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by pits-r-luv
Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: APBT playfullness mistaken for aggression?
Replies: 33
Views: 1805

I allow my 2 housedogs to wrestle and play. One is young female and Mikey is 2 and a half. But I don't let it get extreme. Mikey lets Havana grab him by the legs and shake like hell. But if she gets too close to his important things he backs her down. Play can turn aggressive quickly if one or the o...
by pits-r-luv
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Help...tar?!
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Yea I was gonna say mineral oil or baby oil too. Look in the auto section for products and read to see if it is harmful to the skin.
by pits-r-luv
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Already possessive of me? Please advise...
Replies: 23
Views: 1089

Yes, of course. Beween my husband and myself, we have about 30 yrs of APBTs. At no time did we ever use a muzzle except in an introductory trial phase, when there was a questionable attitude present and perhaps if a dog had a problem with a vet.
by pits-r-luv
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Already possessive of me? Please advise...
Replies: 23
Views: 1089

I did not suggest a muzzle to be anything but a precaution during a trial after the initial period of adjustment and some condition training had been done. I don't feel that it is appropriate for anything long term whatsoever either.
by pits-r-luv
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Already possessive of me? Please advise...
Replies: 23
Views: 1089

I admire your willingness to learn. Thank you for posting and listening. :) Of course, if you have friends who want to adopt, send them to this forum or another like it for free lessons BEFORE getting the dog. :thumbsup:
by pits-r-luv
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Already possessive of me? Please advise...
Replies: 23
Views: 1089

I really doubt this as a mentally stable oriented pit bull couldn't care less about something grabbing their lips stranger or not. I do not mean this dog is unstable, but if it is brand new to the surroundings it is not completely oriented and is very unsure of itself. This makes for a bad situation...
by pits-r-luv
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Already possessive of me? Please advise...
Replies: 23
Views: 1089

This is possessive and not protective. While it is wonderful that the dog seems to really love you, this can be a serious problem where children are concerned. I would muzzle her immediately. You only just got the dog yesterday and it is too soon to allow her free reign of the house. She has to unde...
by pits-r-luv
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bella is really sick
Replies: 24
Views: 2013

Foxy is doing very well!!!! Stormy is too. Foxy was in the hospital for 9 days. She fought back and seems to be just fine. Certainly a little thinner, but active. I am watching her closely still. Thank you for the well wishes.
by pits-r-luv
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bella is really sick
Replies: 24
Views: 2013

Foxy still doesnt look so good, tho holding her own. Stormy seems to be fine. It is such a blessing that Foxy is so robust and healthy or she would have already been gone. Thanks for the well wishes.
by pits-r-luv
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bella is really sick
Replies: 24
Views: 2013

:crybaby: We have Parvo and it started exactly like this pup she is describing. Foxy is still in the hospital and I am treating Stormy at home. All this came on suddenly at noon on Sat. By Sat nite at 8:00, Foxy looked reallllly bad. They are 8 months and 7 months and it is just awful. They are rece...
by pits-r-luv
Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Do apbt get there tail docked?
Replies: 8
Views: 979

The tail is a most important tool for knowing how the dog feels. It is useful for knowing if he is happy or sad or even if he is alerting on another dog. The balance is off course the main use, but watch that tail to see what he is thinking. No one that is a serious owner of a pit would dock the tail.
by pits-r-luv
Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Anyone agree with this?
Replies: 32
Views: 1764

I didn't catch if the person knew how the dog was bred. It is just my personal opinion that how the dog is bred has much to do with its emotional state and mental well being. For example if there is a man-biter in the ancestry, there is a higher incidence of biting. A heavily inbred animal is not as...
by pits-r-luv
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hope this is what I'm supposed to do
Replies: 6
Views: 750

The boys are ok with the females and are fine with the rat terrier, just kinda way playful for an old lady like her (shes 13). And they are good with the cats and snuggle up to them, as a matter of fact my newest kitten kinda beats them up. LOL. But no matter how much I would like to see them get al...
by pits-r-luv
Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hope this is what I'm supposed to do
Replies: 6
Views: 750

hope this is what I'm supposed to do

Hi all. I have 5 pits and 4 cats. Mikey was my first one nearly 3 yrs ago and we have grown over time. I work full time as a nurse, have 2 girls still at home and a son and husband who works away 7 days and home 7 days. I am busy most all the time but find time to work on conformation shows. I am th...
by pits-r-luv
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from my gang of pits and me
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Hello from my gang of pits and me

Hello all. I have 5 lovebugs at this time. 3 males and 2 females. We are into conformation here. I love this breed and hope to share as well as gain knowledge.

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