how do you kennel a pit who doesn't want you to?

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    Oh goodness! Those pits are determined, aren't they? Capone is half pit so I know a bit on how he can test my patience and how he can destroy things :)
     
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    Haha:) If I dared to kennel my Homer, he would do anything to set himself free too;) He thinks he's a human and wants to be treated like one.
     
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    I never really had an issue with kenneling any dog I had. Some took longer but I never forced them. I would put in blanket and some toys and keep the door open all of the time. Sometimes I would put a dog treat inside for them to get. Sometimes they would run in, get it and come back out to eat it. Other times they would eat it in there. Once they were inside, I didn't close the door. I would wait until they went in on their own a couple of times, then I would just close the door and knock lock it. This way they could push it open and see they can come out. After a few times of that I would lock the door. At first, I would just leave the room for a few minutes, come back and open the door. Eventually, I would leave them there for longer periods of time. I always gave praise when I left them out. It didn't take long for me to just say keenel or put, and they would go in. I had a german shepard who would lay in it all the time. All I have to say to my pit, is kennel and she goes right in.
     
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    I think this happened because she's adopted a litter of puppies. She's been ready to take on any other dog that started to come close. They're just started eating puppy food on their own, so i had them in different kennels. I guess she didn't like it. I was outside talking to someone, when Bri turns up, freaking out. She wanted in there with the pups. I don't know how she did it, exactly. But it makes me feel just a little safer at night, knowing she's there lol
     
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    Lol, oh my what a disaster! Lol, your pit sure doesn't want to be kenneled :p I've no idea what you could do to solve a problem like this, other than using a stronger kennel. Man, those pits are pure muscle and strength :p This is a very clear reminder!!!
     
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    I guess we should all know the power of a mother by now :) Her instinct kicks in and she has to just be with them. I wonder if she uses her head or paws to pry out the opening like that. It makes the metal looks weak, hehe!
     
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    Honestly, I have no idea how she did it. I can tell you with 100 % certainty, I couldn't do it. I should be mad at her, and my husband is lol, but foster mom or real mom it doesn't matter. I should have found a different way to keep her put up.
     
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    they really are! when they first start walking, as young as they are, you can already see the defined muscle in their thighs. And I mean SERIOUS muscle. I wouldn't want to be the one who made one mad.
     
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    I think that is why they can look so menacing to most people. But who do you think is more muscular... a pit bull or a rottweiler? Both of them have some of the strongest and most muscular thighs I've ever seen :O
     
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    Thats a hard call. The rottweiler has the pit bull in size. But the pit bulls muscle is soooo defined. I think for their size, the pi bull does. But just muscle to muscle I am guessing the rottweiler.
     
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    Remember it's harder to see muscle definition when a dog is dark colored ;) But I agree, I think this is a really tough call! A friend of mine had an incident with a Rottie, he didn't train it too well, he is a guy and the Rottie pushed him like he was just a kid!
     
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    my sister had rott/dobie mix. He was taller than me on his back legs! He would give me hugs while I was waiting for the school bus. He was over a 150 lbs, easy. we didn't keep him for long. we couldn't keep him in the yard. The people we gave him to told us later he ran out of their yard and was hit. He was such a great dog, too. ut he could break any chain you wanted to put on him.
     
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    Damn, so sorry to hear he needed up getting hit :( But why couldn't you guys keep it? Was it because he was a chain breaker? He didn't pose a danger to the neighbors in any way though? He sounded like a very sweet dog, so I'm guessing your parents just felt overwhelmed?
     
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    He was wonderful! My dad eventually put him on a logging chain, that was tied to the garage. He still broke it. Other than that he was always sweet and fun. He would go lay down in my sister's room and pass gas. I mean A LOT of gas. It would eventually get so bad he would leave the room to get away from the smell. lmao!!

    I think he should have been raised in the country where he could have been taught to roam the property, but stay out of the road.
     
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    @LilAnn Sorry, I meant ''ending getting hit''. I'm a bit sleep deprived lately, so don't mind if I make mistakes like that, lol. And he sounded like a dog with a lot personality, its a shame he couldn't stay away from the road. I'm sure he could have been so happy in a farm.
     
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    haha I figured thats what you meant. His personality was as big as he was! I kind of wish my parents told me he went to live in the country, and stopped there, lol. Most parents use that line to spare their children the pain of losing a pet. My parents used it as an opening to get to "your dog is dead", lol
     
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    @LilAnn You are sooo funny! You got a really big personality too ;) I like that! Lol, and yeh, my parents did the same to me. They never spared the details either. I wish they did :( There are many things I wish didn't know, specially about the fate of my first pit bull puppy.
     
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    There are some pets that I have lost in my lifetime, that I get so upset if i think about what happened I'll almost have an anxiety attack. years ago we had a cat-Butch Cassidy- who was an indoor/outdoor cat. He came home one night soaked with paint thinner. That was the hardest bath I have ever given. I think he may have been particularly uncooperative because of whatever happened. A couple of days later he left and never came back. If I let myself think of the possibilities I'll, literally, have to fight back tears. Some situations make me think about what I should have done differently to save them.
     
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