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    I wish you much luck and patience and bless you for giving the poor baby another chance! I wouldn't put too much stock in your co-worker's daughter, though. Young people tend to be extra judgmental. My own son (25) is afraid of gentle Liz. It does sound like he is trying to find his place in your home and hasn't ever had any discipline or restrictions, for that matter. He is still a baby, after all.
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    Just wanted everyone to know its been a long week... But once we had the meltdown I let my B/F read some post and i stressed to him how we have to be on same page. Things have gone well and he is settling in and finding his place here.

    ill post more later i just got done grooming a dog and i have to work on my day off..

    I cant wait to post a new video.



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    Quote Originally Posted by HrsDiva View Post
    Just wanted everyone to know its been a long week... But once we had the meltdown I let my B/F read some post and i stressed to him how we have to be on same page. Things have gone well and he is settling in and finding his place here. ill post more later i just got done grooming a dog and i have to work on my day off.. I cant wait to post a new video. Heather w/Tapatalk app
    Sorry it has been so stressful for you.... now that the b/f is 'getting it' I should get a lot easier. Best of luck.... you have my curiosity about the video you are going to post.

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    Might help, I fostered a 75 pound bulldog that had been left in a back yard with scabies for a year. Swollen paws no hair etc. Obviously by this time he wasn't much into people. After a few days of growls, bit the kid etc. I had to roll him over, hold my hands on his armpits (carefully but in his case forcefully) and growl at his neck with my teeth lightly holding the skin to get him to submit (rolled his head to the side) after that he would let me touch his paws and do the other things that needed to be done. Sounds mean, but it actually helped him greatly. He quickly learned how to lounge on the couch, eat treats without fingers (at first he thought fingers were the wonton wrappers around the filling) etc. We only fostered him about 2-1/2 weeks and he was already becoming a loving, well behaved bulldog. You probably won't have to growl or anything like that but, rolling him over and gently holding his armpits one or two times a day, until he rolls his head to the side, will help him learn his place in the pack, feel more secure and make him a much happier dog.
    This is something my vet taught me. If you are not sure how to do this do a quick search on the web or let me know and I will try to give a more complete explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gobronco View Post
    Might help, I fostered a 75 pound bulldog that had been left in a back yard with scabies for a year. Swollen paws no hair etc. Obviously by this time he wasn't much into people. After a few days of growls, bit the kid etc. I had to roll him over, hold my hands on his armpits (carefully but in his case forcefully) and growl at his neck with my teeth lightly holding the skin to get him to submit (rolled his head to the side) after that he would let me touch his paws and do the other things that needed to be done. Sounds mean, but it actually helped him greatly. He quickly learned how to lounge on the couch, eat treats without fingers (at first he thought fingers were the wonton wrappers around the filling) etc. We only fostered him about 2-1/2 weeks and he was already becoming a loving, well behaved bulldog. You probably won't have to growl or anything like that but, rolling him over and gently holding his armpits one or two times a day, until he rolls his head to the side, will help him learn his place in the pack, feel more secure and make him a much happier dog.
    This is something my vet taught me. If you are not sure how to do this do a quick search on the web or let me know and I will try to give a more complete explanation.
    Thank you.. He is getting better and everyone is so over the tude and freak outs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HrsDiva View Post
    Lets see if this works.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/hrsdiva19/videos



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    btw if anyone wants to see a picture of the 75 pound bulldog (Tank) I have a picture of him on my website www.gobronco.com click on pooches. There are also pictures of Tyler who is no longer with us.

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    Sounds like his behavior is the result of his previous environment. People don't own Bullies - Bullies own them and require their undivided attention. If he was running around the garage at night, he probably learned to respond by peeing where and when ever and generally being aggressive from lack of human attention. I agree - classes would probably be your best bet. Keep up with the crating on potty training - it works. Hang in there!

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    Seams as nothing is working with this dog. We've tried so meny differant approches with him. He just will not crack the good side open... Well let me rephrase this he dose show his puppy side ya know happy go lucky.... The he turns into the son of satan and the thing is hes not feeding off anyone in the house his flip outs just dont phase me anymore its like yea whatever ur doing what i want when i want...

    But there is very little more steps forward with him I cant break through. Doest wanna be a part of the pack (after 10 mins of ohhh im happy u guys are home) even though I know they get along...

    Its making me sick worring about him... :sad:

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    Ohhh..I've been wondering and soo hoping for better news. You know..there are crazy dogs..just like crazy people. That's not saying he can't find his place and be a part of your family, but he might NEVER be what you want. My daughter has a dog they got through a rescue. He has been with them since he was 6 months old. to this day,they can't touch him like a normal dog. he acts feral and is just crazy. He isn't mean but is only attached to their other old pit mix. They have to corner him and takes 3 adults to put flea stuff on him! And a trip to the vets is horrendous! They hired a dog behaviorist. She said they need to return him to the rescue because he will be dangerous. Phooey! He doesn't have a mean bone in his body...but scrambled eggs for brains. The rescue said they would take him back...but they've decided he's weird but he's theirs. I know this is nothing like what you are dealing with but I just wanted you to hear about damaged dogs.

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    I too would be interested to find out when your appointment with the behaviourist is ... you may have done all you can now without getting outside help. Sometimes it's very difficult to see obvious things because we are too involved in the situation, and I do believe that some "outside" eyes might be able to see things that you may not notice!!!

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