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Tue, 12-15-2009 - 5:54pm
DH just brought us home a new baby from the one of 9 litter pups, second to the last one to be adopted. Pound said she was a pit bull. We didn't see them, but I guess they originally had the male and female.

We had to have a drive by our house to make sure we had a fence for her and our jurisdiction allowed pits. Anyway, I have done alot of
research on the breed and am excited to know any


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Wed, 12-16-2009 - 11:20am

I never had issues with the crate training...I would have to say I would make being in there fun...plenty of chews, toys.


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Wed, 12-16-2009 - 3:41pm

Hi Theresa and Welcome to the Board.

 
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Wed, 12-16-2009 - 4:27pm

We have had crate trained dogs in the past, but I have forgotten SOOO much.


I found a bully dog forum that I'm so excited about.


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Wed, 12-16-2009 - 7:03pm

I have a 10 mo old maltipoo. Like you, when we got him at 10 weeks, it had been a long time since we had a pup.

A few suggestions:

There are so many things available now. We pick up an exercise pen at PetSmart but, hey, if they dont have one you like, just google and order. It can be a hexagon or a square. We used that, covered in papers, with the crate bottom for a bed. Eventually we worked our way up to the crate.

They also make mini treats. Buy those or break yours into tiny pieces. Or use air popped popcorn, frozen peas-that means low cal so likely not filling for him.

Yep, regular mealtimes help the poops and I agree-the amount on the bag is ALWAYS too high. Even puppies should have a waist!

I bell trained Kopi. I put Xmas bells on a leather strip and hung them from the door handle. I rang them every time we went out. Now, he took forever to house train and I think that is the toy dog thing(you miss the squats and the puddles cause they are so tiny) but once he got it, the bell was a godsend. We can hear it most anywhere in the house.

Keep at the toys. Kopi doesn't like balls but loves squeak toys. Yours will eventually get it-be patient.

She is very cute. Did I miss the name?

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Wed, 12-16-2009 - 11:29pm

Welcome to the board and congratulations on your new addition! She's adorable and Roxie is a great name!


You've already gotten some great advice, and I'll just agree that it will help to get her on a feeding schedule. Keeping her leashed to you is a good way to go even if she's not happy about it. As for her treats, I would save them only for rewards (they'll provide great motivation!) and stick with her kibble otherwise. If you want to feed her in her crate, do it with the kibble and save the treats for when you want a specific action or behavior for her (and then she gets a treat for doing it!).


Overall it sounds like you're on the right track and good luck with her, she is a cutie.

  Jenn 
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Thu, 12-17-2009 - 10:15am

She is very cute. Did I miss the name?








We decided on Roxie, but I really liked Bailey also.


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