Care for Rednose Pitbull Puppies and Dogs - Tips for Training Pitbulls
"The keeping of rednose Pitbull puppies and dogs is a serious responsibility. It requires the owner to have an appreciation of the Pitbull breed." In order to keep your dogs healthy and happy, they need plenty of love. Pitbulls also need good food and exercise. For the vast majority of people who have purchase a dog from Pitbull Kennels, its the latter that is the most difficult. Pitbulls thrive on training. It is just a matter of spending the time. with your dog.
TIP-- Do Road/Treadmill Work With Your Pitbull. When the APBT has been out running and playing, he comes home happy and most of all tired. It is hard to walk your rednose Pitbull puppies and dogs enough to where they have had a good work out. To maintain the best health, compensate for this.
Some people do road work with their dog running along side a bike or car. If you do not live in an area where that is appropriate, you may want to think about buying/building a treadmill and incorporate it into the training of your Pitbull. An old treadmill mill for humans works great to keep your Bull Dog in good health. My Pitbull puppies and dogs tend to get a little out of shape during the Winter. Cesar Millian from the from the TV program The Dog Whisper often suggests the use of a treadmill in the training of Pitbulls. Cesar knows plenty about the care for rednose Pitbull puppies and dogs. He has dealt with sick Pitbull puppies before. Cesar preaches that healthy rednosed Pitbull puppies come from proper care. Healthy puppies do not come by accident. Good Pitbull care and Pitbull nutrition is worth its weight in gold from puppy to adult dog. Proper training of your APBT will help keep your dog in a healthy/sound body and mind. Consistent training of your Pitbulls will help cut down the chances of having Sick Pitbull Puppies.
There is no substitute for bonding with your rednose Pitbull puppies and Pitbull dogs in the outdoors. I have read about Bull Dogs who keep mindlessly "walking" after being lifted off of a treadmill. The Pitbull kennels had dogs that were just moving like a machines. Along with proper Pitbull nutrition, a pleasant walk with your dog helps their mind to grow. During training, your puppy is able to pick up all of the sights and smells that allows them to develop into a well experienced Pitbull. Having a whole bunch of Pitbull kennels and exercising with only a treadmill is just cruel to a Bull Dog in my opinion. There are many dog backpacks available to help maintain correct Pitbull health. You may have them carry their own water, or just sand for weight. This will help to maintain a strong and healthy Bulldog.
As far as dog food goes, you are better off paying a little more and giving your pet a high quality diet than buying a cheap product and letting him "free feed" (free feed means letting your dog eat all he or she wants). The APBT is a breed should be kept slender. My best results have come from using "Taste of the Wild" brand dog food. All of their dog food lines are made from human grade ingredients. I know someone who visited their company first hand and was very pleased with their operation. She sampled food right off of their dog food processing tables. The "Wild Salmon" used in conjunction with red meat, fruits and vegetables seems to work best for my American Pit Bull Terriers'. Their "Bison" and "Fowl" are also a good choice. The "Wild Salmon" makes a dogs coat shine. If you are not able to purchase "Wild Salmon" dog food from "Taste of the Wild", try adding a daily fish oil capsule to your dogs diet. When doing research on diet, some people look for a red Pit Bull kennel (because they own a "red Pitbull"). However, in reality the color is just that. Only a color.
Here at Humboldt Pit Bulls, we are well aware of tips form the past for the best health of your APBT. With this diet, you must add one tablespoon of food quality, bone meal per pound of meat and mix it in nice and ground up. I myself found that cooked Buffalo along with fish oil capsules (to help the coat) is a favorite for the APBT. The recipe continues here: The secret of maximizing this formula is two fold. First, when cooking the grains you add at least 40% more water then normal and cook about 40% longer until very mushy oatmeal.
Second, you must chop up the vegetables into the smallest pieces possible - easily done - food processor. The reason for this is that the American Pit Bull has a shorter digestive tract then humans and cannot digest grains or vegetables as well as we do. Eggs are a great addition to the diet for both red nose Pit Bull puppies and for your adult OFRN Pit Bull. When given to your dog cooked, the whites should be cooked until they begin to harden and turn white.
Also, you can vary the ingredients for your APBT occasionally as you see fit, with various healthy grains, seasoned vegetable and organ meats (cooked liver works great). Red nose American Pitbulls need a diet that contains about 35% total fat, so you may add several tablespoons of good vegetable oil with each meal. This diet produced visible results almost immediately and is a natural flea repellent that works! The extra time and expense is more than made up by the savings fighting off fleas.
Even Pitbulls that Sorrells and Woods had would on occasion get fleas. If you have been struggling with fleas on your APBT, or Pit Bull puppies, here may be just what you have been looking for. This old American Pit Bull breeders diet remedy may help. The better the diet is, the better the coat of your American Pitbull Terrier will be. This helps keep fleas away as well as promote the over all health of the American Pitbull. One of the old time dog breeders in California wrote in the 1996 vol 20 Pit Bull Gazette about a raw food diet. *Caution should be used if a raw diet is chosen for your OFRN Pit Bull and red nose pit bull puppies.
In the Pitbull article from The American Dog Breeders Association Pit Bull Gazette, here is what was used; 35% natural organic grains, brown rice, barley, fruits (apples, etc.), vegetables (carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, zucchini, etc.) and 30% fresh raw hormone free meat, with at least 20% fat included. It is said that beef is good for your Red Nose APBT, chicken is better (you may want to treat it to kill bacteria). Sorrells and Woods Pit Bulls had plenty of extra high energy food when growing up. This keeps the APBT in top shape. If you want to learn about tips the Pitbull, learn from dog breeders of the past. I have heard of dog breeders with female Pitbulls having almost twice as many Pit Bull puppies for sale because of a raw food diet.
Here is another tip on APBT food. When feeding your red nose APBT and Pitbull puppies, avoid dog food with corn as the main source. As a matter of fact, try to avoid dog food with any corn in it what so ever. Corn meal is used as a filler and some dogs are allergic to it. Any Pitbull Bloodline should avoid corn. Lamb, bison, venison, beef and chicken are great for your show Pitbull. We have found that "fowl" is also super for every red nose APBT stud and all of our Pitbull puppies. With a diet based on the above ingredients, your dog will have a high drive and will be ready for some serious exercise. Another tip to have a "show Pitbull" look is to supplement the raw chicken with raw beef hearts, some fresh ground green tripe and beef brisket. Only use a little beef heart and slice it thin. Even though beef liver makes your dogs coat shine, and heart is super for them, organ meats should be used sparingly. A slice of beef brisket one or two times a week will thrill your red nose APBT, as well as help coat and muscle development. Use the stinky green kind of beef tripe. Do not use the white or bleached tripe. This stinky stuff is full of digestive enzymes as well as vitamins. It is great for a show Pitbull, or APBT stud, to help him absorb his food better. When feeding your dog green tripe, use about a quarter pound or so. Additional supplements are also available to increase the health and energy of your Pitbull and Pit Bull puppies. Try a high quality fish meal. Add about a tablespoon or two into your dogs food once a day. It has a little over 60% protein and is very digestible. The APBTs' here at Humboldt Pit Bulls have Crenshaws Rascal, as well as Honeybunch in their ADBA registered pedigree.