Good Morning.. My husband and I have adopted a 6 year old americian Bulldog from a rescue shelter.Mostly to take up the void in our life afte we had to put our beloved Sam to sleep a few months back.We knew we wanted a American Bull as we are seniors and have a lot of grandchildren in our lives and these breeds are the bomb for children..After searching for a young pup to be able train and not being able to find one we could afford we broden our search to the pet rescue sites and found Sparky, a 6 year old in South Ga. They told us her owner had died and had no one to care for her so she was turned over to them.They had her fostered out so we didn't get to see where she was staying but was told she was outside but was formaly a house pet the thought.Said she stayed in dog house all the time and didn't come out. Also said she did not bark....(hahahahahahahahah..what a laugh this turned out to be we found out on our way home..) As we were searching for house dog knew going in we were going to have issues to work on.. I leash her at night and hold the leash on my arm so if she stirs I can take her out. usually she is good for the night tho.She does NOT like the yard... We are working on this and am making progress in baby steps..She loves to poop on deck but if I time her right she will go in the yard...again we have had her a week and a half and this is getting better..baby steps tho....BIG FOOD ISSUES..she does not like any dog food whatsoever.........she will starve..to the point her stomach will churn and churn..I have bent and fixed her some chicken and rice and gave her 4 times...In trying to train she will not even eat most of the training snacks... some of the sausage ones and most of the times cheese.Oh but she will drag people trash out of the trash can in a snap .. all the time.any thing not eatiable she will eat... Most of the time I spen dragging her down the ramp onto the yard for bathroom times...really trying to work on this issue for I want her to be a house dog as she is doing great inside and is a joy to interact with and loves to play...Got clicker in mail with instructions and hope to start with her getting use to it today...Keep us in your prayers.. God Bless..