My name is, Cindy, I am in my late 20's, and I am from the Northeastern US.
I recently adopted what I thought was a 4 month old lab mix from a kill shelter in GA. Nope, turns out she is closer to 6 months and is a lab/APBT mix.
She is a really sweet, loving, and laid back puppy. I had many, many animals all of my life, and grew up with dogs of all sizes. I never had anything against "pits", but our society at large seems to.
The main problem I have is her beating up our smaller, year old, 8.5 lb mutt, and Kels is 30lbs. He nips her back legs, jumps on her head, and is a general nuisance. She does not retaliate until he really drives her nuts, then they give chase around the table, ending with her pinning him by his neck, but not biting, or literally sitting on him!
She is UTD on shots, spayed, and is starting doggie training this Sunday. I got her just over two weeks ago, and she already knows sit, down, come, her name, Easy-which is when they both go crazy, and she needs to calm down before she eats him,
, and needs to learn off-from jumping on us/counters/etc. Really smart girl. She grew up in a dog run with other puppies, a communal water/food bowl, so she should be better than the other dog, but isn't.
Any advice on how to further work with her? She is going to be about 50 lbs, so a good size dog for y 120 lb self! How do I keep her in check, without the whole dominant/alpha/submissive stuff, but still let her know that Mama's boss with love?
pS- I am in trouble as she is much of a lap dog!
PPS- How do I post pictures?