Yesterday I met a nearly trouble-free dog. Usually dogs that have a problem in one area have other issues across the board. Not Lady.
Lady is a French Bulldog and she has lived with the young couple for just four weeks.
Four years old, she’s had at least one litter of puppies and two homes, the first with a breeder. She is so little trouble that it’s hard to understand why her second home gave her up.
Humphrey, a four-year-old Boston Terrier, is a deaf dog. He’s also has stomach problems. Depressed The arrival of puppy French Bulldog Pearl, now 14 weeks, has affected him badly. They also moved house a fortnight ago so everything is new and Humphrey likes routine. He seems depressed and he regularly […]
Noah suffers from separation panic whenever he’s left without human company. He’s most distressed when his young lady owner’s mother leaves him.
The whole family suffer too. Their two happy Standard Poodles are no substitute for human company.
Not only does it distress the family, it upsets the neighbour. (more…)
Buddy’s angry behaviour has escalated in the last few weeks.
The ten-month-old French Bulldog snorts and gasps. His common Frenchie breathing problem (Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome – BOAS) must make normal life a constant struggle.
If he were an adolescent human struggling to breathe, Buddy could well have a very short fuse, ready to hit out, angry at the smallest thing. (more…)
Betty is another French Bulldog that barks loudly at anyone coming into her house. “Go Away!”
Sometimes she bites hands.
I have just looked back through my more recent stories of French Bulldogs. I am surprised how many cases have been about territorial and protective aggressive behaviours towards people coming into their home.
As a behaviourist, I only visit those Frenchies with problems. Of these problems, most have protectiveness and barking aggressively at people in common.
Percy didn’t like me!
At least, he didn’t like me in his house with the young man and woman present. It seems, had they been out somewhere, he would have been friendly and welcoming.
Instead, he barked at me fiercely.
The man took Percy behind a gate where, despite still being able to see me, he seemed quite calm. The man led him back in again and Percy once more barked at me in a protective, angry tone from his position beside the man. (more…)
Oh, Gus, please stop your angry barking at me! The French Bulldog burst out of the utility room and charged at me where I was sitting at the kitchen table, sending his water bowl flying. There wasn’t time to think. He was out like a rocket. They quickly grabbed his […]
Sometimes, just sometimes, things don’t work out as we would like. This through absolutely no fault of our own. It could be a mismatch or an environment not best suited for a puppy. There can be all sort of reasons, including lack of company with people being out at work […]
Hector sees her as his human resource The lady hadn’t seen this as the cause of his growling. She has two adorable and adored French Bulldogs, brother and sister aged nine months, Hector and Annie. As is often the case with siblings, their nature and behaviour is entirely different. As one may […]