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    Default New to the family, Nismo.

    I recently picked up a 1yr old male bully from a owner giving her up. He was going to be in a kennel 12+hrs each day so now he is with us. I grew up around a bully with my aunt owning one, but actually having one myself is a whole new game haha.

    I have a couple starter questions too. What is everyones opinions on changing a dogs name for his new home? Prev owner called him bert, i want him to be named nismo.

    Also, i have fed him 2 diff kinds of rawhides. A "live" pork bone. Also a combo rawhide from petsmart. Both he enjoyed very much. Then enjoyed putting them back on my floor from his stomach. The live one was true vomit. The other was a foamy mess, maybe even a mix of rawhide and slobber. Common? Switch bone types?
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    Default Re: New to the family, Nismo.

    No rawhides at all they can choke to death or he can get an obstruction from them, which can be very costly alone deadly I have been using either deer or elk,antlerlove them and they last forever welcome by the way and your bullie is adorabull

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    glad you joined us new mommy!!

    Yep raw hides are very dangerous and they can easily choke or swallow it whole

    Antlers are a great choice.


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    Default Re: New to the family, Nismo.

    Dogs live in the moment. Associate treats with saying "Nismo" and he'll move right on to the new name, pronto.

    Thank you for adopting, by the way.

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    Default Re: New to the family, Nismo.

    to EBN

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    I agree!! NO RAWHIDES!! They are so dangerous. : no:

    I work for a rescue and when we get a bully in we have sometimes changed their names. Or when they get adopted their new parents change it. It's never been a problem!!

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    Default Re: New to the family, Nismo.

    You should be able to change his name easily. We didn't change Gracie's when we got her but we call her all sorts of things and she comes (when she wants to) to all of them. It's more about tone of voice and like @Vicaroo1000 said incentive

    We learned Early on that no rawhides, or greenies or any of that sort of bone was a good idea. Way too many bullies end up with obstruction from those sorts of things too. Get him some BIG nylabones or similar hard rubber toys that he can chew on but not swallow. That will help keep his teeth clean too.

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    Yeah rawhide s r very dangerous. Only thing my pups chew r nylabones and antlers. Name change sent a problem, figure rescues ave to make up names all the time. They will come to whatever you call them really. Welcome to the EBN family!!

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    Default Re: New to the family, Nismo.

    Quote Originally Posted by Largekid View Post
    I recently picked up a 1yr old male bully from a owner giving her up. He was going to be in a kennel 12+hrs each day so now he is with us. I grew up around a bully with my aunt owning one, but actually having one myself is a whole new game haha.

    I have a couple starter questions too. What is everyones opinions on changing a dogs name for his new home? Prev owner called him bert, i want him to be named nismo.

    Also, i have fed him 2 diff kinds of rawhides. A "live" pork bone. Also a combo rawhide from petsmart. Both he enjoyed very much. Then enjoyed putting them back on my floor from his stomach. The live one was true vomit. The other was a foamy mess, maybe even a mix of rawhide and slobber. Common? Switch bone types?
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    I have a question. Is the redness or pinkish color around his chin is that normal? or?

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    Default Re: New to the family, Nismo.

    Welcome to the site and your bully is a handsome boy. Plus as others have said, no rawhides, pig ears or anything like that. Just Nylabones, Kongs and Elk antlers, are good chew choices. Oh and changing his name is no problem. Several of mine have several names and they know all of them and will come to any of them.
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    Default Re: New to the family, Nismo.

    Welcome to EBN, he is a cutie.

    you can change his name and he will soon get used to it like others have said.

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    Default Re: New to the family, Nismo.

    well hello there and to ebn. your baby is a cutie and yes its ok to change the name. sarahs is sometimes red around the mouth. if it doesnt get worse of nothing else comes up it is probably ok. could be some allergies so just keep an eye on it

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