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    My family is growing by one on sunday as we are driving to pick up our puppy. We named him HecThor he is 15weeks and i dont know where to start. Iam from Houston Tx and the pup is currently being fed Hills puppy (any thoughts?) would like to keep and slowly evolve his diet. I am reading the forum and learning as i go but is there anything drastic that i should know before i bring him home, or what to avoid ? Meet Hecthor.

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    Welcome! HecThor is very handsome! I can offer no advice as I’m somewhat new to the scene myself.. I can say that my bulldog is like no other dog I’ve ever known... and while she is a bit more maintenance, she’s worth every ounce of effort and then some! She has grabbed my heart like no other.. so Congrats on your new family member!
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    Welcome! HecThor is adorable! I can’t offer advice on diet but more members will be along with advice. Is he your first ever puppy?
    May the sun in your eyes be your ONLY problem today! Peace Friends!

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    Welcome,! He Thor is lovely.


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    Welcome to EBN! He is a handsome fella!

    Be ready for lots of puppy energy... schedule and consistent is key to training and following commands.

    Food... Hills is not a good food, you are best to get him off it and if wanting to stay on kibble looks at a high quality kibble or if willing .. go raw which is the best option.

    Here are a few options, no particular order

    Zingnature
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    to EBN!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Welcome to EBN! He is a handsome fella!

    Be ready for lots of puppy energy... schedule and consistent is key to training and following commands.

    Food... Hills is not a good food, you are best to get him off it and if wanting to stay on kibble looks at a high quality kibble or if willing .. go raw which is the best option.

    Here are a few options, no particular order

    Zingnature
    Earthborn holistic
    Acana
    Orijen
    Fromm


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    If you decide to get Zignature, speak to company first, since their products aren't marked whether they are suitable for all life stages, so some are and some aren't. If you decide to get Fromm, people here tend to like Fromm Heartland grain free puppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisters3 View Post
    Welcome! HecThor is adorable! I can’t offer advice on diet but more members will be along with advice. Is he your first ever puppy?
    He is my first puppy of this kind. Just moved to the city but always had less maintenance dogs that run around our ranch. Mostly bird and tracking dogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Welcome to EBN! He is a handsome fella!

    Be ready for lots of puppy energy... schedule and consistent is key to training and following commands.

    Food... Hills is not a good food, you are best to get him off it and if wanting to stay on kibble looks at a high quality kibble or if willing .. go raw which is the best option.

    Here are a few options, no particular order

    Zingnature
    Earthborn holistic
    Acana
    Orijen
    Fromm


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    Puppy energy and puppy biting!!!


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    Hi HecThor. Welcome to EBN. Jewel and Bentley say hello. There are quite a few EBN members in Houston. Here is al link to Dog Food ratings: English Bulldog News Forums - Dog Food Ratings at English Bulldog News

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    Hi HecThor, says Castor!

    Great name which combines two beautiful names, and what an adorable pup! I guess raising a bulldog pup is pretty similar to must breeds when it comes to housetraining, foog etc., but he will of course be different from your previous dogs since bulldogs are not working dogs. Our Castor has no prey drive, for instance, and is not a guard dog (although he stands his ground if he has to). He is our first builldog so my experience is limited, but I would say they are trainable but not as easy to train as working dogs. Castor is absolutely lovely but, being a bulldog, he is somewhat stubborn (or perhaps integrity - depends on how you see it, I guess!). When we're out for a walk, he sometimes just stops and refuses to move. Always the same thing: It takes 10-15 seconds, then a quick shake, and he's ready to trot along. We say it's like he needs to recalibrate before he can proceed. We live in the city centre and this only happens where there is a lot of poeple and cars. If we're out in the forest, he's like a 'normal' dog minus the prey drive!

    I agree that Hill is not the best food, but on the other hand, there will be so much that is new to the pup when you bring him home so transition him slowly to some other food so he doesn't have to fight an upset stomach while settling in! Some bulldogs sometimes eat very fast so monitor him and make sure he doesn't eat to quickly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HecThor View Post
    He is my first puppy of this kind. Just moved to the city but always had less maintenance dogs that run around our ranch. Mostly bird and tracking dogs
    Good to know! I asked because I too have raised other pups in the past and there are distinct training differences, at least that’s my experience. I took the advice of members here when training Joey, who has enjoyed run of the since around 8 months of age, she’s now almost 5.

    You’ve gotten great advice from really experienced members. I hope to see more photos and stories of your adventures with HecThor
    May the sun in your eyes be your ONLY problem today! Peace Friends!

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