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Hello friends! Not sure where this goes so feel free to move it. Here goes: upon asking how we could help a friend of ours and her family through a situation we found out their dog along with two cats have been at home for the last month with only someone coming twice a day to feed and let the dog out. I know it's hard to find a long term foster and this is what they could manage so of course, I offered to be the foster home. First pros; friendly, fairly calm ( 2-3 years old) good in the house and car, mostly good with my dogs, house trained, doesn't really react when people and dogs come by our back fence( which is more than I can say for my two)Cons; Has some space issues with my dogs while in the house and at the back door when hanging out waiting to come in, haven't introduced him to be cat yet as I know he likes to chase them. So we just got him last night. The first incident was by the back door, the whole side eye looking thing happened between my older dog and the foster. The seconcd time was when I was petting the foster pup and my younger dog came over. I know he hasn't had any attention and is normally the only dog. Im hoping to overcome this with him. We also crated him last night and he did great. My own dogs are very easy going happy go lucky dogs, they aren't perfect but they aren't fighters and well behaved and I don't want any of them getting hurt including the foster. He is a bully breed and while I like them generally I've never had one personally. I've worked with many (vet tech) and never had a bad experience. I don't want to hold that against him but I know they are more tenacious and stronger. My pet situation is very harmonious at the moment but I want to help this family and dog without upsetting my own pets. I will be talking in person with a trainer to see if she can come in home and help work with all of them. I just wondered what you all thought. Currently he (foster pup) is at work with my husband( he really likes my husband lol) so I can let my cat and dogs roam without an issue. Picture of him below, he's quite a cute pup.
 

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He is a handsome fellow.
In my experience, it is very difficult to tell a big terrier (aka bully breed) not to chase small animals. You have to be the boss. Not mean, but definitely make sure he knows that you have rules that you're going to stick to.
Sorry I'm not more help.
 

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Well we had another incident (last night )and it was a full on fight and my old boy won't even come down stairs so back he (foster dog) went last night :( I felt terrible I couldn't help him out but the bit of good news is, a family member will be moving in to the home so he won't be lonely all the time :)
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