If you have a Pit Bull puppy then you probably already know they are smart and eager to please. This loving breed is known for being affectionate and playful. In fact, they can be downright rambunctious! Taking some time to train your Pit Bull puppy easy tricks will get your training program off to a great start while helping to build your bond.
Tricks give you a chance to sharpen your training skills as well. The general principles for training tricks will also apply to training new behaviors to help your Pit Bull puppy learn to be appropriate and confident in a world built for humans.
Another advantage of teaching your Pit Bull some cute tricks? We all know that a lot of folks are intimidated by this breed that often gets a bad rap. Giving your pup a bag of adorable tricks to do on command will break the ice and give them positive reactions from people so that they can be ambassadors of this beautiful breed.
This guide will show you three easy-peasy tricks to train your Pit Bull puppy. Grab your treat bag and let’s get started!
Training time should be one that is enjoyable for you and your puppy. Make sure you start training any new behavior in a low-distraction environment. Keep your sessions short and fun so that you can keep your pup’s attention and make sure that neither of you gets frustrated.
Focus on rewarding success when training. If your puppy is failing, it is probably because he does not understand what you want. Keep the bar low and raise it only as he is ready to follow your lead. Save punishment for something serious and just ignore mistakes during training sessions.
Most Pit Bulls are highly food motivated – meaning they are very happy to work for food. You do not even have to use special treats since most Pit Bulls are happy to work for kibble and some praise. Our methods use food as a reward to train new behaviors because that is the fastest method. However, after your puppy has a trick down pat, you can use other forms of reward to reinforce the behavior down the road.
Only one of the tricks offered here needs anything special. the 'Kisses' trick will need a little bit of peanut butter to get started. Other than that, just some kibble or treats for rewards is all you need.
You may want to spend some time deciding what cues you want to use for these tricks before you get started with your training. What we have listed are suggestions but, of course, you can use any verbal or non-verbal cues that make the most sense to you.
After you have trained a new trick in the context of a training session, be sure to randomly practice it several times a day. In addition, whenever you take your puppy to new places, run her through her tricks. Every time you practice behavior around distractions, the behavior gets much stronger. In addition, this will greatly improve your her focus on you when around other people and dogs.
marcy knows her basic camands sit, shake, lay down, iv watched so many videos to teach her to roll over but she just doesn’t roll over she get back up when u try to teach her please help
Hello Timothy, Many dogs will jump up when they get a certain point into the roll, even at the beginning of one. I would do two things. First, gently hover your the hand that doesn't have a treat over pup's lower back while you lure them with the treat, so that if they try to jump up they will feel your hand and be a bit discouraged from getting up yet. Second, reward pup sooner at first. At first just reward lying down. Next, reward pup for being on their side. Next, reward pup for turning their head to follow your treat. Next reward for turning their head more. Gradually reward pup for moving a leg, a little of their body, for rolling onto their back, then for the full roll. A lot of dogs get confused and discouraged when they don't understand that you are trying to get them to roll, so they need to be rewarded for baby steps in the right direction along the way, instead of trying to get the full roll at first, working up to pup being able to roll. Practicing this on carpet or a rug can also help some dogs. Move your treat slow enough that pup can keep sniffing it or licking it as you move it to keep them focused on it so their body will follow it. Zak George on Youtube has a couple of videos on teaching roll over you may find helpful if it's not clear how to slow the training down from the information above. Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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