Animal Stories - People Talking About Terrier


Animal-World info on American Pit Bull Terrier
Animal Story on American Pit Bull Terrier
List Animal Stories on American Pit Bull Terrier
More info at Animal-World
Miles Cabrera - 2012-09-15
I recently adopted a 5 year old male pit bull mix ( I think he's mixed with a lab) he's well behaved and shows manors. I walk out the door first and got him to stop tugging the leash on our walks by simply pulling the leash up instead of back ( thanks to the dog whisper). He's a friendly dog but I feel he may be to friendly. How do I know if he will protect my family if we are in danger? There are also sometimes where I'll give him a tug  and and he doesn't respond, I've asked how to change this and people have told me to hit him hard. Is there another way to get this pit to respect and listen without beating him? I don't want him to become vicious I have a 4 year old and I don't need dog to attack. I just need him to respect what I say and protect my family. Are there any other methods ????

Click For Replies (5)
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-15
    I do not know how you train a pitt bull - I do know that you should never hit or beat a dog -
  • Anonymous - 2012-09-16
    Thanx but that really doesn't help much. Does anyone else know what to do ?
  • Robert - 2012-09-16
    Many say they have a  pitt bull lab mix - and I am not quite sure if I believe there are that many pitt bull lab mixes running around. In any case - you are saying you do not have complete control of the pup - then I would under no circumstances have him around a 4 year old child. Kids play, they make noise, they throw stuff animals for fun, and you do not know what will set the pup off - too many articles with these dogs hurting children. In some cases killing them. They are all friendly - till they are not. They require a strong, knowledgeable consistent trainer with a lot of experience.
  • Tabitha Boggs - 2012-11-23
    I personally use a 'pinch collar' to walk my pitbulls, both my pits are males, one neutered ones not. And without a pinch collar they pull me all over the place. With a pinch collar, it does not choke the dog in any way if fitted properly, and causes no harm IF used properly. It just causes a 'pinch' to the neck of the dog if they are pulling, 9 times out of 10 one little 'tug' (PLEASE never ever yank or pull extremely hard on the leash when using a pinch collar as it could cause damage to your dogs neck) a quick snap of the leash always puts my dogs right back at my side. Without having to use any type of 'hitting' your dog, you should never hit your dog, that will only cause him to become afraid of people and possibly even aggression. Hope this helps. Literally the first walk with a pinch collar had an amazing difference my dogs, Blade and Kadar now enjoy daily walks, and I now enjoy them as well because I'm not being pulled every which a way. :)
  • Tabitha Boggs - 2012-11-23
    As Far as protection goes a 'pitbull' or 'pitbull mix' become very attached to their owners. And though they may never show any signs of aggression or protection once your dog has had time to bond to you and your family I can ensure that he will protect you and your child. My dogs have had no training other than basic training (sit, come, stay, heal basic stuff) and I have no doubt in my mind they will protect me and they have proven it time and time again. 'Pitbulls' are naturally protective, but it would be wise to be extremely aware of your dogs body language around other dogs, no matter how friendly he seems with other dogs, some dogs can be fine with 100 dogs then for no reason whatsoever attack the 101st dog. If you don't put your dog in a situation to fail then he can't fail. Example: Pitbulls especially males can be dog aggressive so for obivious reasons my dogs don't go to the dog park. If you don't put your dog into a situation where something bad could happen and cause more people to fear the breed then you should have no problems with your new dog. I'm not saying keep him away from every other dog, i'm just saying it is wise to very slowly introduce your dog to any other dog you'd want them to play with. You need to be very aware of your dogs body language as almost always they give warning signs before they bite/attack.
Reply
Animal-World info on Bull Terrier
Animal Story on Bull Terrier
List Animal Stories on Bull Terrier
More info at Animal-World
Nicholas - 2012-09-02
Hi, Im 14 years old and planning to buy a Bull Terrier. I study from 7:45 and get home 3:15. I have a huge yard and other dogs which don't fight to other dogs. Should I buy a male, female? Should I buy a Bull Terrier or it is a bad idea, considering I study a lot of time and I would walk him about 1 or 2 hours?  Please respond me ASAP, thanks

Click For Replies (2)
  • Charlie - 2012-09-02
    No one can tell you what you should or shouldn't do. My daughter has 3 Bull Terriers and she is 28 and she - regardless of the training - has no control over them at all. They are all 3 - 5 years old now and extremely difficult to do anything with. Me personally, would be concerned about the other pups - when all is going well - maybe leave it alone. How firm a trainor will you be as they require firm training - not hitting or beating just a firm voice that is consistent and is a good solid dog trainer. How much time do you have to socialize this pup to other people, places etc. How many activites for school are you going to want to be a part of and not be home for the pup? You are going in to middle school and then highschool and do you want to be walking and training or do you want to play basketball, go to friends homes, go to the dances, date - so how much time will you have left for a pup that is extrmemly pack orientated, requires firm and consistent discipline and training.
  • Megan - 2012-11-15
    I have an 8 year old bull terrier that I have had since I was 12 years old. Females tend to be less aggressive towards other dogs. Males are very territorial, and may try to fight another male. My bull terrier is the best companion that I could ask for, and she is currently living with me in an apartment as a college dog and she has never been happier. I do go to school, and work but when I get home she is always waiting for me to lay on the couch with her. On my days off, I do take her for car rides and to go walking. I highly recommend the breed to younger people bc bull terriers love human attention. Just remember they are terriers so they are very stubborn, and hard to train but they will learn tricks with a lot of patience.
Reply
Animal-World info on West Highland White Terrier
Animal Story on West Highland White Terrier
List Animal Stories on West Highland White Terrier
More info at Animal-World
Fay McIntyre - 2012-11-04
I have a 12 week old male westie he will be 13 weeks next Tuesday next week I feed him 30g of backers puppy food in the moring and in the eveing I'm I feeding him enough I went away this weekend my wife's mates looked after him he now has worms and has been sick as well and when he poos he has blood In it as well I have given him on worm tablet should I take him to the vets to see if he is ok he is not being his normal self.

Click For Replies (1)
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-04
    Yes, take him to a vet to make sure everything is ok.  Puppies that age need all the nutrients that they can get and the worms will deplete that.  Better safe then sorry.
Reply
Animal-World info on Cairn Terrier
Animal Story on Cairn Terrier
List Animal Stories on Cairn Terrier
More info at Animal-World
lucky99 - 2012-04-25
I really want one! Can anyone tell me some basics and temperment
of the carin terrier. I also have two shetland sheepdogs. Please reply. It will be a great help.

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-25
    They have a great temperment. Affectionate and loyal and love to stay by their human and around the TV or any other congregation spots. Shed but very very little and no real doggy odor that I noticed. Pretty good watch dogs as they seem to bark when a stranger comes but not a constant barker. I really like them. I think they are a great family pup. Little active as a puppy so plenty of toys.
Reply
Patricia Voinche\' - 2012-07-18
I can't say enough wonderful things about Cairns. The most delightful doggie I have ever owned! Cairns need a fenced yard if at all possible otherwise use a leash at all times!! They love to chase prey! While a bit bossy and independent, they are extremely devoted to their masters. Recommend early socialization ... remember they ARE terriers. Wonderful dog for a family with children. Side note ... they have the softest, warmest belly!! Our Ozzie gets in bed with us each morning for coffee - we drink the coffee, he sleeps! Can you tell how much we love him? We really need a support group! Good luck!!

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-19
    They are adorable.
Reply
Animal-World info on American Pit Bull Terrier
Animal Story on American Pit Bull Terrier
List Animal Stories on American Pit Bull Terrier
More info at Animal-World
Nora - 2012-01-25
We have a 5 year old male pitbull (Fatmeg). He's so lovable that we treat him a family member, even included him in our family calendar... He sleeps on our bed with his own pillow and blanket... He's intelligent that he knows his own toys, pillow and bag of his biscuits / denta stix... He sits with us during TV time and would nudge our fathers hand to signal us he's sleepy...He's indeed aggressive to people not familiar to him. The only problem is we can not leave him alone at home even with the radio on as we used to do when he was younger... So when there's a family outing, one of us has to stay with him, haha!

Click For Replies (1)
  • lora proctor - 2012-09-24
    I have owned a beautiful (and intellignet) brown red-nosed pit bull terrier ( the imperial breed) for 8 years. He is smart, protective and very loving to all members of our family and knows all of their names. I am a firm believer that if you do own a pit bull-PROTECT THEM. They have had enough bad press. Walk them on a leash as much as possible and socialize with them one on one and give them lots of loving affection. They are the BEST breed of pup-EVER!!!! Also. do not let strangers (especially unknown kids) come up to pet them, they are very protecive of their family. Let's give them a chance to have owners who lovingly want to give them GOOD PRESS-they deserve it!!
Reply
Animal-World info on West Highland White Terrier
Animal Story on West Highland White Terrier
List Animal Stories on West Highland White Terrier
More info at Animal-World
Robin - 2012-08-23
I had a Westie for 16 years. Her name was Minnie (aka Minnie pearl). She was one of the loves of my life. My best friend. She was kind and loving and gave me so much joy. Her life gave so much to me, I think of my baby every day and wonder if she knows how much i will forever miss her. They are wonderful dogs human like. I now have a cockapoo who I love with all my heart but my Minnie will always be one of my most loved friends i have ever had. Rest in peace my minnie pearl and know your mommy loves you.

Reply
Animal-World info on Bull Terrier
Animal Story on Bull Terrier
List Animal Stories on Bull Terrier
More info at Animal-World
KELIS - 2012-05-31
12 months old pitbull available

Click For Replies (5)
  • karl - 2012-05-31
    Hello Kelis I wish to know if your pitbull is still available; ok?
  • karl - 2012-05-31
    and for how much ;
  • KELIS - 2012-05-31
    He will go for 1700;00.
  • karl - 2012-05-31
    Can u mark it up to 1300. I will go for that price. Here is my email for pictures. Gigalon148@gmail. Com. I will love him shipped to my address by this weekend
  • sam - 2012-08-05
    Hi kelis i like to have one pitbull please.
Reply
Animal-World info on West Highland White Terrier
Animal Story on West Highland White Terrier
List Animal Stories on West Highland White Terrier
More info at Animal-World
Shannon - 2010-11-15
I have a west highland white terrier that is after a mouse in my house! If he catches will it hurt him? Give him a disease or anything?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Ronalee Brownson - 2012-07-19
    No! It won't hurt him! It is their nature to go after rodents! We lost our little dog, only 4, to back problems and then paralysis in his back legs - he was the most loyal, valiant, loving dog we have ever owned and looking for another Westie!
Reply
Alice Hammond - 2012-06-13
We got our Westie (mixed) at the Humane Society. He is so adorable. We have had him since Dec 2011. They said he was a year old. Sometimes when we feed him he gulps everything and does not chew it up then later throws it back up. I noticed in the article I read that they can have hernias. Would this be a cause of his getting sick? We have tried all types of dog foods and he will not eat anything that has beef in it. We have tried the ones with chicken and after reading they like lamb I will try that. The vet at the Humane Society did not say he had anything wrong with him. How can we tell? Thanks for your information on the website!

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-13
    Some dogs will eat way too fast and then they do throw it up.  Sits like a brick in their stomach.  Why don't you try mashing up the food a little (so he isn't swallowing whole chunks) and add about a tablespoon of yogurt for digestion and settleing the stomach.  You can also raise his bowl maybe about 6 inches using the stair, a stool etc.  Something stable so he can't knock the bowl over but something a little higher than the floor.  Westies aren't real big but they are pretty bush.  You could also try feeding him twice a day in small amounts rather than once a day with a larger amount.  It would be a good idea to have him checked out and mention this to your vet. 
Reply

About Animal-World

Animal-World offers animal pictures, videos, and animal information on all different types of pets and animals. Included are animals that are commonly kept as pets, exotic pets and wild animals. Check us out for information, education, and fun. We strive to aid in responsible pet ownership and an understanding of the importance of preserving and honoring our world and its inhabitants. Animal-World members and contributors are from all over the world. You too are invited to be an active participant in this community. Post your own personal pet stories, contribute pictures of your pets, and join the forums for pet and animal discussions.

Visit Animal-World