Mr.Titus is turning into a wonderful BIG boy!!! Living the good life!
Ashton 3 months later! Settled into his forever home with his new best friend!
Thanks to the Maguire family Ashton is a well behaved and socialized pibble!! Look at what a good foster home & an amazing forever home can do for a dog! He gives the breed a GREAT reputation!
Ashton is a BEAUTIFUL 9-11 week old Blue Pitbull! He has a face that is very hard not to fall in love with!
Although pitbulls have a bad reputation in the media, they can be loyal, loving obedient dogs. Ashton is athletic, affectionate & beautiful!
Little Ashton is incredibly focused and determined in pleasing his leader. He came in day one, growling, barking and overall rough around the edges. This little boy was found as a stray and some a few scars to prove it. He needed to learn to trust again. 4 days in and Ashton is a new dog.
He now allows me to handle him. I can pick him up, carry him around, play with his paws and even clip his nails without any lip curling. He shares his toys and his bones with the rest of the crew. He loves our Saint Bernard and has allowed Quincy to be his lead. He plays with my littles and is learing body language! Not all dogs want to play 24/7.
He is still working on house training. Currently- he LOVES his crate. It allows him to have his own safe place. I put a little cushion in it for him and cover it with a sheet. He goes in crate at bed time and he goes in crate during day when I am home for a little bit when he needs to calm down and rest. Otherwise this amazing little bug would play play play play play! Must learn discipline. He does not have more then 2 hours in the crate at a time! He is a puppy still with a small bladder. He does hold it and does not have accidents in the crate!
Ashton does well with the resident cat, Frankie, too. They have never had a bad interaction~!
Basic commands are there! He can sit, he can take a treat nice, he can "leave it" and he knows "quiet". Quiet is important to keep him from excessive barking! Still working on stay, come and down. For never walking on a leash- he is doing great!Just need to remind him it isn't play time on the leash! He says to me "but it's always playtime mom", haha!
Some areas that Ashton can work on...NOT begging, eating food like a mad man and knowing when enough's enough! BUT he is a typical dominant puppy who just needs a little work.
He would be best suited with a family who has a dog who wants to play and who can set a great example for Ashton!
Ashton does not lack love or affection. Once thoroughly exercised, Ashton likes to snuggle up and watch movies! He loves belly rubs and loves any kind of attention you are willing to give him!
Ashton is a great example of how structure, discipline, love and a great lead dog can change a scared, untrust worthy pup into an amazing dog!
Please consider adopting this wonderful puppy! You can go to the website http://delcospca.org/adoption/ fill out an application and put Ashton (# 38135).His adoption fee is $250 since he is still a puppy! Includes: neutering fee, adoption donation fee, appropriate inoculations, microchip including registration, collar & leash with bell tag and complimentary vet visit. Or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can point you in the right direction!
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