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Nervous New Mom

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Jenza, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Jenza

    Jenza Puppy

    I adopted my first Pit Bill today from a shelter. He is being neutered and I'll pick him up tomorrow. Is it normal to be nervous about bringing him home? I have a 3 year old and an 8 month old.
    The dog is between a year and 2 years.
  2. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Adding a new pet to the home is always exciting and can also be slightly stressful. What have you done to prepare for the adoption and taking care of your new dog? Have you done research into the breed/bull breeds in general? What are your expectations? Especially considering the young children in your home, you’re going to be busy. Good luck!
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  3. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    Congratulations on the new addition to the home! Prior to adoption did you have long to spend with your new pup? Did you take your children to the shelter to see how they would interact?
    Dogs are naturally pack animals, so I feel that doing pack activities with the whole family will help your new dog bond with everyone.
  4. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

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    ETRaven2 Big Dog

  6. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    I can understand why after learning of your recent and very personal experience. If she is a first time bully breed owner, I would encourage her to always take precaution for sure...
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  7. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    That really has nothing to do with it. I had Raven since she was 5-6 weeks old. This is for older dogs coming in from rescue or being rehomed from one home to another, or dogs found on the street and brought into one's home. Not recommended for puppies.
    I did have a foster* once that if we didn't implement the two week shut down, she would have bitten my daughter. However, I had her out with me, on leash so injury was avoided.
    *non bull breed
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  8. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    I read the article and it did make some good points. It takes time to establish leadership and trust with the new dog and over stimulation could be problematic if done early on... I feel this 2 week shutdown should give Jenza time to gain trust to where je listens and obeys to the new owner.. if you don' have control over your dog with voice command you are less likely to stop your dog from acting out... and that does take consistency. I am still working with my rescue. .. it took a few weeks for her to be responsive to my voice.
  9. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    Not to derail this thread but I was so mad at the rescue for not putting that particular foster down, and then at least not taking my advice to not home the dog with kids. It still boils my blood. The dog was a purebred (poorly bred, but still pure) and so looking back it appears like the rescue was just trying to make money on her bc of her pedigree. They charge(d) more for purebred dogs than mixes. I shoulda euth'd that dog myself. I have no idea what happened to her after that, I do know she was adopted out. But I parted ways with the rescue after that bc they rehomed her with kids and I was done.
  10. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Welcome to the forum!!
  11. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    Welcome and let us know how it goes and if you need advice! You are going to be very busy :)
  12. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Are you familiar with this breed? I have a 2 yr old new male that we got end of Jan. and I can't imagine with his energy level, putting him in a home with really small children. I was nervous bringing him into my home and we don't have small children.
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  13. Mr maverick

    Mr maverick Puppy

    Me personally I would all go on a family walk doesn't matter what dog what breed I would just do it as a precaution. :)
  14. Rezbull

    Rezbull Puppy

    Late to the conversation, but I concur with the decompression, especially knowing children could get to be a little too much initially. I'm not giving any dog a chance without decompression if there's other dogs in the picture, and with children it should be a priority without a hesitation. Do trust that women's intuition no matter what your heart or mind feels or thinks!
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  15. Rezbull

    Rezbull Puppy

    Welcome btw, there's plenty of resources available here and many well experienced people who offer solid advice.

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