When you hear about Pitbulls or Pitbull Puppies, you must have pictured a certain kind of dog in your mind which may be cute, rough, big or skinny, or maybe, a kind of dangerous one.
However, the thing is, there is no dog breed like “Pitbull”, instead, it’s a general term given to some breeds of dogs like Amercian Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the Amercian Bully.
But the most important thing is, that whenever we mention the name “Pitbull”, most of us just refer to the American Pitbull Terrier, and with no doubt, it’s the only true Pitbull terrier, and that’s the breed right now we are gonna talk about.
So let’s begin with a short intro………
- 1 So what is it basically?
- 2 Now let’s move towards the Pitbull Puppies.
- 3 The character of a Pitbull Puppies.
- 4 Training Your Puppy
- 5 Exercise Of a Pitbull Puppies
- 6 And what about health?
- 7 Nurturing your pup (quick-list)
- 8 Socializing your pit bull (quick-list)
- 9 Some facts.
- 10 The main needs of Pitbull Puppies
So what is it basically?
Basically, they are a medium-sized dog, and has a short coat and well defined, smooth muscle structure. The eyes are round or almond-shaped. Ears are generally medium in length. Mostly half prick or rose in the carriage.
The tail is thick and tapers to a point. The coat is glossy, short, smooth, short, and stiff to the touch. Any combination or color pattern is acceptable. Color patterns that are typical in the breed are brindled, tuxedo, and solid.
Now let’s move towards the Pitbull Puppies.
If the one reading this is a certified dog lover, then he must know that how loving, gentle and loyal these dogs are, and what kind of image of them is being shown to the people, like they are aggressive and blah blah blah.
In reality, Pitbulls are very devoted and extremely loving towards their owners and other people, just if they are raised up the way they are meant to be.
In order to make sure that your pit bull lives they way you want them to be, you need to own a pitbull puppy. In my opinion, only then you’ll be able to see their true face if you raise them well.
Now let’s move towards a comprehensive information about pitbull puppies………..
The character of a Pitbull Puppies.
Generally, The pitbull Puppies do not show any of the protective instincts until they are 10 to 12 months old. Although, even then, that instinct won’t mean that he is aggressive towards people.
He may look a bit intimidating, But many of the experts know that most of the pit bulls just plain like people, too much to be the very best, useful guard dog. Pitbulls are very likely to show aggression to other dog breeds.
It is very important to socialize your pitbull puppy with other dogs from the start and to teach them how to behave because a well behaved dog is likely not to get in a fight as compared to a socially awkward dog.
Most importantly, it is one of the most essential need of your dog to socialize him with as many people around as you can. This actual help’s to prevent shyness around people and will make sure that you’ll have an adult dog that everyone is comfortable with.
Training Your Puppy
When it comes to training and learning, your pitbull is really a smart dude. Only a few breeds are more intelligent. Just as with any dog, it’s important to take a very firm and intelligent approach towards training your dog.
Poor dog behavior is basically a consequence of poor leadership on the part of an owner. All you need to do (if you are new with dogs) is to seek for an expert advice on training and caring for your Pitbull Puppies.
One more thing, your puppy appreciates the patience and a lot of praise during the training session. And once he understands what pleases you, he will try to do it more.
Well, we would like to give you some tips which may help you while training your pup!
1: Start training your pup as early as possible
Just before getting your pup, you should begin reading up on training your pitbull. This way, you can quickly socialize and train your puppy once you bring him home.
Note: Consider hiring a qualified and experienced dog trainer to interact and teach your dog good manners.
2: Train him some basic commands
Teach your Pitbull Puppies a few basic commands like “come”, “go”, and sit etc. Teaching these basic commands may be useful in some kind of situations.
E.g, if you see your dog or puppy running at someone and biting him, you can just command him to come, in this way his attention will be drawn and he will stop running at someone or stop attacking him.
3: Teach your pup to stop biting
As anyone who is been with dogs knows that many puppies will mouth or nip when playing. Well, they need to learn bite inhibition, especially while playing, so they will know that it’s never okay to bite.
4: Use some positive reinforcement
When you are training your pup, just don’t be mad at him because he is at learning stages, and if you shout at him or try to fear him, he will learn that aspect as well and will try to fear you as well in the coming days.
So try to appreciate his little good things instead of being mad at him because he is at learning stages and will surely make mistakes. You should always look for a reason to praise your puppy, even if only for small steps or achievements.
5: Let the puppy know that you are in control
Just like any other dog owner, you may want your puppy to repeat some actions, especially in the condition, when he doesn’t obey.
This actually signals to your pitbull pup that he is not doing something correctly and he needs to keep trying until he succeeds. Also, give your pitbull plenty of chances to follow the commands.
Exercise Of a Pitbull Puppies
Well, we all know that highly active breeds require a lot of exercises. Same is the case with pit bulls. He needs plenty of daily exercises outdoors to remain active. Otherwise, he may get bored, which may lead to very destructive behavior.
Your Pitbull Puppies requires the time commitment. In case if you don’t have enough time (at least an hour) to give it to your pitbull puppy, then it is not the right breed for you because it loves to be with people around.
Experts say that if you leave your pitbull alone at home for 4 to 6 hours daily. Then he may become stressed and will develop separation anxiety behaviors, which also includes excessive barking.
So be sure you look after your puppy as well as you can if you have one!
And what about health?
Dogs like pit bulls often vary greatly when we talk about size. Your puppy at adulthood may weigh anywhere from 30 to 100 pounds. You can estimate your puppy’s eventual size from the size of its parents.
The lifespan of a healthy pitbull is 12 to 14 years. In general, they are very healthy and are prone to less number of diseases. those diseases include Hip dysplasia, hereditary cataracts, and some sort of allergies.
Nurturing your pup (quick-list)
- Place a collar and microchip on your puppy.
- Feed your pit bull a nutritious diet. Dry dog food of best quality will help.
- Get your puppy regular medical care and vaccinations.
- Get your puppy a plenty of exercises.
- Keep your pup mentally stimulated. (by giving him time, playing with him)
Socializing your pit bull (quick-list)
- Introduce your puppy to new people and new situations.
- Make sure your puppy is comfortable.
- Enroll your pup in socialization classes.
- Supervise interactions with other dogs also.
- They are loving family dogs.
- They need a lot of play and strong toys.
- They are not like the original bull baiting dogs.
- They need a lot of training and socialization. (as mentioned above)
- And yet, they still face unfair discrimination.
- They are very devoted to their owner.
- Needs a lot of time. (at least an hour per day)
The main needs of Pitbull Puppies
- Water, which should be present in front of them all day.
- Shelter, just like any of the dogs.
- Food, which should be given to them at least 2 times a day. A full cup of dry dog food at a time will work better.
- Exercise, as we mentioned above.
- Attention, which is the most important thing if you want your pup to be normal.
Pitbull or Pitbull Puppies are the most popular breed in American after Redi tiger Bulldog and Sheepadoodle. They are aggressive but extremely loyal obedient towards its owner. Will definelty recommend it to people if asked by someone.