@ kruella23: Congratulations on your new family member ! I'm looking forward to seeing photos, and if you already have them please point me in the right direction.
@ RosesandThorns and #17: Verbal reprimands are all that I now feel are necessary. An old neighbor owns a very intelligent Yellow Lab, Bell. When he saw my AST he told me that 'flicking it's nose' worked for him like a charm....
Needless to say I tried it lightly (Diezel's an ankle biter, but at 3 weeks I don't blame him) but only felt guilt aftwerwards. The 'flicking' didn't work at all, if anything he was pissed for about 3 days, until I babied him out of it, and I feel horrible for even thinking it would work.
I feel all that is necessary for any type of training:
4. Tone of voice (works for me
Please wait to remove a pitbull puppy from mom until the pup is aged at least 6-8 weeks. The mother's milk carries essential nutrients that help out the pitbull's immune system and growth. IF
you do end up with a pitbull 'baby', do not feed your puppy store-bought cow's milk. The puppy's tummy cannot handle it and it could die. You can purchase puppy formula that should be fed to your APBT
/AST until he is about 6 weeks. I was told Esbilac is the way to go.
(I'm only bringing this up due to experience...Diezel was given to me at 3 weeks! If I didn't give him a home the owner's were willing to give him to ANYONE! When I asked if I could wait till he was 7 weeks, she said 'he won't be here that long')