So this is my first APBT
, he is now a year and a couple months. I posted another thread before about him not quite having an off switch yet. Got some good advice and been adding in just a bit more excersise right around the times he would start getting a little antsy and it seems to be helping.
One thing I notice people always commenting on how gentle their APBT
is and wonder if mine is much different. He can be gentle at times, when he's tired lol, he's very cuddly and affectionate. But when he is not, he is rather rough and doesn't have any sense of personal space. When he tries to give affection at these times it's almost like he's a bull ramming his body into me or trying to climb up on me...and I always got to watch that he doesn't head butt me. I usually puch him off and say enough when he starts getting this way as I don't like to encourage it...he can get kind of aroused/over excited. He's getting better with his sense of strength so to speak compared to when he was a younger puppy but he still can get rough in his affection. He just seems to have an intense personality like he puts in 100% of everything he does, he plays rough, loves rough, etc. Does that make sense? Anybody can relate and give any advice on how to tone down the roughness a bit?
I also have a hard time trying to figure out what to do when we go on vacation, I have another dog that my parents usually watch but to be honest I don't don't trust many people with him or feel they know how to handle him best if you know what I mean?