Unfortunately, the pit bull has become thought of, as a vicious breed and only pitbull training will make a big difference.
This is a hotly debated topic among pit bull lovers and everyone else and without trying to spark an argument, suffice it to say the CDC has determined that there is no conclusive data linking one breed to dog bites and fatalities.
What is important to realize about pit bulls is how proper pitbull training and treatment affect their demeanor and personality.
The name “Pit bull terriers” can in fact make reference to a number of different kinds of dog, and each of them have been subjected to very similar breeding that dates back to bulldogs as well as terriers.
The main difference between an American Staffordshire, American Pit Bull Terrier and a Staffordshire terrier, happens to be in the actual terriers employed to breed, and also the region they were bred in.
These types of dogs have been carefully bred for various objectives, and occasionally they were also bred solely to fight in pits, hence the term pit bull.
Beginning Pitbull Training
The first step to pitbull training is to establish firm boundaries, respect and love between you and your pet. When your dog understands boundaries and respects you there is very little they would not do for you.
Love may seem like the most important; however, it is the one trait that is almost automatic. Boundaries and respect will take a bit more work. Puppy training begins the moment you bring your new pet into the household.
Boundaries of Pitbull Training
While you may enjoy snuggling with your pet on the couch you should actually make this a dog free zone, or at least by invitation only. This is the first step to establishing boundaries and installs you permanently as the alpha personality. In the wild canines live in packs, within the pack there is one alpha personality who rules the roost so to speak. That is the role you want to hold.
Basics of Pitbull Training
Pitbull training ought to contain the fundamental directions, so immediately after setting the stage as discussed above, you need to start teaching the fundamental puppy training commands. Begin your pitbull training by means of instilling obedience to simple commands such as
Behavioral Matters in Pitbull Training
Throughout puppy training, you could encounter certain bad built-in behaviors. Typically, behavior difficulties come from inadequate pitbull training, or simply mishandling.
However, you will quickly realize there are some dogs which might naturally be a little bit more aggressive, passive or prone to ripping up things.
If you discover in the course of your pitbull training you are handling a dog along these lines, please correct the behavior immediately and firmly. Sometimes, a specialist canine trainer might be essential.
Conclusion on Pitbull Training
While training your puppy keep in mind that everyone in the home and who comes into contact with the dog should abide by the same rules.
For example when you are trying to keep your pet from jumping up on people all members of the house must abide by that rule.
If the children think, it is delightful to allow your young puppy to jump on their legs for attention this part of the training will quickly be undone.
Pitbull training will make a huge difference in the demeanor and disposition of your dog, take the time to do it correctly and you can make a big improvement on the image of this lovable breed.
A joyful pup and its mistress once passed me on their walk in the park.
The joy in the puppy’s half step half hop was quite evident.
To it, every moving blade of grass was an investigative Sherlock Holmes mystery to be unraveled.
Moments later, you hear a repeated high pitched yap yap yap yap and the deeper growl of a less playful dog.
Without turning, you already know the problem.
Playful puppy has been stopped dead in its tracks by another dog which may not be quite under control of its master.
There are lots of reasons for bad dog behavior. Some of them logical and some well, not quite as obvious.
The dog misbehaving may be a dog that has been ill treated, or it might have a long standing chronic problem like a very bad tooth ache or head ache that it keeps under control until something unleashes it.
Or the problem could be partially hereditary as in certain types of dogs being more prone to behavioral problems.
A few weeks ago, as I was petting the head of the dog a few doors down, my neighbor recounted this story about this half puppy half wolf.
A little less than a year prior, he had chained his big wolf puppy to the tail gate of his chevy pickup. He had then gone inside for lunch while the puppy played outside. He says he wasn’t inside more than about 15 minutes before a deep snarl and a shout caused him to run to the front door.
There, running free of its leash and cutting a line straight towards his big puppy was a vicious pit Bull. He remembers his dog backing up to the vehicle as if to get enough slack in its leash. In no time the pit bull had crossed 30 feet and without so much as a hello, launched itself in the air towards the puppy.
This all happened at high speed, but when the Pit Bull leaps high for his dog’s throat with uncanny speed, his dog was eerily not there anymore. It was airborne and above the pit bull.
As the pit bull landed and simultaneously twisted, my neighbor’s half wolf clamped its jaws on the Pit Bulls neck and held it motionless while the pit Bull shook itself viciously backwards and forwards.
A low stern warning issued from the throat of my neighbor’s dog and the pit Bull quietened for a moment. The bigger dog shook it once more and released it with a toss of its jaw.
What happened next is the stuff of legends. The furious pitbull twisted before it hit the ground. Some say that it never touched the ground before it was instantly airborne again. But the story was different this time. The wolf puppy didn’t wait this time. It timed the rush perfectly and met the pit Bull almost at the end of its own leash. In a moment it was over. The big puppy snapped the neck of the pitBull and it was over.
Time that had rushed faster than anyone could probably recount, suddenly stood still. The only slow movement came from the puppy as it backed to the vehicle, slunk down and looked around.
I don’t wish any animal ill, but we were later told that that pit bull was already under probation for having attacked a child the year before. In Ontario, a dog can be put down for that behavior but apparently this happened weeks before some law was passed and the witnesses had differing stories so the pit bull was in its owners care while the case was being decided.
Nature does what nature does, and its sometimes sad when its your dog that has been put down, even though you know it may have been its fault but still…
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