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    Oh dear, sounds like you are having a stressful time :0(
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    Ours is stubborn, too! He is 10 months old. If he just stares at me without coming when called, I turn my back and wait or run away like something is interesting elsewhere. Eventually, curiosity will get the better of him and he will come and see what I am up to. Then I give him lots of praise and a treat (I hide the treats as I don't like to bribe, only reward). He now comes when called because we did this so many times.

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    I will try it :0))
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jocha25 View Post
    My Bulldog puppy is the same. I also have a Bullmastiff that is stubborn as hell. You open the back door and he drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes and plays dead to avoid being put outside. The front door is another matter as it means walkies....

    He also does this in the car, when we are going somewhere nice he jumps out of the car like something silly. When we get home he refuses to budge. It is a good job my partner weight lifts as we end up having to carry him in and he is 133lbs....

    The treat thing is interesting as he has stopped doing things for his normal treats. It has to be extra special like cheese, meats from the deli counter.....

    Having said that, I do love his silly ways and he usually has me in stitches. I had him at the vets as he had banged his leg. The vet said not to walk him and rest it after he had given him anti inflammatory injection, because we tried to put him straight in the car and he associates the car with the beach/lakes he was playing dead in the street and everyone was looking. I just think he is way too clever and has me sussed out 
    Mine also need high value treats for certain things. When the are outside and wont come in, I am yelling "Who wants chicken cutlet"?? SMH
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    I have been looking for a solution to my bulldogs stubbornness. Indoors its not a problem but outside when hes off leash 90% of the time i can control him...Its that 10% part that he totally ignores my commands and does what he wants to do even running off to play /meet with another dog.. Treats in this situation dosent work. Does anyone have any ideas how to get his attention back onto me? I will say this a mechanical whistle he either come or he wont. A person whistles through his teeth and no matter who is doing it he will goto that person...MY problem i cant whistle to save my life.....

    hmm thinking about it is there different types of whistles that give different pitch and sound i might have to try and see if i can find one that he will listen too
    Last edited by Ray Harper; 05-11-2014 at 05:39 PM. Reason: an epiphany just arrived in the last paragraph lol

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    Mine is 14 weeks and is that stubborn he is refusing to do things in the house even for treats 😂
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    Bribe them with food lol, learn to love the stubbornness !!!

    it doesn't matter how bad my day is going it love diesel when he's in that zone. Like if it's raining and I grab the lead, he's got that ( and you can sod off look ) on his big mushy face as I am dragging him out the front door

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    I have a Bullmastiff that is the same, he has defo got the Bulldog traits. I like that side of his character so much I thought I would get the real thing. I am a sucker for punishment. The upside is I can actually move Reggie if he refuses. I have no chance with the Bullmastiff haha ;0)
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    I used to have an English mastiff now I have an EBD puppy! They are the same!! My mastiff was the smartest dog I've ever seen however he only did what HE wanted to do when HE wanted to do it. My puppy, Patton, now is following in those footsteps. He does do *most* things for treats at home but oh man when we are at Puppy Kindergarten and there is so many way more intersting things going on than listening to me and Daddy forget it! He'd rather starve! lol It's the breeds. They are the smartest dogs I've ever had. Clearly they train us. I joke now "It's Patton's world and we're all just living in it!" Love my stubborn one to pieces!!
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    T.R.E.A.T.S!!!! A piece of chicken or cheese can go a long way into convincing a bully to do something!

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    Mine knows that when i tell him "hier" he gets a reward but it takes time for him to come to me. He would first mark then sniff then come or he would just stare at me a good 3 mins. then come lol he makes me laugh so i dont mind.

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