Pitbull Dog Training
Many people feel that pitbull dog training is somehow much more difficult than training other dogs.
What is different, however, is that the
consequences of not training
a larger dog – such as a pit bull – can have far more serious consequences than neglecting to train a smaller dog.
One common mistake made by those attempting pit bull training is that the methods used are simply not what is understood by a canine.
One thing that a pit bull cannot be trained to do is be a human. Dogs think like dogs. Therefore pet owners must try to find methods that can be understood by a dog.
Instead, act like a pack leader.
Pay attention to the "before" and "after"
The remaining tips are all designed to help establish the trainer as the pack leader or
Your pit bull needs to obey on the first command. Do not repeat again and again what you are asking him to do.
Even if you know that your dog has no intention of waiting for an OK from you, say it anyway (as long as the behavior is acceptable). For example, if the pit bull is about to begin to play with one of his toys say, “OK”.
Part of pitbull dog training is teaching your dog that he must look to you to learn what behaviors are permissible. In addition to granting permission, withholding permission is another way to do this. For example, let’s say that when you open the back door that is a sign to your dog that he may go outside to play. But that could be a problem if, for example, a worker needed to enter or exit through that door at a time when you do not want your dog to go out.
Instead, pair the opening of the door with a verbal command such as “Go” or “Out”. Because you also need to teach your dog that there will be times when an open door is not an invitation to go out, practice opening the door and saying “No” or “Stay”.
Do the same with a favorite toy.
Pit bull training is not only for the safety of people, but it also provides comfort and happiness to the dog. When he knows who his leader is, he feels he knows his place in the world and will be a happy follower.
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