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Charles asks…

Puppy Training?

I recently got a Pit Bull puppy. She is six weeks old and I have never worked on training a dog before other than house training. When I try to get her to work with me for sitting etc she just wants to play and bite, I know this is normal puppy behavior. What I am wondering is does anyone have tips specifically for training pit bull puppies?

Yahoo Answers answers:

First off i would like to say congrats on your new little baby. Dispite what everyone on here is saying you can start training now. We start training out puppies at 6wks when they are fully weaned and on solid kibble. We make them sit and wait for us to put down the food. Teaches them paticence and to obey. Puppies are little balls of what can i do to please you espically pits or any of the bully breeds. Not only do you need to train her in basic obidence but also dont forget to socialize the heck out of the dog once she has had at least 2 sets of shots. Take her everywhere you go have her meet all sorts of people and other animals. For sit you just need a treat and hold it a little above the nose and then down at an angle and its a natural sit posture. And say sit. Then good girl. And with down put the treat nose level and then down to the floor and away and say down at the same time. Remember at 6wks they only have about a 3-5 min attention span so do it when you go to put her food down. Try to start with 2-3 times a day and then everyweek up it 1 time. So next week do it 3-4 times a day. And stay consistente with it. If you give her in inch she will take a mile. When she play bites grab her muzzle and squeeze lightly and get in her face and in a stern voice say NO gental or easy. I do agree with getting a crate but dont just leave her in their and only take her out to go potty and eat you need to spend time with her. And if you have a family everyone needs to get in on it so she know this is her family as well and she has to listen to everyone other wise you will run into problems cause she wont listen to anyone but you and thats not good. If you need anything else please feel free to email me and i can help. Best of luck Kelly

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Mark asks…

How to train my puppy to respond to my commands without any treats?

I have trained my puppy with some basic OB commands, e.g. sit, down, stay, stand etc…. I also taught him some tricks like turn, round etc.. basically he learns quite okay. The only problem is that, he will only perform when there’s a treat. No treat, he doesn’t really do it.

So, does anyone know how to train a puppy to respond to command without any treats??

Yahoo Answers answers:

You keep using treats until the bahaviors become reliable and the dog understands what the commands mean. Then you can implement LIGHT corrections for blatant refusal to comply. BUT you should still reward good behavior with treats.

UHave2B you’re really harming more dogs than you’re helping with the macho rambo koehler crap. Some users here work with hard working dogs and I can understand their viewpoints on training dogs but you’re talking giving corrections to puppies…”pet” puppies. “Well all dogs should be stable hard dogs even pets and…” and they’re not. Too bad. That’s not reality. What is reality is this “put a prong on it” bs is giving uninformed pet owners instant gratification but is causing more issues than solving.

That out of the way…I’d like to see some users here who advocate the not training of a dog’s stomach try their rambo techniques on one of the “real” dogs they talk about. They’d be in the hospital crying “that animal should be put down, he’s clearly not stable!”…it’s not a coincidence that people who train koehler have more issues with handler aggression than people who train with modern methods.

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Lisa asks…

Training New Puppies??

Does anyone have any advice on training a new puppy?? anything like house training or teaching trick or just training ini general….

Yahoo Answers answers:

For Potty Training A Puppy
Take them out as soon as
They wake up
They eat
They drink
After they have played for 10 mins
Before they go to bed

You must go out with them and say your potty word to them.. I use ***hurry up****… As soon as they go / become all excited and rush them back into the house for a treat. It may be slow but puppies soon learn.. I go out to pee and then come back in for a treat… They are so smart.

Don’t ever put your puppy outside for like 15 or 30 mins and think they know what they are really outside for… That method won’t work very fast….. (smiles)..

Teach your puppy to sit and down using very tiny treats of hot dog.. Like a hot dog cut into 4th lengthwise and then sliced like balogna… Remember they need help to know what you are wanting them to do … If they come and sit right smack in front of you and look up… Get to the frig where you should have some already sliced… Praising them all the way….

WOW have fun with you little one- keep everything motivational…

Good Luck
H.O.T. Dog
Handler Owner Trainer of GSD’s
Member U.S.A & A.W.D.F

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