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  1. Obedience Training
    How do you teach your adult dog that you are the leader? Sounds dumb, but my female dog just flowed so easy with me I never really stopped to evaluate how I did it. Gimlet loves other dogs, but seems to get snappy with intact males. We took him for daycare eval at my work and I don't feel like...
  2. General Discussion
    Hello all! I am new to this forum. I adopted a 7 month old black and white pit bull about two and a half weeks ago from the local humane society. I chose him because he has a white mark on his chest and I have a white birth mark on my neck so I felt like we were meant for one another. :) I...
  3. Obedience Training
    Hi all I have 2 questions that I'd like opinions/help/advice on. Question 1: I've had Loki about a month and a half and have gone thru 4 different ways to walk him. I've used a regular collar, a harness, slip collar and a pinch collar. The harness was the worst. Pretty much just dragged me...
  4. Obedience Training
    she turns 1 in 7 days I try to take her for walks and such and introduce her to other dogs but when she see's other ones on walks and such the hair on her back stands up and she barks a lot. I tried to introduce her to my new neighbors beagle today and they sniffed for a little bit then got into...
  5. General Discussion
    I just recently got a 5 week old puppy he was switched to puppy food by the breeder and I would like to know what can I do to help him with socialization and his overall health. I have two other dogs, they are absoluting amazing with him and he loves them too. But he trys no nurse off of my...
  6. Obedience Training
    Hey, we are new owners of (what looks most like) an American Pit Bull Terrier. As some of you may know from the introduction forums the shift before me at the firehouse found him tied to a pole n not in the best of health near the firehouse. They took him in & we all took care of him got him all...
  7. Pit Bulletin Legal News Radio
    Last show before the holiday Break! Please join us at 8pm EST where Attorney Fred Kray will discuss with animal trainer Aimee Sadler her training program for shelter dogs called "Playing for Life!" Through play, dogs learn to socialize and become more likely to be adopted. Unfortunately, many...
  8. General Discussion
    I have two questions actually. The first one is, is it okay to roughhouse with him? When Phantom wants to play, he chews on us. He doesn't break skin or anything, he's just letting us know he wants us to pick up a toy and play with him. My husband also loves to wrestle with dogs. He used to...
  9. Obedience Training
    I have a 12 month old blue pit that I have had since she was weeks old. When i first got her she was around other dogs and played well with them . Unfortuneltly I was recently incarcerated for 4 months and now starting to get her training to back up from where I left off. So my question is the...
  10. Obedience Training
    I hav a apbt and he just turned 2 and when he was a pup he went everywhere with me and i mean everywhere he was my wingman...then one day at a family barbeque about a year ago a woman he wasnt entirely familiar with got in his face and picked him up and shook him by his ears thinking she was...
  11. General Discussion
    Ok Taz is our new addition. A 4 1/2 month old pup that thinks he is King C*** Of The Walk! We have recently enrolled him in Doggie Day Care, he goes 3x a week for half a day to give me a break. Well the Day Care says he is doing fine, but everytime I see him interacting with another dog; he...
  12. General Discussion
    Hello. New guy to the forum here. Im looking for some tips and advice for socializing my dog with other dogs. I took in a Pitbull from a rescue last May near West Philadelphia. He's 2 years old. I was told he was a bait dog. From what I understand, he was tied to a tree and other Pitbulls...
  13. Obedience Training
    I have a new addition to our family. Taz, is our 4 month old pit puppy. He is a little ball of energy and a social butterfly. So far he has enjoyed all the puppy classes and learned alot! He now knows sit, down, give paw, say please, stay, wait, come, drop it and kennel =D Extremely smart and...
  14. General Discussion
    I decided to make this thread for a few reasons mostly due to there being quite a few questions it seems lately with getting new pups and socializing them, what it is etc. Before i begin i just want to express that mods can feel free to move this to another section or VIP if needed as it seems...
  15. Obedience Training
    So I'll start with some background info first. I got my dog from a breeder who had to downsize do to moving. She lived with 11 other pitbulls. She didn't listen at all when I got her but after some training she is well behaved now. Just the basics really sit - lay down - roll over - no I've...
  16. General Discussion
    My son adopted a 2 yr old pitbull last yr.Due to relocating my mother now has the dog.I was unable to take her as I have two other dogs.Not sure how long we will have the dog before my son returns but in the meantime I'm worried about socialization skills.My mother is 70 and very attached to the...
  17. General Discussion
    ok i know that most pitbull owners will say "you shouldn't bring your apbt to the dog park" But im here thinking how else can you socialize your dog?
  18. General Discussion
    Any SC Upstate members know of any good places to socialize Bennett? He knows lots of dogs and sees our friends and family frequently but almost never sees strangers. He's very friendly i just don't want him to be a stranger to new people. Let me know if you guys know of anywhere! Thanks!
  19. Obedience Training
    How many "noob" thread do I get?? lol Ok, so I have been reading alot on socializing. Basically I know I have to do it and I want to do it. I will soon be getting a home and right now I live in a pet friendly apt. Most dogs are smaller however.. So Sasha is 12 wks old and she has a hard time...
  20. General Discussion
    im new to this site so i hope this is the right place to post but i have a 4 month old pitbull that has all of her vaccines updated so we took her to the dog park to get use to other dogs and on the 2nd trip there she got attacked by a bigger dog, which the owner did nothing about and i had to...
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