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  • Functional Neurological Disorder and the Fight Response

    #facingfnd #functionalneurologicaldisorder #alissaanswers Audience Member Question: by Anonymous in Facing FND - It's real! (functional neurological disorder support group) "Hi there, I am wondering if you post this for me as I don’t want people to judge me or be triggered by this. I have FND since 2023. Have my good days and bad but today was different…. It was violent. Like pulling hair, hitting myself, screaming and biting and hitting myself with my phone in the face repeatedly… m question is am I going crazy or does this happpen to other people too ???????" Alissa's Answer - Functional Neurological Disorder and the Fight Response This sounds like the "fight" response. And I have experienced something similar. I would say that it's normal. But explaining why could be a bit of a longer answer. Understand the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System. To understand Functional Neurological Disorder and the Fight Response, we first have to understand that the nervous system in the human body is programmed to have two separate states. The first state is the parasympathetic nervous system. This is your calm rest and digest state that you want to be in most of the time. The second state is there by God's design for our survival. It is called the sympathetic nervous system. It is responsible for our instinctual survival instincts. I came across a helpful explanation online, but I can’t seem to find it. If I remember right the amygdala is heavily involved with FND. When the mind senses a threat, the amygdala automatically pumps out whatever chemicals, such as adrenaline, that the body needs to deal with the threat. The result is the “FIGHT, FLIGHT, FREEZE, or FAWN” response. Different people seem to be wired in different ways as far as their go-to response. For example, as an abuse survivor and combat veteran, my husband is a “fighter”. That’s how his brain has best been taught to keep him safe. So when he is triggered, very often the instinctual fight response comes out first. I’m different, and I would dare say most of us with FND are different. For me, the freeze response often instinctually comes out first. FND hijacks and amplifies the Amygdala’s response. You have to understand one more thing before I finish this explanation. Picture a normal person walking through the woods. There is a noise in the bushes, and a bunny pops out in the path. They might be a little surprised, but very quickly their mind judges it as no big deal, and they continue on in their parasympathetic, calm, rest and digest nervous system state. However if a bear or a mountain lion jumps out in front of them, their mind responds appropriately to the threat by triggering the amygdala to jump start the “FIGHT, FLIGHT, FREEZE, FAWN” response. And that lets them instinctually survive the situation without having to think too hard about it. Also note that when a brain is triggered like this, the prefrontal cortex (responsible for reasoning) basically stops working, and the body is governed more by the “lizard brain” instincts. Talking to a triggered person you’ll find they aren’t always very rational, and that’s because they literally can’t be. They essentially lost access to that part of the brain. And remember it takes 20 minutes to calm down enough for someone to switch back to the parasympathetic calm state. In FND the brain could have the same response to a bunny appearing on the path as it would to a bear. FND hijacks and amplifies the Amygdala’s response to threat. It's instinctual. Another thing you have to understand is that triggering the Amygdala is INSTINCTUAL. The mind perceives a threat and boom the amygdala is triggered. It’s not like it's a conscious process that you have control over just by thinking extra hard or something. And yes it’s torture when you have to live through it. Since it is instinctual, the way to start preventing it is by eliminating the triggers themselves for a time until your brain heals. (Refer to my other post about brain pathways and how to rewire the brain.) Probably about 95% of our daily actions are governed by the subconscious brain which is the home of our habits. Ever wonder why it takes x amount of days to form a new habit? It’s because you have to rewire your brain. The subconscious mind is going to choose the easiest pathway, the one that is the biggest and most often used. It takes the conscious mind to choose a different smaller pathway. Remember the more you use a pathway the bigger it gets and the more likely it is for the subconscious mind to choose it habitually. The less you use a pathway the more it gets overgrown and the less likely the subconscious mind will choose it habitually. Remember that in FND the brain has created a pathway from the emotional center to the movement center that should NOT be there. And to heal from FND you literally have to rewire your own brain. You do this by avoiding triggers that would cause your brain to use the bad pathway. And instead do things that use the good pathways that you want your subconscious to choose habitually in the future. Enlarge the good pathways with use. Reduce the bad pathway by not using it.  How are you wired? How are you wired with the “FIGHT, FLIGHT, FREEZE, FAWN” response? What comes out in you first? As opposed to my husband who automatically goes to “fight” for survival, I often automatically go to “freeze”. This accounts, in my opinion, for many of my FND symptoms such as falling down, stuttering, foggy brain, etc. Here’s the big aha moment. Tell me in the comments if you guys agree with this hypothesis or not. In my personal experience I have noticed that if my body has gone into “freeze” response (meaning I can no longer flee) and my mind still senses a threat I’ve only got two responses left… fawn or fight. If something in my environment is uncontrollable and making me angry I could go directly into my last perceived threat response… and that’s fight mode. It’s automatic. It’s visceral. And after it’s over it’s so unsettling to think about. Here’s a personal example. I have extreme noise sensitivity as one FND symptom. My husband has a loud voice in general. And he has terrible PTSD. If he’s triggered he might raise his voice as his automatic “fight” response. (PTSD is kind of similar to FND in that the amygdala gets triggered inappropriately through no fault of their own, and the PTSD response in combat veterans is often fight.) Anyway, we were in a vehicle in an enclosed space, and his PTSD clashed with my FND. He kept shouting at the top of his lungs and wouldn’t stop. We were in an enclosed space, and I had extreme noise sensitivity. I couldn’t block out the noise or escape from it. And I couldn’t deal with it. “Fawning” or kindly reminding him about my noise sensitivity wouldn’t work. So my body goes directly into fight mode. I happened to have a cup of warm coffee. And, desperate to make the noise stop, I dumped it on him. (He’s fine. But that wasn’t correct behavior on both of our parts. And yet it was instinctual due to FND and PTSD both being triggered at the same time.) Over the years I’ve probably thrown and broken one or two coffee cups on the floor on other occasions when he was being loud and I couldn’t move. But by far the most common fight symptom was screaming at the top of my lungs. The amygdala just dumped so much stuff into my blood that the response was so incredibly strong. Screaming gave me a little relief. Lack of blood flow to the brain can make your head feel foggy. Now let me address the hitting yourself in the head symptom. I think you might be instinctually trying to increase blood flow to the brain. I think I probably banged my head with my palm on occasion, but it’s not a symptom that stands out as super often in my memory. Try these positions that help boost blood flow to the brain. What does stand out is the position in which I found relief. I have two. And both stimulate blood flow to the brain. Position number 1 : is just lying flat on the floor. Position number 2 : is kneeling on my knees with my elbows on the floor in front of me and my head resting on my forearms. This position is very helpful. It directs blood flow to the prefrontal cortex. I have a theory that part of FND involves reduced blood flow to the brain. But that is a discussion for another day.

  • Modest Skorts

    Here at the Black Family Homestead my happy place is creativity. One of the things I enjoy creating is innovative modest clothing. I just create modest skorts that I want to wear and then sell the extras. Various sizes and colors available. Check them out here!

  • The Ultimate Guide to Dog Care: Tips and Tricks for Happy Dogs

    Welcome to our comprehensive guide on #dog care, where we delve into the world of man's best friend. Whether you're a seasoned #dog owner or considering bringing a furry friend into your home, this blog will provide valuable insights on ensuring the well-being of your canine companion. From nutrition to training, we've got you covered! Understanding Your #Dogs Needs 1. Nutrition Matters One of the key aspects of responsible dog ownership is providing a well-balanced diet. Explore different #dog food options, understand dietary requirements, and learn how to choose the best nutrition for your #dogs specific needs. 2. Exercise for a Healthy Pooch #Dogs thrive on physical activity, and regular exercise is crucial for their overall health. Discover fun and engaging ways to keep your dog active, ensuring they maintain a healthy weight and stay mentally stimulated. Training Techniques for a Well-Behaved #Dog 3. Basic Obedience Training Establishing a strong foundation in obedience is essential for a harmonious relationship with your #dog. Learn effective training techniques for commands like sit, stay, and come, fostering a well-behaved and disciplined pet. 4. Socialization Tips Socializing your #dog is key to preventing behavioral issues. Find out how to introduce your #dogs to various environments, people, and other dogs, promoting a confident and friendly demeanor. Grooming and Healthcare 5. Grooming Essentials Maintain your #dogs hygiene with proper grooming practices. From brushing their coat to trimming nails, discover the basics of keeping your dog looking and feeling their best. 6. Veterinary Care Guidelines Regular check-ups are crucial for your dog's health. Learn about vaccinations, parasite prevention, and other essential veterinary care to ensure a long and happy life for your furry friend. Building a Loving Bond 7. Playtime and Bonding Activities Enhance the connection with your #dog through interactive playtime and bonding activities. Explore games and exercises that strengthen the emotional bond between you and your canine companion. 8. Understanding #Dog Body Language Decode your dog's body language to better understand their emotions and needs. This knowledge fosters a deeper connection and enables you to respond appropriately to your dog's cues. Conclusion: Caring for a #dog is a rewarding journey that involves love, patience, and commitment. By following the tips outlined in this guide, you'll be well on your way to providing the best possible life for your beloved pet. Remember, a happy and healthy dog is a joy for both you and them. Here's to a lifetime of wagging tails and unconditional love!

  • Unleashing Happiness: A Comprehensive Guide to Caring for Your #Dog or #Dogs

    Introduction: Welcoming a furry friend into your life is a joyous occasion, and as a responsible pet owner, ensuring the well-being of your #dog or #dogs is a top priority. In this guide, we'll explore essential tips and information on dog care, covering everything from nutrition to exercise, creating a harmonious life for you and your beloved companions. The Importance of Proper Nutrition for Your #Dog Ensuring your #dog receives a balanced and nutritious diet is crucial for their overall health. Choose high-quality dog food that meets their specific needs, considering factors like age, size, and breed. Remember to provide fresh water at all times, promoting hydration and a shiny coat. Regular Exercise for Happy and Healthy #Dogs Exercise is key to a happy and healthy #dog. Daily walks, playtime, and interactive toys not only keep them physically fit but also stimulate their minds. Tailor the exercise routine to your #dog's breed and energy level, ensuring they get the right amount of activity for their well-being. Grooming Tips to Keep Your #Dog Looking and Feeling Great Regular grooming is essential for the well-being of your #dog. Brush their coat to prevent matting, trim nails to maintain healthy paws, and clean their ears to avoid infections. Grooming sessions also provide an opportunity to check for any lumps, bumps, or signs of discomfort. Veterinary Care: A Vital Aspect of Responsible #Dog Ownership Routine veterinary check-ups are crucial to monitor your #dog's health. Vaccinations, parasite prevention, and dental care should be part of the regular veterinary routine. Prompt attention to any signs of illness ensures early detection and effective treatment. Training and Socialization for Well-Behaved #Dogs Proper training is essential for a well-behaved #dog. Teach basic commands, reinforce positive behavior with treats, and socialize your #dog with other pets and people. Training not only strengthens the bond between you and your #dog but also creates a harmonious living environment. The Joy of Adopting: Considerations for Multiple #Dogs If you're thinking about adding more #dogs to your family, consider factors such as space, time, and compatibility. Introduce new #dogs gradually and monitor their interactions. Multiple #dogs can bring immense joy, but responsible ownership is key. Conclusion: A Tail-Wagging Life with Your #Dog or #Dogs Caring for your #dog or #dogs is a fulfilling journey filled with love, joy, and companionship. By prioritizing proper nutrition, regular exercise, grooming, veterinary care, training, and responsible adoption practices, you're ensuring a happy and healthy life for your beloved furry friends. Embrace the adventure of #dog ownership, and let the tail-wagging moments create lasting memories.

  • It's a #dogs life | How to potty train your #dog

    It's a #dogs life! Am I right? But how can you potty train your #dog so you can spend your time playing with your furry friend instead of cleaning up after it. #dogs #dog A Guide to Successful Dog Potty Training: Tips and Tricks Potty training is a crucial step in welcoming a new furry friend into your home. While it may seem challenging at first, with patience, consistency, and positive reinforcement, you can teach your #dog the ropes of good bathroom behavior. In this blog, we'll explore effective techniques and helpful tips to make the potty training process smoother for both you and your canine companion. Start Early: Begin the potty training process as early as possible. Young puppies are more receptive to learning, and establishing good habits early on will set the foundation for a well-behaved pet. Create a Routine: Dogs thrive on routine, so establish a consistent feeding and bathroom schedule. Take your dog outside to the same spot each time after meals, waking up, and before bedtime. Consistency helps your dog understand when and where they should relieve themselves. Positive Reinforcement: Reward your dog with treats, praise, or affection when they go potty in the designated area. Positive reinforcement creates a positive association with the act and encourages them to repeat the behavior. Choose a Designated Bathroom Area: Designate a specific area in your yard where you want your dog to go potty. The scent of their previous eliminations will encourage them to use the same spot. Supervise and Anticipate: Keep a close eye on your dog, especially during the initial stages of potty training. If you catch them in the act of going inside, redirect them to the designated outdoor area immediately. Anticipating their needs and taking them outside proactively helps prevent accidents. Use Commands: Associate a specific command, such as "go potty" or "do your business," with the act of elimination. This will eventually help you communicate with your dog and prompt them to go when needed. Patience is Key: Potty training takes time, and accidents will happen. Be patient and avoid punishing your dog for mistakes. Instead, clean up accidents without drawing attention to them and focus on reinforcing positive behavior. Conclusion: Potty training is a fundamental aspect of raising a well-behaved and happy #dog. With a combination of patience, consistency, positive reinforcement, and a routine, you can successfully teach your furry friend the proper bathroom etiquette. Remember, building a strong bond with your #dogs through effective training is a rewarding experience that will benefit both of you for years to come.

  • How to choose the best #dog breed for your lifestyle? A comprehensive guide to #dogs

    #dogs #dog #chewy #dogs are loving and loyal pets that bring joy to our lives, but choosing the right breed can be a big decision. With so many options out there, it's important to find a #dog that fits your lifestyle, personality, and needs. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore some key factors to consider when choosing the best #dog breed for you. To choose the best #dog breed for your lifestyle, consider the activity level you want to manage when taking care of your #dogs Some #dog breeds are high-energy and require daily exercise, while others are more laid-back and prefer a cozy nap on the couch. If you're an active person who loves spending time outside, consider a breed like a Labrador Retriever, Australian Shepherd, or Siberian Husky. If you prefer #dogs that are more relaxed, a Basset Hound, Bulldog, or French Bulldog may be a better fit. Size is an important factor to consider when choosing a #dog breed. What size #dogs do you prefer? Size is an important factor to consider when choosing a dog breed. If you live in a small apartment or have a limited outdoor space, a bigger dog may not be suitable for you. If you have young children, a smaller breed is also something to consider. Some small breeds that are great with kids include the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bichon Frise, and Pomeranian. Think about the grooming needs of your prospective #dog breed. Are you willing to take care of long haired #dogs? Different #dog breeds have different grooming requirements. Some #dogs shed excessively, which can require more frequent brushing and grooming. If you have allergies, you may want to consider hypoallergenic breeds like the Poodle, Shih Tzu, or Lhasa Apso. If you prefer a low-maintenance dog, a breed like the Beagle, Boxer or Labrador Retriever may be the best option for you. I personally choose What kind of temperament are you looking for in your #dog breed? Do you like protective #dogs or #dogs that are everyone's friend? The temperament of a #dog is the most important factor to consider when choosing a breed. Some breeds are known to be great with children, while others may not be recommended for families with small kids. Breeds that are known to be patient and easy-going include the Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, and Standard Poodle. Other individual factors, such as socialization history and training, are also important to consider when choosing the right dog. Finally, consider the purpose of getting a #dog. Do you want a dog for companionship, hunting, protection, or therapy? Each purpose can guide you towards certain breeds that are better suited for those specific jobs. For instance, if you're looking for a dog for hunting purposes, breeds like the Pointer, Labrador Retriever, and Golden Retriever are great options. Conclusion: Choosing the right #dog breed for your lifestyle can be a challenging task, but with our comprehensive guide, we hope to have made it a little easier for you to make that decision. Remember to take into account your activity level, size, grooming needs, temperament, and purpose when choosing a dog breed. With patience and careful consideration, you'll be sure to find a #dog that brings joy and companionship to your life for years to come.

  • Common questions about English Mastiff size and weight

    Questions and Answers about English Mastiff Size: 1. How big do English Mastiffs typically get? Answer: Full-grown English Mastiffs can reach up to 30 inches in height and can weigh up to 230 pounds. 2. What is the average weight of an English Mastiff? Answer: The average weight of an English Mastiff is around 150–200 pounds. 3. How tall is an adult English Mastiff? Answer: An adult English Mastiff can reach up to 30 inches in height. 4. Are English Mastiffs big dogs? Answer: Yes, English Mastiffs are a very large breed of dog, with males weighing between 150–200 pounds and growing up to 30 inches in height. 5. Do all English Mastiffs have the same size or do they vary in size? Answer: Most puppies from one litter will be similar in size, but there is some variation depending on the parents’ genes as well as other environmental factors such as diet and exercise. 6. What type of coat does an adult English Mastiff have? Answer: An adult English Mastiff has a short-haired coat that stands straight out from their body and may come in a variety of colors including fawn, brindle, and apricot. 7. How much space does an adult English Mastiff need to live comfortably? Answer: An adult English Mastiff needs access to at least a medium-sized yard for exercise and playtime. 8. Do male or female English Mastiffs tend to be bigger? Answer: Generally speaking, male mastiffs tend to be larger than females; however, individual sizes may still vary based on genetics and environment even within sexes. 9. Are there any health concerns related to the size of the breed? Answer: Because of their large size, certain skeletal problems can occur such as hip dysplasia or elbow dysplasia since they are more prone to putting too much pressure on these areas when walking or running long distances without proper training or exercise schedules being followed over time. Additionally, due to their heavy weight they are also more prone to joint issues such as arthritis and tendonitis. Make sure to do your research on how to keep your mastiff as healthy as possible. 10 Do you need special equipment for caring for a full grown english mastiff? Answer: When caring for an adult sized english mastiff it's important that you have enough room available indoors for them as well as outdoor spaces where they can run around safely; additionally it's also beneficial if you have access to specialty beds and harnesses made specifically for such a large breed so that your pup has ample support during rest periods while still having freedom during times when you're out together on walks or runs!

  • English Mastiff size - How big do they get?

    #englishmastiffsize #englishmastiffweight English Mastiff size is a factor in breaking up dog fights. I haven't forgotten the time I bravely entered the kennel yard in the middle of a knock down drag out Mastiff dog fight, grabbed my fallen husband, and dragged him back out. He had just been bitten! English Mastiff size is a factor in breaking up dog fights. Large English Mastiff size can make them harder to control as adults. Our dear sweet puppies Zuri and Zelli were so sorry afterward. But in the moment they had been locked into a fight. One of them wasn't wearing a collar or harness, so she was hard to control at the same time as the other. And Jason has severe PTSD which seemed to be triggered. Afterward he went back out and made them submit. But take this as a lesson. Make sure you do your dog training when your Mastiff is a puppy. Because they are that much harder to control when they are your size. Curious about English Mastiff size? Check out this video of Bane meeting their litter as puppies. With Bane's enormous English Mastiff size, imagine the damage he could do in just one chomp. Wanna see how English Mastiff size changes as they grow? See that brindle puppy? Zuri and Zelli are two brindle puppies that we kept from this litter. Wanna see how English Mastiff size changes as they grow? This pic shows Zuri and Zelli as adults! Look at that size difference!

  • English Mastiff Size | Is your home big enough for an English Mastiff?

    The decision to bring a dog into your home is an exciting one, but it comes with a lot of responsibility. One of the most important things to consider is the size of your home and whether or not it's big enough for the breed you have in mind. One of the breeds that many people dream of having is the English Mastiff. This large, powerful dog has an impressive history, but is your home big enough to accommodate this enormous English Mastiff size? Let's explore. Is your home big enough to accommodate English Mastiff size? The first thing to consider is the size of your home. English Mastiffs are large dogs that need space to move around, even when they're just lounging. While they're not particularly active, they do require adequate indoor space to avoid feeling cramped. That means that if your home is small or already stuffed with furniture, it may not be the right fit for an English Mastiff. Remember, a Mastiff gets tall enough to stand next to your bed and nose you awake! And also, Mastiffs are like glue. They love to stick near you. So will having them in your space make you feel crowded? How much outside space is needed to accommodate English Mastiff size? Next, consider the outdoor space available to you. Although English Mastiffs don't need a ton of exercise, they do need space to roam and explore. A safe space to run off leash is ideal. Make sure you have access to a yard that's secured by a tall fence to keep your Mastiff safe and contained, especially if you live in town. Remember, they are guardian animals and may mistake the neighborhood sidewalk as its territory. Even if your Mastiff is friendly like ours, remember their sheer size and terrifying appearance is enough to frighten someone seeing it come toward them. Not even mentioning their ferocious barks. How much time do you need to devote to accommodating English Mastiff size? Another thing to consider is whether or not you have the time to devote to an English Mastiff. These dogs are very affectionate and love to be with their people. They thrive with human companionship and need lots of attention. If you work long hours or travel frequently, an English Mastiff may not be the best fit for you. Or you may consider getting a second so they have company. Just remember how demanding some of them can be to raise and how destructive they can get when they have anxiety. Make sure you are equipped to get through the toughest stage without extensive crate time. Can you handle any health conditions that could come as a result of English Mastiff size? English Mastiffs also have some unique health considerations due to their size. They're prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, which can cause pain and mobility issues. They're also at risk for bloat, a potentially life-threatening condition. Choosing a well bred Mastiff from health tested parents and requiring a health guarantee can help you avoid issues like hip dysplasia. But it's important to be aware of the potential risks before bringing an English Mastiff into your home. The decision to bring a new four-legged friend into your home is never one to make lightly. When it comes to English Mastiff size, it's important to consider both indoor and outdoor space, as well as the time and attention you'll be able to devote to this breed. If you have adequate space and are able to provide the love and care these gentle giants require, an English Mastiff can be a wonderful addition to your family.

  • How Big Do English Mastiffs Get? | English Mastiff Size

    #englishmastiffsize English Mastiff size changes... Think you've got what it takes??? They say to expect your Mastiff to grow 2 years UP and 2 years OUT. English Mastiff size changes a lot, and I mean a LOT from birth to age one At birth, English Mastiff puppies are large compared to newborn puppies of other breeds. But compared to what they will become, they are quite tiny. English Mastiff size changes a lot, and I mean a LOT from birth to age one. Above on the left, the pup is the daughter of the dog below. She is probably eight weeks or LESS in that photo, having already grown substantially since birth. English Mastiff size at birth is relatively small compared to what they will become. English Mastiffs are often born in very large litters. The most surviving puppies we have every had in a litter was twelve. Yes Mastiffs are giant breed dogs. But all those puppies have to squeeze into mamma's tummy. Our dogs are natural whelpers, so pups are born small enough to fit through the birth canal. English Mastiffs grow UP for about the first two years of life. I notice the most drastic size change during the first year of life. Mastiffs change from a cuddly puppy that can fit in your lap to an enormous puppy resembling a lanky adult. And guess what, this enormous puppy would still like to be your lap dog. But the pain might have you pushing their huge paws and heavy bodies off of you. Just wait till you have been stepped on my a grown Mastiff. Ouch. English Mastiffs grow OUT until about around age four. Expect your English Mastiff size to be tall and thin until about age two. Then watch your pup fill out until about age four.

  • Can you handle English Mastiff size?

    The biggest dog breed in the world is arguably the English Mastiff. This breed can weigh up to 230 pounds and stand at 36 inches tall. The English Mastiff is known for its good-natured, calm demeanor which makes them a great family pet (if you have older kids) as well as an excellent guard dog. They are highly intelligent and loyal, making them easy to train and care for. However, their size requires plenty of space for exercise and activities. Before you adopt a puppy make sure you can handle English Mastiff size. So you're considering adopting an English Mastiff puppy, but can you handle English Mastiff size at maturity? So, you're considering adopting an English Mastiff puppy? Congratulation on your choice! Known for their gentle and kind nature, English Mastiffs make excellent family pets as they're very protective and loyal to their owners. However, before finalizing the decision, there are a few things you need to know about the breed, specifically, their size at maturity. If you're not prepared for the significant size of an adult English Mastiff, it can cause various issues in the future. In this blog, we'll discuss everything you need to know and consider before bringing an English Mastiff puppy home. Size Matters - English Mastiff size can reach that of a full grown man, while they are still thinking with the mentality of a puppy. Can you handle it if your man sized puppy jumps on you and accidentally scratches you with its thick nails? Adult English Mastiffs can reach up to 220 pounds, with a height of around 30 inches from the ground. Also called gentle giants, they're one of the largest dog breeds in the world. As puppies, they are cute and small- about 30-60 pounds at 6 months old. However, if you can't handle the size of a fully grown English Mastiff, it can cause many problems. Ensure you have enough space for them to run and play and make sure your living conditions can accommodate a large dog. Time Investment - Take the time to train them when they are young. Otherwise English Mastiff size could hinder training efforts later on. As with any pet, raising an English Mastiff puppy takes a lot of time. Additionally, Mastiffs grow rapidly, and therefore, need proper exercise to maintain their health. You will need to set aside regular time for puppy training, grooming, and exercise. Socialization - Due to their guard dog qualities and English Mastiff size, you absolutely MUST properly socialize your puppy while it is young if you want its personality to be friendly and not overly aggressive or overly timid. English Mastiffs have a protective nature that makes them a great guard dog. However, with this kind of breed, socialization is essential to ensure they don't become overly protective. Introduce them to other people and pets from a young age to ensure they don't become aggressive. Socializing will help them grow into the loving and gentle dogs they're meant to be. To sum up, adopting an English Mastiff puppy can make a fantastic family addition. However, before making up your mind, ensure you're prepared for English Mastiff size, time investment, socialization requirements, health issues, and potential expenses. With proper training and care, an English Mastiff can be an incredible furry companion for many years to come.

  • English Mastiff Size Benefits

    English Mastiffs are one of the largest dog breeds in the world. Their massive size may seem daunting to some, but to others, it's a desirable trait that offers several benefits. If you're someone who loves big dogs and is interested in English Mastiffs, then you'll be interested in this blog post. In this post, we'll explore the benefits of English Mastiff size, how their size affects their temperament and behavior, and why they're excellent companions for families. So, let's jump right in and discover all the perks of having an English Mastiff in your life. English Mastiffs provide a sense of security - English Mastiff size benefit One of the most significant benefits of having an English Mastiff is the security they can provide. Their large size and deep bark can be very intimidating, which is a great deterrent for potential intruders. English Mastiffs are incredibly protective of their family, and they will do whatever it takes to ensure their safety. Their size alone is enough to make anyone think twice about messing with them or their loved ones. Therefore, English Mastiffs are an excellent choice for families seeking protection and security. English Mastiffs are great family dogs - English Mastiff size benefit Despite their intimidating size, English Mastiffs are gentle giants who love nothing more than spending time with their families. They are incredibly loyal and protective, making them great family pets. English Mastiffs are patient and tolerant, and they have a natural instinct to care for children. They can be great playmates for kids, and they love to snuggle up with their loved ones. Despite their size, they can adapt well to living in small apartments or houses. Their calm temperament and gentle nature make them a perfect fit for any family looking for a companion that's both affectionate and protective. English Mastiffs are obedient and trainable - English Mastiff size benefit Contrary to popular belief, large dogs like English Mastiffs can be obedient and trainable. Their intelligence makes them quick learners, and they have a strong desire to please their owners. English Mastiffs thrive on positive reinforcement, and they love to be praised for their good behavior. They are easy to train but require consistency and patience. With proper training, English Mastiffs can learn to be well-behaved and obedient dogs that are a joy to have around. English Mastiffs have a calm demeanor - English Mastiff size benefit Despite their size, English Mastiffs are known for their calm demeanor. They are not barkers. Their calm nature is one of the reasons why they are such great family pets. They don't get easily agitated or excited, which makes them great companions for families with young children. English Mastiffs love to relax and take it easy, which is perfect for families looking for a laid-back pet that won't constantly need attention or stimulation. In conclusion, English Mastiffs are excellent dogs for families (without small children) seeking a loyal, affectionate, and protective companion. Their massive size may be intimidating, but it's also one of their biggest advantages. They make great security dogs and family pets, and their calm demeanor makes them easy to live with. They are trainable, obedient, and can live long lives with proper care. So, if you're someone who loves big dogs and is looking for a partner-in-crime, then the English Mastiff may be the perfect choice for you.

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