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Re: I need ADVICE with my 60lbs /6mth Pitbully pup that's s

Postby Curly_07 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:31 am

Have you not read any of the threads in Training section?? Alpha/Dominance theory is a load of crap. Please look a few posts down and read the information there. Stop physically punishing your dog before he really does retaliate!

Also, 4 months and 60 lbs?!? Are you serious? What kinda of dog is he, since he's obviously not a Pit Bull breed.

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Re: I need ADVICE with my 60lbs /6mth Pitbully pup that's s

Postby loophole » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:39 pm

I'm not one to give precise advice but that 's definitely not how you would handle a pit bull. You are feeding a fight or flight type of action around him. You being the only one to "stare" down your dog is not going to help out your 1 yr old when your gone. You need to seriously consider your options and most definitely take a different approach. A pit should not be acting that way unless he was mistreated prior. Having kids that age(1 yr old) and adopting a dog that you do not have any real back ground history on is not the best Idea... With your kids being that age I'd say this is a redzone type of scenario for your kids. Just one snafu away from a real real bad deal. I work with a guy that his grand daughter(was her parents dog) got mauled by a pit bull and died at the hospital. Dog was put down obviously but this is what can happen to kids with pits that are put into bad situations. Blame the deed not the breed. Like the post before said, your not dealing with a real pit here... but the end results for your kids especially in this situation is red zone.. not something to be taken lightly...
We had a 9 month old trying to adopt.. and gave up(i spent a ton of time trying to find one that would work)... so we bought from a breeder at 8 weeks old... our nearly 2 year old can take a bone right out of it's mouth when i'm not home and my wife is watching from the kitchen (dog has no clue).. this is how a pit should behave (any dog for that matter) when socialized and trained correctly... socialized especially with your family and most importantly with your kids!!!!!... be extremely careful.. doesn't seem like a real bad deal til it's too late and I know that grandfather suffered dearly from that case and that girl was 8.
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Re: I need ADVICE with my 60lbs /6mth Pitbully pup that's s

Postby Curly_07 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:48 pm

I just realized you posted in Intro and aren't a full member yet. Apologies!!! OP can you please post a proper intro so that you can be given access? There's a sample sticky at the top of this section to help you get started with what we like to know.

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