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Re: New pitbull owner, under odd circumstances.

Postby Curly_07 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:07 pm

Welcome! Thank you for opening you heart and your home for this lil guy. You are doing great so far! Keep reading around, soak up as much as you can. Feel free to posts questions any time, and we will help you as much as possible, even if its a recommendation to somewhere/one else with better knowledge. I'm very sorry for your loss and the circumstances you've acquired this pup :(

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New pitbull owner, under odd circumstances.

Postby Stormi » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:23 pm

bubba123 wrote:
Hope to learn a lot here, I'm sorry i didn't get a chance to research the breed before hand, it just kind of all fell in my lap.


Truly, there is no need to apologize. These aren't exactly circumstances you could have planned for, and it sounds like you're doing the best you can to help this little guy. Many people would have simply let the dog go to the shelter, so thank you for stepping up and doing such a great job with him. Sounds like he's a lucky pup to have landed with you.

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Re: New pitbull owner, under odd circumstances.

Postby Curly_07 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:53 pm

I think you will fit in quite well here :)

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Re: New pitbull owner, under odd circumstances.

Postby julie64 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:35 am

Welcome to the board. So sorry for your loss.
I'm glad Champ has you looking out for him. I would love to see pic Champ. :)

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Re: New pitbull owner, under odd circumstances.

Postby Ilovethepits » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:26 am

Welcome to you, Josh and Champ. What a lucky boy that you stepped up to take him into your heart and home.

My dog Lily was really mouthy when I got her at 1 year old. She was big too and like you said my hands were sore from all the mouthiness. I pretty much followed what the mouthy sticky says teaching her the word "gentle" for when my hand was in her mouth and teaching her to take treats gently. I think teaching calmness goes a long way with this too. She is a pretty hyper dog and will still occassionally snap at a treat when she is really hyped up. I have to get her calm and sitting and then it's like she remembers "oh yeah, gentle".

As for the peeing thing I wouldn't know. Advice would be to make certain he doesn't have any type of urinary infection. Then it might just be a matter of him having had to pee where he was before and maybe he'd just pee a little at a time so there wouldn't be a big puddle in his area?? I'm not sure.

I'd love to see some photos of your lucky boy too. :)

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Re: New pitbull owner, under odd circumstances.

Postby Ilovethepits » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:24 am

:inlove: Champ is Gorgeous!! Love his exhuberance!!

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Re: New pitbull owner, under odd circumstances.

Postby Ilovethepits » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:53 am

bubba123 wrote:
Ilovethepits wrote::inlove: Champ is Gorgeous!! Love his exhuberance!!


Turns out he got a hold a DVD I didn't know was out, but that can always be .


To his credit he does look guilty! That was the one thing Lily chewed up when I got her too. Oh and one time she took a whole block of cheese off the counter - I was downstairs and heard "something" and there she stood with this huge block of cheese in her mouth. Didn't chew it or anything. lol

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Re: New pitbull owner, under odd circumstances.

Postby Ilovethepits » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:54 am

I'm sure he's a little overwhelmed. There is a Sticky about the "Two Week Shutdown" which Champ probably doesn't need that whole thing but there might be some suggestions for keeping him calm and helping him gain confidence in his surroundings and new person and new home before going all out and about on the town.

I'm sorry, in my excitement about Champ I forgot to extend my condolences to you and your family. I am terribly sorry for your loss.

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Re: New pitbull owner, under odd circumstances.

Postby Leslie H » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:42 pm

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It sounds like you are off to an excellent start. Welcome


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