11 week old pit bull puppy
Thursday my pit bull puppy turned 11 weeks old. She is getting so big. Yesterday, we took her on her first outing to my husband’s grandparents house. Dasia was really good. She had no accidents, was well-behaved, enjoyed the car ride and loved all of the extra attention meeting new people has to offer. Pop-pop was so tickled by her that he would have kept her if I had let him. I love that he wasn’t/isn’t intimidated by her breed. In fact, he had nothing but great things to say about pit bulls and AmStaffs.
At 11 weeks old, Dasia is in full puppy mood. She has chewed on chair legs & couch legs but I caught her before she did any real damage. She has knocked over the trash can and scratches at the kitchen cabinet when she wants something to eat (even if she had just eaten 5 minutes prior). She is into everything and not just her toys. She now tries to get our remotes, phones, laptops, dvd’s, phone chargers and the kids toys just to name a few items. Two weeks ago we weren’t experiencing this issue but I guess it had to happen sometime.
Recently I’ve started asking Dasia to sit before receiving her food and it isn’t going too good. She loves to eat! When it’s time for her to eat she gets super excited and doesn’t want to do what I’m asking, which is understandable. Even so, I will wait her out by baring her from the kitchen or standing between her and the food bowl until she sits calmly. I suspect she will eventually get the hint when she realizes I’m not going to give in to her cuteness. She is also challenging the kids which is something I absolutely will not tolerate. When she tries to challenge the girls we correct the behavior by having the kid she is challenging tell Dasia “NO” and place in her in the crate for a time out. I will keep you informed on how we are progressing with it.
Dasia is learning to fetch the frisbee and squeaky toys. Running, jumping or rolling around on the floor with her toys, she is agile and pretty strong. She is a lot of work but also a lot of fun. I enjoy my puppy to the fullest. Outside is no longer an intimidating place unless it is cold or raining. When she runs it is so cute, almost looks like she’s part rabbit. She has started pulling on the leash when we are outside and I’m not about to go through that again. Her dad is a leash puller and me being 5’3 it can be a chore and a half. One of my new goals is stop the leash pulling before she gets too big. So far me stopping and refusing to move until she returns to my side seems to be working, yay!
The older she gets the more I love her! To be only 11 weeks old Dasia is a great puppy!
Since I won’t be posting again until next year… Happy New Years!!! Hope 2012 brings inspiration, joy, harmony and love to all!!