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Josh Elkins - 2009-08-26
I have owned several apbt's. I now have 2, 1 is 3 months and the other is a year old. Both are seal colored with white paws and white chest. They are my life. I spend as much time as I can with them. Guess u could say they are like my best friends. We do a lot together.. take walks, go to the park, go to the lake. They always make me smile, especially when they are playing together. My 3 month old tried to act as tough as my year old and he slings her all over the place lol. It's cute, but anyway apbt is a great breed. I wouldnt have it any other way... DONT HATE THE BREED.

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  • evy - 2010-06-03
    Hi,
    I was wondering if you had any tips on how to train a pit bull. I have one who is about 6 or 7 months. I still can't get her to stop nipping and she has destroyed a lot things in the house. I'm not sure if putting her in a crate when I leave the house will help or what I should do.
  • Cassandra - 2011-05-18
    Hi, I have a pit I got from Stray Rescue. He is about a year and a half old. He is crate trained to the point where all I have to say is "Crate" and he runs to his crate and sits, waiting for his treat and his quiet time (when we're gone). I highly recommend crate training because you never know what your dog could get in to, eat, etc.. while you're gone. There's all sorts of things in your house your dog could get hurt by: chocolate, household chemicals, kids toys, just to name a few. It's really important that the crate is a good place for them and not a punishment (ie don't put the dog in there when he/she has been bad). Petey loves going into his crate. As for the nipping, if you are playing and get bit it's important to say NO and stop playing immediately, that way he/she knows that you are serious and that biting you will stop playtime. That's what we did with Petey, and when we play he is fierce but gentle if his teeth touch my skin he will not bite down. Remember if he/she does something they're not supposed to do you have to scold them while they're in the act, not later on (they live in the moment). Be a pack leader and a strong but loving "parent" (pretty much) and I'm sure you'll get the response you're looking for! Hope this helps!
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EVE - 2011-04-20
We had adopted a wonderful Bully. Soon we saw that he had skin allergies .
We took him to the vet , she determined that he had yeast infection , along with allergies. She prescribed antibiotics and anti fungal meds. he was on them for 4 weeks. We also wiped his paws with vinegar water when entering the house. Also special medicated shampoo twice a week.
The meds made him nauseous at times and he lost some of his appetite.
Now he is free of problems and give him a table spoon plain yogurt to replenish his good bacteria. His appetite returned as well.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-20
    Glad all worked out OK. Somehow we get more attached to our pets when a few things go wrong and we work through them. I am glad for you. Good luck.
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Anonymous - 2011-04-12
I have an 8 month old female bull terrier who is constantly chewing the furniture and carpet. We have tried teething bones, hooves, kongs, etc, to keep her busy to no avail.
Any tips?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-12
    I had a doberman pup that would eat anything and everything. I tried everything I could think of to no avail. I took her to a trainer and my pup, Tara, was returned home to me in 2 days and no chewing ANYTHING. The trainor took Tara into her home and used car keys. Everytime Tara went to chew on something, the trainor would throw the keys somewhere close to the dog. She never threw the keys at the dog and certainly never hit the dog. She just threw the keys close to where the dog was going to chew. She told me to just get some old keys and put them on a chain and when Tara went to get at something not allowed - shake the keys. I just carried the keys around on my belt and when Tara went to eat my sofa, or my shoes etc, I shook the keys. Tara would stop cold. Tara actually ate the linoleum off the floor. I have heard a soda can with pennies in it will accomplish the same thing but soda cans are big to carry around. No harm in trying it. But you do not want to hit the dog. Throw the keys at the sofa or at a wall but not the pup. Hope it works for you - let us know.
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anita - 2011-03-16
I too love my cairn.... his name is Lucky and I'm also lucky to have him.

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Joy - 2011-02-22
Is that beautiful dog for sale? How old is he or she? The dog looks pretty young and I was wondering if it was still a puppy or was a miniature sized Westie? I live in CO and need some advice on where to get a Westie and a Scottie? Please advise!

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ed - 2011-01-19
I have a 10 year old white male - for the last 48 hours - he won't eat, will try to drink water but throws up. Can still urinate but he's getting a little weak. This happens at least once a year. We got him from the rescue. Is there anything I can do?

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wayne bolton - 2010-10-19
Got a 5yr old english all white
diagnosed with heart murmur
always hangs back on walks
brings up bile flem foam constantly when walking
trouble breathing during walks coughing cant eat treats
this is getting worse
anyone any ideas?

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  • cindy - 2010-10-28
    my sons dog was doing the same thing 1400.00 dollars later we found out his food was making him throw up. went to pet store and got wild meat in vegies bone mixture.(they come in pattie form) the throwing up has stopped he is gaining his weight back try this it worked for us.
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Nicola - 2010-06-24
What is the best way of training my English bull terrier pup to stop nipping and biting he is 10 wks old.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-10-23
    Constant telling, make sure you show him it's not right, a friend told me that nipping the ear back will also help when they are really young, I can't say as I haven't tried, keep to short sentences like a no, or gentle I use, it works like a charm but each are different, I really think the main thing is tho just to keep on top, some people say a teething toy, I personally think no, I think its more of an affection and play when they are very young, look at the way puppy bulls plays, the chance is that they are just doing what has been normal to them whilst in the litter.
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Jessica - 2010-09-09
My 1 y/o Female Bull Terrier is very jealous of my husband and I. We can't even hug without her going crazy. She used to listen very well and lately she is getting bad. And just recently she has been very aggressive towards me? PLEASE HELP! what can I do?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-10-23
    Up the dose of cuddling in front of her, it sounds like she is the boss of the house or thinks she is, you have to show her its not all her time its also you are your partners time to, give her fuss then, you and your partners fuss then involve her, when she plays up put her out of the room for 5 mins, with a telling off, keep repeating this, she will learn to stop, its easy to submit to them cos they are so lovely but the truth is the more she is left to get away with this behavior the more she will push, if you put a stop to it she will respect you both more, I know I sound cold hearted but I'm not.
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annette - 2009-03-14
My husband and I own two pit bulls named Hadez 1 year and Danaka 6 months. Hadez is very protective of kids and goes wild if he can't get to a kid that is crying. Danaka is still acting a lot like a pup but she loves my five kids. We have a rott and jack rusell too, and they all get along well. Well Hadez does try to make the rott mad but my rott is about 4 years old and he never gets mad it seems.

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  • Jack - 2010-10-19
    I and my family members all own pitbulls. I own two myself. My one year old DANA is a black and white brown nose. BRUNO my four month old coa-coa and white also brown nose. They are also very protective of kids and try to bust down doors to get to any crying sound.
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