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Training techniques, discipline and behavioral issues with pit bull dogs

  1. socializing you pup and dealing with strays

    Since I picked up my 8 month old pup 6 months ago, I have been spending a lot of time bonding/socializing him by taking him out to different sorroundings and introducing him to different people and places. Recently i have came across a few stray dogs and luckily no incidents until earlier this...

    Started by bajoquinto1‎, 09-19-2014 12:39 AM
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    09-20-2014, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  2. 9 week old puppy man biter...

    I have a 9 week old puppy (game bred) who constantly bites people really hard and does not let go.. What should I do? From all apbt I've owned I never had to deal with this issue.. Can someone give me advice please, it would be highly appreciated.

    Started by XHitta‎, 03-29-2014 10:17 PM
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    09-19-2014, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  3. Understanding the Carpet Mill by Hunterman

    (UNDERSTANDING THE CARPET MILL ) ---by hunterman ------ Let me tell you what i love about a carpet mill. It can develop a very tough dog. It's kind of hard to explain but let me use anology to try ...it's the legs that go first in the ring for a boxer and it's even more pronounced for a kick...

    Started by Vicki‎, 05-25-2014 05:07 PM
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    09-17-2014, 07:59 PM Go to last post
  4. Puppie introduced to older dog.

    Hello , i just got my APBT puppie (male ) 2 days ago , and my 9 year old Staff (male) show some sign of being bothered and growl when the little guy get too close . The older staff have some pain in the rear end legs , not much but still. i dont want my puppie to get injured and i dont...

    Started by edgar86‎, 09-11-2014 04:59 PM
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    09-11-2014, 07:45 PM Go to last post
  5. Rescued a 1 year old Pit off the street need tips obedience and protection training

    I was working passing out flyers door to door and we saw a pit walking down the street. We were naturally scared of a random pit walking down the street with no collar. He was following us and I finally said "maybe he is nice" I stopped and pet him and he was a lovable dog. I went back to work...

    Started by MAGXL99‎, 05-24-2014 04:34 PM
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    09-07-2014, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  6. How do I train my dog to ignore other dogs on walks?

    The only problem I have with my dog is that she gets too excited when he sees other dogs. If I can solve this problem, she will be perfect. Whenever we go on walks or Petsmart, and she sees other dogs right? So then she starts to pull on his leash desperately trying to get to the dog although...

    Started by JAY_TEE_PEE‎, 02-18-2014 07:42 PM
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    09-07-2014, 06:33 PM Go to last post
  7. Pitbull 9 weeks old

    Ok so I got a 9 week old American pitbull terrier. She is very friendly and likes to sit in your lap and sleep. She loves people and doesn't seem to really bother any of the other puppies at puppy playtime. I also have a 9 year old chinese crested and he hates her he just barks and snaps at her....

    Started by Bre92‎, 01-26-2014 05:08 PM
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    09-05-2014, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Advice/tips needed- DIY cow hide salt curing

    I posted on a thread from a few years ago, nothing replied yet, so ill ask here=) A friend of mine has a big steer they are going to butcher in a week, I'm getting the hide. I'm wanting to cure it with salt so I can use it on a spring pole and cut up chunks for a flirt pole. I read on the thread...

    Started by Kierk‎, 09-03-2014 11:40 AM
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    09-04-2014, 10:54 AM Go to last post
  9. Red face Training

    There are several places to train a puppy in my area. Some of them are PetSmart and Petco as well as other places. What are the thoughts on training at a young age of 4 months for puppy 1 or 6 moths at a regular dog class? And what is the most you would pay for a 6-8 week class? Thanks in...

    Started by pit_bull_lover‎, 08-01-2014 06:57 PM
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    08-15-2014, 06:56 AM Go to last post
  10. Euthanizing Aggressive Dogs: Sometimes It's the Best Choice

    Euthanizing Aggressive Dogs: Sometimes It's the Best Choice August 12, 2013 (published) | June 30, 2014 (revised) Phyllis DeGioia, editor Veterinary Partner and VetzInsight When my dog lunged at my face, I fell down the stairs. I saw him watch me come up the stairs at 12:30 a.m. He...

    Started by Vicki‎, 07-07-2014 09:21 AM
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    07-07-2014, 10:57 PM Go to last post
  11. Trying to Build Muscle and Supplements

    Trying to build muscle on my dog. She's 49lbs. I just had her pull around 18-20lbs drag weight around my yard for about 20 mins. I just upgraded my spring pole to the 160LB test any other idea's or am I on the right track. With dogs pulling weight to get the muscle bigger do u pull more weight for...

    Started by DRog‎, 06-19-2014 12:58 PM
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    06-20-2014, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  12. rehabilitating an emaciated attack dog

    Hi guys. I have my hands full with this one. I have a rescued senior $#@! who when we first took her on was a very loving and affectionate dog and apart from having issues with people entering the house seemed fine. Problem is as her health has improved, she has attached herself so deeply with the...

    Started by JBL‎, 06-02-2014 06:27 AM
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    06-12-2014, 02:15 PM Go to last post
  13. Study on Dominance Theory

    A new study shows how the behaviour of dogs has been misunderstood for generations. The findings challenge many of the dominance related interpretations of behaviour and training techniques suggested by a number of dog trainers. Contrary to popular belief, aggressive dogs are NOT trying to...

    Started by Vicki‎, 06-12-2014 11:05 AM
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    06-12-2014, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  14. CA: Dogs learn to avoid rattlesnakes in course

    Dogs learn to avoid rattlesnakes in course Experts help dogs detect sounds and scents of snakes June 07, 2014 5:20 PM SHANE NEWELL, FOR THE DAILY PRESS VICTORVILLE • Leash-bound and under the constant guidance of experts, dogs of all sizes lined up to see, smell and listen to a familiar desert...

    Started by Vicki‎, 06-08-2014 04:11 PM
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    06-08-2014, 04:11 PM Go to last post
  15. problem with spring flirt pole

    Ive got a pup thats about to turn 5 months who loves to bite and chew on everything that is not a toy. The problem im having is I built a spring pole with a hide and a flirt pole with a fire hose tug but he has a hard time opening his mouth and staying in grip and after a while he leaves it and...

    Started by bajoquinto1‎, 05-15-2014 02:10 PM
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    05-16-2014, 12:11 AM Go to last post
  16. How To Get Your Dog To Use a Spring Pole?

    I need help getting one of my dogs to use the spring pole. She loves the flirt pole and loves playing Tug-o-War but I can't seem to get her to use the spring pole. She will bite it some times but lets go immediately. I have tried using tires, ropes, bite pillows but nothing works. I want to get her...

    Started by Melcon_Pitbulls‎, 05-09-2014 07:27 PM
    game, gamedog, pitbull, spring pole, springpole
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    05-09-2014, 09:38 PM Go to last post
  17. is this situation curable

    if my dog is in a tug of war competion with my buddies the whole time hes growling loud and refuses to let me come near him with the breaking stick then when he wins (most of the time ) he wont let anyone have the rope for awhile he does ahave a food aggression problem too im working on (i am hand...

    Started by Jacob‎, 01-08-2014 02:58 AM
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    05-05-2014, 06:37 PM Go to last post
  18. help mill from france

    Hello, here I am french and people here are not familiar with the mills and I would like to make but I have need of advice that could help me please? pictures of manufacturing? because it costs too expensive in other countries of europe:(

    Started by eddysmith‎, 04-20-2014 10:23 AM
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    04-21-2014, 03:17 AM Go to last post
  19. Leash Gremlins Need Love Too

    Leash Gremlins Need Love Too March 5, 2013 We discuss and work with dog reactivity so often that it was hard to settle on a concise theme for this post. Rather than define what it is, we wanted to focus on its consequences and solutions this time. There are...

    Started by Vicki‎, 04-18-2014 12:29 PM
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  20. Help Please new to pitbulls

    My pitbull is 14 months I got him at 9 months he was afraid of me now he let me pet him but he's scared. He never barks and afraid of people hides behind me when people approach. He ripped my doors apart (2), ate 4 tennis balls,.. Now he sits lay but won't do anything else. It's hard to keep...

    Started by Chicago damu‎, 02-26-2014 12:53 AM
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    03-06-2014, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  21. An Off Leash Dog Ruined My Life: A Service Dog's Story

    From the blog: notes from a dog walker An Off Leash Dog Ruined My Life: A Service Dog’s Story by Jessica Dolce on January 4, 2012 Service Dogs need space to work. But they’re not getting it from us. Turns out, off leash dogs and dogs on retractable leashes, not to mention humans with no...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-05-2014 10:32 AM
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    03-05-2014, 10:32 AM Go to last post
  22. Kennel crapers

    OVER THE YEARS,I HAVE COME ACROSS THE ODD ONE,A NIGHT-MARE...CONSTANT LAZY F"$%ER,WHO KEEP'S "CRAPING/PEEING", IN HIS/HER KENNEL...NO MATTER WAT YA DO...I HAVE TRIED A SMALLER BOX WITH SOME RESULTS.....BUT ANY SUGGESTIONS FROM OLD+NEW WELLCOME....???????????????????:dogkiss:

    Started by BLUE8BULL‎, 02-21-2014 06:00 AM
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    03-01-2014, 11:34 PM Go to last post
  23. 10 things your dog trainer won't tell you

    The following are some things your dog trainer may hesitate you tell you, or may have to put into nicer words, but in most cases you should know: 1. Many of your dogs so-called “issues” are actually caused by you. While many owners realize this right off the bat, others tend to blame their dog...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-24-2014 07:56 AM
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  24. How to Survive Your Dog's Arousal Biting

    Source: How to Survive Your Dog's Arousal Biting - Whole Dog Journal Article You’re frustrated with your dog. Maybe even a little frightened of him. Since puppyhood he’s been a happy and loving companion, star of his puppy training class, soaking up new experiences without turning a hair. You...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-23-2014 12:09 PM
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    02-23-2014, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  25. Dog Brains Process Voices & Emotions Just Like Humans, Study Finds

    You may snicker when you see dog owners talk to their pets as though they were human or view YouTube videos of dogs supposedly speaking English back to their owners, saying words like “banana” and “I love you.” And with good reason: although dogs have the capacity to understand more than 100 words,...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-21-2014 12:25 PM
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  26. Problem with Dog behaviors

    If your dog has a behavior like being AGGRESSIVE -EXCESSIVE BARKING - HYPERACTIVITY - FEARFULNESS - DISOBEDIENCE - CHEWING, MOUTHING, STEALING - TOILETING -SELECTIVE HEARING - UNPREDICTABLE - SEPARATION ANXIETY

    Started by josephciriaco113‎, 12-10-2013 11:22 PM
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    02-11-2014, 07:03 AM Go to last post
  27. Is 8 months ok for a training collar?

    I rescued my red nose a month ago, the shelter said he was approximately 7 months old which makes him about 8. Is it ok to start with a weighted collar at this point? I want it for both building a little muscle but also tiring this active pup out. I've read that under a year you still want to be...

    Started by Ju_13‎, 02-03-2014 09:59 AM
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    02-06-2014, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  28. indoor freestanding apartment springpole mystery solved

    so i finally figured out how to get a springpole in my apartment without damaging anything that could jeopardize my deposit, its a A frame swingset styled springpole in my dining area (i dont have a dining room table, and usually eat at my computer desk, so it was perfect use of the space) ...

    Started by nerotxc‎, 01-27-2014 09:11 PM
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    01-28-2014, 10:19 AM Go to last post
  29. Too cold outside to poop?

    I live in Minnesota. The last few days have been rather cold. Before bed I take her out and she'll pee but not poop. The thing is she hasn't pooped her kennel yet or if she's sleeping with me on the bed or on the floor yet. Anyone have any tips? She does poop regularly during the day it seems.... ...

    Started by miathepitsky‎, 01-24-2014 10:14 PM
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    01-26-2014, 02:02 AM Go to last post
  30. Post How to get your pup interested in playing with the rope pole?

    I've got a three month old pit and he's not interested in pulling rope, chasing balls ect. I spend a lot of time with him trying to get him to play but he's just not interested. Any ideas/tips?

    Started by APBT121‎, 06-05-2013 07:39 AM
    rope pole
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    01-24-2014, 08:50 AM Go to last post

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