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  • in reply to: Proud new owner :) #17154
    southern_pit79
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    This is a great resourse for you, responses to posts can be a bit delayed but dont let that discourage you.

    in reply to: No Pit Yet, Just Gathering Information #17153
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    Research is very important and you are doing the right thing. My pit isnt the typical high energy pit. I would know my lifestyle and try to get a pit that matches it… if that information is available at this shelter. Luckily my shelter did have this information available they screen all dogs for their personality traits. My pit is great for me and my lifestyle. If you do decide to get a pit be prepared for a lot of love and a dog that will want to cuddle with you on the couch. I have learned that pits, at least mine, think they are lap dogs they love being with and even on their owner! As much as love as you give them the give you several times more. Mine lays her head on my lap, (see the pic in my avatar), and stares at me. I haven’t had her long but am already happy with my decision. Two really big tips that I cannot stress enough, they definiantely need exercise your dog will let you know how much it needs. Mine doesn’t need much but I push her a little, the more exercise she gets the happier she is, although she does look wore out! =) The other is get toys for pits. They are very very smart, (mine is) and they like their brains to be exercised as much as their bodies. They have powerful jaws and the toy has to be able to withstand it. As a new pit owner of a rescue myself I know right where you are and can tell you that you will be very satisfied if you get the right dog for you and follow through with the research and advise you get from other pit owners. Good luck I hope all goes well!!

     

    in reply to: hey everyone :) #17152
    southern_pit79
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    That is horrible!!! I cannot understand why some one would poison a dog. I’m glad you found a new love.

    in reply to: When to get a second dog #17151
    southern_pit79
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    I have seen others say that, yeah she is my first =)… The longer I have her and the more exercise she gets the more playful she becomes. When I take her on her walks she tries to play with almost every dog she sees, (she jumps down into the “wanna play??” stance). When I take her with me to my neighbors house around the corner she tries desperately to play with their two beagles. They ignore her or growl at her. She then comes to me puts her head on my leg with this pittiful look and looks at me then them as if to say, why wont they play. She tries again and gets the same reception. I feel like she wants a playmate from that behavior. I was at my neighbors house last night and the begals were ignoring her as usual. As we sat out back in their big back yard their neighbors dog came out. She normally tries to play with the beagles at the fence and they ignore her as well. Layla got very excited and looked at me like CAN I GO PLAY?! I told her to go ahead and she ran… wait no she bounded over to the other dog. Every step was a jump. Those two ran back and forth on the fence line and when she was done she bounded over to me and jumped in my lap licking me all over. She was a very happy girl. I know 2 weeks is too early to get another dog I mean in the future. Layla is very obedient I would hope her good behavior rubs off on another dog rather than the other way around. My family had a Chow that did that. We got a new chow and we never had to train him. She taught him what the rules were. He was a puppy when we got him so I think it was kind of mother instincts, though she never had pups of her own. She was an extremely smart dog.

    in reply to: IQ and Income of Pitbull owners #17145
    southern_pit79
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    Dogs of many breeds have killed cats, it has nothing to do with the breed. Most dogs chase cats, it has nothing to do with breed. The saying fight like cats and dogs came from this, it has nothing to do with the breed.

    To sumarize, it has nothing to do with the breed.

    in reply to: Goodbye Cruel World…signed, Grace’s Tail #17132
    southern_pit79
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    Thats too bad! Although I love the wiggle butt! it winds up taking over their entire body, so funny!!

    in reply to: Lick, Lick, Lick, Lick #17120
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    LOL with her plush toy she does the same head shaking thing. The depression you mentioned did worry me. When a dog plays you can see that they are happy. Since she sleeps so very much I was worried that she might be depressed from being in puppy jail yep that was my post =) it also made me think that whoever owned her before didn’t play with her at all. She knows all about the couch but play not so much. I did get her to chase me around the house to get her plush toy which is funny to watch because I have terrazzo floors and she just slips and slides everywhere. She is starting to get more of a personality and I think it has to do with taking her on her beloved walks. Well that and the fact that I pile all kinds of love on her. She doesn’t sleep in the bed with me, although she wants to. Someone before must have taught her to sleep at the corner end of the bed rather than getting on it. She did that from the first night. Ever so often she tries to get on the bed but I tell her no and she lays in her spot in a huff! LOL I bought her the nicest fluffiest bed with microfiber cover… she wont sleep in it. Instead she prefers the expensive blankets from my bed that have fallen to the floor… really need to pick those up!! LOL She is a great couch buddy though and loves to waller all over me until she finds her spot… then gets aggravated with me when I have to get up to do something! LOL She is my Velcro dog! She loves the sun as well. i wsh i had a bigger yard for her to enjoy. My atrium is good for her though since it is a large enclosed space i dont have to worry about her when we are out there.

    in reply to: Pit Bulls and Parolees #17119
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    Its pretty awsome. I like pit boss as well but not as much as pit bulls and parolees

    in reply to: Lick, Lick, Lick, Lick #17112
    southern_pit79
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    Well she is a couch potato. I have tried playing with her and she just looks at me like I am crazy and goes and lays down. She is just now discovering toys but she REALLY has to be in the mood for a toy. I have Kong toys that you put a treat in, and those are hit or miss. I have Kong plush toys but again hit or miss. She has no desire to play with a ball. I might try giving her the toy with a treat in it when she starts licking to see if that will work. From what i have read here i definantly try to keep her busy. Actually the licking started after she started getting more excerise. She was at the shelter for months and I think that made her very lethargic. I will update on the trade off for a toy to lick. Hope it works! =)

    in reply to: Mike Vick #17098
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    Its really disgusting. I thought it was bad before but now that I have a pit of my own, and watching shows like pit bulls and parolees that have dogs rescued from fighting I hate it all the more!

    in reply to: Jumping #17082
    southern_pit79
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    Good suggestions everyone. I am going to start on this tonight on my walk with Layla. She is so well behaved this is really the only issue…. so far, I have only had her for a few days. She LOVES meeting new people. Once they see she is sweet they love all over her… which adds to her excitment. I am going to try the ignore suggestion. She loves to be loved and she is very smart. I think she will get it. I will let you know how successful we are.

    in reply to: IQ and Income of Pitbull owners #17080
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    Reason, for clarification, your whole purpose in joining this site was to pick a fight with everyone, put everyone down, insult their intelligence, and act superior? I just want to make sure that was your intent before I comment/reply further.

    southern_pit79
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    Great news! i hope it passes!

    southern_pit79
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    Smart owner training the dog to be human agressive. The owner is human I assume. How does it make sense to train your dog to perhaps some day attack you? As someone said, owning a dog should be a revocable privleage. Maybe if they started putting owners like these down rather than the dog some of this would change! =)

    in reply to: Shes just not that into it #17077
    southern_pit79
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    Its funny, I posted this then went home yesterday from work and took her on her walk which she always loves, got back and sat in my atrium. She loves it in there because it is 1500 sqft fully screened with a garden which she loves to pounce trying to scare up something to chase. She was being very goofy before we went in the house and when we did go in she grabbed a she of paper in her mouth and put her head on my lap with this silly look on her face so I thought, lets try some toys she seems to be in a playful mood. She actually played with her octopus, chewed it, threw it, pounced on it. It only lasted for 5 minutes but I was happy to see it. She then discovered the big real bone that I got her and fell in love. The bone is very heavy and looks like one I have seen on various shows like pit boss or its me or the dog that larger dogs were chewing on. I heeded the warning of splintering bones and tried to find something for that.

    Kendseycollins she was fostered for a while and her foster family told the Humane Society that she was a couch potato so I was prepared for and liked that, however seeing it it did concern me. I will take her to the vet as you suggested to make sure there isn’t another reason that she would be so sleepy all the time. I will also get toys that will stimulate her mind more. I have plenty of peanut butter at home because I love it myself. I saw some at petsmart and was wondering if my regular peanut butter is fine to use or if I should use what they have because it is better for her digestive system. I appreciate everyone’s experience and advice here since I am new to the breed. =))

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