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Old 02-17-2011, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There are many different ways ppl approach this scenario. However I think you should talk to your vet about this one.

Just be aware pitbulls are not vicious but they are capable of dog aggression. There are some great books out there to help you with scenarios like this.

I like anything by Dr. Ian Dunbar. He may be hard to find on a shelf but is easily picked up on amazon (&cheaper) or you can go to your local bookstore & if they don't have it they can place it on order. Books I suggest are 'Before & After Getting a Puppy' & 'After You Get Your Puppy' & 'Dog Behavior'.

Those books will help you read key signs given out by the dog to let you know how they're interacting that may go missed by the untrained/inexperienced eye. If you have a friend knowledgeable about pitbulls & introductions have them help you. Make sure Leashes & crates are involved. It's also good to make first introductions on common meeting grounds in a safe & controllable environment vs. your home - because that's your dog's turf.. See how they react, then go from there. Take it slow, baby steps

Good luck & remember to take precaution in the introduction situation - not just w/Pit Bulls but any breed. Remember these are animals not ppl

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