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GLORIA CAMERON - 2010-02-22
Hi, I just became an owner of a 2. 5 month old rednose. He is so cute. I have a one month old, a 2 year old and 4 year old gd. Children who live with me as well as a 93 year old mother. Will this dog be okay with them? Also, how do I potty train this dog? I do know somethings about training ie. Have hand signals to go with words like 'no', 'sit' and I know they need excercise so I have a yard to play with him in.

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  • angela - 2010-07-12
    I have two red nosed. They were adults when our first child arrived and it was a source of anxiety for me also. We had a bitch and one of her first puppies. They were 10 and 6 years old...The mother, used to sleep under the cot and if she wasn't inside, she slept at the bottom of the window. Take him to obedience and train him to listen to commands as they can be excitable and they sometimes forget that they are not a maltese! Get your children involved in this training as the dog will then listen to all the family members, not just you.
    Potty training....persistence, take him outside often and tell him to go just like any other dog. We had our girl trained to walk to the door, sit and speak if she wanted to go outside. It is all repetition...and that takes time.
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Taynna - 2012-04-12
So I have a Red nose pit I don't think she is the American Terrier but when I first got her she was so loving and kind I noticed however when I gave her a bath she nearly flipped she was shaking and trying to flee anywhere she could she also wouldn't come near her water bowl if I were filling it or standing near it while it was full. After a while she lets me bathe and water her but only me I want my boyfriend to be able to do this for her too but even after month of trying she still doesn't trust him, any advice?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-12
    Have your boyfriend reward with treats and play before he tries to bathe or discipline.
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Chad Brown - 2012-04-09
I have a 20 month old female English Bull Terrier and I have been in a different country for a little over a year. She has been at my home back in the states. My renters are taking care of her while im away. I was wondering what to expect as far as her behavior towards me and how best to approach the correction of misbehavior if any. I was with her for around 6 months before I had to leave. Of the time I spent with her she is one the best breed of dogs I have ever owned. Any advice will be much appriciated. Thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-09
    Do not worry. She should sense or remember you - know somehow that you have been there before. She was pretty young when you left but she will come around. There is no real way to tell fortunes in this world that i know of. She will sense your scent and voice and know something but we can't know what. Just be the same fella you were and give her a few days to come around. Don't correct a misbehavior untill you have rewarded her for postive behaviors. Positive behavior - coming to her name, going potty outside, giving you a kiss, Chilodren and pets both have a way of doing any behavior to get attention whether it be good or bad so if she gets to excited and pees on the floor - not a bad behavior she should be corrected for. Reward before correction. Also remember that people are different in what they believe is a bad behavior in the pets and in their kids. So you don't want to correct her for something the other people thought was an OK behavior. Get to know her again and then gradually trnasfer over to your ideas regarding correction.
  • Chad Brown - 2012-04-09
    Thanks alot. I hope things go back to normal with her but I understand it will take time
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Anonymous - 2012-04-08
I'm thinking of getting a bull terrier, but I dont know if I should because since I'm all day at work and get home by around 7 pm and I wouldn have much time for it..... but I have a huge patio that he can run in all day... should I get one?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-08
    If you are concerned about having enough time to spend with a Bull Terrier - or any pup - you probably should not do it. Yes, he has a patio etc but pups can be extrmely destructive and they require a lot of attention. Maybe waiting until you have more time - might be an answer. A kitten which is more independent and not as destructive? You get home a 7 pm and have to eat, bathe, cook , clean - when would you housebreak train etc. Also, Bull Terriers are extremely pack oriented and don't do particularly well on their own.
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Cris - 2010-07-15
Dr. jungle, can you please put an article about fox terrier?

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jahayra - 2011-10-15
If anyone knows an apartment place that accepts american red nose pit bull terriers in greeley,co please let me know...email me at pjahayra@yahoo.com....thank you

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Leila - 2011-08-13
I once had a neighbour who owned a pitbull. Although he said it never bit anyone it was extremely vicious. This owner never beat up the dog and it was behaving normally with the owners. But whenever it heard us neighbours even though it was in their house it would go mad and bark furiously. Even when it was fast asleep next to our yard the moment he would sense us he would spring from his sleeping position only to bang against the fence and bark with such fury. I was terrified that it shouldnt someway get to the kids. These kids never ever teased the dog.

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  • Orlando - 2011-12-18
    Your dumb just saying nobody here thinks of pitbull the way you do loving dog you can make any dog aggressive. My opinion is that's what most people get dogs for is to guard their home and protect their family.
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Brianna - 2012-01-23
I want to get a bull terrier and a friend has one that's nine months old... I'm afraid that's too old ... What do you think ?? Will it be hard to train? Can I teach it a new name ? Could it be dangerous around kids??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-23
    The benefit to nine months is you can see/hold/watch etc the pups personality. 9 months is pretty young and at least at that age, there should be bladder control. Is it housebroken? Bull Terriers are usually pretty stubborn, independent dogs that require a strong, consistent trainer. Can you teach it a new name - easily. Could it be dangerous around kids? Yes. Any animal can be dangerous but it seems the bull terrier has the leading reputation in this regard. Some dogs are much easier to have around children and are known to get along great with children. The bull terrier is not one of them. They require strong leadership, strong training, strong discipline and they are not inclined to adapt well to new people so they require a lot of socialization. They do not like commotion. They prefer a consistent, organized lifestyle. They can be snappy and they frequently snap without provocation. Some folks absolutely love and adore their bull terriers but they are devoted, patient, and excellent trainers.
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lel - 2011-12-04
i have a 9 month old ebt she been fantastic ive been very strict on her and have trained her to the best of my ability she has just had her first season and a few days ago i noticed her nipple area had started to look bigger theres no way she could be preggars as ive had her on a lead and kept her close during her season so just wanted to know is this the norm after every season she also has been humping my pillows lots help is this normal for a bitch ???????????

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-06
    Yep, it is pretty normal or common for this type of dog. Seems a little strange to me too but it happens.
  • tykemyler - 2012-01-20
    give her to me, she be sound. my little soldier here, tyke, he will look after her. he's white all over and has a boss head shape, she will love him and save you buying dog food, let me know. tyke.
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aliza - 2011-11-02
Excellent Post! I just noticed this change a few minutes ago and made a short post about it. I will include your post in it.
Thanks for the suggestions

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-02
    You are welcome
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