You might be surprised how early you can begin training your Pit Bull puppy basic commands. In fact, as early as 10 weeks old, you can start adding some fun, reward-based training sessions to your puppy’s routine.
Of course, very young puppies have short attention spans. You will only have about 10 minutes before she is bored or distracted. So, we have chosen three basic commands that you can work on in short bursts throughout the day. As your puppy gets older, you will be able to train more complex behaviors in longer training sessions.
In addition to learning new behaviors, working with your puppy from a young age will help her to get used to learning and come to look forward to your training sessions – after all – they are such a fun and rewarding experience!
This guide includes three basic commands: 'sit', 'stay', and 'drop it'. We will also offer you some simple principles to make sure your training is successful regardless of what behaviors you want to teach your Pit Bull puppy.
It is important to think of training time as a fun game you play with your Pit Bull puppy. Consider it a game that you are going to try to set up so that she wins – as often as possible. That is, it is your job to make sure that you are setting the bar low enough that she can do the behavior and get the reward.
Any final behavior can be broken down into tiny steps, or some behavior in the direction of what you are looking to perfect. For example, you may want your 'sit' to include your dog sitting until released, however, in the beginning, you will take even a second of that butt hitting the ground before rewarding. Over time, you will slowly raise the bar until she will sit for as long as you like before being released.
The secret to great dog training is knowing when to move that bar – what will count as “good enough” for a reward is going to be a moving goal post. It is your job to move it at a pace that your Pit Bull puppy can handle.
In addition, just ignore failure during a training session. If you use corrections during training it is likely to give her a bad taste about training, which will not be in your best interests long term.
A clicker is an inexpensive piece of equipment that does nothing more than make a sharp clicking sound when you squeeze the button. Professional trainers love this simple tool because it is very powerful. It allows you to “mark” a desired behavior the instant it is happening, buying you a few seconds to actually get the reward to the dog.
However, you do not really need a clicker to use this technique. Instead, you can make your own sound or use a unique word while training as your “marker.” The trick is to ALWAYS follow that sound up with a food reward. If you make a mistake and mark the wrong behavior, it still needs to be followed by a reward.
If you are not using a clicker, then just use whatever you have decided for your “marker” when the instructions say to click/reward.
Use small bits of soft treats or other tasty food rewards when training your Pit Bull puppy basic commands. However, since this breed tends to be extremely food motivated, you can also use some of their regular kibble rations for training sessions. Mixing that with some more interesting foods like little bits of cooked chicken is another great idea.
How can i teach him to stop biting and sit commands
I have bonus food (reward food) but i can’t control him just by talking i always have to sit him down or push his mouth calmly when he bite my fingers and don’t leave it
Hello Adam, The puppy biting is completely normal and it will take him time to learn something different so try not to be too discouraged if it takes a little while. Check out the article linked below to help him learn. I suggest using the Bite Inhibition method right now while also teaching the "Leave It" method. It will take him time to learn Leave It but that is ultimately the method you want, so use the Bite Inhibition method until he learns Leave It well enough to use that method. Both can be found in the article below: Puppy Biting article: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-shih-tzu-puppy-to-not-bite For Sit, he is also very young, so any amount of improvement is a big deal for him at this age. Check out the "Food Lure Method" from the article linked below to teach Sit: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-your-puppy-to-sit Luring him into the sit usually helps a pup learn faster - so that he is moving on his own, but if you feel stumped you can also try one of the other two methods from the sit article linked above. Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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How to get rid of fleas
Hello Tayvious, I am not a vet. I highly suggest contacting your vet with this question - especially for a puppy so young. Fleas can be more dangerous if the infestation is severe with a young puppy. There are several products like shampoos, capstar pills, preventative medicines that will also deal with current infestations like advantix, as well as home treatment options if you have a household infestation now too. You will need something or a combination of things that kills fleas in all their life stages - adult, pupae, larvae, and egg on both puppy and in your home. Sometimes the home needs to be treated a couple of times, with a couple of weeks between treatments to ensure fleas have been killed in all their life stages - especially with carpeting. Be sure to vacuum well between home treatments to gather eggs. You need to consult your vet to see what is safe to use on a puppy their age. Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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my challenge is the dog wont get along with are other two dogs one of the dog seven in human years th other is three but the wont get along i think is because the are diffirnt breed the other two are black honds and the age is not 8 it is 8 weeks
Hi there. It takes time for dogs to get use to eachother when there is a large age difference. Taking them on walks together is a great way for them to bond. Also doing things like playing games, or spending a few minutes working on training commands as a team will really help them adjust to eachother.
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