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earl broclo ESQ

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So my girlfriend has wanted a dog as far back as I can remember. At first she'd see a lab and say "I want one!" To which I'd be the asshole and say "No fucking way." So a few weeks ago she was watching Dogs 101 on the Animal Planet Channel. So we see a few dogs and then they do a piece on the French Bulldog. Even I couldn't help but be sold on this dog. So I say we can get one, and she starts saving up. So yesterday we went out, and found one. I've never had a dog before, or lived with one. But, I'm going to be with this dog for most of the week, so I have to carry on with training her. My girl has been reading books, but me? Nope. I didn't expect to even get one of these things.

 

So I know some of you are dog people, can you spare some pointers? Anything at all. We're planning on taking some dog training classes in a month or so. Right now she's only 5 months old.

 

I'll post some photos when I can get my camera to work, as well as her to stand still.

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earl

dogs are pack animals, so you have to be the alpha male

at all times

that way he knows your the boss and will always do what you say, know he can't get away with shit, etc

don't let him sleep in your bed because then he'll think you're equal

and make him do something to get a treat (say, 90% of the time) even if its something really simple like sitting down

don't let him get up on the furniture without asking

and socialize him with other dogs as much as possible from a young age

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Our dog was trained to go on these things, they're fuckin rad.

 

Also, make sure you buy food thats made for puppies. Congrats on the dog.

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My brother's friend Eddie had a French bulldog who would ring a bell when he wanted to go outside and use the bathroom

 

Seriously the fuckin coolest shit ever. Train her to do that.

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^ thats pretty cool thing to train a dog to do ha.

 

metronome gave a pretty good jist. 5 months old huh, expect her to be chewing on a lot of shit in your place, especially if both of you are out and about for a decent amount of time.

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I grew up with a bulldog.

 

Bulldogs slobber like you wouldn't believe. Also, they don't deal with heat (temperature) well, so if he's going to be inside make sure you keep your place cool.

 

But yeah, congrats.

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play with her all the time when shes a pup to wear her ass out and she wont bother you/ destroy all your shit at night....

 

my boys pug used to crawl under my bed in the middle of the night wake me up and freak me the fuck out, dont let that shit happen haha

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Training- you tell the dog once, like Johnny Dangerously, once, especially w/ the command 'come.' If the dog doesn't listen on that 1st time, you go get him, tell him no! Come! And make him. The dog will get it soon enough, you listen the 1st time. It saves you having to look like one of thos idiots you see out there chasing their dog everywhere repeating the same command over and over and the dog is running around w/ a smile like fuck you, I'll do it when I feel like it. The more you repeat the command over & over w/o enforcing it the more the dog learns they have to listen when they feel like it VS when you tell them to. The same goes for any other command. Dogs like to please, they don't want to piss you off. Work all of those commands in different situations too so the dog is used to listening even w/ distractions like another dog around.

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Get some fruit boots and the National Geographic Channel, you'll be pack leader in no time.

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probably, they're notorious for being slobbering, disgustin bastards.

hahah, i fuckin love em even though they fart and slobber like a mother fucker. each time i see one i feel like a total fucking asshole for selling mine. :(

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Earl, Pm me if you have any specific questions. I'd say look around and visit a trainers class to see what exactly you'll be getting into before you sign up. The bell ringing thing is pretty easy to teach, and it also works wonders.

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My brother's friend Eddie had a French bulldog who would ring a bell when he wanted to go outside and use the bathroom

 

Seriously the fuckin coolest shit ever. Train her to do that.

 

I lived with a retard Min Pin (the reason I moved out those fuckers are retarded) but the cool thing is it would do this!

 

French Bulldogs are super snorty and farty and chill. Just like having a boyfriend..

You'll be okay

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GYP, do you think I could teach my ferret to ring a bell?

 

He lives cage free, but he's already paper and litter box trained so I don't need him to ring anything to go to the bathroom, but for other things?

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shai, are you thinking of an english bulldog?

 

That's the breed I grew up with...guess I'm not clear on what the difference is.

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Obedience classes will definitely help. I did them with my dog within a week of adopting her, and I didn't know much about training a dog before the class, so it made a big difference... even if you're more experienced with dogs, I think the classes help b/c it gets the dog used to listening to you when there's alot of other distractions (other dogs, especially), as opposed to training at home where it'll be in a familiar environment and less prone to being distracted.

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Swampfight - do you know if ferrets get along well with cats? I've got 3, but the girl REAAAAAAAAAAALLY wants one. I'm positive it'd get along with the bunny, providing it wouldn't bite it.

 

And earl - the one biggest thing about your dog is to give it as much love and attention as humanly possible. Your dog can be the most awesomely trained dog, but if it's just not happy and fun to be around, it's a boring fucking dog. I've had more fun with dogs that were just stupid as hell and loving, than were obedient and calm.

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Pooty has lived with 6 different cats in 3 different houses, and they all got along pretty good. Sometimes they might fight, but honestly I just chalk it up as playing rough. I had to break him and my kitten up a few times because they were really biting, but overall everything was good. They're roughly the same size and can't do much damage to eachother anyways

 

He's also lived with like 5 different dogs at different times, and was good with all of them except for one. However, that was the dog who killed a few cats while I had him, so that doesn't really count

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That's the breed I grew up with...guess I'm not clear on what the difference is.

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and

french-bulldog-puppy.jpg

both super cute

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Awesome, i appreciate it, swamp. I'm the weird animal guy in my neck of the woods, and i never care about adding more because there's always tons of people here to give them all love. a ferret is going to be a serious welcome addition at some point. maybe not real soon,but hopefully within a few months.

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Good luck... I've got a French Bulldog and he's constantly burping, farting, snorting, licking or rubbing his balls! They're awesome dogs, but fucking gross ha ha

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