Training is very important if you have or are thinking of getting a Pitbull. Generally Pitbulls aren’t a dominant breed. This means that you don’t have to “show them who’s boss”, because they always strive to please their owner. Pitbulls are not like some other breeds that will challenge family members for dominance.
Pitbulls are sensitive emotionally. I will tell you from personal experience that spanking or physical correction does not work with Pitbulls because they have such an incredible tolerance to pain.
To really cause them any pain you would have to use force so extreme it would be horribly cruel. This also rules out “training collars” or other pain correction devices. I also advise you to not put a heavy chain-like collar on your Pitbull. Some Pitbull owners think this builds strength and makes them look cool but it can damage their spine. Just use regular flat buckle collars. (more…)
You can’t expect a Pitbull to figure out what you would like him to do (or don’t want him to do) unless you show him what your expectations are. And your Pitbull won’t be trained properly or be willing to heed your commands unless you use efficient training methods.
Pitbull training can be started at any age, the sooner the better. You can start simple training with your puppy as soon as he or she has settled into his/her new home. Adult Pit Bulls are as well receptive to training, although several might be less keen or quick to learn than a younger Pitbulls.
Done correctly, pit bull training should be fun, both for you and your pit, as well as exercising his brain and reinforcing the good quality relationship between you.
If you have or plan to get a dog, one of the things that you really need to think about is how best to train your four-legged friend. For example, you may want to use some dog training courses to help train your pup. First, though, you should understand some things about dog training.
The Difference Between Tricks and Training:
You might think that your pup doesn’t need dog training courses. Maybe he or she can already beg, roll over or play dead. What you have to understand, though, is that those are tricks, not serious training. Serious dog training involves things like teaching your dog not to jump on or bite guests or teaching your dog to go to the bathroom outside. One of the biggest things that dog training courses can teach is how to recall, though.