Hello everyone. I am live in Florida and 4 days ago added a new addition, a 12 week old pitbull/shepherd female, to our family. It is a strange and funny addition because I have never taken the time to read about pitbuills and was only familair with what I read and heard from the media, so I wasn't sure if I wanted to bring her into our family because of the kids, ages 14, 13, 10, and 8, in the house.
So how did a dog-prejudice woman like myself end up with our new addition you ask...well I didn't realize that she was a pitbull. I met owners of her mom through my brother-in-law and seen her and fell in love. It was at this time that I discovered I was getting excited about bringing home a pitbull mix. I was told by the owners that her mother is a good dog and that they have never any problems with her around kids and well, before I knew it I was looking at the most adorablest puppy and telling her that she was coming home to meet her new family.
Now after reading several different sites and some of the topics in PBF, I realize that I initially made a mistake taking her without reading up on her breed first. I say a mistake not because I no longer want her, but because I realize how horrible it would have been if I was not willing to provide her with the attention that she requires and the time that will be needed to continue to socialize her, train her, and make sure that our family becomes responsible pb owners. She took to all of the kids immediately and the first night in her new home she slept in the bed with me and my husband. We woke up the next morning in a wet bed and I decided I had better do some research on house training and find out more about pitbulls. We have been taking her outside about every 2 hours for her to do her doo and were very happy to be woken up this morning at 4 am too a whimpering puppy wanting to go outside to use the bathroom, unfortunately she is not doing this everytime she needs to go yet, so we are still having to run her outside if we see her smelling around or in midsquat. Sandy is going to make a nice addition to our family and I am looking forward to learning more about how to take care of her, train her, and provide her with a happy life.