Training

Quarantine and COVID-19 with Your Pit Bull

While the social distancing we are encouraged to do comes with a lot of inconveniences, disruptions, and in some cases, job loss, having a lovable dog as part of your household is a blessing. It can get lonely out there, especially during  these times. Dogs are great for handling loneliness. And the extra downtime for some can be an opportunity to reconnect with their canine companion. Here are some things to keep in mind, along with activities you can still do.

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Don't Use Prong Collars

Prong CollarBefore a dog's training has set in, it can be a chore to do simple things like taking him/her for a walk.  This is exacerbated with pit bulls, as they tend to be strong and can resist you pull more easily, leading to frustration, injury, and a loose dog.  It's important not to go forward if the dog is pulling.  It just reinforces the behavior, and they will be more likely to do it again.

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Using the Best Reinforcer - Be Creative

training dogsTraining a dog is all about reinforcement.  What behaviors are you encouraging, and how are you encouraging them?  Sometimes you don't even know you're reinforcing a bad behavior, and this is something a keen trainer can help point out to you.

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