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    Default Re: HELP PLEASE....severe aggression...ADVICE NEEDED

    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Megan, our apologies if it seemed harsh - its never meant that way. We care for him as much as you do which is the exact reason why we just want to make sure you do everything safely - not just for him, but for you as well. We know you care for him, and this is why you reached out for suggestions, and help. I know he will learn, and you are doing everything in your power to help him.
    Thank you! im on edge i apologize if i was jumping to conclusions its all alot to take in and with a ton of differences its all overwhelming but rest assured i wont jump into anything too harshly!

    i have a trainer coming to observe Dexter in home on the 31st (wish it was closer) and im hopeful she can help!!

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    Default Re: HELP PLEASE....severe aggression...ADVICE NEEDED

    Quote Originally Posted by meganhicks View Post
    Thank you! im on edge i apologize if i was jumping to conclusions its all alot to take in and with a ton of differences its all overwhelming but rest assured i wont jump into anything too harshly!

    i have a trainer coming to observe Dexter in home on the 31st (wish it was closer) and im hopeful she can help!!
    Totally understandable. We want the best for him too which is why we all just wanted to make sure he nor you were hurt in the process. I'm so happy you have a trainer coming out. That Dexter boy will come around, I just know it. He just wants to be boss, LOL. Please keep us updated on his progress, as we all love to hear what works, and doesn't work, and of course good progress reports

    This way in the future - YOU can be the one who helps another member having the same issues!

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    Default Re: HELP PLEASE....severe aggression...ADVICE NEEDED

    Great news on the trainer. Let us know how it goes.
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    I think the trainer will be a great thing. I'm praying for the best for you and Dexter. I can tell you love him dearly. You're doing the right thing.

    {MEAN JOE BELLA}



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    Default Re: HELP PLEASE....severe aggression...ADVICE NEEDED

    We also have the Julius harness, and I could agree with the above said. The handle is really a good way to grab on quick, and stop the aggressive movement. Although we have never had any issues with aggressive behavioral. I use it more for lifting Jack into the car, and up on the stairs.

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    Default Re: HELP PLEASE....severe aggression...ADVICE NEEDED

    Megan,

    Hope the session with trainer will reveal the root cause of the aggression.

    I have personal experience with aggression in dogs. A lot of times aggression stems from anxiety or nervousness. Very few pups/dogs are psychotic.
    Had to deal with a psychotic pup (doberman) for 2 months before giving him away.

    If it is anxiety/nervousness then you have hope. The dog needs a leader. It is just confused figuring out things on its own.
    Try these techniques; some may be easier said than done.

    Vocal and non-contact methods:
    a. Stare down with eye contact
    b. Stern voice and snap commands (not high pitched); NO must be a short firm NO in an even low voice
    c. Ignore him when he gets aggressive; distraction method

    Physical methods (more difficult and a bit scary with an 80lb bulldog)
    a. Catch the dog by the scruff of the neck as soon as you see signs of aggression
    b. Choke hold with your arm (your elbow around the dog's neck and hold him close to you and calm him)
    c. Firm ear hold and turn the dog away from you and brace them with your legs (both ears; should not hurt per se but should be a credible threat)

    Routine methods
    a. Exercise your dog (good for the dog); will tire him out so that aggression will not be on his mind
    b. If he is the leash yanking type ask the trainer how to use a choke chain to stop yanking; contrary to popular belief there is a way to use choke chain on EBs with small/short tugs)
    c. Diet. Weight reduction.

    Medical methods
    a. You already have done the due diligence by getting basic blood tests and other stuff

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    Megan amy updates after the trainer came? Hopefully all was positive training

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    Default Re: HELP PLEASE....severe aggression...ADVICE NEEDED

    I have some similar problems with aggression in my 5 month old bulldog. He is not allowed on any furniture or to our bedrooms he sleeps in a crate and sometimes in a dog bed in the living room. He can be very affectionate at times but a lot of the time he just tries to nip us and attacks our feet and when it gets bad he comes at us with his mouth open to bite. I have had a trainer in my home and he was as good as gold so I am still no further on with this issue as a trainer can't fix a behaviour they don't see. While we got tips as to what to do George just doesn't listen to us. I am hoping it's a puppy thing but I'm not sure.
    You have my sympathy with this issue but know you are not alone. I also live in a small place and it's hard to socialise dogs when there is no dog parks etc nearby. I hope you can get help sorted.

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    Default Re: HELP PLEASE....severe aggression...ADVICE NEEDED

    Quote Originally Posted by Evilo View Post
    I have some similar problems with aggression in my 5 month old bulldog. He is not allowed on any furniture or to our bedrooms he sleeps in a crate and sometimes in a dog bed in the living room. He can be very affectionate at times but a lot of the time he just tries to nip us and attacks our feet and when it gets bad he comes at us with his mouth open to bite. I have had a trainer in my home and he was as good as gold so I am still no further on with this issue as a trainer can't fix a behaviour they don't see. While we got tips as to what to do George just doesn't listen to us. I am hoping it's a puppy thing but I'm not sure.
    You have my sympathy with this issue but know you are not alone. I also live in a small place and it's hard to socialise dogs when there is no dog parks etc nearby. I hope you can get help sorted.

    have you tried or are using 'Nothing in life is free' this is an easy training technique that helps you establish the leadership role with him

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...technique.html
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    Unfortunately nothing like toys or petting are incentives for George only food and even that isn't enough if he doesn't want to do something. I can see how nilif works for training but with him nothing is as much fun as biting and chewing on us so I'm totally at a loss to know how to stop this.
    He's playing or sitting one minute next thing he fixates on our hands or feet and just attacks and it's not related to us moving, he seems to just decide it would be fun. He will not play with us he takes the toy away into his bed/crate and then returns to bite, the aggression seems to get worse if we keep reproducing the toy.
    I also have family living close by who call in at the most inappropriate times and allow George to do what he likes I can't tell them to stop him they don't listen so any work I do with him is usually ruined in a couple of hours.

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    Default Re: HELP PLEASE....severe aggression...ADVICE NEEDED

    Quote Originally Posted by Evilo View Post
    Unfortunately nothing like toys or petting are incentives for George only food and even that isn't enough if he doesn't want to do something. I can see how nilif works for training but with him nothing is as much fun as biting and chewing on us so I'm totally at a loss to know how to stop this.
    He's playing or sitting one minute next thing he fixates on our hands or feet and just attacks and it's not related to us moving, he seems to just decide it would be fun. He will not play with us he takes the toy away into his bed/crate and then returns to bite, the aggression seems to get worse if we keep reproducing the toy.
    I also have family living close by who call in at the most inappropriate times and allow George to do what he likes I can't tell them to stop him they don't listen so any work I do with him is usually ruined in a couple of hours.
    Sounds like the good ole puppy phase! Also known as the shark phase- hands and feet, just about anything. The crate will be your friend!

    Good luck...
    @Meghanhicks, how did trainer go?

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    Default Re: HELP PLEASE....severe aggression...ADVICE NEEDED

    Ok well I guess I can live with it if it's a puppy thing. But I won't be giving up on trying to train him. Thanks guys.

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