Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Aggression/protections issues

  1. #1
    Pooper scooper
    Real Name
    Jessica
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    39
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Porky
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default Aggression/protections issues

    My 6 yr old bully has had anxiety since I got her two years ago. She gets very anxious around kids. Previously, she got too protective of her crate and I took it away. Now she's protective of her bed and toys. She doesn't growl at me or typically people. She will get aggressive with other dogs that come around her "stuff". I recently had back surgery and had to stay at my moms so we moved the bed and her to the room I'm staying in. Well now when my mom knocks and comes in the room she is barking and growling..... She did this with my step dad as well. Also when I force her out of the room she runs back to the door to try and get back to her bed..... I don't want her behavior to continue to escalate. Any thoughts?

  2. #2
    Chunky's Chauffeur Become a 4 Paw Member Chunky White's Avatar
    Real Name
    Wes
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,778
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Chunky White
    Likes (Received)
    2591

    Default Re: Aggression/protections issues

    I have no real experience with what you are going through with Porky but I am guessing she has separation anxiety due to what her first 4 years were like and you're the only person she believes she can count on right now. Maybe it would help if others tried paying her attention and gave her treats or played with her so she feels like they are part of her family also. I really have no idea but hope for you and her she gets over her anxiety. Have you talked to a vet or trainer?

    Owner: Wes
    Bulldog: Chunky White

  3. #3
    Bulldog Walker Frith's Avatar
    Real Name
    Anna
    Country
    USA
    Location
    ME
    Posts
    291
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Frith
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    354

    Default Re: Aggression/protections issues

    Perhaps a dog behaviorist? or trainer? Aggression issues are best left to the experienced.
    Fritthy

  4. #4
    Pooper scooper
    Real Name
    Jessica
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    39
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Porky
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default Re: Aggression/protections issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Chunky White View Post
    I have no real experience with what you are going through with Porky but I am guessing she has separation anxiety due to what her first 4 years were like and you're the only person she believes she can count on right now. Maybe it would help if others tried paying her attention and gave her treats or played with her so she feels like they are part of her family also. I really have no idea but hope for you and her she gets over her anxiety. Have you talked to a vet or trainer?
    She regularly goes to the vet and I had her checked out. Pretty much the consensus is she has bad anxiety. SHe gets very nervous around kids and has jumped at and snipped toward my nieces before but she seemed to have improved a bit lately with that.

  5. Likes Chunky White, 2BullyMama liked this post
  6. #5
    EBN's SWEETHEART aka our little GOOB Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    ddnene's Avatar
    Real Name
    Tracey
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Posts
    12,722
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Willow (2015) Walter (2014) Winston (2012-13) Wellie (2012-13) Bella (2007-13)
    Likes (Received)
    5562

    Default Re: Aggression/protections issues

    I would get a trainer involved ASAP, but for now since you had surgery (and staying w/family) when she acts inappropriately I would immediately put her in a time-out. A crate is best, but you could also confine her to a room when she can calm down… does she have an area where she can hide when she's getting anxious?

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
    RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie

  7. #6
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,140
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11479

    Default Re: Aggression/protections issues

    Quote Originally Posted by jessica989 View Post
    My 6 yr old bully has had anxiety since I got her two years ago. She gets very anxious around kids. Previously, she got too protective of her crate and I took it away. Now she's protective of her bed and toys. She doesn't growl at me or typically people. She will get aggressive with other dogs that come around her "stuff". I recently had back surgery and had to stay at my moms so we moved the bed and her to the room I'm staying in. Well now when my mom knocks and comes in the room she is barking and growling..... She did this with my step dad as well. Also when I force her out of the room she runs back to the door to try and get back to her bed..... I don't want her behavior to continue to escalate. Any thoughts?

    First -- for you, positive thoughts for a quick recovery on your back surgery. Now, Porky --- from what you describe it seems to me that she is insecure and needs leadership, she is protecting her 'resources' and that can escalate quickly. You need to start using 'nothing in life is free' (if you are not) and get a trainer to come into the home to help you correct the issues.

    best of luck and please keep us posted
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  8. Likes ChrisRN liked this post

Remove Ads

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •