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    Well, a week ago yesterday we picked up our first dog and rescue pup Reggie from a lady that rescues bulldogs. We then embarked on an exciting almost 20-hour drive home with our 3 kids and this sweet fellow. We have now introducing Reggie into our daily life. He has been a joy! At first he was very anxious and didn't sleep a lot at first unless he was in his crate, but now seems to be making up for lost time! This boy can sleep anywhere, anytime! I could sit and listen to his 'purring' forever.

    He's learned 'sit', 'down', 'stay' (sort of), 'wait' (to let the kids get up and down the stairs before he barrels forth), and walking nicely on a leash. For the first few days he was great to go for his walk, but lately he has been protesting by laying down before we even get to the end of the drive-way. Is that normal for a 1-year-old bulldog? I know they aren't exercise-lovers but if he's not in the mood, he's not moving!

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    Sir Reginald (Harvey's middle name) was simply worth the wait.
    Congratulations!!! He is one lovely creature of God.
    Hug your bully today

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    Check the paws and pads to make sure there isn't a lot of irritation. Check other areas like the tail pocket also. Mine didn't want to walk as a puppy but loves them now that he is 1.5. If something is bothering him though he refuses to walk.

    I would also suggest a harness rather than a collar. It helps with the short nosed breeds. A collar also slips off my boy.

    It could also be that the trust relationship isn't there. Try some ball time in the yard with his leash attached but not in your hand.

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    Great tips by @KimDe, agree with all.

    Also, looking at the 2nd pic, not sure if that type of rock isn't hurting his paws
    so going for walks on soft ground or smooth surface might help. Try this and a
    harness and a treat and see...it is encouraging he was willing initially...maybe
    keep walks very short (at first) and cool part of the day.

    However, some bulldogs just do not like walking, my Cami does not and WILL
    plant herself & not budge


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    RIP beloved boy.

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    Thanks guys! That is all good advice. I had him at the vet last night and he has a wee ear infection so that might be bringing him down too I guess. The lady that runs the rescue we got him from absolutely in no uncertain terms told me not to use a harness with a bulldog. I had brought one with us and then I returned it. She said it encourages pulling, and since we've never had one before....

    The vet checked him over (and I did again today) thoroughly and he seems to be in good shape other than his ear and some skin issues we are working through. I will make sure he gets the softer ground and maybe this is just who he is. He is a lovable little (big!) boy so I'm okay as long as he is!

    Thanks for your advice all!!

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    Man when I see photos that they just decide to not move n just lay there cracks me up.

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    LOL...I know, right?! I know I'm supposed to be the 'boss' but I can't help laughing and that is probably encouraging him.

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    Congratulations on your new addition... Reggie is adorable

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
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    My dogs wear step-in harnesses all the time. But when I walk them off the property,I use a chain training collar. They totally respect that collar, and I have never disciplined them with it,they just seemed to naturally take to it. I have the opposite problem-they would PULL me,it I walked them with the harness. They wear it beacause I have a fear of them leaving the property-though it is all fenced in-my phobia... I have seen many questions here about the dog lying down and not wanting to walk. My big dogs trained my little ones to walk-I hooked the little ones' leash to the big one-easy peasy!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepyhedgehog View Post
    Well, a week ago yesterday we picked up our first dog and rescue pup Reggie from a lady that rescues bulldogs. We then embarked on an exciting almost 20-hour drive home with our 3 kids and this sweet fellow. We have now introducing Reggie into our daily life. He has been a joy! At first he was very anxious and didn't sleep a lot at first unless he was in his crate, but now seems to be making up for lost time! This boy can sleep anywhere, anytime! I could sit and listen to his 'purring' forever.

    He's learned 'sit', 'down', 'stay' (sort of), 'wait' (to let the kids get up and down the stairs before he barrels forth), and walking nicely on a leash. For the first few days he was great to go for his walk, but lately he has been protesting by laying down before we even get to the end of the drive-way. Is that normal for a 1-year-old bulldog? I know they aren't exercise-lovers but if he's not in the mood, he's not moving!

    Thanks !!-20160906_113000-jpg-20160904_091811-jpg-20160906_113010-jpg

    Congratulations on your new addition. As far as walking bullies..."only walk them as far as you want to carry them" and yes that is normal behavior after you have ruled out what has already been covered.

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    to EBN.... thank you o much for rescuing/adopting that sweet boy -- I love the name too!
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    Thanks all! He seems to be in good health and at times can have tons of energy...we played chase and fetch yesterday and he enjoyed it. When he is tired or in a lazy mood, that is it, though. Twice now, I've brought him out for a pee after he just woke up and he has gone outside and just layed down. I thought he was wanting to go back to sleep but nope...he was just peeing while laying down! This guy cracks me up! I met another bulldog owner on a canning facebook page and she said that once you've had a bulldog you'll never have another type of dog again, and I can see why!

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