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I'm a new owner of an English bulldog that has a bit of a mean streak, I have had many different dogs but never a bulldog and I can tell they are a breed of their own. I have had him three weeks I cannot tell you his background since I got him through a friend of a friend. I’m guessing he was abused by his previous owner so I have taking that into consideration while training him. So far I can tell he is very possessive over his toys he attempted to bite me twice already and I wasn't even trying to take his toy I was just too close for his liking. He went on showing of his teeth & growling since then I will not allow him to go without a collar. My wife and children on the other hand are very overly cautious when I'm not around and are scared of the dog. He allows me to pet him while he eats and move his bowl and move around him. At times he does not like to go into his crate but he will when rewarded. He does not interact with other dogs to well so I do not let him play with others until I have more faith in him. I have spent quite a bit of money at the vet to get him all his shots and miscellaneous medications for skin & ear problems but I'm beginning to wonder if he will ever be a house pet. I'm turning to you guys & gals in the forum for advice, before going to get a professional trainer involved.