Socializing your Pit Bull will be key to his training and demeanor. Pit Bulls are very intelligent and eager to please. When you train your Pit Bull to give his paw, you can take an opportunity to show others how affectionate and sweet your little guy is. These dogs are friendly with lots of energy, and with motivation and positive reinforcement training, they are eager to learn. After training basic commands, asking your Pit Bull to give you his paw is a great fun trick to teach, so he has a greeting when he meets people outside your family.
If you own a Pit Bull now, you will soon learn if you socialize him from an early age with people as well as other dogs, he is well set up with positive relationships for years to come. These fun tricks, such as giving his paw, are a great way to break the ice and get your Pit socialized.
Positive reinforcement training for Pit Bull is really not any different than it is for other dogs. You are going to teach your Pit a command, what happens when you say the command, and reward him for reaching his goals. You'll want to ensure your little guy knows how to sit first because this trick will always start from a sitting position. If you plan to use a clicker, this is another way to give your pup positive reinforcement training with the rewarding sounds of the click along with the tasty treat as a prize for a job well done. Make sure you're focusing on milestones as your little guy is learning how to give you his paw. This is one of those tricks that build trust between dog and owner so have fun with it. Though you can train your Pit Bull at any age, including rescue dogs, it is easier to train younger pups. If yours is older or a rescue, take your time and be patient. With positive rewards for good behavior, he’ll get it.
Even though this is an incredibly easy trick to teach as well as for your dog to learn, make your training sessions short and focused so your Pit Bull can enjoy the rewards he earns. Grab some tasty treats before each training session so you can reward him with something he'll enjoy. The only other thing you may consider is providing a distraction-free training environment for your short training session so you have his full attention.
How can I make her give me her paw
Hello, keep trying the methods described in the guide on the page where you submitted the question, which is here: https://wagwalking.com/training/give-paw. The Give Me Your Paw Method is effective because Stella will associate the scent of the treat with your hand and should automatically move to touch the hand. Consistent training is key. The High Five Training guide also has similar concepts you can try: https://wagwalking.com/training/high-five. Good luck!
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My dog is NOT listening what SO ever
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Why is my dog not doing paw?Every time I try to teach her she just looks at me and I get angry and tell her to go away and call her stupid.I looked up so many ways to teach her shes just not getting it.I hold the treat in my closed fist and wait and she sniffs it and she does not start pawing at my hand and I get really impatient and I say shake.And she LAYS down like can my dog my dog get stupider.Im bored and I just want to teach my dog new things
Hello Asia, First, know that if pup is stressed during training because you are stressed, her ability to learn actually decreases. Training can be very frustrating at times. Try to choose times to train when you feel up for a bit of a challenge and can feel more patient with her - then she will also be more likely to feel relaxed and ready to learn. When she is afraid of your reaction, those chemicals and activity in a fearful brain actually makes the brain operate differently and she won't be able to learn as well. I suggest a different approach for teaching this. Some dogs simply don't understand and think it's wrong to paw at you - so that approach is no good with them. I suggest trying the following method instead. With pup sitting in front of you, tap the back of pup's front paw until they lift it slightly off the ground, while happily saying "Paw or Shake". As soon as they move it at all, praise enthusiastically and reward with a treat. Repeat this each time, rewarding with a treat each time, until pup starts to lift the paw all the way off the ground when you do this. When pup is lifting the paw up, require pup to lift it higher before rewarding with a treat the next time. Continue to praise for attempts though. When pup will lift the paw a couple of inches off the ground when you tap and say shake or paw, start to tell pup to Shake or paw, then wait seven seconds, then tap to remind pup to lift their paw if they don't lift on their own. Do this until pup starts to lift the paw consistently without needing the tap a few seconds later. When pup can lift when you say paw, place your hand under their paw when they lift it, praise and reward right when their paw touches your hand - even though you caused it to by putting your hand under their paw. Repeat. Next, place your hand slightly below where pup's lifted paw is, wait until pup lowers their paw a bit - accidentally touching your hand on their own (by accident on their part at first). As soon as pup touches your hand on their own because your hand was under the paw, praise and reward. Repeat until pup starts to intentionally touch your hand because they are associating it with the treat being given. When pup starts to understand that touching your hand is what earns them the treat, wait until pup puts their paw all the way into your hand, rather than just touching it slightly, before you reward. Practice this often for lots of short training sessions frequently, rather than fewer long ones to help pup focus and not get as distracted during training.Expect this to take several days or weeks to teach (that's the normal amount of time for most dogs), not just one or two sessions. Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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