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Intros - just got second pitbull

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by MadDogDave86, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. MadDogDave86

    MadDogDave86 Puppy

    howdy! i found you guys from a random google search because I’m looking for training info on how to acclimate my second pitbull. The older one doesn’t seem to like him
  2. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Did you introduce them away from your home when the new dog was calm? if so and the older one doesn't like him then he may never like him.
    I only let mine be together on walks. Then in the house I would keep one in a crate and one out of the crate hourly while we were home. They were in the same room together, etc. Or, one would be in the backyard and one in the house. I did this for a couple of months so they could observe one another and see each other be calm, etc. I always feed one in his crate and one in the kitchen. They watched each other play with toys and get affection from us. They sniffed each other while in the crate, etc. Eventually I let them out together in the living room and kept my new dog on the leash with me. Then I let them hang out in the living room together, but it took time. I really know my female well. It turns out my male really loves toys and my female really loves food so they weren't competing for stuff in the house, except for affection, which we have had to be careful with.
  3. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    They are pit bulls. They were bred to not like each other.
  4. MadDogDave86

    MadDogDave86 Puppy

    When my female pit saw him, she was scarred, shaking, the new puppy is very playful, fast, and very much still a puppy. The same way my first pit was when we got her, she’s little over a yr now. This morning we walked them in parallel down the street, seemed ok, my female (older one, named Miel) was little better, snapped at him once or twice. We have been keeping them separate today and just now both were outside with us holding their leashes, and Miel snapped at him once, not a bad, was bit reserved, but the interaction seemed better. Miel is Pit/Lab and the puppy I think is closer to full Pitbull.
  5. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    Welcome to the forum!
  6. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    This breed is dog aggressive. Please go to our Training and Behavior forum and read up on this.
  7. MadDogDave86

    MadDogDave86 Puppy

    I have been. Been doing further reading since getting the 2nd one. We have had the little one for while and she been fine, got into scuffles here and there with our chihuahua but that’s been long time since they got used to each other.
    I think mostly bc our new one is bigger the other is scared by his sudden, puppy and goofy movements.
    Michele likes this.

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