You know that Rocky is soft as anything. In fact, your Pit Bull loves nothing more than lying on his back being stroked. However, that doesn’t mean he isn't large and strong. Actually, Pit Bull can be extremely strong, and Rocky also has a somewhat intimidating face if you don’t know him. As a result, when he runs and jump up, it doesn’t half scare some strangers and small children. If you’re old, injured or disabled then Rocky can also knock you to the ground when he jumps up. Training him to not jump, therefore, is extremely important.
Teaching this means you will be able to take Rocky to friends' houses without them looking worried or hiding around the door. It also means he won’t be able to jump up in the kitchen and steal food off the table and counter. Finally, training your Pit Bull to not jump could help you stamp out other bad habits too.
Training your Pit Bull to not jump isn’t as complicated as some people think. The first thing to do is introduce a number of deterrence measures. You can then start using obedience commands to increase your control and channel the dog's energy into something more productive. You will also need to create and enforce a number of boundaries.
If your Pit Bull is just a puppy then they should be fast learners. This means you could see results in just a week or so. But if your dog is older, with years of jumping and bad behavior under their collar, then you may need up to six weeks before you fully stamp out the habit. Succeed and you won’t need to worry when you leave food out on the table again. You’ll also be able to relax when a stranger comes over to say hello.
Before you and Rocky start working, you will need to get your hands on a few bits. A relatively short leash will be required. A deterrence collar will also be needed for one of the methods.
You may also want to stock up on mouth-watering treats. Alternatively, you can break the dog's favorite food into small pieces. Try to be as present as possible in the coming weeks to address any jumping swiftly.
Once you have all that, just bring patience and a pro-active attitude, then work can begin!