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    Default Training a bully vs training another breed, such as a lab or Poodle?

    Im just curious if any one has any advice on training a baby Bully. Is there a difference in styles that work better? I've never owned a bully breed before. I hear Bulldogs are more stubborn lol I have a Toy Poodle, and she was very easy to train.
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    Default Re: Training a bully vs training another breed, such as a lab or Poodle?

    I have a Lab named Guinness we got him as a 10 week old puppy 5 yrs ago. He was amazingly easy to train. Potty trained in one week learned simple commands quickly. Never destroyed anything. We were told he was an exception to the rule for Labs being how calm and mellow he was as a puppy. He loves training and we are currently preparing him to become a therapy dog.

    Now our baby bully Fergus cutest thing in the world to me but oh my god... its like night and day in the training. Its not that he is stupid he is actually very smart but soooo stubborn . Luckily he is very food motivated so I use a lot of training treats. Still working on the potty training, has done great with the crate and sleeping thru the night, the walking on a leash is a work in progress he sits mid walk and refuses to move so we go a little further down the street every day lol. If he really refuse to walk I usually pick him up its going to be interesting once he gets bigger. Hopefully he will learn to love going on walks soon. The teething is a nightmare they have mouthful of needles and he has a taste for human flesh. Fergus also every night has a spazz attack where he goes nuts for about 30 mins running around chasing an invisible monster and usually runs towards my legs and goes all Tasmanian devil on me .

    But I wouldn't change a thing he makes me laugh so much more then my lab as a puppy. He is funny, loves to cuddle, give me the most amazing puppy kisses. I know he will be perfect once he grows out of the puppy stage. -img_0244-jpg

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    Default Re: Training a bully vs training another breed, such as a lab or Poodle?

    There was a very smart person here ( @desertskybulldogs ) that placed it in the best words possible about training a bully...... 'they are not stupid or dumb... they are thinking and deciding if they want to or will do what you are asking."

    As with any breed, it depends on your patience, time, and willness to work with them. Most breeds are 'working breeds' which means they are loking for a job to please you, their master, Bulldogs , yeah, not so much... they are 60lb lap dogs that want to exert energy a few times a day for about 20 mins... then eat, sleep and .

    If your pup is willing, and you are consistent, you can teach them anything.... try using treats and LOTS of them to coax them into wanting to please/listen to you.
    There are a few members here that have their pups doing amazing things at a young age and it is all in your hands/frame of mind.

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    Default Re: Training a bully vs training another breed, such as a lab or Poodle?

    Thanks guys. I'm just curious as to what to expect. I've read books, and breed web sites, but I don't feel as though I get the whole story until I talk to actual owners lol

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    Default Re: Training a bully vs training another breed, such as a lab or Poodle?

    I feel with you on this one. I have a Minature Sheltie and she was pottied trained in a few days . Never pottied in her crate or chewed on anything .. Well our bully has been a hand full. Chewing on everything and peeing in her crate.. I told my husband that I wonder if diffence in breeds
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    Default Re: Training a bully vs training another breed, such as a lab or Poodle?

    It's easier for me to understand if compared to a breed I know lol
    Kira, my Poodle, was litter box trained in less then a week, lead trained early, only problem I had was she was such a little Diva she refused to get wet or muddy, but I taught her how much fun mud and puddles can be lol

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    Default Re: Training a bully vs training another breed, such as a lab or Poodle?

    Well personally I found they rnt as eager to please but r food motivated. Lots of good snacks will get the job done i think.

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    Default Re: Training a bully vs training another breed, such as a lab or Poodle?

    So make sure I have a good supply of nummies on hand lol
    She looks pudgy, so Im guessing she enjoys her nummies, just like me haha

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    Default Re: Training a bully vs training another breed, such as a lab or Poodle?

    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoPixie View Post
    So make sure I have a good supply of nummies on hand lol
    She looks pudgy, so Im guessing she enjoys her nummies, just like me haha
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    Default Re: Training a bully vs training another breed, such as a lab or Poodle?

    I'm ok with Eloise being a stuborn little bug, but I will still try to train her lol Maybe I'll get lucky and Kira (The toy {Poodle) will rub off on her a little bit lol
    My sister was telling me that I have to realize that at some point I will more than likely become fed up with the stuborness, and want to pull my hair out, but in the end it's all worth it. I told her that I'm counting on her to be my suport lol
    I'm sure I will probably post some vents here too. But I'm in this for the long haul lol
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    Well my Mishka was potty trained day and night in only 4 weeks!! She is so smart but does follow her own mind, she beats 2 her own drum and that what I love so much about her. Find you're babies weakness! Food, attention or toys that's they key!! Make it worth their while LOL!! They're so worth the hard work!! Good luck and keep on going it will catch on!!

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    Default Re: Training a bully vs training another breed, such as a lab or Poodle?

    Thanks
    I'm reading up on dog training, and everything, but I do know EBs are different from other breeds.
    Not gonna lie, I'm a little nervous lol
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