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    Default Re: Gretchen is up to her old tricks again

    Quote Originally Posted by michelle23093 View Post
    She has a appt for go away in January for a few weeks for agression management. I'm stressed how I'm gonna pay for this. It's 1450. I have a month to save for it but it's Christmas time. I don't want to give her up but I do want to fix this
    her following you is part of just being a bully, her growling! hitting and disobedience is due to her knowing/sensing your fear and apprehension. You need to gain confidence in yourself with her and make her believe you are the leader. Her going away for training is not bad, but in home with you would be more beneficial for all.

    hugs and prayers to you for trying all you can to give her a good home
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    There are none locally that offer in home training so I have to opt for going away . He comes and works with us afterwards for few hours then makes several house visits to see how we are doing. He said he can't accomplish all he needs in a few hours a day so he works one on one with her for 2 weeks. I would prefer at home but he said she needs to learn obedience then lead up to respecting us and working for what she gets. It will be good for her and us too. Just saving process. At this point I've done absolutely everything I can do to make her fit in my family. I sure hope it works. I love Gretchen!!!!

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    All the trainers local to me are over 2 or more hours away so it would be very costly to get them to come and stay here several times a week. I have incorporated a lot of what he has told me on phone and it's working a lot. I still want her to go though.she needs this

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    Default Re: Gretchen is up to her old tricks again

    Quote Originally Posted by michelle23093 View Post
    All the trainers local to me are over 2 or more hours away so it would be very costly to get them to come and stay here several times a week. I have incorporated a lot of what he has told me on phone and it's working a lot. I still want her to go though.she needs this
    Best of luck... I will keep praying things work out and Gretchen comes around!! Please keep posted
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    Default Re: Gretchen is up to her old tricks again

    Quote Originally Posted by michelle23093 View Post
    All the trainers local to me are over 2 or more hours away so it would be very costly to get them to come and stay here several times a week. I have incorporated a lot of what he has told me on phone and it's working a lot. I still want her to go though.she needs this
    I'm trying not to make this sound insensitive or harsh. But, I can't be sure how to put it but just to put it plainly (English is only my 3rd language). From what I understand in your OP (I may not have the full understanding of the situation), I think you need the training as much as - if not more than - Gretchen does.

    Bulldogs are very smart dogs. I can see them being the most obedient dog with somebody they see as "master" and recognize an opportunity to rule the roost with somebody they see as weaker. Most dogs recognize their place even with spoiling. Some dogs, and I think Gretchen is one of these, sees themselves as the boss of you and spoiling reinforces it. In my opinion, it would be better if you yourself go through the training on how to be very confident, very consistent, and not fear getting bit by your dog. It can be a tough thing to do especially if your natural personality is not the Type-A gentle-but-firm boss range (tough love). But, it can be done with dedication.

    Hope everything works out for the best.

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    Thanks makes me feel good to know I'm trying hard to help her . I love her and it makes me sad each day to have to deal with this behavior and for her to have to as well. It all stems from past and her inability to trust and allow me to be the pack leader not her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelle23093 View Post
    Thanks makes me feel good to know I'm trying hard to help her . I love her and it makes me sad each day to have to deal with this behavior and for her to have to as well. It all stems from past and her inability to trust and allow me to be the pack leader not her.
    we are all pulling for you.... keep us posted, please
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