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by Patch O' Pits
Sun Nov 28, 2004 4:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Can a toeing out foot be corrected?
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Yes, it is structural. Though some dogs can have structural problems due to improper diet, but that must be corrected before the growth plates close and most of the time with easty westy dogs (turned out feet) that is not the case IMO Also, sometimes when a young dogs chest drops it is slightly corr...
by Patch O' Pits
Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Our new pit!!
Replies: 9
Views: 547

However, for potty training when he poops on the floor he gets his nose put to it and one swat on the butt. Then we take him outside. When housebreaking a pup any accidents they have are actually the owner's fault and not the pups. It means you weren't watching the pup. Until a puppy is fully house...
by Patch O' Pits
Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:40 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: submissive urination
Replies: 5
Views: 455

This is quite common. Most pups will grow out of it by a year old if not sooner.

I agree with Maryellen don't make a big deal about it. Have people initially ignore the pup and not get her all wound up, Never yell or correct her as she can't help it.
by Patch O' Pits
Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:35 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: is it possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 361

I think you should contact the 2 registeries in question. Both do single register dogs. What registery are your dogs in now? Are they intact? Are you interested in showing, performance events or both? here are the links: United Kennel Club - (UKC) http://www.ukcdogs.com/ American Dog Breeders Associ...
by Patch O' Pits
Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Our new pit!!
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Having a dog fixed is not the cure all for behavior problems unfortunately. That would make life so much easier if it was. Many new owners can be over matched with a dominant pup. I think maybe you should try bringing him to a trainer who can better teach you and your wife how to correct and train h...

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