posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 10:22 PM
reply to post by tony9802
Nothing you said says anything that your puppy is anything but normal, its all just normal behavior and play. And yes they will try to not listen to
you at when a puppy, just you know when playing with him make sure that you once in a while show him who is boss till he gets it, nothing rough and no
hitting just you know its a puppy play with it and if it gets to aggressive and you don't like it, get a little aggressive yourself and push it
around or just grab it by the back of the neck and pull and tug a little or just hold him down or in the air to show him that if you wanted to you
could. Used to do that with my dog, just pick her up by the back of the neck and just hold her in the air then when i put her down she would mellow
out a little.
I had a pit bull and they like to bite things. Shes dead now, but when she was a puppy if you took her anywhere she would always be playful and bite
at the leash string and pull on it, like you said and it would become a tug of war competition while walking, when she was young I sort of let her do
that. So when she grew up she still did that only now she had some weight behind her and it was a workout just walking her, it was however just
basically the way we played and did not bother me all that much, even when she was full grown she would still play bite me if we playing or messing
around. I wouldn't recommend you do it like I did, first because it takes a lot of trust, and second even when she was full grown she knew I could
pick her up and toss her if I wanted to, so if you don't like it just make sure your dog knows it and does not get used to it from an early age,
and really that's all there is to it.
The only real place were I had trouble or she would not listen to me was when she would be stuck in the house for long periods of time, and I would
take her to the park, and if there were any other dogs especially if they were other pit bulls they would run together and go into there pack mode.
Then sometimes when you whistled or called they tend to not listen to you unless you raise your voice and change your tone, and even then sometimes
she would just turn her head look at me and go back to running around. But other then that, dogs are not that hard to train or raise if you put the
time into it.