new dog owner of a pit

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new dog owner of a pit

Postby dooftard » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:17 am

I have always wanted a pit, pure or not... and just recently I was handed a piece of paper that was advertising dogs that were at a kennel. So I ended up checking her out and she seems perfect :)
Her name is riley and the first 10 seconds of sitting infront of her head was attached to my lap/hip; my gf took a swift liking to her also.
I was told shes 8~9months pure pit, but she kind of looks like she has lab in her.
already house trained, and the only thing she's aggressive about is her attention :)

I've been reading up on pits for a while and I guess nows the perfect time to jump in and get dirty with this stuff.

I was looking at a video on youtube about weight pulling for pits and it makes me teary eyed just knowing that a dog..somewhere out there..loves its owner that much that it will try anything to get to it. I'm not so much interested in achieving the same outcome, but more or less making this a stepping stone for when I am more financially stable and have more time on my hands to put forth the dedication.

here is the movie link btw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCPwGP5qb-s

So today I dropped my gf off at school and came back to half of the items in our bedroom chewed up; there was a trail of urine in the house, and she had let loose fecal matter.

I Was irritated and made her sit next to me; watched me clean it up and told her NO, made her come watch me clean up the urine and poop with the same approach. I notcied her tail was inbetween her legs which probably indicates she was probably beaten for this kind of behavior before...
So now I am reading up on that

Also, My initial reason for coming here was to find out how to feed the dog. I will leave this for another thread though :)

My name is nic and I live in florida, I'm 20 years of age and I love my dog..already :)

cru

Postby cru » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:44 am

welcome!!!!! post some pics!!! :headbang:










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Postby omar313 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:11 am

Congrats on your new best friend!A bit of advice though,I'd get a cage until you can trust her home alone or until she gets at least 2 yrs. old.Dogs are den animals by nature,so it's not cruel like my wife used to think,until our ABD chewed the molding off the wall.
She will test your patience,but it's all worth it like any responsible pit owner will tell you.
Here's to a long,happy,healthy life for her,and thanks for saving a pit bull,you won't be dissappointed.

dooftard

Postby dooftard » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:42 am

pictures :D
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Postby Brutus's Mommy » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:51 am

omar313 wrote:Congrats on your new best friend!A bit of advice though,I'd get a cage until you can trust her home alone or until she gets at least 2 yrs. old.Dogs are den animals by nature,so it's not cruel like my wife used to think,until our ABD chewed the molding off the wall.
She will test your patience,but it's all worth it like any responsible pit owner will tell you.
Here's to a long,happy,healthy life for her,and thanks for saving a pit bull,you won't be dissappointed.


2 is not a magic number. Untrained dogs who are destructive before the age of two do not magically turn into these well-trained nondestructive dogs on their birthday (although I don't think that's what you're implying, I'm such an anal person I felt the need to mention it :) ) We've lost a couple of walls too. :oops:

Welcome to the board! I'd love to see some pictures too. :thumbsup:

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Postby cbow » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:55 am

:welcome:

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Postby omar313 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:49 am

great looking dog!

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Postby drtrider2000 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:52 am

WELCOME! I can tell you that the most important lesson i have learned yet, as a new Bully Daddy, is that a tired dog is a happy/well behaved dog!. Bella started getting a bit destructive, chewing up floor rugs, and things she just wasn't supposed to chew, even though her toy box matches the quantity of any spoiled child. Well we started leash traing last weekend, and walk at least an hour a day...she comes home, and has dinner, and her play has gotten MUCH less obnoxious, and she has a new respect for the words "NO" and her new favorite word is "CHILL" which she is learning to mean settle down a bit. Good luck, i'm a newbie here too, but have found aot of valuable insight from some of the seasoned board members!!

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Postby storminstaffs » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:57 am

hello and welcome nice dog

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Postby flovianzon » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:59 am

Welcome to PBF, Nic! Your pupper is adorable!

I second the kennel idea. It will save money in the end.

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Postby snoopsnoop » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:01 am

:welcome: :hi

To me, she looks like she very well could be purebred pit, but it can be hard to tell through pictures.

If she is having issues with potty-ing in the house, invest in a crate. It will keep the destruct-o dog behavior down and she will learn pretty easily she wont want to potty where she sleeps. She is old enough to be fully potty trained if someone had done it right, or at all. Nothing against you, but the previous owner. If there is a petsmart near you, they have potty/crate seminars which are like $15 or sometimes you can find them for free. They give a lot of good potty info.
You might also want to get her into an obedience class. Petsmart has them, you can go to the store and talk to the trainers before you sign up with one, or if you have BIG problems, you can find one that would do some one-on-one training. Make sure the trainer has at least SOME pit knowledge, as far as dog aggression and training goes. It can help in the long run.

You can do a search for the rest of the forum to find resources that would help you! The search button is under the banner and above the cafepress.com ads.
:welcome: to the forum!

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