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    Congratulations... I can't wait to hear how Bella does, my hubby has wanted a mastiff for years. We want to see pics!!!

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    I love you guys! I'm so much less nervous now. I don't have any info from the rescue yet...at this point, I'm just waiting.

    I will be sure to update!
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    This is Jade, a 7-year-old girl that's up for foster. I'm very nervous about her being a female, but she sure is gorgeous. I'm not sure if my anxiety is from this new endeavor, or if it's a valid concern for how this would work for Bella.

    I was told that I should keep them separate for at least a month. (How feasible is that??)

    Help me, friends. I don't know what to do.


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    Note: The rescue said that they don't usually let first-time fosters take males.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali Doll View Post
    This is Jade, a 7-year-old girl that's up for foster. I'm very nervous about her being a female, but she sure is gorgeous. I'm not sure if my anxiety is from this new endeavor, or if it's a valid concern for how this would work for Bella.

    I was told that I should keep them separate for at least a month. (How feasible is that??)

    Help me, friends. I don't know what to do.


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    Note: The rescue said that they don't usually let first-time fosters take males.
    I would follow those instructions given and all the more so at feeding time . Depending on the unknow for Jade so was he mistreated , was he starving , I am still learning with Nelli for example we are starting house fly season here , I pick up the fly swatter and start , well she had issues with that big time = the broom ya gotta sweep a lot with 5 dogs she does not like that , yet she is amused at the vacuum . I found she was a gobbler when fed , so got her a slow eating bowl to slow her down Rosie also uses one , she is not worried about other dog around when she eats , yet I feed all dog separated always . With introductions I use neutral area,s but on the property , one at a time slow and at odd times not the same time same place . Now I have the time you might not but I observe all they do as a new dog to My home I literally look at there every move ( I prefer females not males especially saves ) I have a strong strong gate they can see thru even touch noses and I leave a lead on the new dog so if there is a issue I have something to grab even just the harness if there is a issue does no one any good if you are hurt during a altercation trying to separate dogs.
    Jade is gorgeous , did they give you any background they must know something , She will have anxiety she will be scared poopless depending on where and what she came from Cali , also Bella might be jealous so keep a eye on that .
    I agree with them not giving Males, Odin was a quick hard learning curve yet I had large breeds before there stronger then the females and I find can be more stubborn and the fight could be on for who will be the Alpha male in the group no matter the size of that group , boy the looks he gave Me when we were figuring that all out were plain scary for Me but I showed NO fear and won that position was very important to harmony . Cali you have had dogs you know what your doing just relax and observe what you have baby steps My friend go slow .
    At the start let Jade also chill , if you are gonna do a introduction have someone there , neutral place and i would wait at least a week at least let them sniff each others Poop and pee just as good as for a start as snipping each others bums . I am very excited for your adventure hang in and observe right now
    YOU MIGHT BE A BULLDOG IF...

    ...everyone else in a room with you is pinching their noses
    ...you snore like a chain saw.
    ...it takes too much energy to beg
    ...your snore is louder than your bark
    ...you have never seen your tail...what is a tail anyways?
    ...you're the loudest snorer in the house.

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    Wow she is gorgeous

    Just had to say that after relooking at the pics
    YOU MIGHT BE A BULLDOG IF...

    ...everyone else in a room with you is pinching their noses
    ...you snore like a chain saw.
    ...it takes too much energy to beg
    ...your snore is louder than your bark
    ...you have never seen your tail...what is a tail anyways?
    ...you're the loudest snorer in the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali Doll View Post
    This is Jade, a 7-year-old girl that's up for foster. I'm very nervous about her being a female, but she sure is gorgeous. I'm not sure if my anxiety is from this new endeavor, or if it's a valid concern for how this would work for Bella.

    I was told that I should keep them separate for at least a month. (How feasible is that??)

    Help me, friends. I don't know what to do.


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    Note: The rescue said that they don't usually let first-time fosters take males.
    She is beautiful!!!
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    I can't lie. I'm freaking out...kinda panicking. I'm not sure why... I haven't told them anything yet.

    I'm very nervous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    She is beautiful!!!
    @brutus77 @ChrisRN
    Ok, I have been through this and am currently going through this right now. First you have to try to relax as much as possible because the dogs will pick up your nerves/tension. You should start with a nice walk outside the house to introduce them, then introduction on leashes in the backyard. Make sure there is one person to each dog and correct any unwanted behavior such as staring, growling, humping, etc.. by gently tugging on the leash and sternly saying NO. When in the house I keep mine separate with a see through kiddie gate. This allows the dogs to get aquainted with each others scent in the home. Pay very close attention to body language at the times they are at the gate looking at each other. If there is staring or rigid body language, correct immediately. If one dog turns sideways against the gate, or lays down and rolls over, this is submission and this is good. That means one of the dogs is accepting their place in the pack. When you see good interaction between the dogs like submission, or sharing toys, (mine will pass them to each other under the gate or through the slats of the gate) they are ready for face to face introduction in the house.REMOVE ALL TOYS FROM COMMON AREAS WHERE THE DOGS WILL BE INTERACTING! This is very important and I cannot repeat it enough, toys and bones lead to aggression while trying to introduce a new member to the pack. Keep everyone leashed and an adult for each dog in the room. hold the leashes and see how the body language is. If they seem unbothered by each other, and you are comfortable, you can let the leashes drag behing them while they interact, BUT do not take the leashes off until you have had this face to face interaction without incident a number of times as you may need the leash to quickly remove one or both of the dogs should things go south. Always remember they can pick up on your body language so try to stay calm and correct them with a level head and voice. Any yelling or excitement from you will translate to the dogs and could create a fight. This takes time and patience but it can be done. When we rescued frankie 3yrs ago, my Brutus was not very cooperative. He was growling, biting at Frankies legs and through a lot of time and work and very slow interactions, they are best buddies now. Also, as a side note, I never feed my boys together. Brutus eats on one side of the gate and Frankie eats on the other, and right now Jack will eat after everyone else. This is important because again it can lead to aggression. Really you want to avoid anything that you think will lead to one dog trying to show dominance. Good luck, and always feel free to ask advice. Like I said I am going through this right now trying to slowly introduce an 8month old rescue to my boys who are 3 and 5 yrs old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali Doll View Post
    I can't lie. I'm freaking out...kinda panicking. I'm not sure why... I haven't told them anything yet.

    I'm very nervous.
    Settle down --- they will pick up on that energy and feed off it. Rosalie gave you awesome insight and advice. breathe --- we are all here to help you
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    I'm just doubting I can do it, because I'm by myself...and I'm a singleton. I don't have anyone at home all day while I'm at work. I'm also worried about Bella and how she'll respond to all of this. What if all this is just too much for me?

    I'm kind feeling like a failure...maybe I'm just hormonal.

    I want to make the right decision, and I'm just not sure what that is right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali Doll View Post
    I'm just doubting I can do it, because I'm by myself...and I'm a singleton. I don't have anyone at home all day while I'm at work. I'm also worried about Bella and how she'll respond to all of this. What if all this is just too much for me?

    I'm kind feeling like a failure...maybe I'm just hormonal.

    I want to make the right decision, and I'm just not sure what that is right now.
    For the time you are alone I would leave them separated for now until you get a feel for how each dog is going to react. How is Bella normally with other dogs? If she is friendly and well socialized, and you do not have anyone to help with interraction, I would leave Bella with her leash dragging and keep a hold on the new dog. You can do it, just take your time and only let them face to face interract when you are comfortable. There really is not set time table for this, it is up to you and the dogs to decide.
    My smooshy face boy!

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    Bella is very friendly, but sometimes she's too much for people and other dogs. What I mean is, she's overly excitable. I've seen dogs get mad at her because she comes on so darn strong. Other times, she's chill. She's not always consistent. She absolutely LOVES other dogs...but, sometimes that love is just too much. lol
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