Okay!! I posted about Spanky's behavior when he was like 13 weeks old or something like that (biting, lunging, barking, growling)...and after all of your responses, I felt more confident...and then shortly after Spanky was an ANGEL. He has been so very good from weeks 14/15 up until last week...he is now 20 weeks and has become DEVIL DOG again. Now, he is teething really bad right now as he has all of his baby canines out and adult one's cutting through. Is this why he is being absolutely crazy?? I would like to answer this myself and say YES, but I guess I'm really just looking for a little reassurance. Yes, he is teething....but at 20 weeks you would think he'd know a little better...he was doing good with bite inhibition before, but that seems to be out the window now? I don't even hardly have to do anything and he freaks out at me and is RELENTLESS. Please tell me that he is still just being a puppy .....
My smooshy face boy!
I promise you this faze will pass… try to keep him occupied if possible, a tired puppy is a better behaved pup. Since the weather is warmer you can try tug-of-war, ball or hide and seek in the house.
"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
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All normal my dear He's still just youngin' - these phases will pass as he grows. Keep on training training training, and the outcome once he grows out of it will be WONDERFUL
My whole heart, Tyson.
Whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend, obviously never owned a Bulldog.
teenager phase. More to come.
Hug your bully today
hehe.....he gave you a false sense of security as they all are capable of doing. Sounds familiar......perfect little angel and then out pops the devil dog. This will happen now and taper off for a little bit and then there are the terrible twos........yeap. Thats when things get really interesting......advice: patience, patience and more patience. If eyes are not on him, crate him. He must have full supervision and then even after he is two you may have to face the fact that he could be a life-time chewer. Bullies love to chew.......antlers are a good choice as well as uncooked large beef bones from the butcher. Uncooked only through because the cooked beef bones splitter. Good luck!
I always think I want another puppy and then I remember this phase. I loved frank but I really did not like him at that time! Haha, they can be such little brats. This will pass quickly and soon you'll forget all about it and start wanting another!
Ha!ha! I call it "just when you think it's safe to go back in the water" phase! After such hard work getting them not to bite, and they are doing pretty well,all of a sudden
teething-great white shark shows up. Hang in there-sometimes at this age they will have a few in house accidents,too. They keep you from getting complacent.
Hang in there,don't give up,keep at it,one day the frog will be your prince, and you will be rewarded for all your hard work.
“It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough,all the components of my heart will be dog,and I will become as generous and loving as they are"
yep -- and at around 8 mths, it will kick in again redirect, redirect, redirect
There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your life.
Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings
lots of Bitter Apple. Spray it everywhere he bites. I would spray it on my fingers, toes and clothes.
Oh goodness! Thanks to you all...the reassurance really helps! (except for knowing there is more to come!) cool, calm, and collected, RIGHT? haha
I'm having the same issues with Buster and we also call him Devil dog. Lol. I can't beleave that he and so many others are like this cause my last bullie was such an angel to us his whole life. Yeah he chewed on furniture and stuff but never on us.