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    Default Re: Holy Crazy Puppiness!

    Quote Originally Posted by LeleNY View Post
    FINALLY!!! After spending the morning reading tons of posts about behavior, I finally found one totally related to what I'm experience now!
    So BIG is almost 7 months and he's a sweetheart 90% of the time. He cuddles, licks you, knows how to sit, lay down, stay, be quiet, etc! We have a trainer and practice nothing is for free. Like I said on my most recent post, I was having trouble to treat his tear stains, but quickly he learned that if he cooperates, he gets a treat.

    But recently, those 10% of wild time is making me fear he will be aggressive. I never know if is just the adolescent phase, shark phase, whatever phase or if I will have a real problem in the future.
    But your description about Bella was perfect.

    Examples about BIG:

    Is having a zoomie, or playing with his toys and suddenly runs to me, tries to hump my leg. I say a firmly NO, he gets angry, air snaps and snaps my leg also.
    Sometimes I see his wee wee, so maybe he's super excited and need to release that extra energy.
    I have to keep saying, NO! SIT! while he keeps snaping and growling until FINALLY lays down, gives me that "Ooops, sorry!" look and goes away.

    Or like last night. We were both at the couch, me watching TV and he was chewing his toy. Suddenly, decided to chew my arm! I said no, that didn't help, so I pretended I was crying.. he got super concerned, started to lick my face all over, like saying I'm sorry (and that gaves me hope he's not a bad dog lol)

    The other day he was also playing and I was on the phone, standing up... he ran to me, started to growl, to air snap and tried to snap my ankles... I could not calm him down so I ran to the bathroom! When I left after 2 or 3 minutes, he was super ok!

    I get really concerned when those things happens! He is 7 months almost, so maybe the hormones are kicking (?). I never had a dog, so I don't know how to differentiate signs of early aggression from other typical dog behaviors.

    Tomorrow we have a vet appointment, but please tell me this is just a phase! =)

    Thanksss

    there will be two specific times that they aare going through disobedient phases (other than initial puppy stage) .... 8-10 months, what I call the toddler years and then around 15 months... the rebellious teenage years. Just stay consistent in your training and do not give an ich. always know a dog is not mature till at least 2 years of age (some breeds are 4 yrs) and traing hass to be constant till that time. Then there was Banks... she was a 9 yrs training session
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    Default Re: Holy Crazy Puppiness!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cali Doll View Post
    Awww, I understand how you feel. Bella was bad. I couldn't pet her or play with her. I distinctly remember the incident in my OP, LOL. She was a hellion, but also very smart. I remember her being aggressive and snapping back at me when I'd try to make her get her front paws of the couch. We'd go through this back and forth with me telling her "No!" and her growling, snapping, and jumping at me. She was a tiny pup then! I was also a little afraid at times, not that she'd hurt me - but, I was worried she was going to be a psycho-dog. (She is still a little psycho, but it's not aggressive...just goofy.)

    It gets better!!

    I promise your pup will calm down. Maybe males are a little more testosterone-y, but I think he's due to calm down. One thing, though, I wouldn't go running from him or backing down when he gets crazy. Bella and I had battles of will, but I never let her win, even if I was worried.

    Also, mention it to the vet, and see what they say. Message me anytime...I totally understand! I think I posted several times around that time regarding Bella's crazy behavior.

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    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...-growling.html
    Thanks a lot Cali and @2BullyMama for getting back to me!
    We went to the Vet on Saturday for a regular check up and Big is just fine!

    Considering he gets really "psycho" only once or twice a week, the vet is pretty sure it's related to the hormones!

    I learned that I have to say NO BEFORE he tries to grab my legs to hump... then he leaves me alone just fine... if I'm distracted and get him in the act, then he reacts crazy.

    Thanks a lot for you input and feedback! Such a relief to know I'm not alone! =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeleNY View Post
    Thanks a lot Cali and @2BullyMama for getting back to me!
    We went to the Vet on Saturday for a regular check up and Big is just fine!

    Considering he gets really "psycho" only once or twice a week, the vet is pretty sure it's related to the hormones!

    I learned that I have to say NO BEFORE he tries to grab my legs to hump... then he leaves me alone just fine... if I'm distracted and get him in the act, then he reacts crazy.

    Thanks a lot for you input and feedback! Such a relief to know I'm not alone! =)
    I think he'll grow out of it. Bulldog puppies are so big for their ages that it might scare first time dog/bulldog owners a bit when they go zoomie crazy. I'm not sure if it's hormones, I have a three year old bully, Ruckus, who isn't neutered and he is calmer than neutered bullies we've met, but wilder than others also. Now his puppy sister, 11 month old Regina, was a total shark when she was younger and sometimes still is. I have to remind her constantly that she has to be gentle when playing.

    Does he have a crate? I taught both of mine "go crate", not as a punishment but just as a command and they know to calm down and chill when I send them there.

    Good luck! The puppy phase will pass and you'll find yourself wishing they were babies again!

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    Default Re: Holy Crazy Puppiness!

    Quote Originally Posted by g8erjackie View Post
    I think he'll grow out of it. Bulldog puppies are so big for their ages that it might scare first time dog/bulldog owners a bit when they go zoomie crazy. I'm not sure if it's hormones, I have a three year old bully, Ruckus, who isn't neutered and he is calmer than neutered bullies we've met, but wilder than others also. Now his puppy sister, 11 month old Regina, was a total shark when she was younger and sometimes still is. I have to remind her constantly that she has to be gentle when playing.

    Does he have a crate? I taught both of mine "go crate", not as a punishment but just as a command and they know to calm down and chill when I send them there.

    Good luck! The puppy phase will pass and you'll find yourself wishing they were babies again!
    Thanks for your input!
    He goes to obedience class and everything. Luckily, like I said, the "crazy" times happens only twice a week more or less.
    I put him on the sit or down position and ask him to calm a bit. It works if I do it immediately.
    He's mellow most of the time... =)

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