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    So...Dozer lives with 4 other bulldogs, one being his sister. I know he's going to be lonely especially at first. Any suggestions for the first nights of whining? Poor guy.

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    Dozer is in front. The white bully is his sister Tessy.

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    Default Re: any suggestions?

    Poor guy? I think not. He's getting a new home...how is that not a great thing? He'll get used to his new life/environment quickly.

    Rules, rules, rules...

    Make sure he is crated when you are not home.

    Crate him over night. Be aware of his crate bedding. If he destroys it then let him sleep in a bare crate or try a Kuranda Bed inside the crate.

    If he poops or pees in his crate multiple times then reduce the size of the crate.

    Do not become alarmed if he does not eat for the first day or so. Many dogs that find themselves in a new environment do not eat right away. Dozer will eventually eat. I promise you that there has never been a documented case of a Bulldog that starved to death because they did not like the food presented to them.

    Just because his breeder has been feeding him XYZ food does not mean that that is a suitable food for him. No wheat, no corn, no soy. Feed him the best you can get. If you want help with food selection you'll get a lot of help right here.

    Expect Dozer's stool to be a little loose the first few days. If it's not then that's a bonus.

    Feed him at regular intervals. Place the food on the floor or in the crate and give him 15 minutes to eat and then remove it. Do the same thing at every mealtime. He will eventually figure things out.

    Keep him on a regular schedule, YOUR schedule. Do not allow him to dictate when he goes out, when he goes to bed, where he goes to bed, when he eats, or what furniture he camps out on. To start off, I would not allow him on ANY furniture. He needs to earn that privilege.

    These are rules that have worked for us for many years and for many, many Bulldogs. Most ANY Bulldog will take over your home if allowed to do so. Create rules and live by them. You will all be happier.

    Oh yeah, the best remedy for whining is earplugs...for you, not Dozer. Your whining will probably have little or no effect on his quality of life.

    Good luck, have fun!

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    Default Re: any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    Poor guy? I think not. He's getting a new home...how is that not a great thing? He'll get used to his new life/environment quickly.

    Rules, rules, rules...

    Make sure he is crated when you are not home.

    Crate him over night. Be aware of his crate bedding. If he destroys it then let him sleep in a bare crate or try a Kuranda Bed inside the crate.

    If he poops or pees in his crate multiple times then reduce the size of the crate.

    Do not become alarmed if he does not eat for the first day or so. Many dogs that find themselves in a new environment do not eat right away. Dozer will eventually eat. I promise you that there has never been a documented case of a Bulldog that starved to death because they did not like the food presented to them.

    Just because his breeder has been feeding him XYZ food does not mean that that is a suitable food for him. No wheat, no corn, no soy. Feed him the best you can get. If you want help with food selection you'll get a lot of help right here.

    Expect Dozer's stool to be a little loose the first few days. If it's not then that's a bonus.

    Feed him at regular intervals. Place the food on the floor or in the crate and give him 15 minutes to eat and then remove it. Do the same thing at every mealtime. He will eventually figure things out.

    Keep him on a regular schedule, YOUR schedule. Do not allow him to dictate when he goes out, when he goes to bed, where he goes to bed, when he eats, or what furniture he camps out on. To start off, I would not allow him on ANY furniture. He needs to earn that privilege.

    These are rules that have worked for us for many years and for many, many Bulldogs. Most ANY Bulldog will take over your home if allowed to do so. Create rules and live by them. You will all be happier.

    Oh yeah, the best remedy for whining is earplugs...for you, not Dozer. Your whining will probably have little or no effect on his quality of life.

    Good luck, have fun!
    Thank you so much


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    Default Re: any suggestions?

    Only suggestion I can give you is.....get both!
    Great rules above!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    8nly suggestion ican give you is.....get both!
    Hahaha she's not for sale


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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    Poor guy? I think not. He's getting a new home...how is that not a great thing? He'll get used to his new life/environment quickly.

    Rules, rules, rules...

    Make sure he is crated when you are not home.

    Crate him over night. Be aware of his crate bedding. If he destroys it then let him sleep in a bare crate or try a Kuranda Bed inside the crate.

    If he poops or pees in his crate multiple times then reduce the size of the crate.

    Do not become alarmed if he does not eat for the first day or so. Many dogs that find themselves in a new environment do not eat right away. Dozer will eventually eat. I promise you that there has never been a documented case of a Bulldog that starved to death because they did not like the food presented to them.

    Just because his breeder has been feeding him XYZ food does not mean that that is a suitable food for him. No wheat, no corn, no soy. Feed him the best you can get. If you want help with food selection you'll get a lot of help right here.

    Expect Dozer's stool to be a little loose the first few days. If it's not then that's a bonus.

    Feed him at regular intervals. Place the food on the floor or in the crate and give him 15 minutes to eat and then remove it. Do the same thing at every mealtime. He will eventually figure things out.

    Keep him on a regular schedule, YOUR schedule. Do not allow him to dictate when he goes out, when he goes to bed, where he goes to bed, when he eats, or what furniture he camps out on. To start off, I would not allow him on ANY furniture. He needs to earn that privilege.

    These are rules that have worked for us for many years and for many, many Bulldogs. Most ANY Bulldog will take over your home if allowed to do so. Create rules and live by them. You will all be happier.

    Oh yeah, the best remedy for whining is earplugs...for you, not Dozer. Your whining will probably have little or no effect on his quality of life.

    Good luck, have fun!
    Awesome post!!!


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    Default Re: any suggestions?

    Aww they are so cute. They look like my Bulldozer (Dozer and Blossom). They have similar colouring. I did what helsonwheels suggested and brought both my guys home. They are siblings and litter mates. Chip gave you lots of great advice as well, lots of good suggestions. You can also place his crate at the end of your bed or beside your bed, if he whines, or place one of your t-shirts or a sweat shirt with him in the crate, just make sure he's not a chewer or a textile eater. My Dozer loves to eat towels, pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, so he can't have any of these things. His favourite is sweat socks. Lol It may take him a few days to get used to his new home and surroundings, just give him the time and patience and he will quickly adjust. Let him explore for the first few days, let him sniff around and keep him on a schedule and routine and he will be fine. Enjoy, and please share lots of pictures.

    Here are my guys Dozer and Blossom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    Aww they are so cute. They look like my Bulldozer (Dozer and Blossom). They have similar colouring. I did what helsonwheels urges tin and brought both my guys home. They are siblings and litter mates. Chip gave you lots of great advice as well, lots of good suggestions. You can also place his crate at the end of your bed or beside your bed, if he whines, or place one of your t-shirts or a sweat shirt with him in the crate, just make sure he's not a chewer or a textile eater. My Dozer loves to,eat towels, pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, so he can't have any of these things. His favourite is sweat socks. Lol It may take him a few days to get used to his new home and surroundings, just give him the time and patience and he will quickly adjust. Let him explore for the first few days, let him sniff around and keep him on a schedule and routine and he will be fine. Enjoy, and please share lots of pictures.
    Thank you!


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    Great stuff here and again congratulations... And my first thought to your question was..... These guys are so people orientated that to me (although I only have one) they love their people more than anything in the world. Going to be fun to watch

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    Default Re: any suggestions?

    My advice is spend as much time with him as possible to establish a strong attachment. Puppyproof your house, take him out more often than you think and make sure he knows you are there for him! I think the advice you got is excellent, although I don't think crating is needed (here, crating is against the law so for me putting a dog in a closed cage in the house is a total no no). If he cries at night, talk to him in a soothing voice and make him comfortable - just like you would to a baby.


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