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    Re: need pit bull advice


    For the record, my dogs normally DON'T get treated to people food... Jim provided a special treat for them as I was passed the F out.

    With regard to their 'protective side', that can be seen in this pic (courtesy of DB Kromz) of my boy Blaze by my side making sure no one wrote on me with magic marker at the aforementioned party.

    (on normal ...err sober... nights, I have one dog on the pillow next to me, an Blaze (seen below) sleeps under the covers at my feet watching the door, and listening for the ADT alarm chime to sound... They WILL let me know if someones around that shouldnt be!



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    I was always a little freaky about pits myself, never been around em much, and like Chris says, jackasses that fight them and squid's dicks like Mike Vick are all we ever hear about. Then there's the rapper-wannabees outta SE DC that like to put fighting Pits on a tow chain, take em into the NW DC business district and walk em around K St. and scare the workingfolk Federal office-workers from the White House all the way to Georgetown. Their little power in life, I guess.. But Chris' Pits are kewl dogs, at the party a couple weeks back, I became their best buddy, cooked em a hamburger, snacked em some chicken. They DO respond to food! So these pooches do get a bad rap. Yeah, if they've been made vicious on any level, I guess ya can't trust em, but more and more, I see peeps that have em and they wind up being pretty mellow..

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    Re: need pit bull advice

    well a little update. i got a call from the owner today telling me his ex wife is going to take all three dogs. Good that they get to stay alive, bad that they still have to live in that excuse for a family. Its unfortunate that the humane society or whatever organization couldn't see that these dogs werent being given a good home.

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    Re: need pit bull advice

    i got inspired by this thread and picked up a new puppy today. 1 month old male red nose. cutest thing ever lol. its needs to be house trained thou pees on everything!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterbomb5000 View Post
    i got inspired by this thread and picked up a new puppy today. 1 month old male red nose. cutest thing ever lol. its needs to be house trained thou pees on everything!!!!!
    would like to see him 1 of these days. did u fix your bike from NJMP yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlynGSXR1k View Post
    they NEED to exercise and be around other dogs and kids to defy the 'stigma' they've been given.

    I own a pitbull and I deffinatly agree they need exercise but I don't agree that if you socialize them they will like other dogs. My dog has been around dogs at obedience class since I got him at three months and he doesn't go out and attack other dogs but he deffinatly does not like some dogs. The ones he doesn't like it is quite obvious but I still don't trust him around other dogs he does seem to tollerate.

    Their are two sayings every pitbull owner should live by one "Never trust a pitbull not to fight", and "Your pitbull may not start the fight but it has no problem finishing it".

    I mean yes their are some APBT that can get along with other dogs but that isn't and I guess shouldn't be the norm. Dog aggression isn't anything bad it is just part of owning an APBT. Human agression on the other hand is just about the biggest fault an APBT can have and I for one would never keep one that was. Whether it was to strangers or not.

    To the origional poster just realize your dog may not grow up to be the social butterfly you want but that is part of owning the breed. Don't feel bad if all the buddies are bringing their labs or goldens camping and you have to leave yours home. They are a great breed and I wouldn't own any other. Good luck.

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    Re: need pit bull advice

    yea its all fixed. ive been working and going to school this summer so i havent been able to make too many trackdays but i will be making some days in august.

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    Re: need pit bull advice

    How on earth did you get to take it home at one month? most places require them to be 8 weeks old!

    Congrats on picking up a pit. Personally Im a big advocate of crate training. I have one that I only had to crate train for 2 months and does fine running freely now, and my youngest will be a crater for life as he loves his 'room'.

    ADVICE: If you do the crate training route never use the crate for discipline... EVER... make it a safe 'homey' place for the pup to go and feel comfortable.

    By the look of this thread, I'm sure there will be plenty of us here to help you with any questions along the way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by masterbomb5000 View Post
    i got inspired by this thread and picked up a new puppy today. 1 month old male red nose. cutest thing ever lol. its needs to be house trained thou pees on everything!!!!!

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    so i know a lot of people gave you advice on pits i personally own a staffordshire bull terrier. They basically have the same temperament as said in this thread these dogs are misunderstood and are great pets. Most are dog aggressive especially males. I would just say take the pup around as many dogs as possible now while its young and definitely spend the money and take it to training. As their are no bad dogs but just bad owners. One misconception is they are human aggressive but in actuality they were bred for dog and bull fighting when it was a legit sport, and human aggression was a penalty so they bred human aggression out of them. So if a pit is human aggressive he was either treated poorly or was taught to be that way or the human is being an idiot. I dont know where you live but k9 performance in reading on 28 is great. John Johnston is a wonderful trainer i have brought my dog there and sent countless people there. Hope you and the pup do great good luck

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    <img src="http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w351/zaltzy/DSC_0074.jpg"> i forget how to post pics so im tryinglol

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaltzy View Post
    <img src="http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w351/zaltzy/DSC_0074.jpg"> i forget how to post pics so im tryinglol

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    Re: need pit bull advice

    Wow, I honestly thought this was going to be a thread about rear-stands...


    Glad to see there are so many fans of pitbulls that are here to change the stereotype. I don't have a pitbull myself, I actually have a 12 year old husky-shepherd mix (lives with my parents since I can't have pets in my apt), but my fiance used to have a Rottweiler (he was unfortunatley put to sleep last year), and I'm sure you know that Rotts have a very similar stigma to pitbulls.

    I can tell you when I first met her dog, he was the most intimidating thing I ever saw. But a few weeks after getting to know him as the 'family couch potato', we became good friends. He even tried to drown me in tongue slobber one night. 'Rocky' was just a big teddy bear, and in his later years, he was a harmless old man that needed to muster up all his energy just to get out a solid bark.

    It's all been said here already, but just care for and train the dog properly, and you'll have no worries. I wish I could take in pets, I'd do my best to take care of one of the other two the OP mentioned. Good luck with your new best friend for life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlynGSXR1k View Post
    How on earth did you get to take it home at one month? most places require them to be 8 weeks old!

    Congrats on picking up a pit. Personally Im a big advocate of crate training. I have one that I only had to crate train for 2 months and does fine running freely now, and my youngest will be a crater for life as he loves his 'room'.

    ADVICE: If you do the crate training route never use the crate for discipline... EVER... make it a safe 'homey' place for the pup to go and feel comfortable.

    By the look of this thread, I'm sure there will be plenty of us here to help you with any questions along the way.


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    well i got it from a breeder that had angry landlords who wanted their puppies gone. so i pick up 1 of the 7 he had. they were born 6/19 so its almost 5 weeks. i didnt realize that it needed to be at least 8 weeks until i bought him home and went on the recommended pitbull forum. but their mother wasnt with the puppies when i went to pick him up. only the father was with them and boy was he big and strong lol~ to 100 pounds id say. yea i think i might try crate training cause it shits and pisses everywhere. kept me up all night!!! it was also scared on the ride home shaking uncontrollably until it fell asleep. now its whines and whimpers all day long!!! im like his bitch lol gotta do what it wants or waaaa waaa.

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    Sigh... thats sad!!! Pups should be with their mom's for 8 weeks (not months) after birth. I would actually recommend consulting with your vet to see if there are any special needs you need to accomodate such a young pup to ensure it's getting proper nutirents etc -you may also inquire about special 'care' they recommen for a prematurely separated puppy.

    Crate training is great, but it WON'T POTTY TRAIN FOR YOU. Only you can properly potty train the puppy. It's no different than having an infant in the house, and requires 100% attention when allowed to run freely through the house. You'll come to learn his/her mannerisms when it needs to go to the bathroom, and its up to you to let it out and do it's business.

    IMO, I think anything younger than 12 weeks is too young to be scolded or reprimanded for messing in the house, as they haven't had time to develop control and a solid sense of right/wrong yet.

    Lastly... think ROUTINE... same activities everyday, same time. My boys know that 5 minutes after 'daddy's' alarm clock goes off, they're going outside to piss/crap. They also know when daddy grabs his car keys its time to go in the crate or on the sofa, and they do so without being told.

    Please don't think it's going to learn on its own... Its one of the most challenging and yet most rewarding experiences to watch your pup grow into a well behaved full grown best friend!

    Best of luck to you... and I hope to see you on some hiking trails with the pup from time to time!



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    well i got it from a breeder that had angry landlords who wanted their puppies gone. so i pick up 1 of the 7 he had. they were born 6/19 so its almost 5 weeks. i didnt realize that it needed to be at least 8 weeks until i bought him home and went on the recommended pitbull forum. but their mother wasnt with the puppies when i went to pick him up. only the father was with them and boy was he big and strong lol~ to 100 pounds id say. yea i think i might try crate training cause it shits and pisses everywhere. kept me up all night!!! it was also scared on the ride home shaking uncontrollably until it fell asleep. now its whines and whimpers all day long!!! im like his bitch lol gotta do what it wants or waaaa waaa.

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    Re: need pit bull advice

    Pitbulls are by far the most common dog. I don't understand it, or maybe I do and I don't want to insult everyone that owns them.

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    I may be interested in the male...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlynGSXR1k View Post
    Sigh... thats sad!!! Pups should be with their mom's for 8 weeks (not months) after birth. I would actually recommend consulting with your vet to see if there are any special needs you need to accomodate such a young pup to ensure it's getting proper nutirents etc -you may also inquire about special 'care' they recommen for a prematurely separated puppy.

    Crate training is great, but it WON'T POTTY TRAIN FOR YOU. Only you can properly potty train the puppy. It's no different than having an infant in the house, and requires 100% attention when allowed to run freely through the house. You'll come to learn his/her mannerisms when it needs to go to the bathroom, and its up to you to let it out and do it's business.

    IMO, I think anything younger than 12 weeks is too young to be scolded or reprimanded for messing in the house, as they haven't had time to develop control and a solid sense of right/wrong yet.

    Lastly... think ROUTINE... same activities everyday, same time. My boys know that 5 minutes after 'daddy's' alarm clock goes off, they're going outside to piss/crap. They also know when daddy grabs his car keys its time to go in the crate or on the sofa, and they do so without being told.

    Please don't think it's going to learn on its own... Its one of the most challenging and yet most rewarding experiences to watch your pup grow into a well behaved full grown best friend!

    Best of luck to you... and I hope to see you on some hiking trails with the pup from time to time!



    Quote Originally Posted by masterbomb5000 View Post
    well i got it from a breeder that had angry landlords who wanted their puppies gone. so i pick up 1 of the 7 he had. they were born 6/19 so its almost 5 weeks. i didnt realize that it needed to be at least 8 weeks until i bought him home and went on the recommended pitbull forum. but their mother wasnt with the puppies when i went to pick him up. only the father was with them and boy was he big and strong lol~ to 100 pounds id say. yea i think i might try crate training cause it shits and pisses everywhere. kept me up all night!!! it was also scared on the ride home shaking uncontrollably until it fell asleep. now its whines and whimpers all day long!!! im like his bitch lol gotta do what it wants or waaaa waaa.
    welcome to parenthood lol. separating a pup from their family is the most stressful time for them so make sure to ease his way into his new environment & not to force him into anything. socialize him with everything such as other animals, people, noises, smells, etc. he is too young to really understand house training, yelling, etc so the best thing to do is to go through the motions & take him out when he does goes in the house. look into some obedience training when he reaches approximately 4 months but for right now, just socialize him with the environment

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    As long as they are raised well they can be the most loving dogs you could want. Sounds like this female is pretty good. Like you said, they can be aggressive to other dogs. My neighbor's pit is good with people and my cats, but attacked my lab last week.

    I wouldn't be concerned with adopting her, just be careful with new situations (like kids, dogs, etc) until you really get to know her personality.

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    I agree crate training is a great tool. You don't want a crate that is too big or the dog will just pee at one end of the crate and sleep on the other side.

    Also house training is almost a full time job. I took my dog out every 15 min or so for about a month, and he still had a few accidents but they are young so you have to expect it. It is especially frustrating when you take them out and then they start to play with another dog and the excitement makes them pee in the 5 min they have been back i in the house. Good luck man. Dogs are a handfull but worth it in my opinion.

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    go get yourself a book as well, theres got to be a "pibulls for dummies" book. honestly, we got one (amongst many others) before we took home our sibe and it has by far been the best book in terms of helping us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher Bergs View Post
    Trained mine with a 15 foot leash, some bacon and a little patience.
    Wait...Devo's a Pit Bull? And I spent how many hours in that truck with him?

    He's an awesome dog...tell him I miss him!!!

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    So..the wife is taking all 3 dogs? I do hope that she will be able to still afford the care once on her own, after the divorce...and that they will have a decent life?

    I like the breed..and the fact that there is not one of the same colors, patterns..

    Delilah is sooo cute.

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    Landlord can kiss that house goodby. Jerks....All of them

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    Sadly, this appears to be another case of irresponsible pet owners. It's so sad to so many of us responsible and caring owners get a bad rap because a few douchebags don't know how to raise a dog.

    Given, we surely don't have the whole story. Not sure what they were thinking moving a (young) child into a home with a pitty of unknown medical and aggressiveness history. My questions are 1) Why was the pup in the hall and not under it's masters control in the home, 2) Based on my experience with Pits (and I have plenty), it's unlikey to attack for no reason (unless trained to fight/attack) - so did the parent allow the young child to taunt, surprise or otherwise cause unwanted play with the dog.

    Sounds like it could be some irresponsibility on both parts to me.... Sadly, as a wise man once told me on here "There are three sides to a story, My side, your side and the truth. We are likely never to see the truth in a story like this.

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    The irresponsiblity is from the landlord who didn't evict the dog and its moronic owners, the city for not banning the breed, and the parents who didn't move away from that enviroment. Show 1 single instance that the owners say they saw this coming. They all say the same dumbass thing. He was so friendly, gentle, loves kids, blah, blah blah. The defenders of this great breed always say the same hogwash too. It was the owner. El Crapo. Get a beagle or a similar normal dog.

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