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Separate them when it gets too rough for you?

Pit bulls play rougher with each other than other breeds -- and you've got littermates on top of that, which means they play even rougher. My two sounded like they were KILLING each other, body slamming each other into the ground, growling, etc, but that was how they played.

I could tell when things were getting rough because their body language changed and it got even rougher sounding.

At that point, I clapped my hands once and gave a sharp HEY, which distracted them and broke them off and then I would tell them both to lay down. If your two don't know lay down yet (or aren't good about keeping it), then give them both a kong or something and put one in a crate while they go to town on it.
 

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Also, because they are littermates, this is how they're probably always going to play together (unless one develops DA to the other which can happen).

Kane and Roxie (my two) were like yours, together from day one, until my ex moved out. They didn't see each other for ~2 months, but when they met up again it was just like they'd never been apart. They played and interacted exactly the same way they always had.

So, I guess what I'm saying is that you're going to have to get used to breaking them up a lot when they get too rough for you. :)
 

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I wouldn't worry about the welts and scratches unless they bleed. This breed has a high pain tolerance and a scratch isn't going to mean anything to them while they're playing. That's why you have to keep a close eye on them while they play. That isn't to say you should let them scratch each other the heck up, but one or two scratches isn't something I would get concerned about.

For the walks, it depends on whether they walk well on the leash and you think you could reasonably control them should something happen unexpectedly (like a squirrel running across the sidewalk, a loose dog running up to them).

6 months was about the age I started walking my two separately, but I'm 100lbs soaking wet, so your mileage may vary. ;)

Treats are very good and, imo, necessary. You don't work for free, so why should your pups? :) In the beginning, when they're just getting the hang of the command, give them a treat every time they do it right. Then, as they get better at the command, start to drop the treats off so they don't get dependent on SEEING a treat before listening to you. So ... they do a sit correctly 10 times in a row, a treat every time. Then you start only giving them a treat when they do a really fast sit. Or give them a treat every other time, then every other two times, then every other three times, etc.
 
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