Nice lookin dog.
This is a discussion on my new home security within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Well, I brought home my new home security/workout partner this past Thursday. I picked up Lilly, a 1 yr old pitbull from the SPCA. Her ...
Well, I brought home my new home security/workout partner this past Thursday. I picked up Lilly, a 1 yr old pitbull from the SPCA. Her owners left her when they moved out of the country. She seemed to be pretty well socialized with people(she was raised in a family with two kids supposedly) and some other dogs so I thought it'd be ok to take her on. She's been really good with family and with the neighbors so far.
It's pretty clear though that the previous owner must have tied/tethered her down a lot. I wanted to get some work done putting up a fence in the backyard so I brought her out with me and was going to tether her to a 50' line tied down close to me. She went BONKERS as soon as she saw me trying to clip on that long line. She wouldn't settle down until I dropped it and even then wouldn't come anywhere in the vicinity of it. Funny thing is she's MORE than fine with her leash. It's like she loves everything in the world when I put on the leash.
Other than that it's been a good transition. She's already taken over as guardian of the house. Only real problem is that it doesn't appear that they obedience trained her. I've finally got her walking on a leash good with not too many problems(although the occassional deer sighting doesn't go well). I guess the next step is to get us into obedience school!
Nice lookin dog.
When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.
That's some good looking security there.
The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD
I'm sure she is a good watch dog but I am really not a fan of the Pit Bull. I think they are a dangerous breed. Too many stories out there about them turning on their owners or their kids with not provocation. Also seem to hear about CCW holders having to shoot them an awful lot.
I would not have one, but that's just me.
A good bit of truth to that JD.
As I said though, they just aren't right for me and my family. Too much of a liability.
One thing I did notice, once a Dobberman learned something, it would never forget it. We also had German and Belguim shepperds that had to be re trained every so often.
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
Good training (and often ) should help immensely. dogs that are not trained, or trained poorly often revert to instinctive actions.
Nice looking dog Packin'.
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Beautiful looking dog sir.
TN_Mike, my sister-in-law works for animal control and has three or four pit bulls. Two of which I know she got from work. With decent training attention and love these are really nice decent animals. Keep them in pens and mistreat them and they're nasty animals that will eventually need to be put down.
It takes a college degree to break'em;
and a high school education to fix'em!
A good dog or three are the best home security one could ask for.
"Just blame Sixto"
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Dogs are the best burglar alarms you can buy
A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.
very pretty dog
with lots of love and training she will be a wonderful part of your family :)
I will agree though, that this type of dog does NOT belong in a family with YOUNG children unless they are constantly supervised. She's a goof and loves to play, but doesn't know her own strength or when/where to stop.
I have a pair of rescued dalmatians, and constantly hear a lot of the same comments. I have a lot of friends involved in dog rescue, and all of them agree that a dog given a second chance on life is incredibly loyal. As far as constant supervision, the dogs behave fine, it's people I have trouble with. It's amazing that you can tell someone not to pet your dog, and they will tell you "Oh, it's ok, dogs like me", and ignore me.
Home invasion robberies are the new fad crime in my town. I've noticed many of my neighbors lawns have sprouted security system signs lately, but I promise you I sleep better with a dog or two at the foot of the bed, and a Colt at the head.
Congradulations on the new family member, and bravo for saving one from certain death.
+1 for saving a pound puppy.
+1 for going to a dog as part of security system.
Not so hot on the pitbull breed through. Perhaps it's the OVERWHELMING amount of crappy owners in my area (thugs who think the tough dog makes them tough) who let the dogs roam the neighborhood that has influenced my overall opinion.
We had one attack our Bull Mastiff a few years back. Thankfully, the 140 lb dog was able to at least fight back enough to make it lose interest and run off (uncommon for a pit, but true), but he was really torn up in the process.
Anyway. Treat her well, and stay safe.