Getting a pit bull puppy! Excited but never owned one.. Any advice?
I an new to the group. I wanted your input. One of my close friends has 3 pit bulls. Her female is having puppies. They are pure breed and come with papers. She offered me one if I want. I have another dog and 4 cats which I adopted all of them from a shelter! They are all sweet and get along perfect together. My husband really wants the puppy. It has to be a female though cause we already have a male dog (mixed & neutered) but I heard that having the same sex can cause issues. People have lectured me about pit bulls... that they are natural killers. blah blah blah... I hate to judge an animal or breed. And I don't believe that all pits are mean. I have grown to appreciate and love pit bulls from watching Cesar Milan's show "The Dog Whisperer". I have small children, which is my main concern. But since we are getting the puppy so small, I figured we could train her to respect us and the kids and not be aggressive. Anyone have any advice or wish to comment? I have never owned a put so your advice would be appreciated. Thank you!
5 years ago
Pits are the greatest dogs you will ever have. However, make sure you have the time to deal with them as a puppy. The dog will grow, and needs to know manners. Don't you dare crop her ears. it's SO ugly and perpetuates the stereotype. I have multiple dogs and cats and most of my dogs are pits or pit mixes. They get along famously, but it took A LOT of work. Best of luck to you!
5 years ago
You will just love your little pit bull puppy. They are just the cutest little things. I am now raising my second pit bull puppy. Each one is different from the other.
My first one was all full of energy and needed alot of training. My second one is so mellow and sweet. I love them both.
Pits are strong dogs so you want to spend alot of time training them when they are young and small. Also, it is important to provide these "gladiator" dogs with lots and lots of exercise...mainly long walks on a leash where they need to listen to you.
Enjoy your new pup! They are truly wonderful.
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