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i have a 1 year old black and white pittbull named loki (like lucky but with an "oh" sound at the o) he IS NOT MEAN or abused! he just is wild, and too hyper all the time, doesn't listen i just want to know if there is anything i can do to train him and it work, and keep from having to put him out permanently. (we walk him and take him out to play and potty!)

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Asked by cupcake1441 at 5:43 AM on Sep. 22, 2010 in Pets

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  • Get a dog whisperer.

    Answer by Blingblong20 at 5:46 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • i need real help that i can get to do this at home. if i had money he would be in a class, so obviously i won't be getting adog whisperer

    Comment by cupcake1441 (original poster) at 6:03 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Without knowing what you want to train the dog to do or not do, no one can really answer this question. What may work to help your dog sit and stay may not help with potty training or stopping destuctive behavior. What exactly do you want to train your dog to do?

    Answer by ivy102381 at 4:52 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Same way you train a child; lots of love, repetition, & positive praise. Treats too. I talk to my dogs like a child. Use simple phrases & be consistent.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 7:07 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Clicker training works wonders. Also, are you talking like, housebreaking or just regular training?

    Remember, even at 1 year old, dogs are still like puppies at that age, so he's probably got lots of energy built up. A couple of walks around the block are not going to get rid of that... you gotta wear him out! tough playing and RUNNING! :) If you've got the yard for it, or can find a place in a park or something, get a LONG training leash, and let him run in circles to burn some of the energy off. :)

    Answer by HeatherReneeB at 5:48 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

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