If you’re considering adding a Pit Bull Terrier to your family, there are a few very important details which need to be on your puppy checklist. Pit Bulls, just like any other dog breed, are unique in their personality traits and tendencies, and it is important that you take these things into consideration and plan ahead before bringing a Pit Bull puppy home.
The first thing that you need to do is make sure that your house is safe as well as suitable for a Pit Bull puppy. “Puppy-proofing” your residence can save you a lot of headaches to say the least.
Secondly, you should also consider who lives in the home. Pit Bull terriers are a great dog for families with children ages 13 and up. I’m not saying that Pits don’t do well with younger children as well, but older children are ideal for raising your APBT.
You should make sure that there will be someone home to keep an eye on the puppy and take him out to the bathroom every 30-45 minutes. Your puppy will need to get exercise and training on a regular basis, so this time early on is very important to the development of your Pit. Regular exercise will allow your puppy to get his energy out safely and in a healthy manner.
Another point to take note of is that Pit Bulls generally don’t do well when they are used to lots of love, attention, and affection, and then the situation suddenly changes. They like consistency and it is important to maintain the relationship that you’ve started with your Pit Bull. Make it a point to keep the routine going, no matter how busy you may get.
Owning and raising a Pit Bull terrier is extremely rewarding, but it is vital that you become a responsible owner and invest the time and energy needed into your new pup. I promise you that if you take this seriously and follow through, you’ll have a pet that loves you more than you could ever imagine!