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by Gatorpit
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Male-Male Relationships in dogs
Replies: 41
Views: 1035

Re: Male-Male Relationships in dogs

I can't tell you how refreshing it is to see so much wisdom and knowledge from someone who is new to the forum. I know that "new to the forum" doesn't necesarily equate "new to the breed", but still...it's very rare for anyone, regardless of how long they've been in the breed, to...
by Gatorpit
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Male-Male Relationships in dogs
Replies: 41
Views: 1035

Re: Male-Male Relationships in dogs

When I have two friends who don't get along with one another, I don't keep them separated when the visit. I either encourage them to get along or ask one to leave. How can you compare this situation to a situation with dogs? Your friends have the ability to reason and see that their actions are pet...
by Gatorpit
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Natural way of fighting UTI's
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: Natural way of fighting UTI's

I really don't think there's any natural way to "cure" a UTI that has set in...at least not in any reliable way, and trying anything could risk serious consequences as, if it doesn't work, it would be allowed to progress.

But there are methods to help prevent one from setting in.
by Gatorpit
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Furkids not getting along
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Furkids not getting along

There is every chance that she may develop some form or degree of dog aggresion or intolerance as she matures. Genetics and environment can and will play a roll in this. Many of us keep multiple dog and multiple pit bull homes succesfully. The first thing you need to know is NEVER leave her unatende...
by Gatorpit
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Am I doing this right?
Replies: 20
Views: 303

Re: Am I doing this right?

Is his name "Dude" or are you like me...I throw "dude" around a lot. lol
by Gatorpit
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Am I doing this right?
Replies: 20
Views: 303

Re: Am I doing this right?

I'm just popping in, so I apologize if this has been mentioned already. It is VITALLY important that you get your pup out in the real world before he hits 12 weeks. Early socialization and brain development will shape who he is going to be as an adult, hince the importance of exposing him to all so...
by Gatorpit
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Am I doing this right?
Replies: 20
Views: 303

Re: Am I doing this right?

You can take him outside to potty, just don't take him to any area that has lots of other dogs coming and going. If you live in an apartment complex, find a spot that is out of the way, and carry him to it and back. You can train him to use the pee pads, but you'll have to start over from scratch to...
by Gatorpit
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: is it ok for pitbulls to eat....
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: is it ok for pitbulls to eat....

It depends on what species the weeds are.

Unfortunately, dogs do not come equipped with the instincts to determine if a plant is safe to eat or not.
by Gatorpit
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: HELP PLEASE!!! Potty in the house!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: HELP PLEASE!!! Potty in the house!!!

At your old house, if you let her outside anytime she wanted to go, it's kinda like having a doggy door. She never learned to "hold it" for long, as she was always allowed to go out whenever she needed to. This combined with an entirely different environment and routine have probaly totall...
by Gatorpit
Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Cesar Millan
Replies: 818
Views: 35469

Re: Cesar Millan

Same title...but the cover is different...

No wait... It was Puppy Preschool...oops. This book:

http://www.amazon.com/Puppy-Preschool-Revised-Raising-Right-Right/dp/B002HJ3J7I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265476516&sr=8-1
by Gatorpit
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Cesar Millan
Replies: 818
Views: 35469

Re: Cesar Millan

I don't use the 'tzzt!' noise Sr. Millan uses, but I believe it's probably effective at stopping behavior even before an aversive association is made. On t.v., I see him make the noise, and the dogs stop what they're doing to look at him. (Of course, he often uses a pop of the leash at the same tim...
by Gatorpit
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Just got back from the vet...
Replies: 15
Views: 1650

Re: Just got back from the vet...

I used to be the same way about anything with "itis" at the end of it. It just means "The inflammation of". Which, yeah, is something you want treated, but it's usually treatable. It just sounds really spooky because it's all "medical term" sounding. Glad your pup is d...
by Gatorpit
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Just got back from the vet...
Replies: 15
Views: 1650

Re: Just got back from the vet...

I used to be the same way about anything with "itis" at the end of it. It just means "The inflammation of". Which, yeah, is something you want treated, but it's usually treatable. It just sounds really spooky because it's all "medical term" sounding. Glad your pup is d...
by Gatorpit
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Trauma or aggression?
Replies: 25
Views: 309

Re: Trauma or aggression?

Actually it is very possible that if your behavior has changed that drastically, that she is feeding off of it. If you're frightened and tense, she will know it...and be constantly on guard for whatever it is that is scaring you.
by Gatorpit
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Trauma or aggression?
Replies: 25
Views: 309

Re: Trauma or aggression?

It could very well be traumatic related stress... But it also could be that she is naturally inclined to this kind of behavior. She is beginning to mature, and this is right about the time that genetic behavior issues begin to show. I tend to beleive that a truly stable dog would not be particularly...

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