PorkyPig wrote:Maybe I've gone too long. Maybe someone can help us. MY buddy (Porky) has been with me for 2 months. We been fighting his heart worm. The first 10 days we had him, day 10 was when he had his first vet visit. But before that he had no problem with sleeping in his crate. He spent some time with me and strayed from others for a bit, but after that vet visit he was bouncing off the walls barking when he was quit and so to himself. He just came home yesterday from wrapping up his last HW treatment so we're glad he's home but I have had some trouble training him. Can I train a 2 year old pit bull that has had a rough past. He's all scared up from fighting but he's so handsome. On the other hand he chews everything, barks when anyone's gate opens (which is new it used to be just our gate) chases my kids around but they act like weirdos anyway but I don't want anyone getting hurt, when he bites he's just playing but my kids are young. If he bites my arm I tell him NO (calmly with what I think is the right body language). On another note I have poor circulation in my legs so if he bites my leg it's instant pain and usually bleeding. So feed back on this would be great, he's just got so much energy sometimes. He's gotten out on us a few times but he comes back I think he just wants to run and I wish I could take him off his leash at the fields near our house but I can't trust him yet. Also I hope I don't have to make this a new topic my copy and pasted doesn't work.
Hi..well..that was alot in one post.. But yes..doggy is feeling better now and showing you a bit of his true and honest personality...along with WEEEEEEEEE a much happier and free-er attitude too.
He needs to learn now to be a DOG not an abuse case. So hang up feeling sorry for him, leash his butt in the house, so what he was fought and was sick (Even if in our hearts we feel this way) we dont want him to know we feel sorry for him, its time to SUCK IT UP BUTTER CUP and get on with life.
The leash will stop him from chasing kids, we DO NOT WANT THIS, as of right now he doesnt know his limits and boundries nor probably control of his mouth, if he was fought he was allowed to bite at will and encouraged, we want him to learn to CONTROL his emontial and physical state .. it can be done! But yes its work.
I want you to go back and really read this two week shut down, and re start it, excercise in the yard, do some running Round Robin games, even if you have to leash him with a long lunge line, he needs an energy out..but we are going to hit restart on this dog, nope its not too late, but after 2 months of treatments and getting away with probably a bit too much it will take a bit longer to gain control of him !
He can not bite, if he does , get up and walk away from him, leash him under the couch leg or something, we do not want to encourage or allow him to chomp . Do get a tug or something he CAN bite ..I dont want you to go out and full balls tug with him yet, as he probably will go from a chomp to oblivion but some light tugging, if he seems tuned out in his eyes let go of the tug, dont worry we arent allowing him to "win" but we are not going to allow him to go over the top in biting.
This is hard to explain, but ... you might already see this in him... when he is playing if he seems "tuned out" .
We want him to have fun but not over the top weeeee...
does this make sense so far?
do you have other dogs in the house?