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Training Your Pit

July 29, 2009 | By PrinceFrederickMarz | 4 comments

I am new with this breed. I decided to give them a chance, I FIRMLY believe an animal is NOT born vicious. It all depends on how they are raised. Help me raise my Pit Bull in the proper manner.
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John H.
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John H.
5 years ago

Even the most responsible dog owners miss something. But if I had to pick on thing to do, as stated before, SOCIALIZE!! The genetics on pits are that they are people friendly but not so much on dogs. HOWEVER, they most certainly can be trained to accept other dogs.
Dont be leary of strangers petting your dog. Just ensure they approach your dog properly. This will teach your dog that every new person is just another person to give some positive attention.

One last note, you will never see a news story about a dog that was well supervised.

Rachel G.
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Rachel G.
5 years ago

Here's a few tips for raising any dog. Socialize. It's super important to get your dog out to different areas. The more people and dogs he/she meets on good terms is beneficial to your dogs learning and growing. If your dog seems to have a problem with other dogs then don't seclude him/her this will only make it worse. Teach your dog to walk nicely on a leash and take him to an obedience class. Continual training is always great. Starting young is great. Ask a friend or neighbor that has a dog if you can walk your dogs together.

Always pay attention to your dog and other peoples dogs. Tight leashes result in aggression. Dogs take cues from you, so if you're not uptight and worried about a situation your dog will be more calm. Teach your dog key command like "leave it", good for leaving food, medications or other animals alone.

Don't forget to have fun with your dog. Love him and treat him right and he'll be your bestfriend forever. Welcome to the bully group!

-Rachel

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