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Old 08-31-2012, 03:22 PM   #46 (permalink)
 
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I have to agree with Pits not being pack oriented. I had Bo first and I was the center of his whole world. Now he is living with three people and three dogs. He is very friendly unless shown agression. The other dogs are Lil Jon (a 4lb Chiauau)and Lucky (a 45lb Pitt Lab mix) all are intact males. Bo doesn't even know Lil Jon is canine and Lucky is younger but can't keep up. No issues whatsoever other than Bo putting Lucky in his place when tthe stray showed up. No violence at all.
I guess adding a second dog is up to you. I'm looking for a female for Bo but i hear mixing sexes is a non-issue
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:14 AM   #47 (permalink)
 

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I believe it depends on the owner on how he could take care of two or more dogs. The important thing is being a responsible owner no matter how many dogs you have.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:54 PM   #48 (permalink)
 
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I have an amstaff who is pretty good at ignoring dogs who want to play. He's almost 3... I'd like to think that means he is "respectful" but really...he probably just wants to meet some other dog who wants to play and so won't waste the effort.
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i think Before adding a second dog, work through or figure out how to reliably manage any behavior problems your first dog has. This includes separation anxiety, inappropriate barking, aggression at windows or fences, killing cats, housetraining accidents, and other such problems. All of these behaviors easily spread from dog to dog when they live together. Two dogs doing any of these things can be more than twice as difficult to live with as one doing it.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:12 AM   #50 (permalink)
 
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Just found this post. In the thirty years I've had dogs I have never had 2 dogs closer than 2 years apart..until now. I have a 6 month old lab pitbull male that is neutered and a 10 and a half year old spayed female labpitbull mix. I am watching them closely, training both with my husband and so far so good. They are close friends and the amount of play and exercise they give each other is phenomenal! I correct them when their play is too rough or dominant and they both listen well. The youngest has given the older pup confidence with other dogs. They both were rescues and the older pup was showing some mild fear aggression towards other dogs, which we were monitering very closely. She is much more relaxed with other dogs and both are extremely happy. I don't take anything for granted though, so although I am enjoying their positive relationship with us and each other, I am ready for any turn on a dime changes!
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That is not always true. You shouldn't just assume the dogs will automatically get along and never have issues because one is male and one is female. It doesn't always work that way. If a dog is DA its not going to make a difference if its a male or female. All dogs are different. We had 3 dogs here at one point and the 2 males were totally fine with each other, they'd play and cuddle together and not have any issues, one was neutered the other intact. The femal was spayed as well but she could only be around the intact male but she would pick at him and try to instigate rough play or fights. The intact male wasn't DA at all and would just let her be a little bitch lol, but the neutered male couldn't play with her at all. They had quite time on separe sides of the couch with us in between but they couldn't ever be put in the yard together. Those two had to be separated and rotated for yard and play time.



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Old 01-10-2014, 12:35 PM   #52 (permalink)
 

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I got two rescue littermate puppies, lab/pit mixes, not knowing any better.
(My husband came with me, he said "You can't get only one," and then of course we split up and now I've got them both to raise on my own. I don't want to give one to him because he wouldn't be a good dog owner, I don't think. It's beside the point anyway.)

Everything I read on the internet saying "don't do it" terrifies me because I love them both so much, the idea of giving one up is heartbreaking. I am doing my absolute best though so if they end up with behavioral issues then I'll worry about it when I get there.

It seems, though, that you can't really predict how animals are going to be. Some pairs get along, while others don't... They're just 11-week old puppies right now so I have no clue how they'll progress but at least I consider myself warned? They play a lot but I separate them when it gets too loud or too growly, and thus far they do listen to me.

It's simply not feasible for me to keep the pups completely separated, but I am crating them separately at night, I walk them separate, and after they get through with their antibiotics (they had worms and coccidia), they're going to doggie day care to socialize everyday. During the day, until they're coccidia free, I do keep them together in a room full of toys and have a pet sitter come in to play with them twice a day while I'm at work. Some mornings I put one in the crate and the other in the room (since only one seems to like the crate; the other dislikes it) and then the pet sitter lets her out and they'll be together the rest of the day.

I shower them with love (but on my terms) and I have no doubt that they're both bonding with me. We'll be getting into formal obedience training soon as well (individually, on different nights), as soon as I can find a good trainer in the area.

The one snag I've had is in trying to feed them separately. The bigger one definitely bullies the little one out of eating, so I try to put the little one in a different room and stand over her to make sure she eats. The bigger one, though she eats, is discovering her strength and capabilities and it's a war between her and the door...
The little one eats very slowly and gets distracted easily (especially if she hears the other dog) and it takes a lot of work to get her to eat enough. I will ask the vet next week when we go for their booster shots if she's eating enough. The reason I worry is, though she's 33% smaller than her sister, she doesn't eat nearly as much. I'm trying to figure out what I can in order to prevent worsening food aggression but the little one really only eats if the bigger one is in the room and I referee in between to keep the bigger one from getting to her.

So, cross my fingers and hope for the best.
Any additional advice is welcomed.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:57 PM   #53 (permalink)
 
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My experience with having multiple dogs. I have seen that when puppies are wobbling around just learning to eat, they can pretty much do anything to my adult dogs. My male will leave the food dish, lift up his paw and tries to stay away from them. I heard this time period called a "puppy pass"

My male would not allow another male in the home, the risk of having an injured pup was too high for me to try to teach my male to allow it.

My male and female were inseparable. Played well, never had a problem. When my female reached about 3, they started attacking each other. I had to keep them separate completely.

My sister had come to visit one day, I had to go to the store and told her, not to let the dogs into the same room. I came home and they were both playing in the yard.

No problems for the next 6 years.

Now, my female is attacking my male and he no longer fights back, he lays down. So they are being kept apart again.

I have done much research about this, asked in forums. I feel that genetics work hand in hand with environmental stimuli. This is why we can train dogs. They are not just driven by genetics.

Many things can contribute to a dog becoming DA at any age. If you have more then one dog, just be prepared for how you will work through it should they ever not get along.

Kudos to those of you who have more then one or even two dogs, I read somebody has seven? What dedication and commitment!
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:56 AM   #54 (permalink)
 
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Wow, thanks for this thread - it's really helpful. My puppy Bam Bam is only 9 months old and I'm not seriously considering getting another dog at this point, but every once in a while I see a photo of those beautiful blue noses and really want to get a buddy for my boy. Looking at all your tips though, I know that getting another dog would be way down the road -if at all - because I'd be doing it all for me, and not for my puppy. And I think I already have plenty of work cut out for me with just this one!
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Well, all these posts are making me nervous! We have had our female pit Shelly for almost 2 years, she is around 3 and was a rescue from Long Island. She is not DA unless provoked by other dogs, she likes to play hard though. We just added Bruno who now is 13 weeks old about 4 weeks ago. They get along great but do play very rough, she puts him in his place only once in a while with a good growl and nip but seems to really like him otherwise. She is the one who usually starts the playing! I sure hope it stays that way!
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Old 03-28-2014, 02:30 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Well, all these posts are making me nervous! We have had our female pit Shelly for almost 2 years, she is around 3 and was a rescue from Long Island. She is not DA unless provoked by other dogs, she likes to play hard though. We just added Bruno who now is 13 weeks old about 4 weeks ago. They get along great but do play very rough, she puts him in his place only once in a while with a good growl and nip but seems to really like him otherwise. She is the one who usually starts the playing! I sure hope it stays that way!

It will as long as you keep constant supervision between them and separate them when you aren't around.
It can go bad real quick and if youre not there to stop it then youll come home to a bad mess one day. 13 weeks is nothing,, we will see what happens in a year..
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Thanks for the advice! I will keep a close eye on them
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That is not always true. You shouldn't just assume the dogs will automatically get along and never have issues because one is male and one is female. It doesn't always work that way. If a dog is DA its not going to make a difference if its a male or female. All dogs are different. We had 3 dogs here at one point and the 2 males were totally fine with each other, they'd play and cuddle together and not have any issues, one was neutered the other intact. The femal was spayed as well but she could only be around the intact male but she would pick at him and try to instigate rough play or fights. The intact male wasn't DA at all and would just let her be a little bitch lol, but the neutered male couldn't play with her at all. They had quite time on separe sides of the couch with us in between but they couldn't ever be put in the yard together. Those two had to be separated and rotated for yard and play time.

I believe it really depends on the individual as well. My (spayed) female pit gets along with every dog I ask her to, but she really doesn't like my one friends German Shepherd. Their personalities just don't mesh. I'm really not sure why, because her best friend is a (neutered) black lab that does not have good manners and is always in her face, trying to steal her food and try to mount her even though he is lowest on the pecking order. She acts as if it doesn't bother her at all and always plays with him. She also loves my best friends Doberman that also has poor manners due to starting life as a puppy mill dog.

I think in certain cases dogs are just like people with who they like or don't like.


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Old 05-23-2014, 04:31 AM   #59 (permalink)
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I recently added a second dog my family. I don't ever leave them alone. When I'm gone one is always crated. As for introduction I took them on a long walk together before bringing her into my home. I don't leave toys out for them to play with and only let them play under supervision. Any dog can get aggressive without an owner to stop them. My uncles shitzus got into it when no one was home. They found one with its eye hanging out the socket.
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I have 2 pits and if my bell rings they will both run to the door and fight each other to potentially attack an intruder. How do i get them to work together as opposed to against each other when or if they need to attack.

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