Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 15

Thread: SSSSSssssllllooooowwwwww Bulldog

  1. #1
    Pooper scooper HeyBulldog's Avatar
    Country
    United States of America
    Location
    Cleveland, OH
    Posts
    27
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Murray
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default SSSSSssssllllooooowwwwww Bulldog

    Im pretty sure this is more funny then correctable, but is anyone else's bulldog insanely SLOW to do anything? It's probably just a personality clash between me and Murray, and a little bit just learning the breed since he is my first EB, but holy cow...

    Heres an example: I had a long day, came home, made dinner, watched some TV / bounced around the internet / played with Murray all night. Now I'm tired and we are ready for bed. So I get Murray up (he was sleeping), I run up the stairs calling for him to follow, he lumbers to the bottom of the stairs and puts his head on the bottom step.... several minutes of coaxing later, he is at the top of the stairs... I let him out, he sniffs around the door to the sunroom, around the sunroom itself, I finally push him into the backyard, he stands around, looks in every directions, sniffs, scans, sniffs, walks, etc, etc, etc. I get tired of just standing there watching him so I go out, walk him in the yard, same routine, FINALLY he goes #2. I coax him back into the house with a treat, up the stairs to the crate awaiting him in the hallway... he comes up the stairs one step at a time, stopping at each to look at me, sniff around..... uggghhh! I literally BEG him to go to bed so that I can settle in as well. funniest part - he will be halfway up the steps and just look at me like: 'something wrong, dad?'. Im so frustrated but I always chuckle when he gives me that look.

    Sorry for the venting; our last dog just 'got it', he came up, ran outside, did his thing, ran to bed. Im sure Murray will get there - he's only 9 months, but I fully expect to work this routine until then. Anyone have similar experiences and have any tips? a cup of Java perhaps? I joke that Murray always ACTS like I FEEL on Monday Mornings when I get to the office...

  2. #2
    Rescue Volunteer Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    DudleysMom's Avatar
    Real Name
    Kathleen
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Pennsauken, NJ
    Posts
    1,548
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Dudley, 12/26/2010-2/8/16; currently I have Kia, 7 yo femaie
    Likes (Received)
    64

    Default Re: SSSSSssssllllooooowwwwww Bulldog

    My boyfriend always says Dudley "plods"...sorry, but it's true. Can he run and move fast -- oh heck yeah -- but always on his terms. I don't know about Murray (GREAT name by the way), but Dudley is intensely curious. He smells and checks out everything. I mean everything. Goes out...sniffs the air...smells his toys in the yard...smells the patio furniture...you get the picture. Dudley will be 3 years old in December...he's not going to grow out of it. Most of the time, it just cracks me up, unless I'm really tired (like tonight), in a hurry, etc. But...that's Duddles!

    Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them...
    Filling an emptiness we don't even know we have. -- Thom Jones

  3. #3
    Bullshiht-zu mavsfan4life's Avatar
    Real Name
    Cyndi
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    2,394
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Mayhem
    Likes (Received)
    3

    Default Re: SSSSSssssllllooooowwwwww Bulldog

    That sounds just like Mayhem. He takes his sweet time!! God forbid that you try to encourage him to pick up the pace. If so, he seems to purposely move even slower. Everything is on his terms, period.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2


  4. #4
    Texas Carol....put the heart in EBN Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Texas Carol's Avatar
    Real Name
    Carol
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    7,202
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Fat Cami
    Likes (Received)
    2738

    Default Re: SSSSSssssllllooooowwwwww Bulldog

    Oh man, do I feel your pain...and frustration! It's a real learning curve.

    I've been exposed to 3 bullies, two mine, older rehomed bullies...all are
    just what you described and I am Type A to the max.

    Thank god I had some years before to mellow down due to chronic
    illness and somewhat, adjusted to slower pace & life BEFORE they came!

    Otherwise...I just don't know. Like you tho, it's so comical, I have to laugh.

    Most times.


    My 1st bully, Brutus
    RIP beloved boy.

  5. #5
    Head Pooper Scooper I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Davidh's Avatar
    Real Name
    David
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Katy, Texas
    Posts
    13,246
    Bulldog(s) Names
    BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri, & Katie
    Likes (Received)
    1557

    Default Re: SSSSSssssllllooooowwwwww Bulldog

    That's BeBe at night, she takes her sweet time, and sometimes just stands there and looks at you with this blank stare, like huh??? You want me to do what???? She's too funny.
    Have a Great Bully Day.
    Member of The Bulldog Club of America, The Bulldog Club of Texas and French Bulldog Club of America.
    Bully hugs from - BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri & Katie


  6. #6
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Sheena's Avatar
    Real Name
    Sheena
    Country
    United states
    Location
    Northwest Indiana
    Posts
    1,097
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Daisy
    Likes (Received)
    53

    Default Re: SSSSSssssllllooooowwwwww Bulldog

    lol our silly bullies! Daisy is not slow at all. Buuuuut she is stubborn as could be. If she doesnt want to do something she wont... So if shes not ready to come in from outside. We will be staying out there.. lol

  7. #7
    Skinny-Dippin' Smokin' Tidy Bowl Bionic Woman Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    brutus77's Avatar
    Real Name
    Rosalie
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Long Island NY
    Posts
    6,960
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Brutus, Frankie, and Jack
    Likes (Received)
    2792

    Default Re: SSSSSssssllllooooowwwwww Bulldog

    I think it is a bully thing. It seems like they can sense when you really need them to do something because they go in the opposite direction. Just last night I took Brutus out because I knew he had to go (he was stinkin us out of the room). He smelled every leaf, chair, fence post etc...... UGH it was soo cold and all I wanted to do was go back in. That obviously was not his plan, the big brat.

  8. #8
    Doggie Boutique Owner Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    mer55's Avatar
    Real Name
    Mary
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Sarasota, Fl
    Posts
    874
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bogey
    Likes (Received)
    53

    Default Re: SSSSSssssllllooooowwwwww Bulldog

    This is soooooo funny! Bogey usually falls asleep on the couch around 8ish. At 9:30 I take him out for his last potty. I am lucky if I can get into bed by 10! This is what he does. I wake him up, he opens his eyes, but will not move off the couch. So, I gently push him off, to which he will just plop on the floor, 1/2 asleep. I then pick up his butt and prod him to the front door. He stretches, lays back down. Prod him again, put his leash on, and now he realizes he has to go out. We get to the front yard and he starts sniffing the air, chasing the lizards and frogs, sniffing the grass and with every night sound, he stops to listen, then goes back to sniffing, and will find the FARTHEST point in our yard or our neighbors to pee. Then we have to sniff our way back, constantly looking over his shoulder for the ghosts of the night. And the worse part- if it is raining, it doesn't matter. It doesn't bother him one bit. Not bad if I have my umbrella, but I can't tell you the number of times I have been caught outside without it!! When he finally does head back in, it is at a snails pace, even with treats. I think it's in the DNA!!
    "We never really own a dog as much as they own us!"

  9. #9
    Rescue Volunteer cefe13's Avatar
    Country
    Sweden
    Posts
    1,751
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Castor
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    1359

    Default Re: SSSSSssssllllooooowwwwww Bulldog

    We have a v-e-r-y slow bulldog! He's quick as lightning when he knows he's going out to play with his dog friends, but during normal walks on the leash, he's been incredibly slow. It has improved lately, but some days he's still a very slow walker, and he often stops just to watch people or the traffic. When I take him out late in the evening and he's asleep, I actually often carry him, because otherwise he would fall asleep on his way to the door and then again in the elevator! Can't keep doing that as he gets heavier, though (he's only six months).

  10. #10
    I can handle the whiskey, if you can handle the nuts Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Jennifer Clark's Avatar
    Real Name
    Jennifer
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Posts
    2,846
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Sheldon A.K.A Shelly Bean ; Duecy (9-13-14); Maddie
    Likes (Received)
    15
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default Re: SSSSSssssllllooooowwwwww Bulldog

    Sheldon does everything at his pace. If I want him to go faster I get behind him and clap my hands and stomp a little and tell him he better get in there and he speeds up somewhat sometimes. When we take walks its at his pace he has to stop and sniff everything. When he goes outside to do his business sometimes he won't come in until we go around the block. He just plants his feet and looks at me like if you think I will willingly go back into the house think again Mom so I give in and we walk around the block after which he will happily come back into the house. Like they said its in their DNA.

    R.I.P. Duece Man 9-13-14 Gone but not forgotten, always in our hearts! Till we meet again over the Bridge, Mommy misses you.

  11. #11
    Dog Groomer Samantha Orts's Avatar
    Real Name
    Samantha
    Country
    USA
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    628
    Bulldog(s) Names
    June
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: SSSSSssssllllooooowwwwww Bulldog

    June is the slowest walker I've ever seen. Unless something startles her and she runs at the speed of light to our elevator. She's also slow to come out of her crate in the morning after she wakes up and in the afternoon when I get home. You would think she'd be so excited to come out but she just gets excited and shakes her butt in her crate. It is so funny to watch! Even if I walk away and sit on the couch, she just sits and stares for a good 5 minutes till she decides she is ready to come out. When we get her harness and leash to go outside, she will stand as still as possible thinking we won't see her if she doesn't move. Or she'll just plop down - dead weight! She likes being outside so I don't know what her deal is, we just chalk it up to her being a lazy bulldog and wanting to do things on her own terms.

  12. #12
    Skinny-Dippin' Smokin' Tidy Bowl Bionic Woman Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    brutus77's Avatar
    Real Name
    Rosalie
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Long Island NY
    Posts
    6,960
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Brutus, Frankie, and Jack
    Likes (Received)
    2792

    Default Re: SSSSSssssllllooooowwwwww Bulldog

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Clark View Post
    Sheldon does everything at his pace. If I want him to go faster I get behind him and clap my hands and stomp a little and tell him he better get in there and he speeds up somewhat sometimes. When we take walks its at his pace he has to stop and sniff everything. When he goes outside to do his business sometimes he won't come in until we go around the block. He just plants his feet and looks at me like if you think I will willingly go back into the house think again Mom so I give in and we walk around the block after which he will happily come back into the house. Like they said its in their DNA.
    Brutus does the same thing a stick of dynamite will not speed him up....unless of course he has a slipper in his mouth, then he is greased lightning!!!!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

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
  •