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Postby segermark » August 7th, 2008, 11:33 am

Hi! I am a new pit bull mix owner, and a two dog household, referred here by Katrina K., a high school classmate of mine!

My name is Kim, my fiance is Jeromy, and we just moved to Texas four months ago from Virginia. My fiance and I have Luke, our 3 month old Pit mix, and Daisy, our Cocker-Rotty. Our friend (and former roommate) also has a dog, a Beagle-Bassett mix, named Beau. We got Daisy and Beau the day we arrived in Texas, and got Luke a month ago. We got all three through the Paw Pals rescue group of Haltom City, TX. The three have gotten along really well, and each day they get better with the new pup. Jeromy and I are about to move into our new house this weekend, up the street from Jim and Beau, so we'll see how they all adjust.

Luke: About three months old. Totally cute. (Not biased at all... :wink: ) Chews/nips, but we're getting better with that. If he starts chewing on my hand, I quickly hand him a toy, and I think it's been working. He is teething, so I understand it may get worse. Mostly potty trained, with a few accidents. Anticipating accidents in the new house, but he'll learn. ALWAYS hungry! We feed him three times a day, and he could probably still eat more! Small for his age, I think. He was 4.3 pounds at 8 weeks when we got him, and 8.6 pounds at 11 weeks. I take him back to the vet next week, and I wouldn't doubt if he's up to 12 pounds or so.

Daisy: About 9 months old. A sweetheart, but can be hyper. SOUNDS aggressive when she's playing, but half the time she's not even touching the other pups. Loves to have her belly rubbed! Protective of her toys, but will sometimes just sit back and watch when the other pups play with the toy. Loves rawhides but eats them too fast; loves rope toys, but rips them to shreds.

Beau: About 1 year 3 months old. Sweetheart, but doesn't like kisses like the other two. Soft and mushy, is how I'd describe him. Prefers to hide rawhides instead of chew them, and likes to tease the other pups with them when they've eaten theirs and he still has his. Has anxiety issues and whines a LOT. With regards to his anxiety, one example is he won't go outside for DAYS after we mow. And he is afraid of the shoes that Jim wears when mowing, to the point of barking, trembling, and peeing if you make him get too close. We are concerned about how he'll react going from three dogs to just him... but we're nearby so we'll be having doggie play dates. :mrgreen:

We do have training by Barkbusters, which I have mixed feelings about... We got them at the recommendation of our vet, who suggested them mostly for Beau's anxiety issues. Anyone have any thoughts on Barkbusters? I understand the concept and all, but I get tired of "barking" at them all the time! Sometimes treats or distraction work better, especially for Daisy and Luke.

Anyway, I would love any advice on how to be sure that I train my puppies, especially the Pit, to be sweethearts! :)

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Daisy, Beau, and Luke!

OH, my shoe size is 7 to 7.5 depending on the brand, etc. and my favorite pizza is spinach and mushroom with garlic, which is nearly impossible to ever order when you get delivery because no one ever has spinach as a topping. hmph.
Daisy - Cocker Spaniel-Rottweiler mix
Luke - American Pit Bull Terrier mix
Beau - (friend Jim's dog) Beagle-Bassett Hound mix

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segertrask.com - wedding website!
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » August 7th, 2008, 12:20 pm

Welcome! :wave: Luke is so freakin' adorable!!!
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Postby segermark » August 7th, 2008, 12:38 pm

Thanks for the welcome!

Haha, I think so too!

I have a gazillion photos of all the dogs on my personal website. (Have a bunch more I just uploaded that I still have to link) http://www.kimberlydale.com I've been getting bored with the titles, "Daisy, Beau, and Luke", "the Puppies", etc, so now I'm naming them random things like "Did you expect something else?" and stuff like that. :P My family gets mad because I'll post like, 200 photos of dogs and 2 of me and Jeromy. But, really, we know who's cuter!

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Okay, okay, we put them together, but isn't it cute?!
Daisy - Cocker Spaniel-Rottweiler mix
Luke - American Pit Bull Terrier mix
Beau - (friend Jim's dog) Beagle-Bassett Hound mix

kimberlydale.com - personal site with LOTS of puppy pics
segertrask.com - wedding website!
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Postby maberi » August 7th, 2008, 12:45 pm

Welcome

I love you already just based on the names of your dogs :wink: I used to have a cat named Lulu
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Postby segermark » August 7th, 2008, 1:18 pm

maberi, I have to admit, their names were all Jeromy and Jim.

Beau, as the oldest, already had his established name when we got him. We didn't want to confuse him by changing his name. But Daisy's former name, Princess...? it had to go. Not that I mind the name, but anyone who knows us knows that we wouldn't name a dog Princess. She was young enough that we could rename her and she'd learn it quickly. Jim said, "How 'bout Daisy? We'll have 2/3rds the Dukes of Hazzard." And then of course, we needed a Luke. Jeromy and I went to PetSmart for food for Beau (Jim was out of town) and saw Luke, the exact dog we had imagined.

We were supposed to wait to get ANY pups until after Jeromy and I got married because we're travelling back to the East Coast for the wedding, and I didn't want to worry about the dogs. But fate has its way of changing plans, eh?
Daisy - Cocker Spaniel-Rottweiler mix
Luke - American Pit Bull Terrier mix
Beau - (friend Jim's dog) Beagle-Bassett Hound mix

kimberlydale.com - personal site with LOTS of puppy pics
segertrask.com - wedding website!
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Postby cheekymunkee » August 7th, 2008, 2:00 pm

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Postby segermark » August 7th, 2008, 2:25 pm

Thanks Cheeky! I see you're in Dallas, I'm in nearby Fort Worth!
Daisy - Cocker Spaniel-Rottweiler mix
Luke - American Pit Bull Terrier mix
Beau - (friend Jim's dog) Beagle-Bassett Hound mix

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segertrask.com - wedding website!
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Postby cheekymunkee » August 7th, 2008, 2:40 pm

Well HELLO neighbor! Have your brains fried yet? :wink:
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Postby Jenn » August 7th, 2008, 2:42 pm

Hello and welcome :)
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Postby segermark » August 7th, 2008, 2:56 pm

cheeky - Yes, but for other reasons than the heat! (Three dogs, new position at work with LOTS of meetings, in the process of moving, and I have to get my wedding invites done ASAP and I haven't even called a printer yet!)

Jenn - Thanks for the welcome! :woowoo: PS. I'm trying not to look, but it's so cute!
Daisy - Cocker Spaniel-Rottweiler mix
Luke - American Pit Bull Terrier mix
Beau - (friend Jim's dog) Beagle-Bassett Hound mix

kimberlydale.com - personal site with LOTS of puppy pics
segertrask.com - wedding website!
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Postby katiek0417 » August 7th, 2008, 3:30 pm

Hi Kim!

Glad to see you made it here alright! You will find a WEALTH of information on this site...so many knowledgeable people - not all pittie owners - they keep me around and I own pointy ears (malinois)! Everyone here is great!

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Postby segermark » August 7th, 2008, 3:34 pm

Thanks for the site recommendation Katrina! :dance:
Daisy - Cocker Spaniel-Rottweiler mix
Luke - American Pit Bull Terrier mix
Beau - (friend Jim's dog) Beagle-Bassett Hound mix

kimberlydale.com - personal site with LOTS of puppy pics
segertrask.com - wedding website!
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Postby katiek0417 » August 7th, 2008, 3:39 pm

segermark wrote:Thanks for the site recommendation Katrina! :dance:


Just a warning, PitBullTalk is addictive!!!!
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Nisha CGC, PDC, PSA TC, PSA 1 - Crazy Malinois
Drusilla SLUT- Pet
Nemo - Dual-Purpose Narcotics
Cy TC, PSA 1, PSA 2, 2009 PSA Level 3 National Champion
Axo - Psycho Puppy
Rocky - RIP My Baby Boy
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Postby segermark » August 7th, 2008, 4:34 pm

No kidding, I haven't logged off yet! :cuss:
Daisy - Cocker Spaniel-Rottweiler mix
Luke - American Pit Bull Terrier mix
Beau - (friend Jim's dog) Beagle-Bassett Hound mix

kimberlydale.com - personal site with LOTS of puppy pics
segertrask.com - wedding website!
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Postby amazincc » August 7th, 2008, 5:32 pm

Welcome to PBT!!! :wave2:
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Postby segermark » August 7th, 2008, 6:21 pm

Thanks Christine! :)
Daisy - Cocker Spaniel-Rottweiler mix
Luke - American Pit Bull Terrier mix
Beau - (friend Jim's dog) Beagle-Bassett Hound mix

kimberlydale.com - personal site with LOTS of puppy pics
segertrask.com - wedding website!
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Postby BigDogBuford » August 7th, 2008, 7:02 pm

Hello and welcome! :wave2:
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Postby KJS » August 8th, 2008, 3:14 am

Hello and welcome in! :mrgreen:
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Postby iluvk9 » August 8th, 2008, 11:44 am

WELCOME!

Now give us the dirt on Katrina. :)
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