Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Behavior is changing

  1. #1
    Pooper scooper Fionasmom's Avatar
    Posts
    49
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Fiona Faith Marie
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Behavior is changing

    -2012-12-03-19-30-59-jpgAfter my Bully passed away of 5 years, the grieving was horrible. Three months later I had the opportunity to buy a 6 month old bully asap. She was from breeders who were young and unexperienced. They needed to get rid of her as they could only take 2 dogs to their new home. Fiona was from a litter of 8 and no one wanted her so they kept her. She was crated most of her life in the garage. When I got her she was loving, timid and was afraid of sounds and new objects. As soon as I introduced her to new things, she was fine and remembered them. I socialized her quickly and brought her to work with me everyday where I run a youth theatre. She was also socialized with other dogs too. After 3 months, she seems have taken on a new personality. She barks at everything. The hairdryer, the coffee grinder, new people. She never reacted like that before, she would just cower under me until I introduced her to the object. She also wants to play 24/7, but nips at your fingers in a playful way, to get you to play with her. I bought her lots of chewing toys. Any suggestions for excess barking and nipping at our fingers? Thank you,
    Last edited by Fionasmom; 04-11-2013 at 08:54 PM.

  2. #2
    .................
    Real Name
    Becky
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    14,938
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Jake
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Behavior is changing

    Well...I think she is just finding herself. She is acting out puppy behavior, which is perfectly normal. Except as an older pup..she can do damage! I would keep her on a leash ànd immediately correct any behavior you see that is troubling. A small pull on the leash along with your "no" word. Repetition and consistency. She will catch on.

  3. #3
    Bully lovin' movie buff Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    sweetpeasmom2008's Avatar
    Real Name
    Jenni
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    2,518
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lola and Lucy
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Behavior is changing

    Sounds to me like she is doing what a puppy would and just trying to figure out where she stands in you pack. I think she will settle down over time.

  4. #4
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,183
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11518

    Default Re: Behavior is changing

    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Well...I think she is just finding herself. She is acting out puppy behavior, which is perfectly normal. Except as an older pup..she can do damage! I would keep her on a leash ànd immediately correct any behavior you see that is troubling. A small pull on the leash along with your "no" word. Repetition and consistency. She will catch on.

    ^^^ agreed
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  5. #5
    "Slug Assassin" and PBS Gardening Dweeb Vicaroo1000's Avatar
    Real Name
    Vicki
    Location
    Mukilteo, Washington State
    Posts
    5,794
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Beefeater's Buxom Beatrice and Lord Harrington's Bodacious Beauregaard
    Likes (Received)
    7

    Default Re: Behavior is changing

    I agree with everyone in the thread. Thank god you rescued her from those horrible idiots. Would you mind PMing me their address? I have a 'gift' I'd like them to have.

    Even though Fiona is six months old, pretend she's just a wee pup and do all the things you would in training a wee one. Patience and gentle - but strong -- leadership is going to help this insecure girl! She's going to bloom into an amazing dog!
    Last edited by 2BullyMama; 04-13-2013 at 10:27 AM. Reason: word smithing

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •