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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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Anonymous - 2010-11-19
I have a male english bull terrier, he is 9 months old, and has recently started showing some very worrying behavior problems, we have had him since he was 8 weeks, and he has been fine up until now, he bullies my daughter who is 8, and chases her and bites and nips her, and has started showing me signs of aggression, when I try to discipline him, he jumps up and bites me, and won't stop and has started barking and snapping, I love my dog to bits but this behavior is really starting to worry me, any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. He dosen't behave like this for my husband but has no respect for me, I have wanted a bull terrier ever since I can remember, and don't know what to do for the best.

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  • christine - 2010-11-25
    I'm having the same problem with my 16 month old miniature bull terrier he has started showing aggression towards my eldest son he is a fantastic dog but like you I'm very concerned.
  • Dozeydozer - 2010-12-02
    A friend of mine has a deaf bull terrier who used to do exactly the same thing but to her son....he is trying to dominate you and your daughter...try a water spray and a firm "NO"..for some unknown reason all the bull terriers I have had contact with do not like this shock tactic...I have had a few in my time...my own and fosters ;)
  • Kizzy - 2010-12-26
    I have a bull terrier myself too. It's pretty common for a teenage dog to test how far he can go. He sees your husband as a 'pack leader' and if you want to nip this behavior in the bud, you and your daughter need to show him that you are his leaders too. Don't allow any type of dominant behavior, such as, nipping, jumping on you, walk out the door before you, sleep on top of you, etc. Try to be firm and consistent. You can try squirting bottle at him when you disagree with something. Or if it doesn't work, I use my two fingers as a dog mouth, give him a firm touch when he misbehaves (not to hurt him of course). The touch imitates another dog's bite when it does something inappropriate. After he accepts you as his pack leader, he will be a wonderful boy again.
  • Emmy87 - 2011-01-26
    Best advice you could get is to research Cesar Milan.... He is amazing! My family and I have learned so much from his program and he goes by the old age theory that while dogs have been domesticated, they still have a pack mentality... And it sounds like your BT has taken place above you and your daughter in your pack! Trying things like ensuring you and your daughter enter the house before the dog, making visitors speak directly to you before addressing the dog etc show that you have dominance and leadership. Also as hard as it is, staying calm when disciplining your dog... A raised voice is not necessary and simple commands are best. Body language is a huge part in gaining leadership over your dog. Eg.. If he puts his paws on you, remove his paw and gently yet firmly place your arm over his leg, this is a big sign of dominance. If he listens to your husband it is good to have him nearby while you discipline but also make sure you allow yourself and your daughter to discipline and give commands, not just your husband. That's just a few tips but I definitely recommend checking out Cesar! My family and I had an issue with a dog who showed the same signs you described, and I could get no control over him and became quite scared at times... Since watching Cesar and thinking in a pack mentality, I am not as scared and have quite easily through my actions and body language gained dominance over our dog and it is so wonderful to be able to enjoy him now! Dogs NEED discipline and leadership, it makes them feel safe and makes for a happier family all round. Hope this helps : )
  • Brittany - 2011-07-14
    I just bought this book called the puppy primer off amazon. A BT breeder referred me to it. It talks about problems like that. It has really good advice!
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