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Old 08-18-2010, 04:37 AM   #31 (permalink)
 

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This site is awesome I just become owner of a pitbull

This info is amazing I just got a pitbull who has been abused severly this little guy doesn't want to do anything but it's starting to make. Sense on how they think thanx to u guys
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good read! thank you! funny, i thought it was so strange (in a good way!) that our little girl was pottying outside from teh get go. i thought i was just lucky. obviously, i just had low expectations.
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:58 PM   #33 (permalink)
 

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just signed up for this forum because I just got my first pitbull at 9 weeks...she is now 12 weeks...and this post was very informative and helpful, thank you so much!!
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:05 PM   #34 (permalink)
 

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would love some advice

I have recently got a colby puppy.. He is 15 weeks.. He is verry social and he is crate trained.. But we are having a prob. with him pottying in the house during the day.. He was kept outside before I got him.. Please tell me it is not to late..

I used to bread in the past.. But sence divorce and remarrage new hubby is just now comming arround after 7 years that i may just be right and it is not the bread in general it is the way they are raised and loved or (not loved).. I really want this to be a pos. relationship for my new puppy and my husband..
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I have recently got a colby puppy.. He is 15 weeks.. He is verry social and he is crate trained.. But we are having a prob. with him pottying in the house during the day.. He was kept outside before I got him.. Please tell me it is not to late..

I used to bread in the past.. But sence divorce and remarrage new hubby is just now comming arround after 7 years that i may just be right and it is not the bread in general it is the way they are raised and loved or (not loved).. I really want this to be a pos. relationship for my new puppy and my husband..
When is he going potty in the house? It is probably lack of super vision. You have to let them out often like every half hour and watch them. If you can catch them in the act you can tell them no and put them outside. When they go out say you can give it a command like go potty then praise when they go potty outside. Pretty soon they understand what you want and you can just let them out and tell them to go and they do. If you do not catch them in the house in the act of peeing or pooping you cannot correct them. Also do not give them full access to your house to get into trouble. Use baby gates to keep them where you are at. This should really help you!

Also just so you know it is breed or bred not bread. Bread is what we eat and bred or breed is talking about breeding dogs or the type of breed.

If you have more questions please ask.
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When is he going potty in the house? It is probably lack of super vision. You have to let them out often like every half hour and watch them. If you can catch them in the act you can tell them no and put them outside. When they go out say you can give it a command like go potty then praise when they go potty outside. Pretty soon they understand what you want and you can just let them out and tell them to go and they do. If you do not catch them in the house in the act of peeing or pooping you cannot correct them. Also do not give them full access to your house to get into trouble. Use baby gates to keep them where you are at. This should really help you!

Also just so you know it is breed or bred not bread. Bread is what we eat and bred or breed is talking about breeding dogs or the type of breed.

If you have more questions please ask.
I am sorry for my spelling everyone... I know that i am not a good speller but I try to come as close as i can. Thank you for understanding.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:54 AM   #37 (permalink)
 

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To the people worried about their dog being too old or not knowing anything....i got my first pit when she was 3 months old and teaching her was just a matter of diligence and LOTS of treats. I've read before that pits might not necessarily be the brightest, but food motivates everyone. "come" i found difficult at first, because she was always by me...so i used a ball to get her to go far away and treats with the command word to bring her back to me...she gets to play and learn.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:42 PM   #38 (permalink)
 

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i just got a pit he's 8 weeks now i taught him to sit at 7 weeks. the best way to start out is buy some dog treats. let him smell the dog treat, then wait til he settles down, if he sits as he sits say '' sit''. if he doesnt sit put your hand at his rear and make him sit and as you do say ''sit''. make sure he stays sitting or he wont understand the concept that you are teachin him. itll take a couple tries but since pits are so smart they catch on quick. good luck i wish the best.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:13 AM   #39 (permalink)
 
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Newbie with feeding question..

Just got Simba for Xmas from my wife. He's 8 weeks old and really strong. He goes outside but sometimes he does it inside too. I have pee pads but he doesn't used them. I even bought the spray to put on the pads but nothing. at first he had a hard time getting used to the leash but with repetition he got the point. Now we walk out every hour or so and he knows the drill. His first day here he slept in his little bed. But my wife started putting him in the bed with us and now he doen't want to sleep in his bed. he cries if we don't put him in the bed with us. Being a marine I know that discipline is highly important when structuring a dog but I slip up sometimes and let him get away with it. I know, it's wrong but I love the little guy.

Questions:
Whats better dry food or can food at his age?
In cups how much food should I give him?
What the best times to feed?
How many times a day should I feed him?
If he doesn't eat it all should I leave the bowl out?



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Old 12-29-2011, 04:58 AM   #40 (permalink)
 
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Simba read up on NILIF. It is sticky. This will help you. Most on here, you will find are scheduled feeders. I am not one of them, my dogs are older. However I make them sit and wait until I put the bowl down, then it is their choice when to eat. But they only get 2 1/2-3 cups a day (Mine are 8y/o and 3y/o). At such a small age I would put the food up if they don't eat it when offered after 20 minutes. Then it is offered at his next feeding. This will help with potty training. After they eat I would wait 10 minutes and take out to potty. I would use dry food with a little warm water. Make sure it is a good grade of food. Read the bag it will tell you the recommendations on how much to offer. Play with it, if you find he isn't eating all of it lower the amount, if he is very energetic add a little more or use the kibble as treats, food is usually a great motivator in training and subtract that amount from what you would give him so he doesn't over eat. Example. dispense 1/2 cup and use a portion of that as treats/training tools. I know other's will pipe in with their ideas/experiences too. BTW Simba is a cutie. Congratulations on your Christmas present.
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Just got Simba for Xmas from my wife. He's 8 weeks old and really strong. He goes outside but sometimes he does it inside too. I have pee pads but he doesn't used them. I even bought the spray to put on the pads but nothing. at first he had a hard time getting used to the leash but with repetition he got the point. Now we walk out every hour or so and he knows the drill. His first day here he slept in his little bed. But my wife started putting him in the bed with us and now he doen't want to sleep in his bed. he cries if we don't put him in the bed with us. Being a marine I know that discipline is highly important when structuring a dog but I slip up sometimes and let him get away with it. I know, it's wrong but I love the little guy.

Questions:
Whats better dry food or can food at his age?
In cups how much food should I give him?
What the best times to feed?
How many times a day should I feed him?
If he doesn't eat it all should I leave the bowl out?



Hi and welcome cute pup. Its up to you on what to feed. Just make sure its a quality kibble such as wellness, orijen, acana, blue buffalo, taste of the wild etc.but follow the amounts on the bag for his age and weight. I've always fed a mix of dry and can for added moisture. Dry food doesn't mimic the moisture that a dog would get eating a natural diet such as raw. I am just switching my girl over to raw now. As far as housebreaking a crate is your best tool and it will keep your pup safe when you can't watch him or have to leave the house for a bit. A pup as young as yours usually eats three times a day if you can't feed three times because of work then twice a day will suffice just make sure he is still getting the correct amount. Best of luck and I hope you stick around. Lots of great help and advice on here from some very educated and responsible pit bull owners
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Simba it is uncanny how close my Buster and your pit looks! even the chest marking are very close! How old is he now? Mine is 8-9 months old
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:57 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Signed up yesterday, been reading through all the posts I can get my fingers on. Been reading things on here for like 3 weeks.

Simba Simper FI! Brother I highly suggest taking him to a vet to ask most of those questions, just to be safe.

I have a 8-9 month old Am Staff (at least I was told he is purebred and he is registered with the AKC) got him from a rescue. I have never got APBT or AST from a rescue only had one from a really good breeder in So Cal. So my question is I think he is in his second teething phase and "nips" at me and me only. I think this is cause when I got him, I pushed him hard (meaning i played rough and let him get really excited) to see if his temperament would lead him to bite my 5 year old daughter if she played with him. Good news he doesn't nip at anyone but me, but bad news he nips at me. I do not like prong collars or anything of the sort. So my question here is if I redirect with a chew toy, how do I get him calm down before giving him the toy, I don't want him thinking the toy is a reward for biting me?
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I got mine to stop doing that to me by telling him very firmly NO and EASY he learned quickly that he needs to watch the teeth. My hubby wont be firm with him so Buster will draw blood for the reason that hubby is part of the pack and lesser then he is.So try the firm easy and he should learn it.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:20 PM   #45 (permalink)
 

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So I just got me a blue gotti and red nose mix. He is 10 weeks old. When we got him when he was with all of his siblings he was energetic. I have been thinking that just taking him away from them would do that. He is awesome we havent had any issues with him chewing on things he is not supposed to. Actually he doesnt chew on anything. I did not read that puppies do sleep a lot which I was not aware of. He shows a little burst of energy when he is done with nap. He loves to cuddle though lol. he is awesome with my 14 month old daughter. He comes to me sometimes when i tell him. That is about it what are some helpful tips to start teaching him. I know potty training. so anything elsr would be nice.
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