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by Steve Armes
Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: HOW TO INTRODUCE A NEW DOG TO A RESIDENT DOG
Replies: 51
Views: 33950

It depends. What breed are the dogs? Many bully breeds that may have dormant aggressive tendencies may not show it until 2 to 3 years of age. In my view, based on the advice of our trainer, I would bring the dogs together with no face to face meeting and walk or run them for a long period so they ca...
by Steve Armes
Sat May 17, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Early aggression signs
Replies: 12
Views: 877

Our first Pit came from an unreliable byb. I didn't know anything about the breed at that point. She was so badly bred and inbred from an agressive dam and sire. The Dam died after giving birth, in my opinion due to overbreeding. The pup was fine and got along with our other two non-bully dogs. Then...
by Steve Armes
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: HOW TO INTRODUCE A NEW DOG TO A RESIDENT DOG
Replies: 51
Views: 33950

GREAT post. Maryellen, I am glad you elaborated on your first post, since you added some things that I have learned to be helpful. For example, your comments about walking the dogs together was very much on point. I actually prefer to jog with them together, as that causes them to focus on migration...
by Steve Armes
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings, friends.
Replies: 25
Views: 2015

Thanks for all the shouts and encouragement. I am hanging in here, but I am losing interest. I will check back in a few days, but I feel a bit let down, as this has never happened to me in a forum.
by Steve Armes
Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello there!
Replies: 16
Views: 1726

If you can believe it, I got Bello from the pound. I arrived within 30 minutes of the owner releasing him. He had too many dogs and cats living in a trailer. Even though he paid a lot of money for the puppy, at 6 months he couldn't handle his furniture being eaten. I took him, added him to my pack o...
by Steve Armes
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello there!
Replies: 16
Views: 1726

He looks like my boy, Bello.
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by Steve Armes
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1742

Agreed. From what I have learned, you will have to wait to see temperment. Best thing is to visit several times. The optimal temperment is a pup who is not fearful, outgoing, but not too confident.
by Steve Armes
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings, friends.
Replies: 25
Views: 2015

Thanks! That little blue is a beauty! Where can I see more pics?
by Steve Armes
Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings, friends.
Replies: 25
Views: 2015

I think this is the fifth day since I registered, and I have not been approved by the moderators. If I don't get approved today, I guess I will give up. Best wishes to you all!
by Steve Armes
Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi From the quad cities
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Can you describe the problems? Often lack of exercise can be an issue. Bullies need to drain their energy. I run mine with my pack of 2 other dogs 6 days a week with backpacks. We go 4 miles. A tired dog is a happy dog.
by Steve Armes
Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1742

Welcome. Yes, if it is a male more than about 60 lbs or a female more than about 55 lbs, it is safe to assume it is not a pure bred APBT. But you can still expect a fine dog!
by Steve Armes
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My second intro with pic
Replies: 13
Views: 1593

What a sweet girl!
BTW, my little boy is named Bello!
by Steve Armes
Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 971

Welcome!
We have a pack of 3 dogs, only one of which is an APBT. But please don't call the pet police when I tell you that we do favor him. He is such a sweet beautiful boy. My wife, who travels a lot, no longer refers to him by name--she just says, "...and how is that baby?"
by Steve Armes
Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings, friends.
Replies: 25
Views: 2015

I have said this before---It is a shame that Irving, TX requires all adopted bully breeds to be fixed prior to adoption. When you have an animal as fine as he is, and of such a stable temperment with humans and other dogs, does it make sense to remove his genes from the pool?
by Steve Armes
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings, friends.
Replies: 25
Views: 2015

Thank you--that's how he got his name! What you can't see so well in the photo is that he has traces of blue in his head that mingle with his brindle color. And his temperment is so stable.

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