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1/22/10 11:41 A

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Welcome to the team. The only thing Medusa got into as a puppy was the bathroom and she would tear the toilet paper to shreds.

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1/21/10 1:18 P

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Welcome to the team Samantha! I won't say much about raising a pittie since GeneralGCS covered everything (thank you). Pitties are a huge responsibility, not because they are more work than any other dog (though they are a high drive breed and require lots of exercise and mental stimulation not unlike border collies, aussie shepherds, etc), but because we need to be do all we can to overcome the negative stereotypes that people have about them. And, training and early socialization is critical for any dog.






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1/21/10 1:11 P

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Thanks I will put up her pics right now she is still little in them we have to get more done. It has my niece in the pics as well as my sisters dog.

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1/21/10 12:59 P

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Congrats on your new addition!

That's just part of being a puppy. Crate train her. It's the best way. We crate trained our pittie for about the first year until we decided we could trust her in the house unsupervised. Now she's a perfect angel (and I also don't have to worry about her pottying in the house anymore either). We have a little doxie who is undergoing crate training now because she also gets into everything (for being such a tiny dog you would think it would be hard for her to open cupboards and pull down the trash can, but nope...)
Crate training is really godsend--for any dog. Also get her into basic training as soon as you can and make sure she gets plenty of socialization. My DH and I view it as huge responsibility that our pitbull be a role model of what the breed is capable of NOT the stereotype that is out there thanks to people like Vick. grr.

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1/21/10 12:56 P

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emoticon I used to not like crating, but am now a big fan! Let us know when you get some pics up of your baby!

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Hello my name is Samantha me and my husband are from Michigan and we just got a puppy pitt she is great when we are here but the min we leave she goes wild she used to get in the trash now we put that up and clean everything before we leave well yesterday we left her alone and she got in our cupboard and got the flour all over the floor and broke our lamp what to do with her?

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