Aggressive yet sweet pitbull terrier

by Noel
(Boise Idaho )

Hi there my name is Noel and I recently adopted a 2 year old pitbull terrier mix named kita. I don't have a lot of information on her previous owner but she definitely shows signs of having been abused. She has bitten my boyfriend aggressively before when I left for a few moments to go to my car, she panicked and tried getting out of the fence when she saw me leaving. He tried to grab her, not hard, but to keep her from escaping. She whipped around and latched onto him. He got after her and pinned her multiple times for over an hour and now she won't even try to do anything to him now. But regardless that was scary and not okay. The huge problem she has besides that is that she has horrible separation anxiety. When I leave for work or to go somewhere she whines bloody murder in her kennel and it's been very upsetting to my roommates as we're on opposite schedules. My male roommate tried coming upstairs the other night to pin her to let her know it wasn't okay, and she nipped him hard, not hard enough to break skin but enough that he doesn't trust her anymore. I am trying everything right now to try and teach her to not be aggressive and to chill out. Anything helps! Please she is a sweet happy girl, she just had a rough upbringing and I want her to be the dog I know she can be.

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Mar 03, 2018
Nothing In Life Is Free
by: Adam G. Katz

Employ the "Nothing In Life Is Free" approach, so that your dog starts to view you as the "pack leader." If your dog doesn't see you as the leader, then your corrections will be meaningless. So, if you're doing subtle things (inadvertently) to undermine your leadership role around the house-- it will be counter-productive.

All the best,

Adam G. Katz is the author of, "Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer!" -- which you can find at

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