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New owner of pit

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by valvecover, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. valvecover

    valvecover Puppy

    I didn't plan on it,but i have become the owner of a pit bull
    His name is Duke.
    He was dumped at a local park,starving & full of infections.
    I took him to the vet.He weighed 37 lbs.
    When i took him for his 2nd visit,he wieghed 67 lbs.
    He has issues i have to correct.
    I am hoping board members here might offer some guidance.
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  2. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    Welcome to you and Duke!
    There are a lot of good stickies in all the subformums that focus on behavior, training, health and a whole range of things. You can always start a thread too, if you need specific advice. We are here to help!
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  3. Madeleinemom

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

    Welcome and thank you for helping Duke!
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  4. Mr maverick

    Mr maverick Puppy

    Glad u saved sir duke
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  5. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Welcome! I'm starting to think all rescues have issues. Both of mine do.
    My female has severe separation anxiety and serious allergies and is immunocompromised. She is also obsessed with food.
    My male also has lots of separation anxiety, atopic dermatitis, and is pretty fearful overall. He is now dog aggressive. He resource guards toys and chews, etc.
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  6. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    I agree. Even my last girl, who was a pup when adopted, was HA.
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  7. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    How could someone leave such a strong dog at a park. They should be arrested for that IMO. I know he was sick, etc. but still...
  8. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

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  9. GK1

    GK1 Puppy

    Honorable gesture taking this dog on and building him back up. Duke looks good. Depending on your lifestyle and resources, I recommend finding a trainer for you and your dog either in small group or individual lessons.
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  10. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    He’s so handsome! Thank God you saved him, he’s worth it! Welcome to the forum!
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  11. Rezbull

    Rezbull Puppy

    Welcome! A lot has changed in the past few decades when it comes to training. It's language simply put and there's plenty of good and poor training regimens to utilize, but we're seeing the Old dominance and pack theory being dismantled. So what's the behavioural issues your workings towards amending?
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