Work them Pet Bulls!
A brief history on my new pup. She will be 5 months old on the 23rd of this month. She was the last pup left in a litter of 8 so she missed out on ALOT of important early socializing by staying with the breeder for so long. She came to me very well mannered, house broken, and knows a few commands. I have had her 2 weeks Wednesday and have been socializing her like crazy by bringing her to Petco, Petsmart, and Petlife. She is a bit shy and cautious when meeting new people but has already come out of her shell quite a bit. I am starting obedience classes with her this Thursday for more socializing. However, she worries me a bit with some of the belly growling she has been doing. I posted a thread yesterday on how she was growling in the bath tub when I was washing her. Now today my daughter has a friend over and she growled at her once and then keeps going up to her wagging her tail. I'm not sure how to read into that I told my daughters friend (who is 9) not to just stand there and look at her but to talk to her and go slow with her. I gave my daughters friend some cookies to give her and she has been cool. The breeders I bought Bella from lived out in the country so they tried to bring her with them everywhere they went. However, it wasn't often enough. I am worried that she is going to be a problem dog and where she is a pit bull I don't want her to be acting this way. I plan on doing alot of obedience classes with her and keeping her involved in possible agility classes as well. My ultimate goal for her is to get her CGC and be an ambassador for her breed. Any advice would be great and much appreciated. Getting an older pup has it's ups and downs and this lack of socialization is a BIG downer for me Thanks in advance!