Hello! New guy here


Hello! New guy here

Postby rebelord » Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:30 am

I'm William, my wife is Carol and our boy is Zues. He is a 10month old APBT. He is a rednose, cow colored with mostly white with brown on his face and back and the last half of his tail. He's very playful and loving. I have been reading alot about the breed on the internet and book stores. I am glad I found this as it seems to be a good place to "real world" opinions and suggestions on subjects relating to our dogs.
Quick question: Zues is extremely strong, he is indoors most of the day(he can hop the fence, even with me outside, he gets curious sometimes) so we walk him in our yard for his bussiness(sp?). Well, I'm 6ft 200lbs. If I'm not paying attention he can almost pull me off my feet. My wife Carol(105lbs), she has gotten pulled down and dragged before. There both ok after that. [She was bringing me dinner at work, and she got out of the car with him on the leash and well, he was really exicted to see me and yanked her down and dragged her to me basically.] Is there anything I can possible do to help him calm down or stop pulling? I run him everyother day for 3miles with me to try getting some of his energy out. Anywho, long intro. :tongue: Nice to meet y'all.

Laterz, Ski

Postby BullyBreedLover » Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:49 am

WELCOME! How big is Zeus?? heres my secret.....A PRONG COLLAR IS MANS BEST FRIEND! hehehe

You will learn a ton here!

Sonya :peace:

Postby LazyDaisy » Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:03 pm

I agree! Prong collars have worked for me too. :)
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Postby Patch O' Pits » Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:17 am

I agree prong collars are great, but obedience training and more exercise would be really helpful too. A prong is just a tool, IMO you need more of a foundation with obedience too make it work successfully.

Good luck with your pup and welcome to pitbullforum!
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Postby Mydogelvis » Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:29 am

Welcome to PBF.. I had the same problem with Elvis, I think that he thought is was fun to drag "Daddy" across the yard. I tried with the prong collar, but, then switched to a Gentle Leader.. Where the head goes, The body follows!! He hated it at first, then he was all about walking NEXT to me.. Good luck

Bill :))

Postby ripley6 » Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:30 am

ditto on the prong! and the obedience classes!

Some people think it looks scary or painful. It is neither. And pitties are very smart, and after a correction or two, you will most likely put it on, but not need it. But if Biscuit saw a squirrel across traffic, you better believe, I would appreciate it!

Suzanne Clothier's excellent article on prongs:

head halters:

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Postby BullyBreedLover » Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:40 pm

I tried the prong on myself to be sure,...haha no i wasnt doing anything kinky! YOU SICKOS! :))

Postby saturn2 » Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:36 pm

:welcome: to PBF!

I see you've received ideas abouts Prong collars, Gentle Leaders and obedience classes ... which all would contribute to a better behaved pooch at the other end of the leash. I have also heard of people having success using a Sporn Training Halter http://www.sporngraphics.com/sporn_halter.php .

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