Part Pit, rescued, now I need advice!

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Novy
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Re: Part Pit, rescued, now I need advice!

Postby Novy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:36 pm

Welcome, share some pictures if you have some!

IMHO, you may need to shed your past perceptions about pits. They are great family pets, very eager to please and should not give you any unusual issues training.

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Re: Part Pit, rescued, now I need advice!

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:39 pm

A dog is a dog is a dog and before you consider breed, you must consider her as an individual.

Your dog isn't a "Pitbull" she's a mutt. And as such, the only special training you need to consider is to find out her weaknesses as an individual and work through them with positive methods.

As for if your children are safe, that's a question that EVERY dog owner should be asking themselves when adopting a new dog, regardless of breed type. But if your dog is a pit mix, your children aren't in any danger simply because of that.

Welcome, thanks for adopting and I hope you stick around to realize what an awesome "breed" this truly is.

Also, we love pictures.

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Re: Part Pit, rescued, now I need advice!

Postby Megan » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:08 pm

samandruss wrote: Is she honestly totally safe around the kids?


Just wanted to touch on this quote. No child is "totally safe" around any pet. Dog, cat, ferret etc. Anything with teeth can bite. It doesn't matter if she would be a lab, a pit bull, or a toy poodle. I have heard of ferrets getting out of their cage and attacking toddlers and them needing plastic surgery. The same amount of caution should be used with any pet. Supervised interactions, and never totally trust any dog with a child. Children make quick movements, can easily scare dogs. My greyhound for instance was NOT child safe. She would startle if she was sleeping and they ran past her--causing her to wake up and snap at anything that was near her.

I am due to have my baby in Feb. I have no more concern bringing her into a home with 2 pit bulls(mixes) then I would if I owned any other breed of dog. The same rules apply--supervised interactions, common sense :)

That said, welcome to the world of pit bulls and Pit Mixes!! I would make sure your trainer is a positive based trainer. I agree to try and loose your thoughts on pit bulls in general. Forget what you've heard in the news and media-- You will hear the "truth" here. Research, research, research. Don't be afraid to sit and just read posts and get to know the breed.

We would LOVE to see pictures of your new family member!

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Re: Part Pit, rescued, now I need advice!

Postby Leslie H » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:10 pm

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