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    Yep that is my Bentley except for the double-decker buses and carrying as I walk as far as I am willing to carry. Like you Bentley and Reggie are the same in many ways. Both are a work in progress. --rj
    Sounds like they are very similar! Carrying him is going to be a nightmare, he'll be too heavy soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reggies Parents View Post
    Sounds like they are very similar! Carrying him is going to be a nightmare, he'll be too heavy soon!

    That is when it comes to Bulldogs...Only walk them as far as you want to carry them.

    Bentley loaves loud noises and Jewel too to some degree.

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    I'm wondering how this ended up, if it ever got better. Our Maisie is the same way and it is breaking my heart and frustrating the crap out of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcardle3 View Post
    I'm wondering how this ended up, if it ever got better. Our Maisie is the same way and it is breaking my heart and frustrating the crap out of me.
    How old is Maisie? Reggie is only 20 weeks today so I'll keep you informed if we get any progress. Our trainer did advise us to let him have whatever it is he is afraid of - at least where thats possible. He is not so bothered about the vacuum cleaner any more, or the mop when I leave it in the kitchen.
    The trainer said that if the dog can overcome the fear of something by himself then it sticks, when humans intervene too much we mess it up because we don't understand how they think.
    He also advised that we search Youtube for noise desensitisation videos and play them quietly in the background during playtime, so thats the next step.

    Traffic still a big issue, along with any 'surprise' noises, but hopefully the videos will help.
    You are right @mcardle3 it is heartbreaking to see him so scared
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    She is 5. She was raised in a home, but our vet thinks she wasn' socialized outside of the home. Here is what is funny though. When we take her out to the pet store or to walk through Lowe's she is fine. Leash is on her and she is not frightened.

    Bring her in the house and if something has moved from where it is she is busting through and around us to find a hiding spot. I have never seen this in my long years of dog ownership. I'm going to try the youtube thing. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcardle3 View Post
    She is 5. She was raised in a home, but our vet thinks she wasn' socialized outside of the home. Here is what is funny though. When we take her out to the pet store or to walk through Lowe's she is fine. Leash is on her and she is not frightened.

    Bring her in the house and if something has moved from where it is she is busting through and around us to find a hiding spot. I have never seen this in my long years of dog ownership. I'm going to try the youtube thing. Thank you.
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    She has been with us for a month. I've raised bulldogs, fostered bulldogs and adopted bulldogs, but I'm just stymied as to why everything in this house freaks her out. When we were at the house we met her at (not her home) she seemed to do just fine.

    Just this morning, she was so happy this morning. Eating her food like a champ, going outside like a champ, tail wagging, little butt wiggling...as soon as all that was accomplished she went looking for a place to hide (we had shut all the bedroom doors) so she is once again in her favorite bed, in her easiest spot in the living room...watching for horrid things to jump out and get her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcardle3 View Post
    She has been with us for a month. I've raised bulldogs, fostered bulldogs and adopted bulldogs, but I'm just stymied as to why everything in this house freaks her out. When we were at the house we met her at (not her home) she seemed to do just fine.

    Just this morning, she was so happy this morning. Eating her food like a champ, going outside like a champ, tail wagging, little butt wiggling...as soon as all that was accomplished she went looking for a place to hide (we had shut all the bedroom doors) so she is once again in her favorite bed, in her easiest spot in the living room...watching for horrid things to jump out and get her.
    Its cool that you can take her outside though. We have a hell of a time with Reggie. He is soooo scared of traffic he won't walk unless we both take him, and even then its a struggle

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    Its cool that you can take her outside though. We have a hell of a time with Reggie. He is soooo scared of traffic he won't walk unless we both take him, and even then its a struggle
    We live in the boonies. Only 12 houses on our road. Very rural. She isn't afraid of the outside unless an owl hoots or the wind blows hard in the trees. No bugs right now, wondering if that won't freak her out too :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcardle3 View Post
    We live in the boonies. Only 12 houses on our road. Very rural. She isn't afraid of the outside unless an owl hoots or the wind blows hard in the trees. No bugs right now, wondering if that won't freak her out too :/
    Yeah, I'm waiting to see how he'll do with the different noises of summer. At least it will be lighter for longer, he's much better in the day than at night.
    When its dark we can barely get outside the front door with just 1 person doing the walk.
    And he hates the wind too, makes too many noises - but he loves chasing the leaves! Its very confusing for him and you can literally see the conflict between wanting to chase the leaves and wanting to go home & be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcardle3 View Post
    She has been with us for a month. I've raised bulldogs, fostered bulldogs and adopted bulldogs, but I'm just stymied as to why everything in this house freaks her out. When we were at the house we met her at (not her home) she seemed to do just fine.

    Just this morning, she was so happy this morning. Eating her food like a champ, going outside like a champ, tail wagging, little butt wiggling...as soon as all that was accomplished she went looking for a place to hide (we had shut all the bedroom doors) so she is once again in her favorite bed, in her easiest spot in the living room...watching for horrid things to jump out and get her.
    At a month in i'd think she have settled in... wonder if anti anxiety pills might help?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    At a month in i'd think she have settled in... wonder if anti anxiety pills might help?


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    Our preference is to try EVERYTHING we can before resorting to that. I had a foster once with anxiety issues and was on prozac. It was awful. We got her off the pills pronto. She was a zombie.

    Our vet would prefer we try everything else first too. I am going to call her previous owner tonight. Our dog walker is now wondering if she has vision issues. She has dry eye, but I'm going to take her in to an eye vet to have that all evaluated. May be something to that.
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