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Training and Socializing Puppies

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by Patch O' Pits, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Lacie

    Lacie Puppy

    Hello..I found this info most interesting and helpful. I'm certain these tips will be helpful to my new baby and I. One thing tho..i have no clue what a 'clicker' is..lol sorry, please forgive me but do let me know what it is incase i want to use it with my girl.Also I read on how important it is to name babies..I feel unfit because i can't come up with the perfect name for her..any ideas.??
  2. Drgnrdr

    Drgnrdr Big Dog

    a clcker is a plastic little box with a strip of metal inside it, so when you press one end it makes a click/snap sound, you can buy them at any major petstore usually around $1.50 or less, unless you start to go fancy schmany and they can run 4 to 5 dollars, but it's not really needed
    I got a target stick (purple with a telescoping green ball on the end of it) at Petsmart it has a built in clicker on the handle, I love it, but have not seen it for a while not sure if they were just demo it to see if it would sell, all my cliicker class students bought one when I showed them what to do with it with my dog.
    But they sell white ones near the checkout stands, just ask
    http://www.pitbull-chat.com/showthread.php?t=3082 then read this
  3. modelhyp

    modelhyp Puppy

    Thanks for this post.
    This is going to be VERY helpful to me.
  4. Patch O' Pits

    Patch O' Pits Good Dog

    Enjoy your pup and post any questions you have...
  5. SJR

    SJR Puppy

    Awesome info!! I would only do one thing differently, if you plan to eventually use a tug as an award in obedience down the road (which can be an extremely powerfull tool) I wouldn't teach out right away. I don't teach out until I have the pup 100% into the game. If you make rules too soon, some dogs will lose interest in the game completely and you just lost a huge motivator.
  6. Rmarie9

    Rmarie9 Puppy

    I wish I had had this (and the checklist at the top) when I got a new puppy. Good post.
  7. hogar

    hogar Good Dog

    Great post
  8. MegaDBA

    MegaDBA Puppy

    This is great information guys! My two pitties are definitely great representatives for the breed. For their "out" command we use a "leave it" command...They follow these basic directions very well...But like many of you I have a male pittie that is so happy and excited when people come over...He knows not jump up but he has a hard time conataining hisexcitement. Anyone experience this? How do you get them to calm down and go to place?
  9. hogar

    hogar Good Dog

    I found that if you have someone to come over and knock on the door it will help because you need to be able to repeat over and over put your dog on the leash and after the knock make the dog go to specified place and sit and then let the person in if the dog gets up the person goes back out and try again praise your dog for staying continue this until the dog sits and stays then let the person great the dog You can use treats during this process as well. Ha worked for me in the past
  10. Patch O' Pits

    Patch O' Pits Good Dog

    To add to what hogar said, getting the proper amount of exercise on top of training is very very helpful.
  11. Zeuceone

    Zeuceone Little Dog

    my pup is 3 months and ive been starting to take him out places he is not familiar with. at first he was scared to walk into petsmart and didnt want to walk around. hes walking inside now but hes still uncertain. he will growl at dogs and people that want to pet him. hes great with people he already knows but just random strangers spook him.
  12. magdalena

    magdalena Good Dog

    Three months is pretty late to begin socializing. :( Make sure to carry a lot of treats to give strangers to give him and make every outside new experience positive. And of course read the sticky.
  13. rockyII

    rockyII Puppy

    Rocky is 10 months old, super friendly, and for the life of me the most hard headed dog I've ever owned. when we're in the house he's very obedient, bu the moment we go out side it's a totally different Rocky. I took him out to a play ground with my son last week, and everything was fine until other kids came into the park, he totally ignored every command ran away from me and chased down kids to play with them. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. magdalena

    magdalena Good Dog

    Get a leash. :D Start training with less distractions, like a backyard, when he gets it there move to the front yard then the street then around a mob of screaming children.
  15. Patch O' Pits

    Patch O' Pits Good Dog

    It concerns me that you say he growls at people who try to pet him. What are the temperaments of his parents like?

    Hi there, I suggest starting up a new thread for this issue as the tips on here are mostly for much younger pups though certainly some things still apply. You pup should not be off lead and you should definitely start obedience at home ASAP & get into and obedience training class to help you out if possible.
  16. Zeuceone

    Zeuceone Little Dog

    got him from a byb and only seen the mom. she was calm and friendly. hes getting better now with people. hes just not use to strangers so he has to smell them before he friends them.
  17. mondo

    mondo Puppy

    How often do I need to take my pup out to port over night if I keep him in the crate.
  18. Patch O' Pits

    Patch O' Pits Good Dog

    How old is your pup?
  19. mondo

    mondo Puppy


    He is 9 weeks old he Stays in the crate over night no problem just wondering if he needs to go potty he dosen't make a sound.
  20. travgarrett

    travgarrett Puppy

    im new here and my opinion may not mean much but as soon as your pup is walking and running around a little let him do so on a sidewalk or maybe a basement or concrete floor and his nails just file 0ff and also my dog jumped alot on me and my wife and its simple and probably been said a bunch but it works just turn your back and ignore them they get it pretty quick jumping on people means no attention so they stop usually good luck with it

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