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    I think he's confused more than the alpha scenario. The alpha wouldn't deem it necessary to interfer, he could also be a bit excited suddenly his humans are doing stuff he doesn't understand or doesn't happen every day.

    However I never think it hurts to go back to basics and make sure dog knows exactly what his place in the house is. Many people need to follow the old fashioned rules to have good harmony in the house.

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    Thanks alot everyone.

    After a bit of thinking today and a little experiment.... i pretty sure he's just concerned about behaviour he dosnt understand, so i'm thinking he is trying to be a peacemaker (also he's a worry wart too )
    I wouldnt mind him joining in but he's to big now and my daughter comes of second best more often than not so it's better to be safe than sorry. I've been given some good tips and i'm gunna try 'em out and see what happens. When work slows down soon (warmer months) i'm seriously considering redoing basic obedience from scratch again......maybe even minus the check chain (shock horror lol). I'll keep ya's posted...no doubt i'll need some more advice soon. Thanks again for the advice....it's pointed me in the right direction for sure. Cheers.


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    Sean, how is your beautiful Mojo going, after all the wonderful advice that you have been given in the previous comments of this thread ?

    Some things I would like to add to your reading and research are the following:

    1 This is from the 'Puppy Discussion' area on this forum http://www.dogforum.com.au/puppy-dis...-calendar.html. Age and stage of development of the pup is an important consideration, and as Mojo has just recently turned 1 year old - this would be a good area to read.

    2 Pup training never stops and is life long for the pup. It does not have to be the formal type training or 'pound the paddock' type training. Most of the time you are just reinforcing for the pup the good behaviours that you want. We all need reminding - not just the pups in our lives.

    3 As the kids get older get them involved in the training - or maybe get them to teach him some tricks - but only when you are around - they could teach him anything !!!!!!!! kikopup - YouTube

    Have fun !

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    Thanks RileyJ ....well slow and steady i would say. I'm struggling with the ....'not making a big fuss ' when i get home. It kinda breaks my heart to see him waiting, with his tail wagging big time, so happy to see dad home and then i just walk past him ignoring him. It makes me feel like a real mean prick. I hope it's paying of, because it's not a nice thing to do. I often wonder if i'm making him feel like he has done somthing wrong.

    He still gets involved, but i've been making him sit and stay first.....then if he moves to interfer we stop and he gets told to go back and wait.....and then praised after a little while if he has stayed there. The play times are kept short so i dont make him feel like he's in trouble. I'm trying to keep him happy and not making it seem like i'm dominating or punishing him for been worried about us.
    To be honest it's been hard this week as i'm working long hours and am totally stuffed when i get home. I have today and next week off work so i'll put a bit more effort in.
    I have to keep reminding myself he's still a pup of sorts...or a very young dog....LOL...we weighed him the other day and he's about 54 kg's now.


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    bernie gets weird when husband and i are stood up cuddling. he's sort of trying to join in, jumping up, but as not allowed to make contact with paws when upright, sort of dances around/between us.
    he is very unsure during these points, he doesnt know what to do, so we guide him into playing with us. With bite inhibition of course. he can now snuggle up the middle between the two of us, and get at least one shove n push in.
    Then we end it by giving him a commmand "ok" and release him outside. He then goes nuts in the bushes, comes back in a settles.

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    Hey Sean

    Your seeing classic bullmastiff, our Bronx wouldn't like us to muck around and always would step inbetween us if there was any wrestling, when walking in the park if I picked up a stick and broke it in half he would come and take it from me walk away and drop it, these dogs have amazing proctective instinct and do their own thinking hence it is hard to train out of them. Bronx would also not leave anyone of our family behind in the park, if my kids wanted to go and play on the swings and we tried to go home he would just drop and not move.

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    Hey Bronx, Thanks for that advice....the books i read before i got him stresses the protective instincts of the breed alot too. I hope you hang around the forum a bit more as there arnt many Bully owners on here. Your post seems to hint that Bronx isnt with you anymore.......i so hope thats not the case. Please tell me i'm wrong. fingers and paws crossed....


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    Hey Sean unfortunately Bronx is no longer with us, his dad was an Australia Champion we did all the research but he still ended up with genetic defects, at 2 years we rebuilt his knee, cruciate tendon did well total recovery but at 2.6 years he started to drag his feet and we rushed to the vet and then to SASH and found he had Spondylosis, which is a bone growth on the spine and eventually touches the nerves normally one but he had three growths we did the operation with a slow recovery but he developed breathing problems and we had no choice but to let him go, normally this occurs in old dogs, the vets confirmed all the issues we had were with breeding. We love Bullies we think no other dog is like them. I enjoy reading your posts mate as it brings back alot of good memories. We will get another one eventually but for now we do a lot of fostering rescues andd especialy bullies or cross bully breds. i think I have attached a photo of our latest recuses Bully Ridgeback xAttachment 9906

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    So sorry to hear that about your boy Bronx. So young...so unfair. RIP Broxy.

    I couldnt get that link to work and i so want to see your Bullyx ridgeback !!! My last dog was a Ridgey....the 2 combined would be somthing special.
    Why dont you introduce your rescues to the whole forum in a thread of thier own.....i'm sure heaps of people here would be very intrested !!


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    Bronx, perhaps your attachment is pending approval by the moderator - I'd love to see the pic, I'll check back later

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