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August 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm in reply to: Advantix- is it safe to use? [New Pitbull Owner] #18044
Hey! I,ve recently bought Advantix mayb two weeks ago and its seems to be working fine so far nor has he had any side-effects. i havent found any fleas or ticks on him so far so im my opinion and short experience its fine! I will update if i run into any problems!July 27, 2012 at 6:49 pm in reply to: rednose pitbull #18029
Hi! i have a 3 yr old rednose and he was the same way for a lil while. First thing is have PATIENCE!! You were right about telling him in a stern voice!!! Try not to yell or scream they react better to calm and stern.. Some ways i got him to understand when im telling him no is to make him first do the wrong action. For example: if he is tries to chew a shoe, First tell him “no” or “stop” and take the shoe away. Then put the shoe where he can reach it and allow him to attempt to chew it again. When he does say “no” or “stop” again and repeat until he stops trying to get it. this worked great for me i hope it helps you! Also sometimes using sounds to get his attention when he tries to do something wrong will help him learn whats wrong. For example: If he does something wrong that you want him to stop try to say “AY” to him or like a “Aat” sound. Dont yell it but say it a lil louder then your normal voice. It’ll grab his attention you then tell him “no” or” stop” and he’ll eventually understand.
Some good words to make commands:
“Come” if you say it and also make a come here hand motion itll help
“Stay” also do like a ‘hold on’ hand motion with it and that will help
when you are teching your commands dont always try to tech it wen he doing something wrong. At random moments of the day make him sit and stay then walk a way. if he stays make him come if he doesnt repeat until he does. When he gets it right make sure to let him know with a “good boy” and a short petting so he understnads that he did something right
Itll take a few months but keep practicing with him and he should get it in no time!! GOOD LUCK!! Hope this helps a lil bit!July 27, 2012 at 6:25 pm in reply to: help !!!! please #18028
Hi! I hope im not too late! I want to start off by saying that i DO NOT think you should put Buster to sleep! I understand it can be overwhelming and scary to have a dofg behave the way he is but putting him down is not the answer! I also understan that you say oyu do not have the time or skill to fix him but the most important skill that you need is PATIENCE. To help get in tamed you need to become the leader. he need to know that your the boss and he has to follow your rules. You can do this by starting off with small tricks and commands such as “sit” “stay” “come” “laydown” ect. Then give him harder one make up your tricks or commands as you go as he learns to follw he will learn to listen to YOU. Teaching them trick isnt too hard n it does take long. Once he is listens to you and you have comtrol over him you can have control when he becomes aggressive by telling him “stop” or “stay” or how ever you choose to use your command wording. Another tip dogs respond better to calm stern voice not one that is yelling. You stay relaxed to keep him attentive and relaxed. As far as for when company comes over I would suggest putting his leash on so you are able to tame him if he becomes aggressive but allow freedom untill he seems to tense up. Give him time to get to kno the person who has come over NO PETTING untill Buster seems comfortable. When he comforable all will b well. When you be the leader of him, all he’ll want to do is please you and his good behavior will reflect that.