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How long does it take an American Bulldog to get used to a new home?

It will often take an American bulldog at least a few weeks to start to become accustomed to his or her new home when adopted. For puppies and young dogs, the time can be shorter, of course. Older dogs can take several months before they feel entirely comfortable in the home and not as if they are just a "visitor" in the house.

The length of time will vary based on a wide range of factors beyond age. The dog's individual personality, their relationship with a previous owner, and the amount of time and effort that the new owners put in with their dog will all play a role.

When the dog is getting used to a new home, it is important for you not to rush them. You should instead give him some time and space to explore the home, get used to the new smells, etc. You should still spend time with him, of course, and find ways to help your new dog to adjust.

However, don't be surprised if it takes a while. Additionally, he might have a couple of bathroom accidents while they are in the new home at the start. Help them get into a routine and be sure to take them on walks to get used to the neighborhood, as well.

With some time and some effort on your part, though, the American bulldog you adopted will start to feel more at home. He will start to develop a bond with you and with other members of the household. It will feel like he has always been a part of the family.

Again, some dogs will acclimate in a matter of days. Others take much longer. It tends to be a good idea to plan on there being at least a month before the dog becomes entirely at home and at ease in the house. The key to success is patience.

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