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    Default Are bulldogs afraid of smoke??

    Alright all of you campers, I am hoping you can help. I think I have put two and two together that Rumble does not like the smoke from the fire pit. It first happened on July 3 and my parents were in town staying with us. We enjoyed a nice night outside around the fire pit and Rumble was outside with us as well chewing on a toy. He did not seem bothered at the time nor did he bark or anything towards the fire pit. That night, Rumble would bark and bark and bark in his crate. The only way he would stop is if he went into the living room and sat with him. Before we knew it, he was snoring right beside us so we took turns sleeping on the couch that night. At the time, we thought it may have something to do with having company stay with us. Well fast forward to this past weekend and we did the same thing. We sat outside and enjoyed a nice fire. We come inside and Rumble goes into his crate with no problems like always waiting for his goodnight snack. After about five minutes he barks. We cannot get him to stop unless we go out to the living room and take him out of his crate and sit with him. We are trying to figure out what the problem is since we cannot handle the barking while keeping our sanity. So my question is, has anyone else had any experience with this? We love the fire pit but are confused as to if this is causing the problem or something else. Normally, his routine is flawless: nightly potty break, come back inside, go into crate, get goodnight snack and kisses, start snoring. This barking this is driving us crazy!

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    Default Re: Are bulldogs afraid of smoke??

    I think most if not all dogs have an innate fear of smoke/fire. I know I have had dogs before that if things became too smokey in the house they would whine a little, yawn n act nervously and hide under things. When the smoke learned they were back to normal. But it could also be an individual thing? Or he has developed another part of the routine that entails more time w you guys before bed?
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    Default Re: Are bulldogs afraid of smoke??

    I think a better question is.... what a Bulldogs NOT afraid of??? I think the list is shorter....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    I think a better question is.... what a Bulldogs NOT afraid of??? I think the list is shorter....
    Lol Brie jumps a little when someone sneezes..what a weird thing to be spooked from?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisabear123 View Post
    Lol Brie jumps a little when someone sneezes..what a weird thing to be spooked from?!
    Nope! Ramsay jumps too. Or if he's sleeping, a sneeze will wake him up! I usually get the stink eye for that one

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    Default Re: Are bulldogs afraid of smoke??

    Hi, I don't know if they're afraid of smoke, but since he's okay around the fire, maybe he's just alerting you to the smoke because he can smell it, and he's barking to let you know or alert you to the danger? My guy Dozer is afraid of a lot of things like. Loud noises, thunder, sneezing, clapping, traffic when it goes by, when we are walking, and his own shadow. Lol
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Default Re: Are bulldogs afraid of smoke??

    Quote Originally Posted by mbd963 View Post
    Nope! Ramsay jumps too. Or if he's sleeping, a sneeze will wake him up! I usually get the stink eye for that one
    Lmbo! Nice to know I'm not alone!

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