Pit Bull TrainingTips
Training your Pit Bull is easier than training many other dog breeds. One of the reasons that this is so is because Pit Bulls are among the smartest and the most willing participants when it comes to dog training. Another reason is that Pit Bulls are very eager to please their owners. And since dog training techniques of today are easier and more effective than ever, there is no reason why your Pit Bull cannot be the friendliest and the most intelligent dog on the block.
Here are six tips when it comes to Pit Bull dog training:
1. Remember that all dogs live in the present moment. Every time you reward or punish your Pit Bull, he can only assume that it is for his behavior at the time of the reward or punishment. For example, if you happen to find a mess that he did a few hours ago, do not drag him to it from his nap and then start scolding him. He will only think that he is being scolded because of taking a nap.
2. You have to be consistent with your rules. If he was not allowed to sleep in your bed last night, then he should not be allowed to sleep in it tonight or or any other night for that matter, regardless of how much he begs. By giving in to his begging, he will only learn that begging sometimes pays off. This will then create a behavior pattern that is difficult to change.
3. Your Pit Bull will repeat actions that bring him rewards, whether the rewards are intentional or otherwise. Letting him out of the cage to make him stop whining may temporarily work. However, in the long run you will end up with a Pit Bull who continuously whines whenever he is placed in a cage. Be sure to only reward behaviors that you want to see repeated.
4. Keep in mind that your Pit Bull is very eager to please you. All you have to do is to show him the way. Forcing your dog can distract and even intimidate him, thus slowing down his learning process.
5. It is not necessary to repeat a command over and over or to yell louder and louder. Doing so will not make your dog understand what you are trying to get across. Your Pit Bull is not deaf, and if he behaves like he is, you just need to steer him toward the right direction. This will probably mean taking a step back in your training.
6. Above all, be patient. Although things may not go as smoothly as you hoped it would be, it is still possible to train your dog. You just need to be realistic, firm but gentle, consistent, and always maintain a good sense of humor with your pet.