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    I'm wondering if the little dog humping him is part of the problem. Since that's a dominate thing. @2BullyMama..what do you think?

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    It sounds like Samson is going through puberty. Becoming a grown up bulldog. And, with another puppy around, it sounds like the family structure is changing, with even bigger changes to come.

    Does your daughter feed Samson? Teach him? Is she "in charge" of him? Maybe you could practice letting some of the other children do his tricks with him. Dogs naturally feel superior to little people (they are the weak ones, the dog is strong) and unless you actively remind him that children are in charge of him, ALL children, it will be easy for him to mistake the other children (that don't have authority over him, neices and friends) for outsiders beneath him.

    I also had dog once that didn't like short black men. For whatever reason, she was fine with every guys of every other color, height, appearance. We got her at 4 or 5 years old, so I'm not sure where it came from, but, maybe Samson has had a bad experience with a little girl? Paisley doesn't like hats. Not aggressive not like, but, shys away from people wearing them. Dogs notice the small things we don't even notice.

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    Oh really, I guess there is a lot to consider. No my son does not feed him but I am sure he has never had a bad experience with a little girl I'm not sure what he's deal is, he has snapped at my sister in law as well but she is also very small and could be mistaken for a young girl in a dogs eyes , never my wife though

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    Yep... sounds like little Lucille here. I had a behaviorist come to my house this week for my cutey. You will have to keep Sam tethered while they are there and if he wants something he has to be patient. Keep treat in your pocket at all times for when he's being good. I'm using the touch my hand gently and get a treat rule. If she goes after my hand to get something out of it, she gets a stern no and nothing else... I ignore her. After about 30 seconds I'll put my hand by her and tell her to touch it using 1 word and she will gently and she gets a treat. I've only been doing it since MOnday, and she's caught on quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbuxx View Post
    Oh really, I guess there is a lot to consider. No my son does not feed him but I am sure he has never had a bad experience with a little girl I'm not sure what he's deal is, he has snapped at my sister in law as well but she is also very small and could be mistaken for a young girl in a dogs eyes , never my wife though
    If you don't have any kids....my bet would be he is doing it because they are kids! I think almost every dog that is not around children a lot, they don't know how to take them. Kids can be rough an if any of them have even been a little rough in the past, even when he was younger, he may just be a little leery of them and it is a defense mechanism.....I would be a little worried about the baby coming but My sisters best friend has a dog and it is mean...he bites and nips at kids and adults...My little sister went to visit one time and she went to pet him and he bit her....he is maybe 5 or even 6 years old (the dog) ...well they just had a baby and he is soooo good with him and protective. I think it has changed him so there may be a positive to this. Once you have your baby and he learns that is precious cargo he may change...and when the baby is first born you are going to let your bully know how fagile the baby is and not really let him around her or watching him jumping on and off of stuff....I think they catch on pretty quick and by the time your baby is crawling around and being the annoying little baby that pulls furs he will probably be very gentle. SO hopefully the fact of you having a baby will help him a lot. And if you already have kids...well...then I dunno what to tell you. I just know that most of my dogs have grew up around kids ...my jake who has passed was sooo gentle with my daughter when she was born....and he had not been a round a baby in a LONG time and I noticed when she was sleeping he wold be her protector and lay by her and when she was awake and maybe being a little rough he may had nipped at her but a nip in a gentle like warning that hurts type of way. It is amazing how gentle they can be instinctively!

    You life makes a big change when that baby come and he will notice that everything has changed.....so i am looking forward to reading updates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbuxx View Post
    Samson is 16 months old, so he's a big boy. And he's not one of those chubby bullies, he's a lean quick little bugger. The trainer did give us a lead to use with him , and a lot of good information for when guests come to the house. He pulls so hard when he wants to attack something ( such as the vaccum cleaner) some times it's hard to give him a quick jerk as a correction when he continues to pull. I was thinking in investing in a pinch collar, I believe that's what it's called. Thank you for the information, I will continue to work with him, and thank you for the pm! ---
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    The prong collar is a great tool, but I would be hesitant to use it on a bully due to the potential issues with the trachea. The loop lead again... hesitate. Sorry if you said this, but I do not remember -- do you submit him when he does unwanted behavior? REALLY submit him -- grab his neck and put him on his side and hold him there till you tell him he can move.
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    Yes I do have a 4 year old and Samson has always been awesome with him! I think he has been sensing the changes in the house

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    @2BullyMama no actually I do not do that. I actually did it last night for the first time, and it took about 25-30 min for complete complete submission

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbuxx View Post
    @2BullyMama no actually I do not do that. I actually did it last night for the first time, and it took about 25-30 min for complete complete submission

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    Mannn!!! Samson tries to attack the hell out of the vaccum cleaner when my wife vaccums!! I submitted him this time and he stayed on the floor and didn't move a muscle Untill I let him. She vaccumed in peace for the first time in months

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    Mannn!!! Samson tries to attack the hell out of the vaccum cleaner when my wife vaccums!! I submitted him this time and he stayed on the floor and didn't move a muscle Untill I let him. She vaccumed in peace for the first time in months
    Sorry this makes me laugh....I think my Cooper must be the biggest woos ever! He does try to attack the broom when I am sweeping but when it comes to the vacuum he is hella scared! paces and runs around the house to get away from the vacuum. I freaks even before I turn the thing on!
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    Oh yeah haha, Samson attacks brooms as well lol... The vaccum cleaner is fine Untill you turn it on, then he thinks it's some kind of monster he needs to kill

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