Adopted my new girl

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Re: Adopted my new girl

Postby Curly_07 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:52 pm

Welcome and thank you for adopting! Once approved, post your concerns in Training section. You should go ahead and start the "2 weeks, give em a break!" thread in training as well as read up on "introducing a new dog" thread. They are both stickies and it is not too late to do. Also, check out the NILF thread (aka nothing in life is free, also referred to as NILIF) in training. Clicker/marker training would probably work great for you too.

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Re: Adopted my new girl

Postby Nickdawg » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:37 am

welcome - check out this link for some great tips especially on keeping the peace, multi dog homes, a new dog etc. http://www.badrap.org/favorite-how-links

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Re: Adopted my new girl

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:29 pm

The dominance stuff is nonsense when it comes to all dogs, not just pitbulls.

I also wouldn't follow the two week shut down necessarily as its meant for adult dogs, not pups.

You need to intervene in the interactions between the two of them if the little dog is "tormenting" him. You have said that you are worried about the pup, but it would seem that your small dog needs some work too.

Also, don't buy in to any "breed specific" advice you get-- without knowing the parents, what you have is a mutt. There's no guarantee that she even IS a Pitbull. So take her for what she is, an individual.

For now I would keep their interactions short and sweet and separate them when things get too rambunctious. Let them interact during activities and times when they are less likely to get wound up, such as when you are out on a walk.

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Re: Adopted my new girl

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:57 pm

Oh no! My childhood dog ate rat poison once!

Because of the eventual size difference, I would be inclined to always supervise interactions and separate them when you aren't home.

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Re: Adopted my new girl

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:01 pm

She had to take Vitamin K injections but she had no lasting ill-effects.

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Re: Adopted my new girl

Postby Leslie H » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:16 pm

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