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  • in reply to: Potty Traing :( #17223
    savvyygirl75
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    I also agree with the comment about potty training kids…you don’t just put them in the bathroom and expect them to know what to do. Dogs-Puppies are the same, they need to know what they are out there for. Taking them for a walk stimulates them to go to the bathroom. Praise and positive reinforcement is key. It’s a lot of work but well worth it when you don’t have to constantly clean up accidents!!

    in reply to: Potty Traing :( #17222
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    I have a 3 month old Pit and so far have had great success with training puppy pads. I leave 2-3 pads on the floor for him and take him out regularly for walks. I watch for the signs that he needs to go out. As soon as I see him sniffing around I grab the leash and tell him let’s go outside! He hasn’t had any poop accidents so far and in between walks he will use the pee pads, strictly for peeing. I would suggest that you don’t go back inside until the dog has “done his business” this could be time consuming but necessary for your dog to not have accidents in the house. Also when he does go outside give him lots of praise and treats so he knows this is what is expected of him. I also use verbal commands to my puppy when outside for bathroom breaks, I tell him to go poops and peeps and when he does he gets lots of praise ans a treat. I don’t know where you are walking your pup but does the area have a lot of traffic or distractions? This may also be a problem for your pooch. Maybe he needs a quieter more relaxed setting. Hope this helps.

    in reply to: Need help with house training my 6 month old pup. #17221
    savvyygirl75
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    I have a 3 month old Pit and so far have had great success with training puppy pads. I leave 2-3 pads on the floor for him and take him out regularly for walks. I watch for the signs that he needs to go out. As soon as I see him sniffing around I grab the leash and tell him let’s go outside! He hasn’t had any poop accidents so far and in between walks he will use the pee pads, strictly for peeing. I would suggest that you don’t go back inside until the dog has “done his business” this could be time consuming but necessary for your dog to not have accidents in the house. Also when he does go outside give him lots of praise and treats so he knows this is what is expected of him. I also use verbal commands to my puppy when outside for bathroom breaks, I tell him to go poops and peeps and when he does he gets lots of praise ans a treat. I don’t know where you are walking your pup but does the area have a lot of traffic or distractions? This may also be a problem for your pooch. Maybe he needs a quieter more relaxed setting. Hope this helps.

    in reply to: Help Please!!! need potty Training tips #17220
    savvyygirl75
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    I have a 3 month old Pit and so far have had great success with training puppy pads. I leave 2-3 pads on the floor for him and take him out regularly for walks. I watch for the signs that he needs to go out. As soon as I see him sniffing around I grab the leash and tell him let’s go outside! He hasn’t had any poop accidents so far and in between walks he will use the pee pads, strictly for peeing. I would suggest that you don’t go back inside until the dog has “done his business” this could be time consuming but necessary for your dog to not have accidents in the house. Also when he does go outside give him lots of praise and treats so he knows this is what is expected of him. I also use verbal commands to my puppy when outside for bathroom breaks, I tell him to go poops and peeps and when he does he gets lots of praise ans a treat. I don’t know where you are walking your pup but does the area have a lot of traffic or distractions? This may also be a problem for your pooch. Maybe he needs a quieter more relaxed setting. Hope this helps.

    savvyygirl75
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    I’m trying to get my Pit puppy to stop pulling when on walks. When I got him the small nylon collar that he had been on for far too long for obvious reasons, it was entirely to tight for his neck size and was practically choking him even when he wasn’t pulling. I immediately cut it off (the only way I could get it off) and bought him a harness. I didn’t want to go straight back to a regular flat collar and I was afraid the choke collar would hurt him since he is a puller and full of puppy energy and Pit strength. I will watch for signs of irritation from the harness and possibly switch to a prong collar if I am unable to fix the pulling with the harness and consistent training. I have also used the water bottle spray to stop him from destructive behaviours such as chewing on furniture and such. This is working wonderfully. A quick squirt snaps him back to reality! He is only 3 months now and already very stong. I won’t let my 10 year old walk him until he is fully cured of pulling. 

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