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Rough and bitey play with other dog

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by JeyJey, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. JeyJey

    JeyJey Puppy

    Hi everyone. I just got my APBT puppy(male) and I got another dog (female) since earlier. She’s very kind but very energetic and of course wants to play with the little puppy.. The female is 1,5 years old and is much bigger than the puppy. And like all puppies like to do they start to play. But the puppy usually starts the playing through biting (?!) the other dog, and then the big dog chases him and does the same but with a controlled bite (no hard biting). Everytime the puppy tries to bite my other dog I say no and push him back a little but it still won’t work, he still does it again. They play very rough and bitey and chase each other around the house.. I usually stop the behavior as fast as I can by taking the older dog into another room. But it still continues and I’m worried as the pitbull grows older it will escalate into something really bad or similar. My female dog even got a little puncture near her eye from his bites. I’m aware that he’s still a puppy but I still got it the back of my mind. I also don’t want to separate them in the future because of that.. I really need to know if it’s just a temporary thing or if it will elaborate to something worse and needs to be prevented. I’ve tried different methods like: leading on the puppy to play with a toy instead, separating them if they start to be too rough and no more play (as mentioned in the text). I’m also gonna see if they do it tomorrow again. I’m really thankful for tips or help.
     
  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Pit bulls can be dog aggressive. You cannot train out this trait but it can be managed. You might end up crate and rotating.
     
  3. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    Your dogs need much more exercise than they are getting. All puppies will play with other dogs or puppies. It is part of growing up. As they mature you may or may not be able to let them get together. It will depend on the quality of the dogs. You should get a breaking stick and learn how to use it. If you are going to have a pit bull the breaking stick should be the first thing you get.
     
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  4. JeyJey

    JeyJey Puppy

    What do you mean by getting more exercise? The puppy gets enough for its age, and the older one goes on 3 walks a day + flirtpole (not a pit). Also don’t want to overload the puppy too much to make his joints etc bad. He’s in a growing stage and doesn’t require any specific training.
     
  5. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    How long are the walks with the puppy?
     
  6. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    First, they are living in the house. Pit bulls are athletic dogs and need more exercise than they can get in a house. Walking 3 times a day is not really exercise. Have you ever seen puppies raised outdoors running around? I don't think you have to be worried about over working a puppy that lives in the house.
     

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