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January 5, 2011 at 3:20 am in reply to: Hi, I’m Vanilla’s Daddy… and a recovered Pit Bull-aphobic! #16433
You made a great decision. I adopted my staffie March 13, 2010. The people that actually fosterd her was in tears giving her up. I’m still in contact with them. These dogs are loyal and loving and love to cuddle. My staffie goes under the blankets and covers her self up and they’re big couch potatoes!!! Good luck!!! loved the pics!!!!
Some of what ur talking about is seperation anxiety. My staffie has seperation anxiety and she used to eat my furniture, remotes, phones anything of mine she could find. I know this is going to sound funny but I leave the TV on for her when I’m not home and I gave her my blanket to sleep with and she doesn’t tear up anything while I’m gone anymore. She has lots of bones and a Kong treat dispenser. I put them all in her toy box ( shaped like a bone, so cute) and put the lid on it. She uses alot of energy getting the lid off just to get to the toys. I live in an apartment also so I exercise her before I go to work and that gives her lots of chances to potty. Also if you don’t have room for a crate just get a baby gate and keep her in an areal thats tiled like the bathroom or kitchen, its less expensive and doesn’t take up any room. I have one that has a door so I keep the gate up all the time and just open and close the door when I need to go in or out. I hope this helps. 🙂
I have 2 pit bulls and they love to play but, they get too rough with each other. I have noticed if I let them go outside at the same time they will go way in the back of the yard where I can’t see them so they can play. (too rough) I don’t let them outside together unless they are calm before they go out. If they have a whole bunch of energy they are going to act bad. It seems like if I’m standing right by them and they are being supervised they are fine. I don’t let them be alone together at all. If I can’t be in the same area they are to watch them I crate one of them. They act like children and have to be supervised at all times. Make sure when you go outside with them they are calm and you go outside before them. When you get out side make sure you are standing right by them. It’s a good idea to take them out seperately at least once a day. It gives them a little one on one time with you. If they give you too much of a problem don’t let them outside together until u can keep them from fighting all the time. For some reason when my dogs get out side they think they can do what they want and I have to remind them that they cant!! Good Luck. And yes walking definately can’t hurt. I walk both my dogs at least once a day and it really really helps.