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wow thats rough, sorry to hear that. first off you have to work something out with the kids or u will be forced to put her down. is the dog going to bite kids because it bit a couple dogs that made her bug out? apples and oranges, dog aggression is a pits trait, human aggression is not or they would never have been able to fix injured fighters or pull them off dogs in the middle of the fight. she loves ur kids,,,just not trusting of other strange dogs around the house nd you guys.
the dogs lived, take care of the owner however u can and No u are not going to jail..they want 500$ just hand it over and have a trainer work with the dogs to keep a good distance from the door of say 7 feet when it opens,, tough to keep kids consistent. work on the dog as well and u will have a better chance. in the blink of an eye it will happen again, solve the root of the problem. next time you will not have an option.June 5, 2010 at 6:39 pm in reply to: Pit craigslist rant,,,after seeing 100 rants against them #15373
Hey so happy to hear u and jeune are working better together with eye contact. girls are always most receptive to subtle things and she’ll always look in your eyes for the rest of her life the more u use it. ur girl feels u more than she hears you.
so far i see that her main cause for acting up is anxiety. not easily fixed by tossing her a new bone once in a while. chewing is the flower when anxiety is the root.
my dog jessie had little symptoms of this when she was a young BIG puppy.. she would bark when we left,,,i used a crate. not for punishment but actually for her to have a protected space for her to only lay down and chill. some dogs bark the whole time,,most just a few minutes… ur crate would have to be a big one,,, just one idea again helping a portion of the issue. as she got better and could leave her for limited times which increase, i would section her off to a safe room. mostly her stuff and a few things as bait that we didnt care about. her stuff meaning things to use her energy on,,like ur ball with food. TV on or radio helps always.. sounds funny but classical music is best….
she seems crazy when it is time for her to go out,,,, something is not right with her connection to going outside,,it makes her feel desperate. that is sad way to start the day.
she has abandonment issues of course, six months in a shelter is a long time. as for the dogs next door, she can hang with the through the fence safely as my dogs do. still stimulating for them.
the funny thing is most of the time we call it boredom but dogs naturally should just consider it downtime and go with it.
jeune bug just has u on the brain all day,,which is very sweet and loyal but its making her crazy poor thing. first off no guilt! she is a dog. her job is to hang home and guard the house. every dog needs a job. focusing on the moment is healthy… she is focused soley on what time u get home…
i think she needs a helping of tough love and finding a purpose for her day…dogs love and depend on structure and routine.
treats hidden in the yard,,awesome idea…it works, lets build on that. how about hiding her whole meal throughout the yard for a while. im sure u can figure a way to break up her food into little areas and have her search…so far she is a search dog.. naturally ..
search dogs are hunters,,bull breeds have unreal sense of smell and the mental stimulation only lets her be in the moment = perfect.
i owned a southern bred dog that was a male but was her clone…i see her not to be a fighting dog but really a hunting/guard dog… let her know it and own it so she can be herself,,,which she lost along the way. at 2 dogs shouldnt chew of course she is signalling u as well how severe she feels when ur gone so long.
in the first stages, leave for a few minutes,,come back sit her,,good girl ect. if she doesnt chew pop her a treat. move up her alone time to whatever u feel is within reason maybe 5 mins, then 7 then 10..if she sees that mom is going to be back at any moment,,,she will choose not to get caught and find something else to do and think about,,,dogs are kids that cant talk,,,they act we respond
do that on the weekend and she will start saying well..mom goes and leaves me and sometimes comes back quick,,,easier to get through the time if u are probably coming sooner than later,,,but shell start loosing track of time and the whole deal will be gone someday. start slow and let me know what u get to on that.
some dogs dont like being outside for too long… flipping the water in private is her saying let me in im done out here… shes not there yet… tough love time with the water bowl…
my florida dogs did that.. i tried lots of things but 1 sure method to start with is outside, take a 4 foot by 4 foot sheet of plywood, glue a metal bowl (crazy glue) to it in the center. when her paws are on the wood she cant tip the bowl..lol man vs dog if she gets to flip the wood at the edges (most dont) dig the plywood a couple inches in the ground or something heavy on it ,,,she’ll get the hint.
keeping her happy out side is one thing,,the goal is to get her to be good inside with her free time. the flirt pole is going to help her so much and her shape will be perfect…60 mins of walking or 15 on the flirt pole.. best investment ever! use it like in yummymommy79’s vid,,she gets the dogs crazy
also make her sit and praise when she gets it.. make her drop,,stay and get it when u say its time to go again,,structure ,,,
its a start,,let me know how she does in the house trials … i want her to be able to balance in and out some first, ok?
glad to hear from u and asking questions is helping the breed.June 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm in reply to: Pit craigslist rant,,,after seeing 100 rants against them #15369
thank u for reading…it was a bit long but they beat our dogs verbally to the point where,,,u’d want to snap! some days i just cant take the ignorance … glad to see others feel the same
hope u found something by now and here in the boston area…1 out of 20 apts at best take pits,,,i say shes a lab boxer mix,,,little do they know that would be much worse,,,but pits are so scary…ooooh
2 tablespoons of olive oil at every meal…i had the same issue…let me know if it works for you..
i cant believe it but my 90 lb pit layed down in the street with my wife mostly,,same deal,,no matter how long,,,,screw ya,,im staying out attitude …and that look, i know it well..she knows u are to afraid to hurt her to really give it all u’ve got…..am i right…is her name jessie?..lol
i talked to a trainer who does lots of pits and the thing you need to do is use a nylon choker,,it looks thin but its a noose ,,,if under the head high on the neck properly she will not be able to pull if the lead is short…but in turn if you and her are walking on leash and she suddenly stops,,,there is a sure fire way…..keep walking like u never noticed…u wontbreak her..and if it really hurt, she would just get up,,,she knows u dont want to,,,,but think of a car coming too fast in comparison to a few feet of dragging….within 2 weeks maybe less than one if u do it every time,,,,like u didnt notice she stopped…look straight ahead and walk,,,no result pull like a sled dog, she is a pit and can hang from the same head holding their body weight,,,u wont break her,,,but u may just save her..
amazingly enough,,my 100 lb wife walks my 90 lb girl who can pull a pallet of concrete. a trainer gave us a nylon choker,,fit it snug under the chin kept her hand low on the lead..almost no play that way when she goes forward,,she goes up air is cut, she sits and a few days of that and it will shock you how 10$ saved so much trouble,,as long as it stays high on the neck no dog can beat it,,,the choke chain out of metal does NOT do the same job,,,and costs more..trust me,,she wont break it,,even if she can pull 3k lbs of concrete or just pull her mama’s arm off…lol after 3 years of her kicking my ass on walks,,the nylon choker has put us back in control..u will love it..let me know
stubborn dogs,,,all of them…i have a 90 lb girl, a 7 yr old girl and now a 8 week old pit whose mom died at 2 days old… my adult also a rescue dog. the reason when u turn around she says we must be done, amazingly enough she is no longer hearing the command as much as the look in your eyes. shes smart,,,u dont have eyes in the back of your head,,,,
my general thinking has always been to make the dog believe there is an imaginary wall between you. meaning if she takes an inch forward, boom, back in place quick, like an emergency! as if she were in danger but without the yelling just a one word, deep, stay and my key is putting my hand up to her face 6 in away the first time,,walk back a few feet (still backward) if she moves forward the hand goes back up and u step forward as if u were pushing her back magically while keeping deep eye contact. that will all be a big help for her to think it is important and she suddenly has an on/off button,,which every pit NEEDS. after ur eye contact, seriousness about not even moving forward one step,,if she stays calmly,,get down low and be all praise and she will see ur eyes have switched to that normal, its all good look. thats on and off without words and a deeper level of communication with ur best friend who is an eye, hand and energy reader,,,more than a conversation keeper,,,cut and dry, dogs do best. too many words, less meaning. animals talk all day long and nothing get lost in translation…my pup is coming along quick and housebroken at 7 weeks,,the key after a bit more of the regular stay is to close ur eyes just enough left to see out of them so she thinks u are not looking and catch her until she believes u can see with ur eyes closed,,if that works use ur hand for stay on all corrections and initial stay. then walk back and turn and back and turn,,,use those tools and work the new eye contact thing and let me know when she stays her best and after that works for you,,,get back to me and she will be looking for ur evey command visually every time…like wow u know how to speak dog? better listen to u…lol
good luck and talk to u soon