An important thing we've learned about pitbull puppies is that they need a lot of attention and affection. They want to be around us all of the time, which is kind of nice. They follow us when we leave the room and if we are in separate rooms, they stay in the room with one of us for a while and then go to the next room to check on the other one of us. We are usually only in separate rooms when Mom is cooking. So of course like the supportive puppies that they are, they supervise the cooking efforts very attentively so that they are sure to not miss any food that might find its way onto the floor. In the winter, this may be very helpful since they keep the mat in front of the stove nice and warm.
Lately Bonnie and Clyde have been growing. They aren't as scared of their leashes anymore. The first time we tried walking them around the yard on a leash, they freaked out a little bit. They weren't used to a leash and didn't know what to think of us pulling them around. We quickly abandonned the pulling and dragging method of leash training because it obviously wasn't working on our dogs. Instead, we've been easing them into using the leash at night so that we can keep track of them while they do their business.
We've gone through several chew toys and have decided that it's in our best interest to keep a variety of chew toys at hand so that only the toys get chewed.
They don't like to lay on the bare floor, so we made them some doggy pillows using the nice thick duck cloth that Mom uses to make bags and canvas buckets. The duck cloth is nice because it is sturdy enough to withstand puppies digging in the pillow and chewing on it a little. We made one for the living room and one for the dining room so that they have a comfy bed to nap on wherever we are. As soon as we put the pillows on the floor, they knew that the pillows were for them.
First time pitbull owners who found two pitbull puppies abandoned on the side of the road and decided to adopt them...And then loved them so much, they decided to get two wonderful mastiffs.