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Introducing Pitbull puppy

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by Isaac Moreno, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Isaac Moreno

    Isaac Moreno Puppy

    Hello everyone, I wanted to ask for advice on introducing a new puppy Pitbull into our home. We currently have a 15 week old blue nose Pitbull and he is our baby. He is a very good listener. We started training him a few weeks back and he is doing very good, however we have not done that much obedience training with him. We recently rescued an 8 week old pitbull and unfortunately she was not well taken care of. We are doing our best at getting her healthier and she is so good. She listens good and has lots of energy. We tried to let them sniff and get a feel for eachother however it quickly turned into the new puppy playing a little bit too rough with our older one. What should we do? We have kept them isolated from each other for he time being
     
  2. SevenSins

    SevenSins Forget The Dog, Beware Of Owner Staff Member Administrator

    Define "playing a little bit too rough." What, specifically, is happening when they play, and what were you expecting or hoping to happen? There are APBT puppies that young who can be legitimately dangerous to one another, but those are few and far between. Both bulldogs and terrier breeds generally have a rougher play style than most other types of dog, and I suspect what you're experiencing is typical bulldog play. I'll be honest when I say that I'm concerned you may not understand basic breed behavior, and could be getting in over your head.
     
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  3. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    As male and female, there is a good chance they will get along. It sounds like puppy play, but you need to limit it, especially until they are situated in their environment and healthy. You DO have your hands full and you might want to re-think keeping both of them.
    A good book on raising puppies that will be good to use as they grow is “How To Raise a Puppy You Can Live With” . You need to make a point of giving each pup individual attention and training - out of sight and sound of the other pup - every day.
     
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  4. Isaac Moreno

    Isaac Moreno Puppy

    It just starts off as regular sniffing, but once the younger one starts to bite she latches on to the older one and doesn’t let go until he backs away. We let them play for around 2 minutes then separate them. While they play the don't make groul or bark and I know that they both like it bc they both are not tense and the tails are wagging. I am just concerned about her biting and not letting go.
     
  5. Isaac Moreno

    Isaac Moreno Puppy

    Yes we do train and give attention at separate times. For the most part they do not see eachother often. And when they do it is only for about two minutes. We are starting obedience training with the oldest puppy and he is a really friendly pup. The youngest one is also friendly, but we are not sure how mich contact she had with other dogs. We are going to do obedience training with her as well when she gets a few weeks older. We believe we are doing a very good job with training and teaching him what is good with positive reinforcement. They both are really good puppies. My only concern is when she bites she latches on to him, it’s not a regular puppy nibble. Is it normal for her to latch on?
     
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  6. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Did the female have littermate that she stayed with until taken by you?
     
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  7. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    I moved your thread to the Training and Behavior forum
     
  8. Isaac Moreno

    Isaac Moreno Puppy

    We are not sure. The place we rescued her from told us that a couple brought in a whole liter of puppies and said they were all American pitbull terriers. I’m not sure if they kept her with a littermate.
     
  9. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I would try to get as much info. on the pup as possible.
     

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