Anyone have any tips on training my puppy? She's about 2 and a half months old. She's 3/4 razors edge bloodline american pit bull and 1/4 bull dog..im gonna guess american bull dog becuase both parents are just huge! I can tell she catches on very easy, she's very smart. but I can't seem to teach her "come" she comes when i whistle. im still training her on everything else, so tips on all training would be welcoming!!1 Thanks! oh and those who are stereotypical about pit's, are not welcome to leave comments! Thanks again!Answer Question
Answer by AshJoe05 at 11:09 PM on Oct. 6, 2008
Answer by mamapotter at 12:21 AM on Oct. 7, 2008
Your vet will thank you if you train her to be examined. You lay her down, and start to look at her paws, ears, under tail (do pits have tails?:-) and such. Each time she raises her head, you tell her no and gently push her head down. Do this throughout the day until she will lie still for you to examine her. Work on BOTH sides:-) You will be amazed how much easier vet visits are---our vet really enjoys our dog and is amazed because of this training. Teach her to sit before she gets her food. Teach her to sit before she goes in or out of a door. Start by telling her, gently pushing her butt down and telling her at the same time to sit. This helps with the rush out of a door:-)
Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 AM on Oct. 7, 2008
Cont.-----You have to be consistent. :-) Don't allow her up on you UNLESS you invite her. It is easier to use the word off for jumping up----and the word downfor lying down. My son also taught our border collie to "bite gently" when play fighting. Not sure you want to do this with a pit???? But it is possible.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:25 AM on Oct. 7, 2008
Answer by Galikian at 12:30 AM on Oct. 7, 2008
Answer by tnteaton at 1:17 AM on Oct. 7, 2008
Answer by ethan0530 at 1:47 AM on Oct. 7, 2008
I trained our black lab her manners and hunting skills--with no treats. The books I read said labs do it for the love of the "work"--it helped she came from good stock!!!! I have trained my aussie/border collie with treats and she STILL does all of her tricks, stays, comes, works cattle ,without treats. She is going on 5 years old. She still sits at the top of the stairs and waits for me to bring up her food, too. I used that just to work on her "staying"--never thought it would carry over all these years, but it has---without treats. I used several books in learning what I did and there are people on both sides of the "treat aisle":) If you have a 'dumb' dog and that is what it takes, so be it.
Answer by Ronnie80 at 10:25 AM on Oct. 7, 2008
Answer by tnteaton at 4:50 PM on Oct. 7, 2008
Answer by dogcatnbabymom at 11:24 AM on Oct. 8, 2008