He’s 6! My boyfriend trained him to walk nicely when he was a puppy, but we’ve also taught him plenty of things recently. He used to hate having his paws touched and now he’ll let me hold his paw when we cuddle, he even knows “shake.” I don’t think it’s ever too late to train a dog, you just have to find a technique that works and stick to it. I tried to follow this intense dog trainer’s method and he said NO DOGS ON THE BED! YOURE THE BOSS AND YOU CANT SLEEP WITH THE BOSS!! Like lol. That lasted all of five days. To be fair, he is a pit mix so they original question “what to do about pit bulls” doesn’t really get answered here. I think it should be illegal to breed them, but it’s because the shelters are so full and most people are afraid of them so those shelter dogs just die. Why breed dogs that are going to be abandoned and then killed? It’s inhumane. >>1524407
He’s 6, and I guess you could call it resource guarding. I’m not sure if he picks up that I’m anxious and it makes him more likely to snap, but basically what happens is when we’re walking, if we meet another dog he sometimes will smell their ears and wag his tail and then move on, but sometimes he smells their ears and his tail stops wagging and he snaps at them. He doesn’t bite, but he makes this warning noise and bites the air, idk if he picks up that I’m anxious or he picks up a bad vibe off the other dog. I don’t let him meet other dogs on the leash because I just don’t want to flip that coin and be The Asshole with a Pit. We also babysat a very energetic young (2) dog and I was trying to get him to sit with me and snuggle a bit, my pit was VERY concerned, like he gave him that warning snap, and then he hovered while I got to young dog to sit on my lap. I told my pit “off” and he would walk away, and then turn around to come hover on the other side. I told him “off” like 2 more times of him trying to hover, I think he was worried, or maybe he was jealous. Anyway, this is way too long but yeah. That’s my dog. I was scared when my boyfriend and I moved in together but now he’s basically my dog.