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    my puppy is just 10 weeks old and he is soooo aggressive i have buy him a ot of chew toys and i play with him all the time bt he dot even pay attention to his toys all he want to do is attack me, he has already bit me in the face and in the arm and he bits my fingers all the times but not as bad as he did with my face and arm because he made a cut that was bleeding, i play with him because i want to cuddle with him but when we go to the couch he gets even more aggressive and if i tell him not to fo it he attacks me even more, i dont know what to do i dont want him to get used to bitting but i cant hit him in order to stop him from bitting me if i tell him stoppppp he gets even more aggressive.

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    sounds just like my rex .. he was the same way when we got him at 12 weeks and now at a year does it still once in a while . .try not to rough play with him soo much and make sure he knows that biting isnt ok.. its hard i tried everything too and thought nothin was working but eventually he kinda grew out of it .. and chucky will too .. they try and see what they can get away with .. and determine who the leader of the pack is .. so you have to be the bigger dog in this situation

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    Bulldogs are rough in play. He may or may not even be "attacking" you in his mind. He might just think it is play. Is he getting in the play position during these times (front end down & back end up)? The best thing you can do is to stop playing with him COMPLETELY for a bit as soon as he bites or jumps on you. Just put him on the floor if he is on the sofa, or get up and walk away from him if you are on the floor. When you do this, give a VERY firm, VERY deep, and VERY loud NO!! and refuse to even look at him. Ignore him. Then when it seems he has calmed down, you can resume a gentle play. If he bites again, then firm no and leave him again. He will understand. As far as scratches, he doesn't know he is scratching you. Clip those sharp little puppy nails .

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    Brooklyn was this way for a bit too. I used to flip her onto her back and hold her there until she calmed down. Even then sometimes she'd get right back at me and I'd repeat it until she stopped.

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    Yes Jorge, I agree with @GatorRay Some of these guys love to play rough and it's up to you to decide when it's play time. Some of them don't want to cuddle unless they are tired. Then they will fall asleep on you. See if you can get him too chase a tennis ball. If he needs to chew or bite, I like the NYLABONE it is virtually indestructible. And bully's love it! Also some type of thick rubber toy like a KONG, these have a hole in them so you can hide a treat.
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    This has got to be one of the toughest puppy phases. It really upset me when Lucy did it. To him he is playing, they play like this with thier brothers and sisters before they part. He needs to learn about whats acceptable. When he was in the litter if he bit to hard his brother/sister would yelp to say ouch that hurt! too hard!!
    What worked for us was my taking this roll and "yelping, OUCH!!" high pitch and withdrawing from her. She would be surprised and distracted momentarily and withdraw..at that point it is important to reward the withdrawal..."good girl, no bite". Everytime she bit us we did the same, if she didn't stop then we actaully physically removed her from us put her down with a firm, low "NO". It takes time but it works, I did also use "Time out", in her crate, but that was more for my benefit, when I knew it was getting too much and I was close to getting angry, off to her crate while I had a cuppa to calm myself. She was always sound asleep within minutes and didnt at all mind crate time.

    Hang in there @Jorge Rodriguez the snuggle bum you so yearn for is there and soon you like me will be smothered by the weight of a 1 year old bully that still tries to snuggle on your knee.
    Whichever way you choose to teach him NO!! consistency is the key.

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    good advise @Lucy-licious!
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    They all do this in different ways! Most of it they outgrow. You need to let him know you are serious..be consistent..use time out like @Lucy-licious! Said and be quicker getting your face out of the way!

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    All the posts above give really really good advice. Just be consistent and make sure he knows this behaviour is really unacceptable. He will grow out of it eventually, he just needs to learn what the boundaries are.

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    I just got through this stage with Samson (he's now nearly 5 months old.) Our breeder even warned us that he was one of the more "playful" pups (we got him at 10 weeks) - he constantly bit, jumped at our faces, attacked our feet, etc. We seriously could not be on the floor with him without him trying to attack us - LOL he was like a wild animal! It does get better as long as you let him know that he's not the boss, also get him in a beginner puppy class if you can. Samson is now 4 months and 3 weeks and with the help of some really good teething toys, nylabones, and training he's improved dramatically!! Hang in there, I thought it wouldn't ever end and that I just had an agressive dog - turns out he was just being a naughty teething puppy that thought we were all one of his litter mates! LOL

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    Default Re: why is my bully so aggressive ?

    I agree with everyone. Consistency is key and taking the time to correct him. Just like a child in way.

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    thanks guys

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