand for allergic reactions and some plain pepcid for belly issues.
    Great to know that I can give Big Antler! I saw it on the Petshop and was wondering if they would be safe... Thanks!

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