It's me again, the one whose bully bite husband and daughter viciously out of nowhere. We did have him in training, nuetered, barkbusters $600, i was not happy with them at all. They told me to throw water bags towards him, for he became a killer in the car also. We couldnt get in the car til he came out of it. We did everything to save him. I called over 150 rescue and shelters to help, noone wanted a biter. I didnt want to put him down, but if he attacked you or your child , you would of sued me and some stranger would of come and taken my dog from me and either shot him, we had him put down the most nicest way imaginable. I will never get over this heartache. This dog was my life!!! I will NEVER support a breeder again!!! I rescue basset hounds now.
Hello, I have been reading everyone of the responses to Homer's problem and am reaching out to anyone that might have answers and good advice to my problem: I have a female bulldog. She is 8 1/2 years old. She is the love of our lives (we don't have children and she is our everything!I am sure that sounds very familiar to all of you!!). As a puppy she was incredibly sweet and loved everyone. As she grew older, she started lunging at people and scaring them, but we always controlled her and held her back so there were no wounds inflicted on anyone. She had a doggie walker for 5-6 years that absolutely loved her (and she loved her back). Close to a year ago, she started attacking her doggie walker whenever she came to walk her while my husband or I where at home. We had to leave the house or otherwise she would just lunge at her as well. The doggie walker reallocated to another state so we had to find and hire someone else. A very sweet kind hearted man in his 60s that was incredibly loving and patient with her. She was ok with him at the beginning (would be really upset if he walked in while my husband or I were home, but other than that she was fine ... we just had to leave the house for him to get her). I had to travel this weekend and my husband stayed behind with our little one. On Monday as her dog walker came to take her out, she lunged at him as he was putting on her harness and would not let him close to her (I am not sure to this point if she actually bit him or not .. he keeps saying that he is fine). I arrived home late last night and had a "chat" with her. I hoped that now that I was back home she would start acting normal again, but today she did not even allow him to come through the door. She has never been aggressive towards me or my husband, but I have noticed that she has become more affectionate and tries to hump us whenever we are on the floor playing with her. She loves kids and little dogs, but quite frankly I keep her now away from kids because I never know if she is going to be in the mood to be sweet or to be nasty. I read so many chats of people that had to put their bulldogs down and am terrified!! Putting her down would never be an option to me!!! Is there any explanation and advise out there??? Is there a training issue involved? I live in a building and we have had tons of construction lately. She has become increasingly scared and now any loud noise gets her totally freaked out. What can I do? I need help from wherever I can get it!! Please do not send any advice regarding euthanasia! That will just not happen!!! Thank you for your help! I really need it! Marie
When a female dog humps it is a dominance issue and in no way a sign of affection. I sounds like she is getting to much love and not enough dicipline. You should definately contact a trainer and it wouldn't hurt to read up on dog behavior. If this has been going on for five years you have an uphill battle ahead, so be prepared. Good luck.
Take her to your vet and have a complete check up on her. It may be a physical problem. I foster for a Bulldog rescue and have a three year old foster right now. She is the most loveable dog, BUT, there are times when she was charging one of our other dogs ( I have three French Bulldogs of my own )for no reason. She kind of rolled them over, but did not bite them. Other times she played with them. I just never knew, so i had to keep a close eye on them when they are were together. I took her to the vet, and found out she had a vision issue. She was put on medication, and her whole attitude changed. She was charging them because she wasnt seeing good. Could be a medical issue. Having a thorough eam done at your vet could rule that out, or it could turn up something that may be treatable with medication. Good luck to you.
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I agree with Dusty the first thought I had was a complete exam at the vet. The sounds of construction may be confusing to her and causing extra stress. I would make certain she had a good eye exam and a blood work up also. The humping can be stopped by a stern correction and make sure you are NEVER lower than she is when playing with her. The NILF training method can produce great results if used consistantly. This is a breed that can be VERY stubborn so it will take patience and commitment to correct these behaviors. It sounds like you really love her so I feel that is a good start as so many people would not be willing to make the effort required. Good luck, I hope these suggestions are helpful.
hi I need some input because i am at wits end. We had four bullies. we just lost one to surgery . It was devastating and months later we are still greiving. I now have one female and two males. the boys are now fighting all the time. cannot be in the same room at all. I am getting them fixed. I keep canceling appointment because of fear of losing them . I will take one in the morning because I HAVE to or end up losing both anyway.they have been best buds then suddenly it started. one is 1 1/2 and they other is 10 mo. do you think this will stop or is it too late. we have tried every training trick we know.I think it started because the young one was trying to control everyone around me. love to hear from anyone that may have had this problem.
I had two wonderful English Bulldogs a year apart in age. When the youngest turned 18 months old they started fighting...really fighting!!!! We thought it was the older one starting it, but after talking to a vet behaviorist at the University of Pen we found out it was the younger 18 month old. Apparently, although both were neutered they still go through puberty. He had started blocking the older one from getting to us and other things and the older one retaliated. We had to put a few baby gates up separating them, as we had many vet bills from fighting injuries to both. This did pass after a year...and yes it was a long year, and although they no longer wrestled as they used to before this stage in their lives, they did sleep together and enjoyed each others company again for the rest of their long lives. They have both since passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Love and miss them still :)
Our bulldog, now 8 months, is becoming increasingly more aggressive to family members. What started out as a ramming issue (running at you full force then jumping into you - not in a humping way) now includes biting your hands, arms, or anything else he can get. He has drawn blood. He had already attended an 8 week behavior class. Though he knows his commands, he will not follow them when doing this activity. This activity occurs at least 2-3 times a day. Especially when walking down the stairs, which its particularly dangerous since we have my elderly mother living with me. He is a sweet & loving pet the rest of the time. This behavior baffles me. The vet suggested neutering him, which we just had done Friday. The trainer said to ignore the behavior which did not work and I believe helped progress the biting. Hopefully the neutering will help, though i've seen no improvement these last few days. We do make sure he gets lots of exercise & play time. Any additional suggestions?