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  1. General Discussion
    First of all, I'm sorry for stirring the pot. It wasn't my intention and I see that there is a lot of good advise on this site and I should've just kept my internet mouth shut on things that I considered unfair and taken in things that I do agree with. My question is- my puppy is pretty...
  2. Obedience Training
    My pitbull/rot puppy is 14 weeks and often very sweet and playful. He is incredibly friendly and affectionate on walks. He has a fondness for women and all other dogs. He is extremely submissive to other dogs at the dog park. He shows this in play, often times falling over on his back, exposing...
  3. General Discussion
    So we have 5 dogs. Yeah, I know we're "hoarders" but save that for another therapy session. I only say that because I want to make it clear we "know" dogs. In that group we have a Shepherd/Chow, an American Bulldog and the Pit mix (maybe lab?), terrier/poodle and a chihuahua/rat terrier mix...
  4. pitbull behavior
    My wife and I have two boys. Chitto is about 3yr old pit and lab mix. We have had him since he was about 8wks. Our youngest is Cheveyo, he is American stafford shire terrier and just over 2yrs old. He came home with us when he was about 3 months old. They have never been close(like playing a...
  5. pitbull behavior
    Ok, so I think I have a little problem. Jaws is potty trained, except........ around my dad. He keeps peeing around my dad. When he plays with my dad, when he is just around my dad. I think it's a dominance thing. It just started up recently at first we shook the first two accidents off, but now...
  6. Obedience Training
    So my dog Leo has been a bit of a hassle from the beginning and has recently ( in the past week maybe) displayed some strange behavior that I would like some advice on correcting. He is not allowed on the couch unless we invite him on and even then he is instructed to lay down. He apparently has...
  7. Obedience Training
    Hi everyone. Last night the one thing I prayed would never happen, happened- my 6 month old girl Luna peed in my bed. Now this brings her up to peeing once on each of our couches and now once in my bed. She was weirdly tricky about it. The lights were off and we were going to bed, she was...
  8. Obedience Training
    It's been 11 yrs since I trained 2 Pup's. Back then I was 20 yrs old and Read Every APBT book and worked @/the Humane Socitey and did a Dog training course.. Now I'm in my 30's, and starting over, so here it is. 11&12 wks..Diamond is showing Dominance twords Crush,my wife and Myself. It's...
  9. Introduction Forum
    Hello! My name is Leilani. Im from northern california. I live outside. I wouldnt call myself homeless. I still am attending school and have a job. I choose to live outside because it feels more natural. There is a group of us(about 10) youth living in the hiking trails in my town. One of us...
  10. Obedience Training
    My two year old bully keeps mounting my 11 month old gsd. He chases him arou d and my gsd tends to run away. The bully also stares him down alot. Is there a way other than separating them to stop this? This goes on all the. Time and just started a week ago? Any input will be great
  11. Obedience Training
    I was talking to my mom today on the phone and she has my pup's brother named Paxton. Well she began to express to me some issues she was having; hoping I would be able to help, if not at least see what information I can. It was easy to tell her what she needed to do with his "jumping on people...
  12. Obedience Training
    Hi everyone, I bought an Amstaff pup 2 weeks ago, and need some guidance. I have owned Dobermanns all my life, and my pup's temperament is quite different to what I am used to. My first question: My pup shows a lot of aggression and seems to have a very short temper. He growls, snarls and...
  13. General Discussion
    Last night Jaime and I were curled up on the couch watching a movie with Chino on the floor in his bed and he got up and started barking and growling at the window. His tail was set high and curled at the tip... I got his leash, called him to me and went outside. I didn't see any person or dog...
  14. General Discussion
    I don't think this topic has been covered... I was wondering what ya'lls opinions are... is DA and Dominance the same thing? If you don't feel that it is, what is the difference? I know my oppinion, but I will add it after I hear some feed back from you guys.
  15. Obedience Training
    Just after some advice regarding my 8 week old pup (jaz). Basically, she won't leave my eldest dog alone (poppy). Now poppy is like a mother to jazz since the first day I introduced Jazz to her, and Jazz is never away from her side. I'll list the few things i've noticed about her behaviour...
  16. Obedience Training
    First, allow me to start off by saying I am in no waay shape or for a dog abuser. Now my question is how do I establish dominance without spankings? I just bought a puppy and he is fairly well mannered, besides the occasional nipping. He bites my fingers some times and I have tried yelping but...
  17. Obedience Training
    Bristol University | News from the University | Dog behaviour and training Using "dominance" to explain dog behaviour is old hat Press release issued 21 May 2009 Paper in the Journal of Veterinary Behaviour: Clinical Applications and Research A new study shows how the behaviour of dogs has...
  18. General Discussion
    Alright, so my handsome little man Trance is home as of yesterday! Let me say, that this little ten week old pup has dominated my 8 month old female, Indi, into social submission. LOL! He has the most drive out of any dog I have ever seen in person. Both in pack and prey behavior. I had...
  19. Obedience Training
    Hello Everyone - I would like to start off by telling you the story of my little monster/piece of heaven. We adopted Gratch at the delicate age of 4 weeks. The reason for taking him in so young was that he was found by his mother dead body behind a dumpster. He was the only survivor of the...
  20. General Discussion
    Okay In all the years I have owned APBT's I have never had a dog do this too me.................... Say I get onto Havoc for something as soon as I sit down on the couch or sit anywhere she jumps up next to me and proceeds to stand on top of me then I get onto her for that and make her get off...
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