We've had a 7 month old bulldog for a little over 2 weeks now. She's a rescue but not in the sense of her being left somewhere. She's an owner surrender, came from a house with kids and 3 y/o bulldog. She's really bad about eating my kids toys. Every time she hears something hit the floor, she comes running or she'll just go looking for things. She's only destroyed a watch but is constantly picking toys up and I'm having to pry them out of her mouth. When I do, I say, "not maggie's toy" and give her one of her toys but it doesn't seem to be working. Any suggestions? This started about a 10 days ago and as time gones on, her grip on the toys is stronger and stronger so it's harder and harder to get the toys out of her mouth.
Another issue we're having is around being in the crate at night. She's good for about 7hrs and then she starts whining. She doesn't always have to go to the bathroom b/c I let her out a couple times but she doesn't go. It's like she wakes up and is lonely. Her crate is in our family room. Is this just a puppy thing and she'll grow out of it? We had a bulldog for 10yrs and got him as a puppy but that was so long ago, I don't remember this part of his puppyhood.
Thanks for any advice!