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    Hoping someone has been in a similar situation and prevailed...

    We have a 9 week old EB (partially housebroken and knows to go outside or let us know) and she has recently been doing the following. She is doing these things at certain parts of the day and most of the day she is chill and pleasant.

    Excessive biting of everything
    Random running spurts
    Ignoring all voice/noises in general (she is not at all deaf)
    Urinating in same spot as if purposely in the house (after we have taken her out/given commands)
    Running behind furniture where its hard for us to get (behind tv...etc)


    Now...she also has done well with these things (mind you we have only had her 6 days):

    Sleeping well in her crate
    No barking
    Has not destroyed anything
    Poops outside only
    Eats well


    We thought we'd ask this because we have read that she is showing signs of dominant behavior such as taking the lead in her mouth, ignoring calls/commands, running ahead of us while walking, and nipping at hands and feet while walking and throughout day.

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    Default Re: Puppy Acting Out!!!

    Sounds like a typical puppy to me. Mine is 13 weeks old and just when you think they have figured out where to go potty, they will squat down in the house while looking directly at you, LOL. We keep plenty of toys for the puppy to chew on instead of us or the furniture.

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    Sounds like my Charlie at her age but she'll soon outgrow all of those things but for now, you have to be in charge. Charlie now is 5 months and there were times I thought I was going to lose my "ish" and I had a few "come to jesus" meetings with him letting him know what was right and wrong. The Monks of New Skete believe that there are 5 things that dogs mustn't do; poop or pee in the house, steal food, become aggressive, disobey commands, and challenge you-these behaviors must be corrected immediately and of course there are pros and cons to their approach, I try to find the middle road to discipline.
    Charlie was our first EB-Ive owned English Labs for the last twenty years and wasn't really prepared for his personality. Even after all the reading and preparation before owning our first bulldog, I still wasn't prepared, just a whole new mind set. But Ive come to appreciate him and how bright he really is in a very short time. This forum is the best and has helped me and the family to make Charlie's life so much better, its an invaluable tool you'll come to count on month by month-good luck!!-img_0509-jpg

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    Thank you so much! We are having a heck of a day with her...she is just hating anything we do to show her we are in charge. We will keep working at it!
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    @TheFknHansons I laugh because this is typical bullie pup behavior! Sometimes they will try your patience,other times they will make you laugh! They are very smart, and don't do things just to please you, as they have a mind of their own. They are very strong willed, and bribery seems to work best for training them. Getting the "zoomies," and biting spells are totally normal,but you must have some very tough toys to redirect their biting spells. They slow down with the biting(you've got to keep at it,)and when they get their second teeth(4/5) months,there should not be any more biting. They are really not like any other dog. That is part of their "charm"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    @TheFknHansons I laugh because this is typical bullie pup behavior! Sometimes they will try your patience,other times they will make you laugh! They are very smart, and don't do things just to please you, as they have a mind of their own. They are very strong willed, and bribery seems to work best for training them. Getting the "zoomies," and biting spells are totally normal,but you must have some very tough toys to redirect their biting spells. They slow down with the biting(you've got to keep at it,)and when they get their second teeth(4/5) months,there should not be any more biting. They are really not like any other dog. That is part of their "charm"!
    most of us have been there the shark phase was the worst stay consistent with your commands, rewards timing is everything correct immediately and praise praise praise
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    HA HA HA sounds Familiar Rosie is 9 weeks old now also , Rosie does all those , but you are lucky Rosie poops on the puppy pad MOST times in house ( middle of the night is worse as I am a sleep ) Rosie p,s on the puppy pads now YEAHHH sounds like Roxy has got the poop part right .
    You sound like you have a normal Bulldog Pup to Me , Every single thing is new to Roxy everything , she will want like a child to explore behind things under things ect ect , Buy a bottle of Natures Miracle or similar NO PUPPY CHEW, spray electrical cords FIRST that she might have access too . Like having a toddler you have to get down on you knees and crawl around look from there prospective at everything and remember that to them that it might look interesting to say chew on or pull on . you must PUPPY PROOF your house . Right now Roxy and Rosie are starting to Teeth so everything and I mean everything is chew-able.
    The spurts of energy are huge normal play with her a lot , wear her out especial before bed time so ya get some sleep and she does also take her for walks is fun too , there sponges like kids right now train em the way you want them , I have more pics of Rosie right now sleeping because she is worn out and it allows Me to have a quiet three fingers of scotch on the rocks before she wakes up lol .
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    It's totally normal. I thought Bella was going to be some kind of a bully psychopath because she seemed to like inflicting pain, and she would aggressively bark back to me when I corrected her.



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    VERY typical behavior… I would advise starting some training to help w/the madness. We used a personal trainer, and Leah has helped us tremendously!!!

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    She's just a puppy so I really don't think it's a dominance thing. Puppies chew leads until they get used to it and at that age, sure she can hear you, but she doesn't actually understand all of your commands or what you want. Make sure you're rewarding good behavior with treats, praise, and affection. Redirecting works better at this age because any big attention you give to their bad behavior can just excite them and make them want to do it more or run around the room doing zoomies.

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    OMG she loves doing zoomies LOL We will start reacting less to her bad behavior and redirect her.

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    She is being a typical 9 week old puppy. They will not be fully potty trained until around 6 to 7 months of age and even then will have accidents here and there. The biting is normal, they will out grow this. they love to get behind things, so block them off if you don't want her back there. They don't listen very well either, just like human kids, they will learn in time. She is just a baby and can not and will not learn over night. Enjoy the puppy months, as they don't last that long. She will get better in time. Plus read this short articular, it may help.

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