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As far as theething goes our puppy won’t touch his normal toys because his gums are so sore. Ice is the only thing he’ll touch. He doesn’t eat as much as normal either and he’s had a little bit of a dirreah problem. We find out at the vet this week if it is an issue or not.
We just brought this up with our trainer. The dog was doing great for a few weeks and then recently relapsed back into peeing in the house. The trainer was not a proponent of punishing the dog when he goes in the house. Apparently, that makes them feel guilty when they go inside or outside. They don’t know the difference. You can only consistently reward them DURING THE ACTION while they’re going outside. And more importantly, don’t give them the chance to go inside. Take them out as frequently as possible and put them in the crate when you can’t watch them. That was his advice and it’s working out for us.
In general, there’s going to be accidents for the first few months though. That’s been my experience with all my puppies.
On a friendly pit bull forum to say that pit bulls do not belong at dog parks, end of story, is a big obnoxious.
I came here for support and advice about my pit bull, not harsh critism about what i should/shouldn’t do with him.
My pit puppy is about the same age, and I’ve had puppies in the past. Honestly, they love to nip, chew, and bite for a long time. All you can do is keep working at it and telling them no.
I also would like additional advice on how to train a pit puppy not to bite, as I’ve only dealt with other breeds in the past. But I wouldn’t worry excessively about what is, in general, a normal puppy habit.