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Old 12-11-2010, 07:46 AM   #31 (permalink)
 
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I think you can get them to get along .just treat them equally and be stern to any dog agresion.in my opinon a good responsible owner can change anything or break any bad habits that a dog may have it just takes time
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I have four dogs and they are all somewhat close in age. I wouldn't have it any other way! The post talked about the negative things that come with having multiple dogs, but doesn't say much about the positives. Dogs are pack animals and the human is the pack leader. Dogs are more social in general when they have "siblings" to play with on a daily basis. Having a lot like "only" dog is just like having an "only" child... Its just my opinion. There are so many dogs in shelters that need homes! Save a dog's life - he will thank you for it and you won't regret it. My dogs are the happiest dogs in the world.
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:46 AM   #33 (permalink)
 
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I think you can get them to get along .just treat them equally and be stern to any dog agresion.in my opinon a good responsible owner can change anything or break any bad habits that a dog may have it just takes time
I would disagree ,although some may grow up together no problems ,i had 2 males grew up together since the youngest was only 10 weeks we kept ontop of them and really never had any issues no growls no jumping on humping nothing and one day they went at it and were never able to be together again. And there was no ' time will heal it' even a year later they would try and go at it if they even saw eachother, DA is known in this breed and some may never have any issues but some will no matter how much you correct the behaviour or how stern you are with them. I have 5 right now and 4 get along great I have to keep 2 apart though. I dont think there is a problem getting 2 dogs if 1 you watch them closely and never leave them unattended { mine are crated when we leave the house and at night} and 2 you are prepared to deal with it and are set up to if it comes to the point you need to seperate ,crate and rotate or 1 inside 1 outside and rotate that way ect. I cant stand when I see people rehoming the dog when things dont work out and the dogs are no longer buddy buddy, people need to research the breed they are getting and if they did they would know about the possibility with DA.
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:54 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I think that expecting your dogs to never fight because you think they have a good relationship is unsafe. Never expect a dog to not fight.

So, I agree with angelbaby on that.

Edit: And don't expect your dog to act like a wolf pack. Research showed that feral dog groups are nothing like wolf packs. They are social animals whom create a social hierarchy but the way they work is not like a wolf pack. In a wolf pack, they'd wait for the leaders to eat first. Whilst in a feral dog pack they just go at it. Dogs have to be taught things.

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Old 04-11-2011, 03:17 AM   #35 (permalink)
 

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Yes, I completely agree with Celestial88. I am just speaking from experience and from what I have observed. Ever since I was a child we have always had at least 4 dogs. They were apart of our lives and we all had a blast. My dogs that I have now are no different. They have to be taught, but that is the joy of owning all four. It takes time and patience (what many folks don't have a lot of) but it is SO worth it, if done right!
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:57 AM   #36 (permalink)
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You know about all the matters.That how to make him to be familiar with the family.I will suggest you to get a dog who will have almost the same behavioral approach like the previous.It will also helpful for you to be familiar with your dog early and conveniently.
i would not suggest to get a dog with the same temperament.... because if you have 2 d.a. dogs then you'd better be prepared for fights. when you buy a puppy your not really 100% sure of its temperament you know its personality you can ask about the parents temperaments but it doesnt guarantee anything. the only real way to successfully add a second dog to your home is be prepared for everything.

i dont agree with the whole ceasar milan pack stand point i dont think you can take a group of gamebred apbts and make em into a pack, in fact i would love to see ceasar try it (point being it doesnt work with every breed of dog, sure there might be some dogs that are exceptions to the rules. daddy i think was an am bully, anyways and jr idk). when you own pit bulls fights are expected if you dont expect them then your gonna be unprepared if anything happens and it could go south fast.
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this only work when i was around, not my wife, my mom, my brother, or my dad, it only work when i was around, tried it a couple of times with other people but they didnt know how to read their intentions so then it was too late already. and they were never left alone together.
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Get one...wait at least 6 months, maybe a year...and then consider a second.

I have found 2 dogs is often less work if you have a tight bonding breed, as they will focus on one another instead of barking when your gone and less likely to tear up stuff due to separation issues...but having 3 dogs is almost always more trouble.

Personally, contrary to the above, I think the more one adds after two, the harder it gets to manage.

Of course this REALLY is influenced by breed type. APBT of the same sex should never be left together unattended in MY opinion. Opposite sex dogs may or may not be able to live together. It depends upon the dogs.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:32 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I have four dogs and they are all somewhat close in age. I wouldn't have it any other way! The post talked about the negative things that come with having multiple dogs, but doesn't say much about the positives. Dogs are pack animals and the human is the pack leader. Dogs are more social in general when they have "siblings" to play with on a daily basis. Having a lot like "only" dog is just like having an "only" child... Its just my opinion. There are so many dogs in shelters that need homes! Save a dog's life - he will thank you for it and you won't regret it. My dogs are the happiest dogs in the world.
pitbulls are the exception to the "dogs are pack animals".
They are not pack animals at all, they dont need to have any other dogs in the house. That's why most of us having multiple animals crate and rotate. They were bred to fight, so thats they're DNA make up. Not cuddling with other dogs..
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You and your family is all the pack these dogs need. They don't need other dogs to be happy. They just need your love and attention.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:23 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Get one...wait at least 6 months, maybe a year...and then consider a second.

I have found 2 dogs is often less work if you have a tight bonding breed, as they will focus on one another instead of barking when your gone and less likely to tear up stuff due to separation issues...but having 3 dogs is almost always more trouble.

Personally, contrary to the above, I think the more one adds after two, the harder it gets to manage.

Of course this REALLY is influenced by breed type. APBT of the same sex should never be left together unattended in MY opinion. Opposite sex dogs may or may not be able to live together. It depends upon the dogs.
Thats a dangerous assessment given DA can show at any age, typically if by after maturity there are no issues you have a "lesser" chance of dealing with crate/rotate or other separation methods to ensure safety, however any Bulldog can show at any age.. Seen hot 4 month pups and seen hounds turn in fire into their senior years. The Bulldog, unless instilled with pack mentality through selective breeding, shouldn't be trusted to bond or not to fight.. Opposite sex or same sex, shouldn't be left unattended.. Even with that pack mentality created its not something i'd recommend.

I'd have a dead hound in no time..
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If you raise both puppies from childhood they will get along. You just have to show them that you'r the leader of both and dont make any of them jealous..
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If you raise both puppies from childhood they will get along. You just have to show them that you'r the leader of both and dont make any of them jealous..
That's not always the case.
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Here's the situation I have. I have a tiny dog that is 3 years old. She is spay and she is EXTREMELY submissive. When I brought home my APBT mix pup, she actually calmed down more. She doesn't want to be bothered with anything other than sleeping and dropping a deuce. Ive noticed that when I feed them (I feed them at the same time but around 8' apart), she just relaxes and watches him eat. Once he's had his fill, she will go eat and he'll lay down and watch her. He has shown some dominance problems, but I have been working with him to break them. He is 4 months now and I am crate training him. I will be closely monitoring their relationship to see how everything works out.
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