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    OK thanks for all the replies. Her name is Lucy. It seems its just me that she is slow to warm up to. She likes my 4 year old daughter fine enough. The breeder was two older women so that may be what thats about. She seems to be getting better adjusted to her new surroundings. I dont have a crate yet because I kinda broke the bank buying her. I will probably get one in the next week but for now she has a box with her favorite blanket in it. My biggest fear was her just ending up a scaredy-dog. We are trying to keep things quiet as we can with two kids in the house. My son is 2 and he's the noisiest. Lucky for us Lucy is fairly well paper trained but we;d like to get her going outside. THe breeder told us it was too cold for short potty trips anytime soon though. I'm open to suggestions. I want to be consistent in training.


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    Welcome Scott.... she is a baby... a very young baby. treat her like a very young baby and she will soon be a wonderful baby bully for you. Congratulations and we really need pix.

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    Here are a few more pics then...-543845_10152331713495576_1024388299_n-jpg-31552_10151388427316554_1524233093_n-jpg

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    How pretty she is and I am sure time will make her feel very comfortable. You basically are strangers to her and although you mean well to her she has to see it and feel it that you are their only to love her so the feeding her and watering her and just sitting and or laying beside her letting her know you are not going to harm her will make her see that it is going to be ok. She is little so little people are more comforting to her so the next time your daughter has her maybe you could have your daughter sit next to you or you two both just gently together place your hand on her as your daugter takes her away leaving yours. Simple things like that are certainly worth a try. It would be the same way as if you took your daughter to someones house for day care and left her, it would be very upsetting to her and they would have to find what works for them going slow to not make her afraid. Good luck and god bless

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    Oooooooh, my. She is precious!!!

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    Welcome to "parenthood of bullies!" You will learn so much from this site! I too have a young pup (9 weeks) and feel like I am a fish out of water at times! But, I feel so confident with the advice given here! You are in good hands!!! As for your little one: 7 weeks IS young, but with lots of patience she will be ok. I am a former mommy to bullmastiffs ( last pup was 8 years ago) and he was 7 weeks when we took him home. He too was VERY timid; my husband could not walk in the room without the pup cowering and hiding. Same with any strangers or change in his surroundings. I kept visitors at complete bay for over 2 weeks. I made my husband only whisper around him, and made him wait until the puppy decided it was safe to sniff him out. Sure enough, he came around. I socialized him very slowly. good advice from Davidh about keeping her environment quiet, and absolutely keep the kids time with her limited and well supervised. She will grow confident with each day, but let her move at her pace. Any sign of fear or anxiety, remove her from the situation but don't make a big deal of it. This will all take time and patience but it will be so worth it in the long run. My very shy, timid and fearful pup grew up to be a great dog because we took everything very slow! Good luck, and use the wealth of experience younhave here at your fingertips! Despite my long history with dogs, this is my first bulldog and I have almost a question a day!! Keep us posted and WE NEED PICS!!!!!!
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    She is so cute but just to make sure post as many pictures as you can!

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    Oops! After I posted I saw your pics! She is beautiful! Just 2. Remarks about your last post. As long as the time outside is short and sweet, I see no reason to not start her going potty outside! As long as she is warm when she comes in!! Also, the crate will be a much needed refuge/ den for her as well as you, especially when she starts her nipping at anything in her path! Do you have a Home Goods store near you? I got my crate there for $40- it's great! Or, maybe check online for some deals!! Best investment you will ever make! The longer you wait to get her in one, the harder it will be! Good luck!
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    Zeus was barely 7 weeks when I brought him home. He had been very well socialized with children and men and women. He loved everyone. I have a fence yard and started him to go outside to potty immediately. He learned to go in and out the doggie door quickly and was house trained early. A crate is a must. I bought a big one with a divider and this worked great. He still loves his crate and sleeps in it for naps with the door open and at night I close the door. Be patient and your baby will warm up to all of you very soon. Welcome to EBN!!
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    you rec'd some great advice.... welcome to you and Lucy --- she is precious
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    Default Re: New Bulldog ??

    It sounds as if she hasn't had too much male human contact which would explain her being timid around you. Also, I agree that she is a little young too. I can't add much more to what has already been said - lots of petting, human contact, ...and I do like the idea of sitting quietly watching TV and just stroking her.

    The only thing I might add is that take something that you have worn, something your wife has worn and something your kids have worn ... unwashed ... and make that her bedding for the first week or so. That way she will get used to the smell of you all and associate it with comfort and snuggliness!!!

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    We got our EBD home at 7 weeks and one day. Our breeder had them all in a wash tub right in their living room and she played with them a lot. Our little guy hasn't been scared of noises, people, or new environments at all so far. He didn't even cry at night the first night unless he was alone. I would say within a week she will be running the show and acting like she owns the place. She just needs to get used to you all. I would do as suggested above, go slow and gentle and she will be licking your face and sleeping on your head in no time.

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