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    Question Questions -- Countdown to Puppy is 1 week --

    I feel like such a NOOB again. Its been atleast 4 years since Puppy stage -- we did really well with Hershey -- only had 2 mishaps, and both of the time it was our faults -- 1 time I opened his kennel, sat him down to close the kennel and Instant Puddle. DOH ! go directly outside do not pass go, do not collect $200 ! ! !

    Here are some tips I remember - - -

    There was a suggested 'Potty Schedule' something like

    1) Wake puppy in morning -- Immediately take out
    2) Feed puppy --
    3) Wait (How many minutes was it?) take back out, until business is done.
    4) Potty breaks, for age in Months +1 hour *Maximum* i.e. 12 Weeks? = 4 Months + 1 Hour = 5 hr MAX
    5) take away water 2 hours before bed time (???)

    HIGH Praise for Proper Potty ! (Treats even)

    Food schedule

    Best 4 times a day, as they have little tummies -- but 3 times a day should be fine
    No need to go over 6 months off age for change over to adult food.

    Kennel -

    ONLY enough room for Puppy to turn around in. Too much Kennel.. too much chance Puppy Potties in Kennel
    Puppy Unattended -- In Kennel
    Kennel Protects house from puppy... MORE importantly protects puppy FROM house !
    Kennel is SAFETY -- NEVER for punishment (as in do not put in jail and ignored)

    Biting -

    Since they explore with their mouths, they will bite...
    Train them Limits of bite -- if they bite on you, a QUICK LOUD 'OWWWWWWW' -- Their litter mates let them know when its too hard, do the same. (sound weird? a dog who doesnt know their bite limit/power might play too hard, like with children) and bulldogs are 'Mouthy'
    Redirect redirect redirect -- always have a chew toy/antler handy -- *NO* Then give toy, when they chew on toy, then praise.

    You are Alpha -

    Set it early - They eat when you tell/allow them to eat.
    You play when you choose to play.
    Take away toy -- 'My Toy' to end play session I.E. favorite ball dont just leave it out.


    well this turned into from asking for tips... to giving tips... *BUT* I know I'm missing some --

    HIT ME WITH THEM ! ! ! ! ! exactly 7 days until she arrives (Flight would be landing 45 mins ago, if this were Friday the 4th!)

    Rick

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    I'm sure everything will go great, it's impossible to have everything under control with a bulldog puppy in the house, lol. Good luck, looking forward to pictures!!!
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    @RaRett I think you have answered all of your own questions! Don't be nervous, you will get "back in the groove" pretty quickly. We are all excited for the arrival of Royalty! ( hey,good name-Royal!) ha!ha!
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    I agree with everything, except the take away water before bed time. We never, ever restrict water from our pups or adults. Congrats on our new pup.
    Have a Great Bully Day.
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    You got this cover!!! There is a guide here for feeding-- when I get in the PC i will post it for you


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    I am so excited for you! It looks like you've got it all covered. You guys will settle right in and have no problems. Please post lots of pictures so we can live vicariously through you!




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    Quote Originally Posted by RaRett View Post
    I feel like such a NOOB again. Its been atleast 4 years since Puppy stage -- we did really well with Hershey -- only had 2 mishaps, and both of the time it was our faults -- 1 time I opened his kennel, sat him down to close the kennel and Instant Puddle. DOH ! go directly outside do not pass go, do not collect $200 ! ! !

    Here are some tips I remember - - -

    There was a suggested 'Potty Schedule' something like

    1) Wake puppy in morning -- Immediately take out
    2) Feed puppy --
    3) Wait (How many minutes was it?) take back out, until business is done.
    4) Potty breaks, for age in Months +1 hour *Maximum* i.e. 12 Weeks? = 4 Months + 1 Hour = 5 hr MAX
    5) take away water 2 hours before bed time (???)

    HIGH Praise for Proper Potty ! (Treats even)

    Food schedule

    Best 4 times a day, as they have little tummies -- but 3 times a day should be fine
    No need to go over 6 months off age for change over to adult food.

    Kennel -

    ONLY enough room for Puppy to turn around in. Too much Kennel.. too much chance Puppy Potties in Kennel
    Puppy Unattended -- In Kennel
    Kennel Protects house from puppy... MORE importantly protects puppy FROM house !
    Kennel is SAFETY -- NEVER for punishment (as in do not put in jail and ignored)

    Biting -

    Since they explore with their mouths, they will bite...
    Train them Limits of bite -- if they bite on you, a QUICK LOUD 'OWWWWWWW' -- Their litter mates let them know when its too hard, do the same. (sound weird? a dog who doesnt know their bite limit/power might play too hard, like with children) and bulldogs are 'Mouthy'
    Redirect redirect redirect -- always have a chew toy/antler handy -- *NO* Then give toy, when they chew on toy, then praise.

    You are Alpha -

    Set it early - They eat when you tell/allow them to eat.
    You play when you choose to play.
    Take away toy -- 'My Toy' to end play session I.E. favorite ball dont just leave it out.


    well this turned into from asking for tips... to giving tips... *BUT* I know I'm missing some --

    HIT ME WITH THEM ! ! ! ! ! exactly 7 days until she arrives (Flight would be landing 45 mins ago, if this were Friday the 4th!)

    Rick
    All very good tips!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    I agree with everything, except the take away water before bed time. We never, ever restrict water from our pups or adults. Congrats on our new pup.
    The only time we do restrict them is as youngin's before bed -- once they are a little older we dont

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaRett View Post
    I feel like such a NOOB
    Some NOOB, hah!

    Good tips

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    For Me I have found there all very different , like children . I have had very very easy trainers and ones that take over a year to fully train to go outside
    Looks like you have things covered tho


    BTW I will throw My aluminium hat into the ring I do baby sitting ...........Just saying ........... lol
    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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    Oh it will come back to you I'm sure. Happy to see you're doing better and congrats on your new little bundle of joy! Can't wait to meet her and watch her grow!

    Take Care!


    Cheerio mates!

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