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Old May 24th, 2011, 04:39 PM
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Question Please help i think something is wrong!!

I just got a 2 month old pit bull puppy and I'm wondering when she is sleeping she twitches really bad and her eyes roll around and I'm getting worried i dont believe its normal and i'm wondering if i need to get her looked at the clinic
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Old May 24th, 2011, 04:47 PM
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We are not Vets so please if you are really concerned take her to your Vet. My opinion is that she is dreaming...puppies dream quite a bit and they will twitch and their little legs will seem like they are running after bunnies... they also get the hiccups ...but, if you have concerns that it is something more serious please, take her in.

Welcome to pets, if you have some pictures of her doing this it would also help, we love pictures here....patti
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Old May 24th, 2011, 06:28 PM
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My friends pitbull x that I used to babysit was extremely twitchy and whimpery when she slept...In fact his sister wouldn't babysit her it scared her too much, thought she was having seizures!!! She lived to the ripe old age of 16
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Old May 24th, 2011, 07:03 PM
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It would be a good idea to take a video of it to show your vet. It is always a good idea to get a check-up of a new puppy to make sure she's healthy, and if she's due for vaccines you can get that done at the same time.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 09:18 PM
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If this is worrying you, I second the taking a video to a vet idea... but it really sounds like she is dreaming
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Old May 25th, 2011, 12:49 PM
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Ah I see

aww thanks so much thats a good idea thank you
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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:54 PM
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RC,I love the red pitties,do you have larger pics to post??
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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:09 PM
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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:19 PM
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How do you start training puppy to not poop in the house? This is my first puppy and I am so clueless they say not to pop them and rub their noses in it so what to do
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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:45 PM
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I am no puppy-expert but I know rubbing their noses in is not the way to go,someone,I am sure will come along and give you advice.
Love to see some pics!
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Old May 25th, 2011, 05:14 PM
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she took over my monkey blanket
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Old May 25th, 2011, 05:26 PM
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Awwww,she's a beautiful little girl,I bet she gets anything she wants
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Old May 25th, 2011, 05:34 PM
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Old May 25th, 2011, 05:59 PM
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What a pretty little girl you have!

No. Rubbing her nose in it is not the way to go. It can actually have a negative effect and cause her to hide in another room to do it or even eat it, and it will teach her it's bad for poop & her & you to be in the same place at the same time - but on a walk that's exactly what you need.

If you catch her IN THE ACT and not a second later, pick her up in the middle (with mild scolding if any at all) and carry her outside, where hopefully she will finish the job so you can praise. Beyond picking her up in the middle (which I'm sure is a bit uncomfortable) do not punish her for accidents.

If you find presents and puddles after the fact, clean them up and vow to watch her more closely. Keep her in the room with you, tie her leash to your waist perhaps, and if you are too busy or gone out or asleep, confine her to a kennel, which for most puppies helps them hold it better than if allowed loose.

Puppies need to pee & poop very often, and it is fairly urgent once it happens. Take her out often, and if she's eating, drinking, playing or just woken up, take her out again. Slowly you'll learn her signals, too, maybe she suddenly loses interest in play or circles or sniffs or runs into a certain room before pooping. Until you are having a bit better success it is a good idea to carry her outside. Accompany her to the potty spot and praise every time when she's done a pee or poop outside.
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How old was she when she left her mother & littermates?
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Old May 26th, 2011, 08:09 AM
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2 months that's when I got her...I just had her for about 2 weeks
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Old May 26th, 2011, 01:39 PM
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Okay. That's a good age - when you get a puppy at 6-7 weeks it is much more difficult.

When she nips or grabs you, pull away and say "ow" in a high pitched voice. She will understand from your voice that she's hurt you, and pulling away is punishment in itself: she doesn't want your hand taken away.

On most puppies that works, but some are a bit too persistent and excited, so you also have a second option if needed. Grab her muzzle in your hand, apply light pressure for 2-5 seconds and say "no" in a deep growly voice. You are not going to be cutting off her breath or squeezing or hurting, only light pressure. Be very very careful with this method that she does not learn to dart out of your reach.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 02:04 PM
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A training book that I have found helpful is "Good Owners Great Dogs" I think someone on this board recommended it to me several years ago, I refer to it often. She is ADORABLE!
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