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Questions about our Lullabelle

Hey everyone.

This is my first post...I have been an avid reader for a few months now.  We just recently got a white English Bulldog named Lullabelle.  She is 2 years old.  Actually she will be 3 on February 2nd.  She has been an absolute blessing to our house & we have fallen hard for her.  She is a special dog because she is deaf.  We had actually gotten her because her owners couldn't take care of her anymore & they had threatened to put her outside because she's a little rambuncious.  I just couldn't stand the thought of that precious dog being outside with no love or support, so we decided to adopt her.  We carry her to the vet about once a month & get her groomed every 3-4 weeks.  It was one of the best decisions we had ever made.

I have read articles on how to care for a deaf bulldog & we've had her trained over the past month, but we are still having problems with potty training & some behavioral issues.  As for potty training, she has a basic understanding.  She knows that when we carry her outside that she needs to go potty & we usually carry her out for 15-30 minutes a time because we just want to make sure she got all of that out of her system.  However, some days it seems like she's more worried about what is going on her around her than using the bathroom.  Then when she gets back in the house, she finds my favorite rug & pottys on that.  I've tried the crate method on her, but it doesn't work.  We have now made her own little time-out room, so if she does something bad..she takes a time out.  However, about 2-3 times a week, she does like I describe.  Also, we take her out 4-5 times a day.  What is your suggestion on how to correct his problem?

Another thing is that she is a bit rambuncious.  We don't mind it & she is rather funny, but she has gotten to where she jumps a lot & barking like she's trying to find something or force something out of hiding.  It was cute when the first couple of weeks, but now I've started to worry.  Is something wrong with her?  Is she just chasing her shadow?  Is this caused by her being deaf? 

Also, like I said that her previous owners didn't take real good care of her.  What is the best way to get rid of tear stains?  

Like I said, we absolutely love her.  We feel in love with English Bulldogs when we started going down to Mississippi State a lot for ballgames & just seeing the Bullies with their owners in The Junction.  I think that English Bulldogs are the best breed out there & we wouldn't want another breed of dog.  She is like our child & she just loves us to pieces.  We would never mistreat her or give her away.  She is part of our family now.  I've attached a picture of her.  

Again, I love this forum & it's so nice to see other peoples' precious Bullies!  Thanks for your help.

Johnathon & Kellie

Céline and Angel Stella's picture

Hi there!

I have a contact who has a deaf bulldog she's done miracles with. I know she's helped with a lot of deaf rescues and I'm sure she'd be willing to help.

Let me ping her and I'll get back to you.

P.S. Miss Lullubelle is a beauty!

P.P.S. I had a white bully girl for almost 12 years. I got rid of her tear stains by just giving her filtered water to drink. I know this may seem silly, but I just bought a Brita filter and kept it in the fridge. Within a few weeks the stains were gone. I think it has to do with minerals in the water. By the way, we also got to drink the Brita water :)

Céline and Angel Stella's picture

Got it!

You can contact Pat directly at [email protected]

She said to put "deaf bulldog" in the heading so she makes sure not to miss your message.

In the meantime, she suggests checking out www.deafdogs.org She says there's a ton of information on this site.

Her deaf bully's name is Gus!

Best of luck with her and feel free to post more pics any time :)

Miss Lullabelle's picture

Thank you!

Thank you for the help!  I will definitely check out the website & send her an email.

Have a good weekend!

Johnathon & Kellie

karonelaine's picture

What a sweetheart

She is truly lucky to have found you both. I can't help but Celine is right about the tear stains. 

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Karonelaine

Pegsy's picture

first off wow she really is

first off wow she really is beautiful!!!that's wonderful of you to take on something so challenging...but when you love your pet you'll go to the ends of the earth...!
but can i ask why do you carry her if she needs to go potty
or when you are bringing her to the vet?
i'm glad someone here either has some experience or knows of someone w/the same issue pls keep us posted!
smoochies the scrunchy face...love the spots on her ears!!!

Stephanie and David's picture

Not much info, but

Thank you for rescuing this beautifull girl.

One piece of advice. When you put her out and she does her business, make sure that you give her a treat and a huge amount of praise the very second she's done. That should help.