Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Puppy Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-24-2004, 09:47 AM
Barb04's Avatar
Barb04 Barb04 is offline
Love my pets
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 27,048
Default red nose pitbull puppy housebreaking

My stepson & girlfriend will be getting a red nose pitbull puppy (15 weeks old) and live in an apartment. This is their first dog. Can anyone give me ideas on crate training. I do feel they need to come home during lunch to walk and feed the puppy; am I correct?

Also, has anyone had any experience with a red nose pitbull? My husband feels they should definitely bring it to training classes and heavy socialization. I love my pitbull mix and want to make sure they do everything right to raise a good dog. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-24-2004, 08:14 PM
Renee750il's Avatar
Renee750il Renee750il is offline
Felurian
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Where the selas blooms
Posts: 94,266
Default

It sounds like you're on the right track, especially about the socialization and training. They're also going to have to be very responsible about making sure the dog has enough exercise to grow and develop properly. That's almost as important as proper nutrition, especially for a heavily muscled dog like a Pit.

They may or may not need to use crate training. Many people swear by it, and I can see that it's probably almost a necessity for some dogs, but I've never used a crate with any of my dogs. I'm a bit claustrophobic myself, so that probably has something to do with it too.
__________________
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. ~Buddha

Stupid is the most notoriously incurable and contagious disease known to mankind. If you find yourself in close proximity to someone infected with stupid, walk away as soon as said infection is noted.


There are few things more nauseating than pure obedience. ~ Kvothe

***8206;"silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation."
Rumi
Be a god. Know when to shut up.


Good Kharma Tags
Felurian
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-25-2004, 07:10 AM
Barb04's Avatar
Barb04 Barb04 is offline
Love my pets
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 27,048
Default

Thanks so much for the reply. I love animals so much and want to make sure the pup gets everything he needs in life to become a well socialized pet.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-26-2004, 06:47 AM
darkchild16's Avatar
darkchild16 darkchild16 is offline
We are Home.
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tallahassee Florida
Posts: 21,814
Default

pit bulls are hard headed you will have to remember that they all are. but they are the greatest pet you can ever had you can read my 1st ones story at http://www.dogster.com/pet_page.php?i=79098
im so glad they got a red/red nose thats what i have PLEASE POST PICTURES!!!!!!! i cant wait to her/him

any ?'s just ask

breeze
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-26-2004, 08:10 AM
Barb04's Avatar
Barb04 Barb04 is offline
Love my pets
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 27,048
Default

The pup is arriving this Saturday. I will post a picture soon. Do you have a picture of your red/red nose posted?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-26-2004, 11:26 AM
bogolove's Avatar
bogolove bogolove is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,157
Default

I crate trained my dog and he loves his crate now. I leave him in there at night, but he stays in the back yard during the day. But when he was first a puppy I kept him in there while I was at work. He didn't like it at first, but once he realized crying was not what was going to get him out, then he grew accustomed to it. But I always make it positive even to this day. I give him a treat and a toy everytime he goes in there. He goes in there on his own at night now and I give him a treat. It was hard at first, but to me well worth it. It took him a while to grasp the not peeing in it, but he caught on. He thinks of it as his safety area, he goes in there when I vacuum or when he is super tired and does not want to be bothered. I bought a big crate and sectioned it off until he was big and then I just completely removed the sectioning thing.

I can't wait to see pics of the puppy. Do you know if it is male or female?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-27-2004, 06:34 AM
darkchild16's Avatar
darkchild16 darkchild16 is offline
We are Home.
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tallahassee Florida
Posts: 21,814
Default

not yet my dad hasnt taken pictures and i forgot when i went to see her last time(shes in tallahassee and im in clerwater 5 hrs away):'( but im going up this weekend and if my dad isnt working ill get pics of her. is urs a girl or boy.
breeze
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-27-2004, 07:55 AM
Barb04's Avatar
Barb04 Barb04 is offline
Love my pets
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 27,048
Default

My stepson's pup is a boy. He's arriving this Saturday. I will post a picture as soon as I can. Thanks for the advice on the crate. Since he lives in a condo he's renting, hopefully the crate will help with preventing too much damage to any property he doesn't own. I've had my share of furniture being chewed on by my own dogs as they grew up.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:18 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site