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    We adopted a 11 moth old English Bulldog a few weeks after our precious Bulldog Harley died. The new puppy's name is Sully and he is a sweet love bug. However he came from a home where they didn't know how to care for a bulldog so they left him in the kennel ALL THE TIME. He came to us with a terrible skin infection that took two rounds of antibiotics to clear up. He uses the bathroom in his kennel constantly and I'm sure it's because he was raised not ever knowing when and if he was getting out. So how do I fix this?? I appreciate all advise.
    Last edited by breaw1982; 06-08-2014 at 12:48 PM. Reason: Sorry for the typo in the title.

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    Love patience walks over the top praise when he does go outside I mean throw a party treats loves praise!!!

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    Agree with Jennifer , he's also still in a potty training stage so he will make loads of mistakes , watch for usual signs sniffing floor ,circling , after eating,chewing or playtime
    Again agree with Jennifer praise and reward when pup went potty into designated area , we used to takeour girls every 2 hours (sometimes earlier -like mentioned before playing ,chewing etc) And once they done potty praise and treats , at that age they cant hold it in yet properly but with patience and consistence they will learn x
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    You must think as if he is still a little pup. If he has not been house trained, as was stated, when he goes pee or poop outside, praise him and tell him how good he is, and give him a treat.Make a big happy deal of it!! If he doesn't go-no treat. Food is a motivator for a Bulldog-something special for going potty outside and lots of praise. Keep an eye on him in the house when he is loose-or keep a leash on him and keep him with you-watch for any signs that he might have to go. If he poops in crate-don't punish him-just say no poop in crate-poop outside, and take him out. He will eventually learn-it is not his fault-no one ever taught him.
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    You've gotten great advise. Thank you so much for adopting Sully and giving him a chance at a life full of happiness and love!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Clark View Post
    Love patience walks over the top praise when he does go outside I mean throw a party treats loves praise!!!

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    Well said

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    Default Re: Adopted a puppy and need some health!

    I would bring him back to puppy basics of keeping him on a strict schedule of eating play and potty. Schedule feedings has a lot to do with training and letting you know when is a good time to go out. I would try and tire him out psychically with walks and play but also his mind with training commands so by the time he goes into crate it's just to sleep as soon as he wakes it's straight outside for potty. Hope you find what works for both of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mia Amor View Post
    I would bring him back to puppy basics of keeping him on a strict schedule of eating play and potty. Schedule feedings has a lot to do with training and letting you know when is a good time to go out. I would try and tire him out psychically with walks and play but also his mind with training commands so by the time he goes into crate it's just to sleep as soon as he wakes it's straight outside for potty. Hope you find what works for both of you.

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    All great advise! I am thinking about a class they offer at pet smart. We are so glad that he is part of the family.

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    Everyone is offering great advise. He's such a precious and adorable baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breaw1982 View Post
    All great advise! I am thinking about a class they offer at pet smart. We are so glad that he is part of the family.
    Thats a great class, Buster graduated the first 2. Money well spent.

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    Default Re: Adopted a puppy and need some health!

    Hi, so great that you rescued Sully, it will take time and patience. You have been given great advice already by everyone above. Going back to puppy training basics, and praise is the best way to retrain him. Good luck, and I'm sure with your love and time he will catch on soon.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Can tell already that it will go well, so much love and caring how could it not. Chance and my husband and I plus our afternoon walker will be taking Tuesday night puppy classes at pet smart cant wait to learn a trick or two. Sully is in great hands and huge hearts congrats and bless you for taking him in.

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