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    Ok tonight vinny has taken a giant step back. Although he has always been less respectful of me he has always respected my boyfriend. Tonight he growled at me so we both stood up, put his leash on and walked him in to his crate. He then turned and snapped at my boyfriend in an aggressive manner. I don't know what to do. Does anyone know any good trainers in the New York area? Or we are going to have to look for a new home for him which I would hate but I'm starting to think he is just unhappy living in an apartment. This was the original reason we got an English bulldog as I was told they were good apartment dogs but he is more of an old English bulldog size and needs more running time, please any help.

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    No help here.. But I hope u figure something out. I'm scared of dogs.. Not all dogs obviously, but if zeus snapped at me I'd be scared.

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    oh Rosie, I'm so sorry to hear this, you are right about the old English, they have more energy and need some exercise. He may be very very bored. If you have a treadmill you could have him walk on that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie1989 View Post
    Ok tonight vinny has taken a giant step back. Although he has always been less respectful of me he has always respected my boyfriend. Tonight he growled at me so we both stood up, put his leash on and walked him in to his crate. He then turned and snapped at my boyfriend in an aggressive manner. I don't know what to do. Does anyone know any good trainers in the New York area? Or we are going to have to look for a new home for him which I would hate but I'm starting to think he is just unhappy living in an apartment. This was the original reason we got an English bulldog as I was told they were good apartment dogs but he is more of an old English bulldog size and needs more running time, please any help.
    I've heard good things about "Andrea Arden". They have group classes and do private training. Google them.


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    Rosie, in my honest opinion, and this may not be held by anyone else!, I wouldn't give up my pet.... He's challenged you for dominance, Alpha Dog, pack leader. I'd keep him on his leash, I'd use the crate as your doing, I'd continue what your doing now, and when vinnie is showing bad behavior, I would confront it, just as you and your b/f did. The second but most urgent thing I would do if I were you, Please follow me, have a little faith here please, Order this book immediately....Title "The Art of Raising a Puppy by Monks of New Skete" This book is world renound, I've personally used it in my day to day activities, It covers behavior, it covers pack leader, it shows how to take the leadership back, and out of almost 1,000 votes it's rated 4 star, I personally would give it 5, because if you read and understand it, then follow the same principles, you will define yourself in your pack, and Vinnie will be a lot more responsive and happy to let you be the leader, this all done without aggression. I would definitely do this before I gave up my pet!!! English Bull Dogs do thrive in apartment spaces, and do so very well, You'll probably learn, again in my opinion, That Vinnie has bonded to your boyfriend, and is jelous of your interactions with him! possesive... Jealousy... and challenging you. In my opinion this is what I would do, and maybe others have good or better ideas, This is just one i've used, and it's worked tremendously well for me. If you choose to do this, Please give the book 100%, follow it to the letter, and don't look back, T8k back your pack. Hope this helps.
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    I have an Olde English Bulldogge as well. And yes typically they need more exercise than an EB. Ace's most rambunctious in the morning after being in his crate at night and after he has his first meal. But the biggie is at the end of the day around 6:45 he REALLY needs to have the razor edge burned off a bit. So what I do is when I get home in the evening I take both dogs out to do their business and let them walk around in the yard then I put the maltese Gabe back in the house and leash Ace for some training, mostly right now walking on leash, heel and so forth. Stopping, turning and having him stand and sit on command while I walk him around along the perimeter of the property outside of the fenced in area. Then I take him back in and feed both dogs then back outside with Ace for some exercise off leash in the fenced in area. I try, with whatever activity I choose to get him running and etc to burn off as much energy as I can get him to. As for the snapping and growling. Don't let him do it. Easier said than done but whatever means you need to use it can't be tolerated. I'm sure you already know that and honestly I don't have much of an issue with Ace as far as that goes with him getting testy with me. My issue is Ace wanting to tackle and dominate the maltese. And I don't tolerate it. Can't. Too much bad can happen. But do try and get the razor edge off of your dog by some exercise. Hope that helps. They are much more compliant when they are tired

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    I just answered this in your original thread where you put your update. I will repeat briefly what I put in that thread......... two steps forward, and one step back. It happens ALL the time. Be consistent and continue as you are. Tomorrow is another day!!

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    Default Re: Vinny took a big step back. Help

    (I didn't realize that you were the same person in the other thread... sorry... I'm sleepy )

    I also have an Olde English Bullbrat and he has TONS of energy (almost as much as my Great Dane!). Once a medical reason is ruled out I would take him for longer walks or maybe let him run off some of that energy at a dog park. I seriously doubt he is unhappy with you. He probably just needs to stretch his legs a little more often and learn his place in the house. From your other post it seems he is learning where he sits, now he just needs to burn off some of that energy.


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    whoever said EB's were low energy dogs mustve come off his meds. I've had a bunch of bulldogs in my house over the past 6 months. Not one of them were what I would call calm or lazy lol
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    a Tired Puppy is a Happy Puppy, I was always told. Exercise for all of you, great bonding, and it stimulates the pup, and wears him out too ! I wish I had more answers for you

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    I don't know of any trainers that I would recommend in the area, I would recommend googling "nothing in life is free" basically it's a reward system that you use with your bully to emphasize that you are alpha. Things such as hand feeding and making him sit/stay for his food. I understand he may have more energy then your run of the mill bully but that does not excuse him snapping at you, being rambunctious and running amok is a different story. Please don't give up on him, you've done a great job up until now, he just needs some more work.

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    I answered on your other thread too. In short, keep up the great work you were doing. It was working and will take much time to get it locked into him.

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