I have a new pit bull

United States
November 6, 2008 7:27pm CST
Well I have a baby pit bull named Salley. It's not really a baby anymore seeing as how she's right around eight or nine monthes old. but she is really rowdy and everytime i am sitting in the laz-e-boy all she does is bark at me and bite me the only punishment there is, at the time, is putting her in her crate/kennel. is there any way we can getting those barking and biting 'spells' of hers to stop, wihout haaving to train her??? In put PLEASE
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• United States
7 Nov 08
I currently own four pitbulls. I have a couple of question to ask you. How much exercise is she getting each day? The only reason I ask is pitbulls are high energy dogs. The need a ton of exercise each day to be happy. Also are you practicing NILF (nothing in life for free)? If you are not, I would read up on it because this help me a lot of control my dog's behavior.
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@Aevelor (53)
• United States
7 Nov 08
If you don't train your dog they'll never establish what proper behavior is. I know this because when I first received my puppy I neglected to train him to stay off the couch. And to this day (it's been almost 4 years) I still have to make sure he isn't on the couch every time I walk into the living room. As for the barking and biting, just give her a quick bop on the nose (sensitive area, so don't hit too hard) and look her in the eye to make sure she knows what she doing isn't right.
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@kaka135 (14130)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 08
When my puppy first arrived in our house, we started to train her. Tapping on her nose, telling her "NO!" firmly and looking at her strictly. Slowly, she will understand what you mean by "NO!". Now, every time she does something wrong, and I just need to say "NO!" and she will understand. But my dog is always very naughty, though she knows she shouldn't do it, she still always does it. Taking care of a dog is really not easy, you need to spend time playing with her, and spend some time giving her some basic training too. Hope you'll enjoy doing these, these activities are actually quite fun!