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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Why I mentioned on leash dog parks Only. My German Shepherd as a pup was attacked 2x it ruined him. He was 24/7 on his guard for 8years. Extremely stressful when i walked him daily. I had to walk him like at 6am in the morning so less people on the roads. I don’t agree with any dog parks. But if you want to socialize and all dogs are on a leash eeeeeee maybe. Personally I don’t go with my 2 even if they are all on leashes cause of kennel coughs, distempered etc... but that’s me.
    Yikes that’s awful! Our last dog was very under socialized so I completely understand...we had to walk him at night also. We got him from a shelter as an adult. I guess I’m terrified of Brutus being fearful or aggressive at all. I’m trying to socialize him to everything. That was my thinking behind the dog park. Because I don’t have any friends with dogs close to me. But I have heard terrible things about dog parks before. He sees dogs on walks and at stores, he’s done really well so far. But it’s also not very often and if they play it’s not for long. Usually it’s just walking past a dog. So I’m at a loss for how to socialize without the dog park.

    Maybe I’m too paranoid. I loved our last dog dearly but it was so stressful and hard. He lashed out at any stranger. We just dealt with it after many trainers didn’t work. I really just want Brutus to be well rounded, he doesn’t need to be perfect but no aggression would be nice.

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    Sorry I worded that weird! I didnít mean your GS was under socialized. Just that I understood having to walk a dog at night. Iím not even exactly sure thatís why our previous dog was aggressive. Thatís just what I was told whenever I talked to people about his behavior. Iíd get the Ďoooh he wasnít socialized well, was he?í line. We had zero clue what happened to him in his 2 years of life before us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlana View Post
    Sorry I worded that weird! I didn’t mean your GS was under socialized. Just that I understood having to walk a dog at night. I’m not even exactly sure that’s why our previous dog was aggressive. That’s just what I was told whenever I talked to people about his behavior. I’d get the ‘oooh he wasn’t socialized well, was he?’ line. We had zero clue what happened to him in his 2 years of life before us.
    You had your as an adult. Lots can happen in a dog’s life in a year. You probably just picked up the pieces and tried your best. My GS I had him as a pup, went to a nice dog park n a good 10 dogs just went after mind who was only 3 months old. Then at 6 months old he would growl at people wearing hoodies which was cold outside.. but wasn’t a good sign. Went to another dog park same crap. Pack of dogs attacked Major. Major was a big GS at 6 months he weighed 65 lbs. the packed rolled him over, ripped some fur but he got up and went for it. Just the brain was 6 months n he wasn’t sure what to do. I jumped in n grabbed him n pushed others till stupid owners realized their dogs were out of control. Why I’m not keen on dog parks. It’s NOT the dogs the issue but the owners.

    Anyhooooo, Just walk him in busy areas and like you said outside dog parks. Drive to a parking lot and stand there near a mall. People will come out and of course pet him. Or go on Meetup.com NO not a hookup dating site lol. It’s a site all sorts of people meet (groups) up for anything n everything. I’ve seen some for bulldogs. Check it out. Might be good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlana View Post
    I meant why is he so offended by a normal walk but not when I take him to a store or park? He loves going to the store but a walk around the neighborhood he hates. But that answers my question, he probably doesnít get as much out of it mentally. The little bugger makes me feel awful for taking him on a walk
    its a stage all puppies go through - hating walks. May be they are a bit uncomfortable in an open space after being inside for 2 months after birth, but being in the shops or parks distracts them from that feeling. When I just got Tank he was so reluctant to go around neighborhood for a walk, I cried and told my husband ďwhat Iím gonna do with this dog?Ē. Now Tank loves walks and is super fit bully.
    When he stops, just pick him up, give him kisses, carry a bit and then again put on the ground. He will be fine very soon.

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    Iím not a huge fan of dog parks either. We go for walks at dog friendly parks and beaches where the dogís are supposed to be on a leash. You can also take him and walk around Home Depot as well.


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    Hi there! I think 2Bullymama may be right about the walks. I think he is just being stubborn.
    It took my girl Stella at least month or so when she was young to actually like to go on a walk. She would do the same and act like it was torture.
    Now she LOVES it and she looks so proud trotting down the street it makes us giggle!

    Give him time and he will start to love the walks i am sure.. just be consistent in taking him even when he is stubborn and it will get better and better. Having some treats with you is also very handy!

    As far as tuggy goes, they do tend to loose their minds a bit.. ! Mine will play tuggy and she loves it and she growls but it's a play growl.. Then she will let me steal it and throw and she fetches and brings it back for more tuggy.
    If you can find other things for him to play instead it is probably a good idea, but also teaching him to "stop and/or drop it" on command will be the best thing you can do. It will help with many things and not just tug-o-war..

    Be patient, consistent and continue to show him who is boss.. YOU
    Then smother with kisses... hahahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbrugs View Post
    I’m not a huge fan of dog parks either. We go for walks at dog friendly parks and beaches where the dog’s are supposed to be on a leash. You can also take him and walk around Home Depot as well.


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    never took Tank and will never take him to the dog park. I don’t think it’s a good place, Especially for a young puppy. It is like kindergarten for small kids - they just get sick every month. Dog park is not really socializing, because it’s enormous information overload for a puppy to take, noise, smells, tens of dogs. It is much better to find some dog friends among neighborsor friends, 1-3 of them, and go for a walk together, when puppy can properly process information, establish relationships with other dogs. It’s more than enough for socialisation of puppy, and much more safe infection wise.

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    Thanks everyone for the great advice! A little update. We haven’t been playing tug of war and instead finding other ways to play. No more incidents. In fact he’s doing amazing with nipping, for a 4 month old puppy he’s been very gentle and really doesn’t put his mouth on us much. He did of course go through phases but I’m really happy with his progress! Especially after stopping tug which seemed to be the source of our problems.

    He likes doing zoomies around the yard. We got him a huge ball like suggested and he loves it. Sometimes he still refuses to fetch it but he does enjoy it a lot more than regular balls. Still fighting walks but we’ll get there. I still make him go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlana View Post
    Thanks everyone for the great advice! A little update. We haven’t been playing tug of war and instead finding other ways to play. No more incidents. In fact he’s doing amazing with nipping, for a 4 month old puppy he’s been very gentle and really doesn’t put his mouth on us much. He did of course go through phases but I’m really happy with his progress! Especially after stopping tug which seemed to be the source of our problems.

    He likes doing zoomies around the yard. We got him a huge ball like suggested and he loves it. Sometimes he still refuses to fetch it but he does enjoy it a lot more than regular balls. Still fighting walks but we’ll get there. I still make him go
    All about baby steps. And yes make him go! Good job!!!

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