Mia the Blue-Nose American Bully Pit
A day in the life with Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit) puppy. 1 year 4 months, 61 pounds, 18 1/2 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).
1 1/2 Year Old (16 months old).
At the Office
The dogs get to come to work with me. I bring Leia(green collar) along the days Amie is at school so she does not have to spend the day alone.
At work, the dogs sleep on blankets. I originally had dog beds for them, however Spencer the Pit Bull will not sleep on a dirty bed and washing a blanket was easier than washing a dog bed. So they get fluffy comforters washed weekly.
Bruno is under a different table taking a nap.
Outside the office the pack is ready to go for their morning walk. As usual Mia is the one who twists the leashes all up. She walks in front of Spencer and back around to the back wrapping it around his neck. Hold on girl while I untwist this mess. Ever since Mia was a puppy she was the dog least likely to stand still. At least now that she is full grown she can't weave underneath the other dogs.
The dogs love visiting with the humans that are in and out of the office.
They have a toy bin of elk horns to chew. The dogs help themselves to a chewy throughout the day and at the end of every day I have to walk around and gather them all up putting them back in the bin.
After a long day, time to go home. Even when Mia is tired she inches up in front, closests to the door.
The Beach in the Winter
The dogs love the beach in the winter. It's not too hot and they have more freedom to run and play since there's no one out there.
So many interesting smells...
We had to shovel out a path in order to get the dogs to the beach.
Mia likes to carefully remove squeakers and stuffing. If she spots or sniffs out a hole she pushes her nose into it and pulls out the stuffing and or squeaker, whatever might be in there. In this case it was the dog bed. The bed had a small hole caused by the washing machine. Mia pushed her snout into it, making the hole larger and proceeded to pull out the stuffing.
What? What did I do? I shoved the stuffing back in the hole and told her to leave it.
The next day she did it again! Mimi! That was a bad girl! Don't look at me like that. It's not funny!
Mia got up, grabbed a clump of stuffing in her mouth and danced around me with it... wooo woooo
I had to toss the dog bed. She was having too much fun with it. She was not going to stop until every bit of stuffing was removed and she knew enough to not do it while I was in the room, so I had a hard time catching her.
All the Pits seem to like to hang together. Here they are taking naps on their dog beds. I cover the beds with towels and blankets the days they get bones from the butcher to keep the grease from getting all over the beds. Chewing bones is hard work. Naptime
Out on a walk before getting to the office
Waiting for their joint supplements. Once again the natural order shows itself. Mia, who has the alpha personality wiggles her way up front, the middle of the road dogs (Bruno the Boxer and Leia the green collared Pit Bull) don't try either way and Spencer (red collar) the back of the line dog purposely hangs back.
The table forces Spencer to stand up closer. Good boy, you get your treat first. Spencer as always been on the timid side. As a puppy he hung back in the cage with his littermates, and the day I brought him home he was afraid of non-carpeted floors. I had to work with him to build his confidence.
The pack wants to run through the horse feild after a walk, but they are asked to wait for a picture.
Going for a walk in the snow.
Traveling in the van
Playing out in the yard
Spencer sun bathing while Mia and Bruno the Boxer scan the area for fox.
This is Amie holding Mia, giving some perspective on what a chunky dog she is.
Mia is thick, wide and full of muscle.
Prizes for all, daily
Woooo woooo, wiggle wiggle, I brought you a present from the yard.
Can I keep it? Can I keep it with my bones?
The Guinea Pig
Mia hanging out with Bruce the guinea pig
Mia still loves watermellon
And I still think Mia's teeth are cute.
Raising a Puppy: Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit)
- Natural Dogmanship
- It's a Way of Life
- A Group Effort
- Why Dogs Must be Followers
- What Does it Mean to be Dominant?
- Dogs Only Need Love
- Different Dog Temperaments
- Dog Body Language
- Stopping Fights Among your Pack
- Dog Training vs. Dog Behavior
- Punishment vs. Correction in Dogs
- Are you setting your dog up for failure?
- Lack of Natural Dog Behavior Knowledge
- The Grouchy Dog
- Working with a Fearful Dog
- Old Dog, New Tricks
- Understanding a Dog's Senses
- Listen to the Dogs
- The Human Dog
- Projecting Authority
- My Dog was Abused
- Successfully Adopting a Rescue Dog
- Positive Reinforcement: Is it enough?
- Adult Dog and the New Puppy
- Why Did My Dog Do That?
- Proper Way to Walk a Dog
- The Walk: Passing Other Dogs
- Introducing Dogs
- Dogs and Human Emotions
- Do Dogs Discriminate?
- The Intuition of a Dog
- Speaking Dog
- Dogs: Fear of Storms and Fireworks
- Providing a Job Helps Dog with Issues
- Teaching Dogs to Respect the Kids
- Proper Human to Dog Communication
- Rude Dog Owners
- Canine Feeding Instincts
- Human to Dog No-No's: Your Dog
- Human to Dog No-No's: Other Dogs
- FAQ About Dogs
- Small Dogs vs. Medium and Large Dogs
- Separation Anxiety in Dogs
- Dominant Behaviors in Dogs
- The Submissive Dog
- Bringing Home the New Human Baby
- Approaching a Dog
- Top Dog
- Establishing and Keeping Alpha Position
- Alpha Boot Camp for Dogs
- Guarding Furniture
- Stopping a Jumping Dog
- Using Human Psychology on Jumping Dogs
- Dogs Chasing Cars
- Training Collars. Should they be used?
- Spaying and Neutering your Dog
- Submissive Peeing
- An Alpha Dog
- Who's More Prone to Fight, Male or Female Dogs?
- Whelping: Puppy Nipple Guarding
- The Truth behind the Pit Bull Terrier
- Protecting Your Puppy from Dog Attacks
- Chaining Dogs
- SPCA High-Kill Shelter
- A Senseless Death, a Misunderstood Dog
- Amazing What a Little Leadership Can Do
- Transforming a Rescue Dog
- DNA Canine Breed Identification
- Raising a Puppy
- Raising an Alpha Puppy
- Raising a Middle of the Road Puppy
- Raising a Back of the Line Puppy
- Stages of Puppy Development
- Introducing a New Crate to a Puppy or Dog
- Puppy Temperament Test
- Puppy Temperaments
- A Dog Fight - Understanding your Pack
- Understanding your puppy or dog
- Runaway Dog!
- Socializing your Dog
- Should I Get a Second Dog
- Is your Dog Out of Control?
- Illusion Dog Training Collar
- Top Dog Photos
- Training your Puppy or Dog
- Puppy Biting
- Deaf Dogs
- Are You Ready for a Dog?
- Breeders vs. Rescues
- Find the Perfect Dog
- Caught in the Act
- The Pack of Dogs is Here!
- Recommended Dog Books and DVDs
- Need to find your dog a home?
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