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Raisin is around 11 months old and he still has issues with his bladder. If he is riled up and running around the house playing with our shepherd and I don’t put him outside right when he starts to settle down he will pee while he is walking. Often time he goes in front of the door, so he knows to go to the door just can’t hold it and I apparently to slow to notice. Anyother time he perfect and will sit at door and wait. Gonan look up that book. Thank you!
Does your area have a leash law? If so then call your local animal control and have them talk to the owner especially if the owner refuses to help you by controling their dog. The problem is if something goes wrong people are gonna look at your dogs breed and make assumptions. I hate saying call the cops or animal control but sometimes its the last resort one has.
I buy the beef bones as well but I just throw them in the freezer and give them to my dog each night after his dinner feeding.
That is why I am glad I live in CA. In my condo’s where I live I am one of two people who own a pitbull. In a community of around 88 units that isn’t bad, esp since not many people own dogs. We have problems here with bad owners I hear it on the phone everyday. The other issue we have is people picking this breed and not wanting to do the work. It is not uncommon to see people walking their pittys around our downtown area. There is also a responsible pitbull owners meetup group that does weekly group walks and really try to promote the good owners and pitbulls. Really glad I am here.
Lots of pitbulls snore I wouldn’t worry. Raisin actualy does this high pitch squeal at night sometimes and when I have checked on him he is out cold. Kinda just learn to sleep through it. I chuckle at times when Raisin snoring, Jerry our shepherd is snoring and my boyfriend. I’m waiting for noise complaints from the neighbors. hahah
Raisin has chewed holes in our outdoor siding and walls in our house. We use the Kong filled with peanut butter as well as once a day he gets a soup bone from the butcher shop (but I always watch while he chews on them). He loves them and will chew for hours. Some people worry about should he crack a tooth but at this point I have decided I will have to address that if it occurs. My siding, my walls, and my floor boards were tired of being his objects of “affection”. Once he cleans out the Kong he is bored and the worst part he seems to be bored if he has a toy he can not destroy. Almost like he isn’t getting the satisfaction of destroying something so he just finds something else.
Good luck. = )
Yes I have a couple panels and a beam, oh and a hole in the wall of my house to replace/repair. I been spraying some dog repellents on the walls and that slows him down. I go through a bottle every 2 days. It says it stays on for 4 days, haha they didn’t test it on a determined lil pibble. I had bought a botlle of chew stop, but funny story I set it on the couch in the bag and went out to dinner. It leaked on the couch. So as I am drying couch cushions, etc I start getting this horrid taste in my mouth. I had that taste for 3 days. Dumbo me wasn’t thinking to use gloves and wound up having it go into my skin. Im almost despeate enuff to go find a large stump and throw it in my backyard for him.
AWESOME JOB!! Congrats on such a great opportunity! Im sure you will rawk it and going to promote the breed and responsible ownership.
My pitmix who passed away earlier this year had horrible seperation anxiety. He chewed all my door james down to where the nails were sticking out. At the time I hated the idea of crateing my dog it was my boyfriend who finaly did it behind my back.
I had taken him to the vet and put him on medication for the anxiety and I saw no personality change in him. He just seemed less nervous when I left the house. Eventualy he became so adjusted to the crate I took him off the meds. I would just leave the door open and he would go in and out as he pleased while we were home. Some say a crate is not the answer to seperation anxiety, but luckily for me it worked out.
Since then we crate our shepherd and our pibble when we are not home. When we leave we say kennel and they run and will even push open the door. Then I take them each a couple doggy biscuits and walk out the door. I have had to leave my dog crated on some days for up to 10 hours (unfortunately being held over on unforseen mandatory interupts their day as well). I know sounds like an awful long time, but I noticed on the days I am off work they seem to sleep the same hours they would be crated. Each dog has a wire metal crate probly bigger then they need and I keep towels or dog bed in them. I also turnon the tv on for them when I go to work.
They seem to adjust just fine, esp if you are taking your dog out and excercising.
Amber I took away raisin’s bed too cuz he was pooping in his crate after being in it for a couple hours. Then would take his bed drag it on top and sleep on it. He thought he was hiding it! Umm he forgot it smelled I guess. So he got demoted to towels. Luckily he doesn’t chew them, its the only thing he doesn’t chew.October 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm in reply to: Peeing inside of house after being trained to go outside. #16033
Did this just start happening ? Is your dog suffering from seperation anxiety? If that is a possibility you could go to your vet and see what types of medications are available to ease your dogs stress when home alone.
I don’t know if the white vinegar will work on your rugs I do add it to my laudry when I was the dogs bed covers and blankets tho.
HMMM – mint. I gonna try and put some in pots around my house and see if that keeps him from chewing the wood siding. He has tons of toys and our other dog to play with and he still chews wood. He finds branches to chew as well. I give him kongs filled w/ peanut butter when he is in his crate but I don’t want to give him that stuff when he out w/ our other dog. They are always feed seperately to prevent any fights. I been spraying the deterent spray on the walls and that seems to help some.
He also seems to not like toys that he can not destroy. He plays w/ them for a bit then goes and finds something he can tear apart. I have started pulling caps and rings off water bottles and the lables and let him smash them up before they go in the recycleables, but I have to watch him to make sure he doesn’t break off any of the plastic.
When you get the answer please let me know Raisin is a digger. If we get the ground wet, he will dig a hole big enough to lay in. We were debating getting him a sandbox. The kids kind with a lid on it so he could go out and dig in it instead of our yard. So I be curious to see what other people have done to stop the problem. We have put toys out there, still digs. Last night he and our GSD came in w/lines across their noses from digging.
This may not help but do you have a bike? If so and you need to burn some energy off yer dog you can try a K9 cruiser (jusst google it). I used it with my previous pitbull mix when he was a young. It attaches to the back of your bike so your hands are free and the dog can not get caught in the wheel. Baylers used to actualy push the bike some in the begining and then when he wore down we would go at a nice clip. I havent tried it yet w/ Rai cuz he is scared of his shadow and see’s the bike and gets nervous. Could help atleast to burn the energy.
If you want him to stay closer when walking find a treat or fav toy your dog likes and see if it will keep her at your side. For heeling our GSD trainer had us put peanut butter or cream cheese on a spoon and hold it at our side while we walked. Sometimes I hold chicken in my hand and let Rai smell and lick my hand while we walk. You two will find your grove and be strolling long at a happy pace w/ time and practice.
I was just curious. Today my partner took a 911 call and it was for a pitbull a friend gave them that the family had no background information on. So they put it in the backyard with w/ their boarder collie. They called 911 for the dogfight to have deputies or animal control come break it up. I told my partner ask if they have a break stick and all the people around me looked at me crazy.
I’m just curious how many pitbull owners have break sticks in their homes or carry when they are out on a walk?