Pitbulls and some other breeds have a bad reputation for being very aggressive, but a well-educated pitbull can be a charming and good companion. It is important to train any dog for its well-being; But because of the bad publicity that has been given to this breed, pit bulls need talented masters to support their cause.
Follow these steps if you want to know how to educate a pitbull and if you want to help remove the stigma surrounding them.
Allow this dog a lot of space. If your pitbull feels cramped or overflowing with energy, it could become aggressive. Get your pitbull outside frequently if you do not have any terrain to go for runs. You should be prepared to devote at least two hours a day to your dog to give him the physical activity and attention he needs.
Use a dog house or a crate. Like other dogs, the pit bull likes to have his little corner of his own where he can sleep or hide out if he is anxious.
Get your dog a necklace and identification plate. A necklace and an ID for your new pitbull makes it possible to find it if it is lost. You should also provide your dog with an electric identification chip, which makes it easy to find it if you have this. Many abandoned pit bulls are suffering because it is difficult to find a new home for them and to train them for a new family. Take care of your companion very early and you will have helped his well-being.
Learn how to clean your pit bull properly. If your dog is a puppy, he will need to urinate a lot. He will need to go out on several occasions: after eating, after a car ride, when he wakes up after sleeping and after going for a walk. He should go out every few hours, although at the age of six months he should be able to hold his urine overnight. Here’s how you can learn cleanliness at your pitbull. Before you get your puppy, choose a location outside your home that will be the one where he can go potty. As soon as he arrives, show him this place until he uses it to relieve himself consistently.
Praise him when he has relieved himself where he should. Find out the signs he shows when he needs to do business and take him to this place when he expresses these signs. In general, he will scratch and sniff the floor, turn around or seems worried about something.
Learn to understand your pup’s body language. Like humans, dogs have fears and needs of their own. They also have a body language of their own that they use to express when they are sad or angry. When you get to know your pitbull, look for signs that show it is upset. If he starts barking, turning in circles or doing weird things, it’s time to see what you can do to make it change. Get to know your little companion and know when he’s not being himself.
Your dog may also be uncomfortable if he is cold and he is watching out. Know what you need to do to calm your dog when he does these things, whether it be to leave the place, give him a treat, praise him, take him out for a walk or find a combination of things that work.
Train your dog to walk on the leash. Teach your dog to listen to you at all times even if the leash is fairly loose, rather than held tight. This allows your dog to have the freedom to explore and satisfy his needs, but the dog remains within your reach. The use of the leash, especially on the outside, will prevent him from becoming disobedient. Here are other things to keep in mind when you are teaching your dog to walk on the leash. As a part of the necessary training, the canine should know that the leash cant is too tight. If it starts to get uncomfortable, change direction and don’t hurt your pet.
Prevent them from biting early on even if its gentle. If you want your pitbull to know that you should never bite anyone under any circumstances, you have to start when young. Sure, his bites might not hurt at first but this will surely change when he is an adult. Every time he tries to nibble at your hand, recoil and yell as if he hurt you. This will trigger a signal in the dog and make him understand that they have done you wrong.
Let your dog play only in a fenced off area until you are sure that he is obedient. When you are at home also make sure to keep him in a dog crate if needed. As for what type of dog crate, you will want to get an industrial one because industrial dog crates are extra strong and your dog won’t be able to break his way out.
When you take him out make sure to socialize him with other dogs as well. Start off slow and gradually introduce him to dogs when he has shown that he is capable of acting obediently off the leash.
If you follow these tips then you will surely be way ahead of most dog owners!